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  1. When I was switching from Seroquel to Saphris, I experienced a lot more migraines than usual, one of which lasted over 24 hours and I had to go to a neurologist to get it checked out. I think it's a common side effect of withdrawal, but I'm no expert. Like CrazyRedhead said, it's a good idea to speak with your pdoc about it and make sure it's really a good idea to stop all meds.
  2. Yes. I've run out of it before and realized only after the pharmacy closed. I can't sleep and usually have to go the entire next day without it because it knocks me out. After about 36 hours I start having flu-like symptoms - chills, nausea, shaking, etc. My former psychiatrist called it the "seroquel flu".
  3. Therapeutic doses of Seroquel (300mg+) have a tendency to both knock me out and also induce this strange uncomfortable feeling that I can't really explain. I've been reading about XR, and from what I've read it doesn't have the same "I felt like I was hit by a truck" feeling to it. Has anyone tried both, and how did you find XR over IR?
  4. I've noticed that since starting Saphris I've had a general lack of motivation when it comes to pretty much anything (work, chores, etc). This didn't happen when I was just on Seroquel. Has anyone else noticed this when switching to another AAP?
  5. Did you have any issues with medications like Saphris that didn't yet have a generic alternative?
  6. Thanks for the responses everyone! I was able to verify that the hospital I use for most of my medical stuff does take Aetna, which is nice. I was able to use Aetna's website to find the pdocs near me. There aren't a lot, but there are some. This is what worries me the most though: my current pdoc is closing her practice, so I'll have to go through the awful process of trying to find someone new.
  7. I have a 12-hour shift tomorrow. Hopefully the stress of it won't be detrimental .
  8. I have a compelling job offer right now, with one caveat: I'd have to switch from BCBS to Aetna for insurance. Does anyone have experience with Aetna? My tdoc and pdoc both told me it's hard to find a provider with them.
  9. Happy and nervous at the same time. I'm happy because I just got married on the 15th and have been on vacation for the past 2.5 weeks. This is the first time I've had a vacation at my job without work email on my phone. I go back to work tomorrow and I'm am nervous about the amount of stuff I have to catch up on. I'm also still in the middle of a medication change, so there's that in the background as well.
  10. I've been taking Artane for the last 2 weeks and noticed a lot of short term memory issues, to the extent where I'm going to have to stop it. Has anybody had any luck for akathisia on another medication? I've heard of Cogentin and unsuccessfully tried Propranolol a long time ago.
  11. I went into remission for over 2 years on two separate occasions and I definitely had "off" days where some symptoms would resurface but disappear quickly during a stressful time.
  12. Anxious. I'm listening to the song that my soon-to-be husband and I will be walking down the aisle to at our wedding next month. I'm happy but also super anxious about it! The planning has become a bit overwhelming for both of us at this point, but we're in the home stretch .