swanny Posted November 10, 2010 Share Posted November 10, 2010 been on 400mg of seroquel xr(taken all at night) for schizophrenia for just over a month now. i just saw my pdoc today and i was hoping that he would increase it BUT he said NO. and when i asked him why cant we increase it, he said coz IF we go higher u will get more side effects and plus u seem to managing well. also said "we kept increasing the other antipsychotics uve been on in the past and it didnt do anything" the side effects ive reported to him so far are: insanely dry mouth, constipation, drowsiness at first but only for the first week and slowed reflexes he said im "managing well" even though i told him TODAY that i cant leave the house coz im too paranoid and i feel everyone keeps giving me dirty looks, glaring at me and staring at me. basically also told him i still cant concentrate and cant think properly. i mean yes 400mg sounds like a lot but NOT for schizophrenia and ive seen some schizophrenics on much higher doses than that. like 800mg 1200mg 1500mg even 2100mg. so compared to what other schizophrenics have been on 400 is tiny. do u think my pdoc is right at leaving me on 400mg? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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