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Hi all
I am from turkey
My problem is insomnia
Started with xeplion injection
Help me ;
I dont know english :)))

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Nov. 2016 -- injection of 100 mg Xeplion (paliperidone), first and only time


Dec. 2016 -- 30 mg of Zestat (mirtazapine), took for only 10 days


Dec. 2016 -- stopped Zestat, started Ketya (quetiapine) after Zestat didn't work


Currently taking 100 mg daily of Ketya

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xeplion -- Welcome to Surviving Antidepressants (SA)

Here are a few questions for you. Your answers will help us help you.

  1. When did you have the most recent xeplion injection?
     
  2. What was the dose of the injection?
     
  3. Have you had other xeplion injections before?

I hope you'll find the information in the SA forums helpful for your situation. I'm sorry that you are in the position that you need the information, but am glad that you found us.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
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1. Question

3 months ago

 

2.question

100 mg

 

3.question

It did not

Nov. 2016 -- injection of 100 mg Xeplion (paliperidone), first and only time


Dec. 2016 -- 30 mg of Zestat (mirtazapine), took for only 10 days


Dec. 2016 -- stopped Zestat, started Ketya (quetiapine) after Zestat didn't work


Currently taking 100 mg daily of Ketya

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Byfenerist
 
Here is a a link to our discussion of Tips to help sleep. Please read that. If you have questions, please post them here in your introduction topic so that all your information is in one place.

 

Are you only experiencing insomnia?

If you have other symptoms what is your symptom pattern throughout the day?

 

Please keep notes on paper of your symptoms and the times of your dose(s). This post has a useful format for a daily log:

Take notes of doses and symptoms.

Some people find it helpful to supplement with omega 3 fish oil and magnesium. If you decide to try supplements, please pick one and start at a low dose. Links to more information:
Omega 3 Fatty Acids in fish oil
Magnesium.
 

A few more questions:

  1. Have you ever been prescribed another medication for a neurological or psychiatric condition -- an antidepressant, a "tranquilizer", a benzodiazepine, an anticonvulsant?

    If yes, please post about what you were prescribed and the dose, and when you took it.
     
  2. Are you currently taking or have you taken in the last 3 months any other medications: prescription, over-the-counter, or street drugs?

Your ability to understand and write in English is fine. :)

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


scallywag's Introduction
Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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1.

 

Yes i used antidepressant

 

2.

 

2 months ago

Zestat 30 mg

 

3.

 

I using ketya 100 mg

Nov. 2016 -- injection of 100 mg Xeplion (paliperidone), first and only time


Dec. 2016 -- 30 mg of Zestat (mirtazapine), took for only 10 days


Dec. 2016 -- stopped Zestat, started Ketya (quetiapine) after Zestat didn't work


Currently taking 100 mg daily of Ketya

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Xeplion is paliperidone palmitate; it is the same as or related to Invega Sustenna.
 

Zestat is mirtazapine; the brand name for this in the U.S. is  Remeron .
 
Ketya is quetiapine hemifumarate; it is the same as or related to the the brand name drug Seroquel.
 



 
Okay, thank you for answering these questions. We just need a bit more information to understand your situation.

 

A few more questions:

  1. When did you start taking Ketya?
     
  2. When did you start taking Zestat?
     
  3. When did you STOP taking Zestat?

Insomnia
Many people suffer with insomnia when they are taking these drugs and when they change doses or stop taking them. Please click the link below and read the discussion. Some of the best things you can do to help with sleep are posted in this topic:
Tips to help sleep.

 

If you have any questions, please come back to this topic -- your introduction -- to ask.

 

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


scallywag's Introduction
Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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The insomnia started when I took one injection of xeplion in 17 November 2016

And I used zestat for sleep 5 days later

Zestat did not work.10 days used

That's why I started using ketya.

And ketya did not work

 

Ketya very light

 

Those who experience this side effect sleep with seroquel and cedrina

But I can not sleep

Nov. 2016 -- injection of 100 mg Xeplion (paliperidone), first and only time


Dec. 2016 -- 30 mg of Zestat (mirtazapine), took for only 10 days


Dec. 2016 -- stopped Zestat, started Ketya (quetiapine) after Zestat didn't work


Currently taking 100 mg daily of Ketya

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Hi Byfenerist,

 

Thank you for this information.

 

Could you please give more information about Ketya:

 

When did you start taking Ketya?

 

How many days did you take Ketya?

Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you

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After zestat

I bought ketya

I am using it for 2 months

I use a second box

Nov. 2016 -- injection of 100 mg Xeplion (paliperidone), first and only time


Dec. 2016 -- 30 mg of Zestat (mirtazapine), took for only 10 days


Dec. 2016 -- stopped Zestat, started Ketya (quetiapine) after Zestat didn't work


Currently taking 100 mg daily of Ketya

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Byfenerist, I think we've got everything we need, now. Thank you for working with us so that we understand your history with medications.

 

Your situation:

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Nov. 2016 -- injection of 100 mg Xeplion (paliperidone), first and only time

Dec. 2016 -- 30 mg of Zestat (mirtazapine), took for only 10 days

Dec. 2016 -- stopped Zestat, started Ketya (quetiapine) after Zestat didn't work

Currently taking 100 mg daily of Ketya

****

 

Is that correct?

If it is correct, please put this history in a signature so that it appears below all of your posts. You can just copy the lines between the and paste them into your signature:

Click this linkto go to the Create A Signature page.

 

Did you read the Tips to help sleep? Do you have any questions about that?

 

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


scallywag's Introduction
Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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