#021 – 2400mg Of Seroquel

2400mg of Seroquel. That’s 800mg three times a day. This was was the dose Professor Burrows put me on. I’ve made a post on Burrows (Blog #008) This was the first antipsychotic I was placed on. I had been on plenty of antidepressants but when I was first diagnosed with schizophrenia this is what the ‘prof’ prescribed. This was the same man that was on the current affair program Today Tonight for over medicating his patients.

The average dose is between 100mg and 400mg. I was on 2400mg! I have spoken to a lot of patients over the years who were on the medication and nobody believed me when I told them about this. I wasn’t even suggested other medications. Maybe if I had been on other med’s and they didn’t work then MAYBE I could understand the mans reasoning but this was the first medication I was put on. I ended up dropping the professor and going under the care of another professor at the same hospital. He told me that Burrows was renowned for over medicating but he never got the diagnosis incorrect. He took me off Seroquel immediately and tried a few other medications before putting me on Clozapine (Blog #009) I am still taking Cloz 12 years later.

Published by aperfecttool83

I'm a 37 year old who lives in Melbourne Australia. I have many interests but I want to base this blog on my mental health. I have schizophrenia, depression & anxiety. I have 15 years experience with psychiatrists and I have had close to 20 hospital admissions. I plan on writing about my delusions, voices, paranoia, depression and how to deal with them psychiatrists :) I really hope this blog can help someone. Please feel free to contact me and I promise to get back to you. Have a nice day!

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