Seroquel (Quetiapine) And Self Harm Update 

Something has been missing this week. I only just realised that I haven’t self-harmed for a week. I don’t feel proud of myself at all because I haven’t been tempted to cut. I have had external triggers and panic attacks but not to the extent that I need to do it. I have been back on 50mg of Seroquel since last Friday. I was Aripiprazole before- it was an awful two-week experience. My moods have been a lot more stable. My sleep is back to normal(ish)- it is so nice to sleep! I had chronic insomnia with Aripiprazole which just made my mood swings even worse. Now that I am sleeping I am a lot better. However, Seroquel gives me really heavy dirty sleep. I wake up out of it and very grumpy. It took me an hour to get out of bed today- I swore I was going to start a depression cycle but I forced myself to get up. My paranoia was crazy starting back on it! To the point, I was thinking I was being stalked and sitting by the windows for hours at night! Therapy has helped to calm my paranoia thoughts down. My auditory hallucinations have also gone. Thank goodness. Overall I am feeling more calmer but kind of zombie-like. My vision is blurred I constantly struggle to walk without my partner holding my hand. Do you ever feel like you are going to pass out any moment when you are on head meds? I hate that feeling so much! Overall feeling a lot more myself and better. ❤️ I hope I can stay on this dosage for a while but it will probably have to be increased due to intolerance which I always have. I have also managed to keep the stone I lost coming off it off. All the best, Amy Belle

9 thoughts on “Seroquel (Quetiapine) And Self Harm Update 

  1. I don’t know much about these medications that you speak of, but I applaude you for being so brave and sharing your experiences, which allows people like me to gain some insight into such a deeply personal journey. Thank you so much.

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