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    Firsttimedetox is offline Senior Member
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    Well.. its 1:00 am and I cannot sleep. I have been taking Seroquel for 3 days and find it a real love-hate drug..

    When I started taking it, I was horribly depressed.. I ended up in the hospital crisis center because I was scared..

    Initially it caused massive sedation.. after three days, the sedation is minimal, but the restless leg syndrome is wild.. worse than detox..

    Seroquel has really stabilized my moods and given me the opportunity to gather my thoughts, I am grateful for that. My depression is less than 1/2 of what it was only 3 days ago.. Seroquel is an Anti Psychotic medication and seems to work about an hour after you ingest it .. unlike an AD..

    The first night that I took it, it knocked me out .. my wife reminded me that I had not slept in a week.. so perhaps I was an easy target.. it works for the moods, but is making me very jumpy and twitchy.. so much that I cannot sleep.

    Anyway.. I am just complaining..

    Being at the crisis center and having a doctor spend over an hour explain what was going on was the most calming thing I have done yet.. for some reason, they prefer to medicate you, rather than treat you .. The medical system is soooo tied to writing scripts for people.. its bizarre..

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    Default Re: Seroquel and RLS

    Hi First
    I did not realize you has RLS now, how about trying the arthritis creams that cause heat or the thermal wraps they sell for you back & wrap them around your legs? May be worth a try.
    Hang in there!

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    Sinemet kills RLS. so does walking.

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    Default Re: Seroquel and RLS

    I know how bad and crazy RLS can make you. I had RLS way before I even had a pain pill addiction. I can tell you that running hot water as hot as you can stand always helped a little but other than that I took requip for it and more recently sinemet. To me the Sinemet worked best. I can't even take Melatonin without RLS.

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    I have some how exterminated this from wd's. Have not have it in years.

    Call it training...just commenting because it comes up so much.

    NO RLS. + NO PAWS.

    Let's nrelax ;)

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    ask your doctor for a prescription called sinemet it's supposed to work well for RLS. I saw dr gooberman and he gave me it for my little detox kit i paid a g for.a thousand bucks for clonodine ridiculous ****in healthcare system in this country. i ended up with valium,clonodine,muscle relaxers,and sinemet for rls. The combo works after a three day bupe ween down of 4 mg/day no matter how big your habit..during those bupe days you are not to going to be comfortable till day three if u have a mach five metab like me. then u get sick about day three after u take ur last piece of sub. today is day ten for me and i still have pretty bad symptoms my spinal opiate receptors are screaming to get filled. u know that constant throbbing CNS pulse saying give me opiate now. once they fall off im good i'll stay awake a month str8 i dont mind the insomnia too much.. im most creative at hour sixty awake.

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    Default Re: Seroquel and RLS

    I know what you mean... My sub doctor last year gave me seroquel for a sleep aid and my RLS NEVER went away till I stopped the subs and seroquel. RLS and weight gain are the two most common side-effects of seroquel. I have a buddy that gained 60lbs on seroquel he stopped the med and the weight just fell off so also be careful of that.. I still have some here with refills but only eat them VERY occassionally for a good night sleep..

    Best of luck to ya!!!
    22 DAYS opiate free

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    Default Re: Seroquel and RLS

    Went to the doctor today and told him about the RLS .. that Seroquil was actually causing insomnia .. He said I should take 1/2 as much and not at bedtime..

    We had a disagreement on taking the Seroquil, but I agreed to try again..

    I did tell him that I was not unaware of the concept of taking a pill to control your feelings.. but he didn't laugh.. lol.

    Seroquil does stabilize my moods.. but I should be able to do that without drugs.. I told him I would do it for a couple of weeks. Thats it.

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    Cause I am tired tonight can anyone tell me what sinemet is & what it is usually used for?
    Thanks- I just wish everything did not need a script.

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    Default Re: Seroquel and RLS

    I used Requip for RLS. It's a med. designed for Parkinson's, but works really well for RLS.

    Just don't stay on it too long, as it can cause rebound effect. You do need a prescription.
    In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
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    Default Re: Seroquel and RLS

    Hello Sorryone..

    What really is funny is that my doctor had never heard of Seroquil causing RLS..
    Its not a secret around here.. everyone seems to be well aware.. but the doctor .. nope.. Sigh..

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