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Re: Abilify vs Seroquel tensor

Posted by Alexei on April 25, 2012, at 15:31:30

In reply to Re: Abilify vs Seroquel Alexei, posted by tensor on April 25, 2012, at 12:27:46

> Okay, how high did you go on Seroquel? I think my long exposure to Remeron has desensitized me to H1-antagonism, at least to some extent, I mean I do get very tired of Seroquel, enough to let me fall asleep. But it wears of quickly, within a few hours, even with the XR version.
> I agree, high doses with Abilify can hardly be justified for MDD, however, I had no luck at any dose up to 15mg. I didn't do well on Seroquel, Abilify or Lamictal on their own (+ some ADs), but now with two weeks on Lamictal and Seroquel I have had the best day today probably for over a year, I've got a lot done, and I wanted to, wasn't forced. There seems to be something about the AAP + Lamictal combo, I think it was Scott (SLS) who suggested it to me.
> I have decided to stay on Seroquel for now, since I will step up to 100mg Lamictal tomorrow, I won't touch the dosage either. Since I'm doing okay it's wisest to do only one change at a time.
> Remeron, well I'm not so sure why I'm taking it anymore, but I always seem to do worse without it, so I'm keeping it just to be 'safe'. It was the first antidepressant I responded to and it completely wiped out my depression.
> /t

Hey, that's fantastic that you're feeling good! Hope it continues. I believe your theory about being desensitized at the H1 receptor cuz of remeron. Makes perfect sense.

I got up to 50mg seroquel xr. That dose is way too low, I now realize. That is zombie zone... Not even a therapeutic dose. I intend to get to 200-300mg. May I ask what your dose is?

I'm on effexor 225mg, but I'm not impressed. My doc wants to "create" an snri by mixing zoloft & nortriptyline.... have not ruled out Parnate.

Did it take a while for the quel to start working? So you're at 45mg Remeron with no weight gain or hunger? Astounding.

I'll be eager to hear your progress ...




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