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Unread 10-30-2007, 12:07 PM
Seroquel and Anxiety

So I called my internist today 11 days post op because I was hyperventilating and my gyn said my primary dr. should be taking care of this(I 've been seeing him for 15 years. He made some jokes and made me feel much more comfortable. BP, everything normal. No PE, clot said I would be alot sicker. Did an EKG and breathing test. Told me my panic attacks were out control. Last time they were this bad was when I was pregnant 15 years ago. Xanax hardly working. My brain must have sever issues with hormones (lack of and pregnancy).
He gave me samples of Seroquel,started me at 50 mg. at bedtime. Anyone have any experience with this drug.

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Unread 10-30-2007, 02:12 PM
Seroquel and Anxiety

Pam, I haven't taken that drug before. I feel for you. Panic attacks are the worst!!!!! I've had them too. I haven't had one in a week. I'm counting my blessings. Hormone imbalance I think is the cause of mine. It could be what is causing yours too. In the past stress always caused them for me. I'm going to get an appointment with an endocrinologist to get my levels straight. I hope this new drug gives you some relief. Blessings, Kathy
Unread 10-30-2007, 02:42 PM
Seroquel and Anxiety

Thanks Kathy,

I am sure it is the hormone change since the severity changed with pregrancy and now SAH/BSO. I feared this when I was told I needed surgery. I took my first dose of the med and also a small dose of Xanax (for immed effective). I am having a panic attack right now, but I am not as worried about it as I usually am. Time will tell.

Thanks for caring.

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Unread 10-30-2007, 02:49 PM
Seroquel and Anxiety

Hi Pam,
Yes, I have been on Seroquel for over a year now. Primarily I take it for sleep, it helps slow down the racing thoughts. lol It is also used for mood stabilizing. It works great on me, but I am on a much higher dose. Try it, but you need to allow it to get into your system, and take it the same time every day,(thats what they told me and so far so good)I had my surgery 4 weeks ago today and last night the jumpy jitters started, I was thinking it is the HRT they have me on??? Good Luck and I hope yopu feel better SOON!
Unread 10-30-2007, 02:59 PM
Seroquel and Anxiety

Pam, Do you take hormones yet? The higher level of estrogen gave me lots of anxiety. Just a thought.
Unread 10-30-2007, 03:07 PM
Seroquel and Anxiety

I had my 2 week post op appt with Dr today. I have been having some horrid panic attack myself since surgery. I felt like I was totally flipping out. I hate taking Xanax because they make me feel so disconnected. She put me on Paxil. I had been on Seroquel before right after my mom passed away but after a 1 1/2 years I got off it because it did it's job and I didn't need it any more.
It is important to take it the same time everyday like candles said because your body will get used to the time frame. It does take a few days or more to see any significant results. Hang in there!! I will be praying for you and hope you get to feeling better!
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Unread 10-30-2007, 03:41 PM
Seroquel and Anxiety

Originally Posted by Humming Bird
Pam, Do you take hormones yet? The higher level of estrogen gave me lots of anxiety. Just a thought.

Nope, I was still getting a regular period before surgery. Hard to believe since I'm 54. Doc said because of BP and diabetes issues(well under control) said right now HRT too risky. My mom who will soon be 81, tried estrogen 2X in her life. Hated it and came off quickly. She is very healthy still.

It's funny how my gyn was so certain about my other health issues and complications, but didn't give a hoot about my mental health.
Unread 10-30-2007, 08:56 PM
Seroquel and Anxiety

Pam, I'm so sorry you are having a rough time and can't even try hrt. I know the anxiety and panic attacks are horrible. My doc didn't think too much about the mental issues either. I don't know what they are thinking but mine didn't get it right either. The anxiety has been tough. My heart pounds a lot too. I'm seeing the doc. on Thurs and going to try to resolve some of these issue. I may go see a specialist if I don't get this sorted. I hope the new medication works for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy
Unread 10-31-2007, 03:41 PM
seroquel for anxiety

I have taken seroquel for anxiety and mood stabilizing for several years. for a time I was at 100mg, but really 50 mg works quite well for me. I agree, it does take a little time to start working.

Hope you feel better soon!
Unread 11-01-2007, 10:08 AM
I hated Seroquel

Just a quick update.

On Tuesday I took 50 mg of the drug and within a couple of hours felt totally displaced. Wasn't getting anxious but my heart was a little racy and then I couldn't sleep that night. It was horrible. had 4 hours sleep. I thought why don't I go back to my medication (Klonopin) that I was taking before all this started (around 3 1/2 weeks ago.) the abnormal sonogram, the MRI, the maybe it's cancer, the pre-op and the post op. I asked my primary for Xanas, he gives it to me, Xanax relaxes me for a short while but for some reason but body requires lots of it. That's why I stopped it 14 years ago. I needed too much. Everything is good so maybe my body needs what I take when I am feeling good. Yesterday morning I got up at 6 am and took a klonopin and then 5 hours later another and since then I have felt great emotionally. No panic attacks (:knock on wood Except for the fatigue and constitipation issues I feel good.

Why couldn't any of the professionals figure out that maybe I need my regular meds the ones I took for years without any problems?

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