Can someone get addicted to seroquel?
Technically, no, seroquel does not have addictive properties. However, you can become psychologically addicted to the benefits it may offer you...decreased anxiety, better sleeping, etc. Thus, if you were to stop taking it, you may feel "withdrawal" ie increased anxiety, due to lack of the drug. Always taper seroquel when discontinuing to avoid these symptoms.
__________ I was addicted to Seroquel for 8 years. It's more addictive than cocaine, or heroine. I've done heroine once ok, but only because it compares to Seroquel, and heroine is not addictive. Let's just leave at that.
In other words, hell yeah, it's addictive. I got off it, when I was pregnant cause I was feeling like crap, but felt no withdrawal. I couldn't I was pregnant.
So yes, it's highly highly addictive. And I don't even believe in addictions. I had tried pot before Seroquel like twice and LSD like a couple of times because of Richard Feynman's experience with it, but drugs were never my thing except for coffee. I did diet pills, instead of coffee at times, but I was a scientist and anything that stood in the way of my caffeine addiction annoyed me. Well, with Seroquel it was weird after I did that, I craved drugs, like the illegal kind.
While on Seroquel I did GHB, ecstasy, marijuana, cocaine, and heroine. All to get over my Seroquel addiction. To this day, nothing compares to Seroquel, not even heroine. So yes, it's highly addictive, I mean that's why they have rap songs devoted to Seroquel, AKA Susie-Q, or Quell.
People snort it, take it by pill, some people spike their drinks with it. It's just so relaxing. The drug dealers sell it. People use to steal my meds, and I took it for insomnia. I mean you have to be careful carrying that stuff around junkies, they take it, or sell it. You can get up to $20 per pill on the street. Gives you cataracts and diabetes though.
If you and your physician have come to the decision that it is best for you to discontinue the use of Seroquel it is highly recommended that it be under supervision. The withdrawals from Seroquel can include nausea and vomiting, insomnia, and symptoms of bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia. Coming off of any physco-active drug should be taken very seriously
There are a couple of scenarios that come to mind. One is when you are given drugs for an addiction to other drugs. Someone may start out addicted to heroin and end up addicted to methadone from the clinic. Another situation is when someone has severe pain and they get addicted to narcotic pain medication.
If you are someone who drinks and you get a girl pregnant would the baby be addicted to beer when its born?
If you take an overdose of it, yes, you can. If you follow your prescription as given, you will be fine....but generally...someone who would take a very very very high dosage (say 6000mg) of Seroquel would most likely cause death....or taking Seroquel with other high dose of meds.... In other words...use your head...
Marijuana is a non-addictive substance. If someone is "addicted" to it, then they should check it for small white crystals. You can't be addicted to marijuana, but you can be addicted to cocaine. Some dealers "lace" their marijuana with cocaine to make it stronger. If there are no crystals and you still feel addicted, then its a mental addiction. With less use it will go away