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Re: seroquel

Posted by Cindy W on September 29, 2000, at 22:52:54

In reply to Re: seroquel, posted by tina on September 29, 2000, at 22:12:42

> Seroquel is an anti-psychotic. I am wondering why your doc has given it to you for depression. Have you been diagnosed with schizphrenia or bipolar? Just wondering.
> I haven't taken it but I read about it and know someone for whom it has done wonders. I hope it helps you soon but if the wellbutrin worked, why did your doc take you off it??
> I know, I'm not helping but I just was curious about why you're on it. Twll me to mind my own business if you like.
> I do hope you feel better soon though.
> Hugs
> Tina
> > I'm taking 100mg. seroquel at night for anxiety and depression. I am feeling extremely tired during the day--I don't feel like doing anything. I take a nap and I still feel tired. I am still bombarded with negative thoughts and this lack of energy makes it difficult to shift from negative to positive thinking. I've been on the meds about 1 week. Started with 25 mg. and worked up gradually to 100mg--the dose I've been at for the last 4 nights. Will this tiredness go away eventually? The med has reduced my anxiety some, but I still feel very depressed--how long does it take for its antidepressant properties to work? Any feedback would be appreciated. I feel like I'm going through hell--I've been either very depressed or anxious for about a year now. I was on Welbutrin and Lithium before this---Lithium Knocked me out to--but the welbutrin counteracted that some--I think I was doing somewhat better on that combo, than on this. I tend to react very strongly to everything so my dr. is trying to be careful about what she puts me on. I'm having trouble getting any work done, because I feel so depressed.

Joy and Tina, I've recently started taking Seroquel also; my pdoc said it is to decrease anxiety and sleep, and I've read that it is used as an anti-anxiety medication at low to moderate doses. It is apparently antipsychotic at much higher doses. I started at 25 mg/night, then 50 mg/night, and now am taking l00 mg/night. I had to call in sick for work today, because I just couldn't wake up. I slept over l8 hours in the past 24. Supposedly, however, the oversedation and fatigue will decrease. I felt the same way on 25 and 50 mg, and the tiredness went away. Am hoping I can get more energy soon, since I can't just let my job and my life go much longer! Am also on Effexor-XR 375 mg/day, Entex (decongestant), and Serzone l50 mg/day. At least I'm sleeping well and my dreams are back, which I like!--Cindy W




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