I was on 400mg for 4 years, the doctors perscribed 600mg in the hospital, but after I went home and because I could not tolerate 600mg, I backed down to 400mg.
I kept telling the doctors I was on 600mg, because I know Pyschiatric Doctors are medication happy! Especially at government facilities.
I also would have a tough time sleeping without it, and would have the half awake dream like states which were more like nightmares, when I missed a dose.
I would take it over the 4 years and it caused me to have Panic Attacks and Fear reactions, when I did not have them before. I had Ranitine because it causes STOMACH UPSET to take Also; I would BINGE EAT! and had Nausea daily!
I was able to get off by backing off 100mg at a time, and the use of Xanax (anxiety) and Temezepam (sleep). I believe that Seroquel over the short term MAYBE? OK?
But longterm use damages the patient.