The Good Seroquel Years Over the next 4 years, I led a perfectly normal and healthy life--even moved to a new country and changed my job--taking Seroquel with minimal side effects.
After my discharge, I reduced the Olanzapine from 7mg to 5mg and then to 2. My sleep started to deteriorate the second I stopped taking Olanzapine, and as soon as it was fully out of my system my insomnia returned with a vengeance - I was not able to sleep without Zopiclone, and even with Zopiclone I would only get 4 hours sleep then get woken up by loud, piercing tinnitus and moderate anxiety.
The Disruption - coming off Seroquel cold turkey and switching to Olanzapine In Augustcompletely out of the blue, I suddenly stopped being able to sleep. This worked a treat for the insomnia, however I suddenly started experiencing very regular involuntary muscle movements more than a twitch, less than a jerk, around 2x per minute in all different areas of my bodyand became very worried this was Tardive Dyskinesia.
My psych recommended I try taking Seroquel instead, and started me off on mg per night. In the psychiatric ward I was given Olanzapine at 7.
The psychosis was triggered by a melange of stress, diet, lack of sleep and smoking a joint which I used to do regularly in my teens and 20s with no ill-effects. Finally, I went from mg to 50mg around Mayand still felt no adverse affects only positive improvements.
Where it all began: Before anyone goes there, my sleep hygeine is pretty good. I managed to reduce the Seroquel from mg down to mg over years, and was feeling better and better the lower the dose with much less sedation and grogginess the lower the dose.
My therapist at the time suggested I increase the dose of Seroquel to counter the insomnia, so in October, I moved back up to mg Seroquel occasionally mg. I am not sure how I will manage mentally and physically if things get worse which I suspect they inevitably will.
Thank you in advance for reading this far. I gave in and reluctantly switched back to Olanzapine, which almost brings us to the present moment. Where I could use some guidance: For a few months, all was well, until I started getting insomnia, characterised by heart palpitations, feeling of mini panic attacks when trying to fall asleep and therefore not being able to drift to sleepand very poor quality sleep when I did manage to sleep.
Is there a good strategy to get me back on track? I am sorry in advance this is such an essay. What then followed was a few months of terrible broken sleep and heavy reliance on Zopiclone alternating nights to be able to keep up appearances at work, do my job and maintain normality.
I managed to live like this for only 10 nights, some nights getting no sleep at all, other nights getting less than 4 hours with Zopiclone.
Annoyingly all the Olanzapine side effects stopped and I felt great, except for the crippling insomnia which stopped me functioning.
I quickly got referred to a psychiatrist, who put me on Olanzapine 5mg instead. I am plagued by the fear that I am dependent on Olanzapine to get any sleep and that beneath it lies an incurable insomnia.
Just over 5 years ago, at age 25, I experienced a very intense mania with extreme psychosis and was hospitalised. Complaining to my psychiatrist, she suggested I try the antipsychotic Abilify 10mg instead, and told me to switch directly a hard stop of Olanzapine!
My only concern was the niggling fear that I had become dependent on the Seroquel for sleep. Abilify does not block histamine receptor like Olanzapine and Seroquel, and it did nothing for my insomnia.
I realise my situation is not that extreme at the moment, but I am already losing hope and am in a pretty dark place with depressive thoughts about my prospects.
Now I am starting to panic that not even Olanzapine can help me live a normal life.Can journalism and the news industry survive the perfect storm of digital disruption?
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