Friday, December 19, 2008

SEROQUEL was a nightmare.

Had a really bad day yesterday. Wednesday night as planned I took the Seroquel I've been prescribed. I'm to start on 300mg. I took it at 10.30pm as supposed to take on emty stomach and had ate at 7. Anyway all was well didn't make me tired at first but eventually got to sleep about 1 am.

Anyway was supposed to wake at 7am get up, get son ready and get to work. But I overslept and didn't wake until 8am, I tried to get out of bed and fell over. I couldn't co-ordinate my legs and things were blurry and I felt extremely tired and drunk almost. So I rang work and told them I'm not coming in - except took ages to get the words out and make them understand as slurry. I then had to get my son up, kept having to lie down in between as felt really sick, somehow got him up the road and to nursery, ran home collapsed in bed and slept until 3pm. It was about 7pm before I could do anything as I was dead to the world before.

It was not a nice experience, I don't know how people manage to cope with everyday life while on these meds, or maybe the side effects slow down - but what am I supposed to do in the meantime. I was on a no sickness in 3 month agreement and I will probably lose my job over yesterday's absence.

I didn't take any last night as couldn't miss work again. I felt a lot better today than yesterday but still groggy, but I am going to give them another try tonight and see how I get on - I may just take half though. But if it continues I will have to banish yet another med. Watch this Space.


Mandy said...

Hi Lareve

A no sickness for 3 month's clause!! That is stinky. How can anyone know if they are going to be ill or when and what's more how can anyone prevent themselves being sick?

I wonder if they are acting within the law? I don't know for sure but it sounds iffy to me. Do they have such clauses for other employee's and I wonder if they are acting in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.

Mind you I have yet to see how the DDA pans out when people try and use it. Would like a look at some case studies.

Know this must be pressure you don't need on returning to work and am sorry it is being such a bumpy ride for you.

You could try cutting your seroquel down to half the amount and see how you go. Just a thought.

Hope you get some rest in over the weekend x

Jessica said...


I know whatyou mean about the Seroquel effect. I had the same knocked out, weak legs and was unable to function for the first 2 days. It took me around 5 days to get settled but the after effect drowsiness was very unsettling.

Why don't you try taking half of the prescribed dose instead for the next few days, also, take the med earlier than you usually would. I felt that the effect of Seroquel do not come immediately, so take it at 930pm to sleep at 11pm? Hopefully the after effect would gradually phased out.

I'm sorry that you are under so much pressure. I hope things will work out. Do let me know.


Jessica said...

I have to add, I'm really railed up against the no sickness for 3 mths clause.
It's unreasonable and not fair to you.

Lola Snow said...

That clause sounds like a shifty move if you ask me. And sorry to hear Seq is cuasing you so many problems. It sounds like my little adventure with amitriptyline. Not fun at all.

Lola x

crazyasuka said...

I find it weird that they started right on 300 mg. I'm on 200 mg but I started with 25 mg, then 50, then 100. I got no horrible effects that way.

No sickness in 3 months? wtf! What is that even supposed to mean?

La-reve said...

Thanks for your comments everyone.

Yes that clause is a bit crap, but work have been fairly ok otherwise, apart from not wanting me to go A&E after Overdose.

I don;t know how anyone supposed t know if they are going to be sick in 3 months, especially someone with a medical condition and who is being fed a lot of drugs, with randomn effects.

Crazyasuka - Yeah I thought 300mg is quite high, feels like I've been fed a horse tranquiliser or something.

eccedentesiat said...

My dose of Seroquel is being brought up gradually; 50, 100, 150 etc. No wonder it's knocking you out. I thought they were meant to go slow with Seroquel?

Take care and here's my metaphorical middle finger being pointed in the direction of your work.


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