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Offline Faded~Lady

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Re: Quetiapine-does it get easier?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 07:49:46 PM »
the leaflet doesn't explain why it has to be on an empty stomach, the doc at psych centre doesn't know either.  It's the most confusing meds I have been on x
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Re: Quetiapine-does it get easier?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 07:53:23 PM »
Yea I found the same thing - none of my mh team knew why it has to be on an empty stomach - so I took that to mean it wasnt that important :whistler:
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Re: Quetiapine-does it get easier?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2012, 07:57:21 PM »
it's hard trying to plan work around it cos I can't take it at bedtime, or I feel crappy in the morning, and if I take it early I either have to miss dinner or have dinner late, and I don't like eating at night x
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Re: Quetiapine-does it get easier?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 07:59:34 PM »
such a bummer isnt it? has the doc not given you advice for the best time to take it. easier said than done but try and relax about bedtime so you can get more sleep. xxx
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Re: Quetiapine-does it get easier?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2012, 08:02:47 PM »
nah the psych I have been seeing is nice but she seems a bit retarded  :-X

my gp is the one who posted me the leaflet and has been helpful but shes not a psych so can only advise me so far
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Re: Quetiapine-does it get easier?
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2012, 08:08:05 PM »
oh dear, thats no good then? i know you said she was retarded but can you push it with her. you cant go on like this if your unsure how to take them. or see if the doc will go above her. sorry just thoughts. xxxx
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Re: Quetiapine-does it get easier?
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2012, 08:13:18 PM »
it's hard trying to plan work around it cos I can't take it at bedtime, or I feel crappy in the morning, and if I take it early I either have to miss dinner or have dinner late, and I don't like eating at night x
Yea, I think this is the big issue with the XR tablets. They're such a pain to get a time that works as far as meal times and being able to get up in the morning :hug1:

Ive just looked on the nhs choices website and it says that it should be taken an hour before food - would taking it at 6pm and eating at 7pm be possible for you? Or does it feel too late?
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Re: Quetiapine-does it get easier?
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2012, 08:25:02 PM »
I have to eat around 5ish I suffer with reflux and heartburn.  Took them at 8 tonight just pray I will be able to get up in the morning (and that I get to sleep in the first place!) x
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Re: Quetiapine-does it get easier?
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2012, 08:26:41 PM »
Ah ok, definitely not poss for you to take it before then. I think if its empty stomach you can take it 2hrs after food? So maybe thats an option?

I hope it helps you sleep lovely and getting up isnt too hard in the morning :hug1:
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Re: Quetiapine-does it get easier?
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2012, 08:32:33 PM »
I am hoping to start having a small main meal at lunchtime then a small healthy snack in the evening when my body gets used to the seroquel ( am nauseus during day at the moment) x
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