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I have adhd, bipolar, schizophrenia and ptsd. i take 200mg of seroquel (quetiapine) to sleep but gained weight i used to weigh 164 now 230 are other meds to sleep?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson answered

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Prazosin: You can add in prazosin for your ptsd. This will help with nightmares. Then you can pretty much select the antipsychotic medication of your choice and should be able to get a good nights sleep. Discuss this option with your psychiatrist and discuss with him or her what they think would be the best alternative antipsychotic for you. Best wishes.

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Dr. Patrick Tapia answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yes: You may benefit from a consideration of more gentle choices for sleep as well as implementation of appropriate sleep hygiene. It can be challenging to get sleep in the context of the diagnoses that you have and there would need to be a careful consideration of a medication that would keep your symptoms in control. Talk to a psychiatrist soon to get this resolved!

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