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Seroquel - February 25th 2010, 12:04 AM

Is there an over the counter alternative to Seroquel?
   
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Re: Seroquel - February 25th 2010, 12:46 AM

I would have to answer your questions with two questions of my own first.
Why and for what purpose?
If you need Seroquel it should be prescribed to you, and if it isn't then go see a doctor and they will decide for you.
If it is prescribed for you and you're looking for an alternative for any reason, again the best thing to do is to talk to your doctor.


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Re: Seroquel - February 25th 2010, 06:51 AM

Depends on what purpose you are using Seroquel for. Generally, its used as an antipsychotic/antidepressant for patients with Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. If this is what you are using it for, the answer is no. There are no OTC antidepressants, and you would need the prescription of a physician. In the very rare case, I have seen it used in small doses to aid with sleep (still only in patients with bipolar/depression/schizophrenia, mine you) as it is less addictive than regular sleep aids. There are some OTC sleep aids, including melatonin tablets, which are a more popular "natural" way of helping the sleep process. No matter what use you are searching for though, seek the advice of a medical professional.


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Re: Seroquel - February 25th 2010, 01:57 PM

Not that has the same effects. If you need Seroquel you'll have to speak to a doctor.

In reality it has no recreational value if that's what you're looking for. It pretty much puts you to sleep, and in large doses can really mess you up. I met a girl who had permanent motor tics from her psychiatrist putting her on more of it than she could handle.

I'd highly suggest talking to a doctor even if it's for a recreational value to make sure that's it's safe for you as an individual and so forth.

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Re: Seroquel - February 25th 2010, 08:53 PM

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Is there an over the counter alternative to Seroquel?
Seroquel is classified as an anti-depressant and there are no anti-depressants to my knowledge that are over-the-counter. However, one common side-effect of Seroquel is sedation, or making one very tired and there are I believe over-the-counter sleep medications. I think those would be the closest thing to Seroquel but would only affect behavior as a side-effect so you may not get the same results behaviorly as with Seroquel.

That said, if you're already on Seroquel or another anti-depressant, then contact your psychiatrist first because there can be drug-drug interactions.
   
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Re: Seroquel - February 26th 2010, 12:41 AM

I very much doubt there are any over the counter anti-depressants ..credible ones at that. I get the feeling you're asking because you want to get it but don't want your parents to know or you want to use it recreationally. Am I right?
   
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Re: Seroquel - March 1st 2010, 04:21 AM

I got really down while I was still with my, now ex boyfriend, and he gave me seroquel to help with stuff. I have not been prescribed it, but yes i use it recreationally to help with my sleep etc. I wanted to know because I'm worried that once I run out, I'm going to want more and I won't be able to get it.
   
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Re: Seroquel - March 3rd 2010, 09:25 AM

St Johns wort is a natural remedy that is supposed to help with depression, I haven't tried it but I've heard that it does work. You can also get homeopathic medicines to help with sleep. Hope this helps
   
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Re: Seroquel - March 4th 2010, 01:50 PM

I second what Ella said, because I used St John's wort for about three months after my body went haywire post Depo Provera. My mood swings were so severe, one second I'd be fine and the next I'd be screaming at people. St John's wort is a fantastic chill, keeps you level, and the best part was that I didn't feel like I was on anything.


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