07-28-2012, 10:08 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Henniker, the only one on Earth
| | Re: Sleeping
Quetiapine here, 225 or 250 mg every night.
I take it for antihistamine, recent trauma (March-May, unrelated to divorce) and history of allergic anaphylaxis that caused brain injury due to hypoxia and way too much adrenaline for 3 months (misdiagnosed, spring 2010). I used to take Olanzapine but it had side effects (prolactin reaction, lol)
It's good stuff. I sleep for at least 8 hours a night, solidly.
I can take 25 mg during the day and it will knock me out for a nap if my brain starts hurting/seizing/frontal lobe issues from overwork or overthinking.
(Hypoxia/brain injury will make you very very tired but I don't recommend it. I used to sleep 10 hours a night and 2-3 hour naps during the day :-o )
Anyway, the stuff I take does the trick for me. It smooths out neural activity while awake, and pretty much guarantees sleep.
It might be able to replace Celexa, I have no idea.
Fortunately I don't struggle with depression. I used to, when I was capable of overthinking stuff, but the brain injury fixed that. No overthinking = no obsessing = no depression. Lucky me, eh? ALMOST like a frontal lobotomy.