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quetiapine restless legs?
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on 300mg. for the last week I cannot sleep. my legs are driving me crazy at night. anyone else have this problem. I had to stop taking the med for a couple nights just to get some sleep. I wanted to cut my legs off! doctor calling me this aft. I don't want to have to change meds as up till now it has really really suited me. anyone in UK had this problem?
Posted on 12/10/12, 07:13 am
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Reply #1 - 12/10/12  7:41am
" I've never used quetiapine/seroquel but from what I have read the side effects do include restlessness and tremor. Your problem might be dosage related so it's good you're talking to your doc. I'm not in the U.K. so I hope that's not important. "
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Reply #2 - 12/10/12  11:07am
" Yes, restless legs and akisthesia can happen with antipsychotic meds. I have experience it....and its horrible.

Certain meds can counteract it...Cogentin, propranolol, benadryl, and Benzos, like Klonopin.

It is also related to having low serum iron and iron deficient anemia.

I do have very low iron...I even got iron infusions which helped alot.

Good luck Tirian! I hope all will be well soon. "
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Reply #3 - 12/10/12  11:55am
" I also have had these issues - and actually found much relief, increasing my water, lots of water......... very rarely do I have it now, maybe once or twice a year? versus most the night : )

Hope you find relief ASAP : ) "
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Reply #4 - 12/10/12  1:34pm
" I was always shaky on seroquel. ALWAYS. It was a constant fog of shakiness. You should definitely call your pdoc and let them know. I would call ASAP to see if you should continue taking the meds or not at all. "

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