Can seroquel cause breathing problems? I've been taking them for about four years and as of the last month my breathing has been really bad at night when I take them.
It's getting worse and the breathing trouble happens within about fifteen to twenty minutes after taking them whether I lay down and go to bed right away or stay up and active.
As of two days ago I had two of what seemed like "attacks" it becomes very hard to breath, my chest feels tight, my body warms up, I feel dizzy and like I might pass out.
My breathing also seems sallow at all times within the last two days. I've been choking on food a lot the last month, at first just at night but now all the time even when I'm just swallowing spit.
I am a smoker which I know can't be good for my breathing but I feel it's my medication and that what is happening is to severe to possibly be just smoking.
I went to see a doctor tonight and he said he's never heard of seroquel effecting someones breathing and reassured me it was my smoking habit. Yet I've read on the net that it can effect breathing and if it does to see a doctor right away.
At this point I'm really confused, I'm scared to take my pill tonight because I'm so sure it's causing this, but I depend on this medication to stay mentally stable.
Does anyone know about seroquel causing these problems? Or could I have possibly developed an allergy to it? Or can smoking really cause my breathing to be this strained along with the choking and "attacks"?
I really could use some help, I'm extremely worried.
Seroquel can cause breathing problems which can be serious. One should really avoid starting to take medicines like seroquel as they reduce life-expectancy and people can get serious (deadly) side-effects from them, especially if medications are withdrawn.
Some of these sites might be useful (but I doubt it).
Go with your gut and not your doctor. I have been taking this medicine for about a year. It makes me feel at times like I am suffocating. I have tried taking it different time of the day but not getting any better, but the worst is at night. Lose the drug and if your doctor doesn' like it find a new doctor.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.