I have a question about Seroquel . . . i was started on 250mg when i was in the hospital in September – i was suicidal and in a dangerous mixed state. most days i t ake 200, It’s helping – I’m not “over-reacting” to minor things, and am not having episodes when i’m waiting for an opportunity to yell, throw things against the wall, or otherwise “go after” the next person who does anything to make me angry.
However, I also feel “flat” – no zip, no spark.
My creativity – my writing – is simply not happening. No “inspiration,” no words coming faster than I can write them down. Also, i used to be able to push something to the “back burner” to let it “simmer” for a while. My brain would be “working” on it back in my subconscious. I would not be aware of this happening, but suddenly ideas would pop out of my head, and i would be able to work on whatever. (description borrowed from John McManamy website – good stuff here – www.mcmanweb.com)
Actually, this would happen for any kind of writing – creative, or technical reports, or whatever. if i got “stuck” i could leave it for a few days and the solution would present itself.
ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE EXPERIENCED THIS WHILE TAKING SEROQUEL? This “flat” and “boring” feeling. Like the spark that makes you “you” has somehow gone out?
I’m going to have to face one of those “crazymeds” decisions: am i willing to handle a little less “stability” in order to get this part of “me” back. I’m going to talk to my pdoc about this – i’d like to drop the daily dose down to about 150mg/day to see what happens. and keep dropping it until i find the smallest dose that will help.
HELP – i like feeling “balanced” but don’t like feeling flat, like a cola with all the “bubbles” gone.
peace and hugs,