My doctor did prescribe Quetiapine for its intended purposes and the sedation came as an added value. It makes sense what you said about the 'like' antihistamine sedation diminishing over time.
I favor natural remedies so I will try Melatonin. Do you know if GABA supplement is a good substitute and would it interfere with using Benzodiazepines and/or GABA-A agonists (Ambien, Lunesta)? I did not see any interactions on the product review.
During the past several months I have noticed that I wait 2-3 hours before I can fall asleep after taking Quetiapine. It used to knock me out within 15-30 minutes and I would get at least 8 hours solid rest. I still want that benefit. The dosage has not changed and I have finally come to the place where I enjoy not having to take it so early in the evenings to avoid hangovers in the mornings.
I have read that Quetiapine is not addictive, but can my body build up a tolerance to where the dosage needs to be increased? Also, since I am taking the generic would that make a difference?
What happen to my post? I hope I don't duplicate it - oh, well.
I am up late tonight because I am baking appetizers for my women's bible study group tomorrow night. I am sharing this recipe because it is inexpensive to make but takes awhile to roll the olive balls. It is delicious! Baked Cheese Olives