Quetiapine causing hypomania and anxiety

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Hi guys,

Just started quetiapine 4 days ago. They er definitely making me hypomanic! Also increasing anxiety, racing thoughts and restlessness. Im on 50 mg. 

Has anyone else experienced this? Does it go away with time? I thought it was supposed to make me calm and relaxed... and prevent hypomania.. not causing it. 

Damn you drugs... amiright?

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    Hi sarah, I too have just started quetiapine, about a week ago. I’m on 50mg after starting on 25. I don’t have the symptoms you are describing..in fact, I’m not feeling anything so was wondering if it was too early for me. I hope your symptoms sort themselves out quickly. Perhaps we could catch up with each other in another weeks time. Julia 
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      It’s “funny” how it effects people differently. Sure thing! Let’s catch up :-)
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      Hi sarah. How are you doing? I’m actually feeling good, just been put up to 75mg (yesterday) I feel calm, I wake up happier and not panicky as I normally do. I was on Noretriptiline just before Quetiapine and my key worker wanted me to take the two together. But I really struggled with the side effects and so just stopped. (Against wishes of key worker) with the Quetiapine I can have a relatively normal day, I am going out, feeling confident, less weepy and got back to a routine of keep fit(my fave hobby). I hope this lasts. My daughter keeps saying ‘I have my mama back’. But I do realise it’s early days...fingers crossed tho! How are you doing? 


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    hi so ive been on it about two years i think. and i am trying to get off it. its very difficult to teach your body to sleep on its own. i ran out of pills so i thought ok tonight is the night.  then i got even more anxiety and i believe idk maybe i slept 3 hrs total?

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