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Re: Abilify vs Seroquel Alexei

Posted by tensor on April 26, 2012, at 9:54:35

In reply to Re: Abilify vs Seroquel tensor, posted by Alexei on April 26, 2012, at 7:49:50

> Hi tensor... No, I'm not impressed with effexor. Ive run the gamut of ssri and snri... and only zoloft packs any punch for me. Yep, definitely sexual problems.
> You said that remeron killed your depression. Have you had any weight gain?... I took it for one week and the sedation and insatiable hunger were intolerable. Yet you seem not to have this issue.
> Abilify vs seroquel... I'm still on the fence. 2.5 abilify might be low, but my doc would not want me past 10mg... if that. The dopamine antagonism starts to hit hard at 10-15mg. I have insomnia and GAD, so that points to seroquel. But abilify has a nice kick to it for depression.
> If, in the end, they are both equal for depression, it probably makes more sense for me to work with quel.
> So you can truly feel seroquel is helping you? Do you have daytime sedation or apathy/mental dulling, etc?

I had some weight gain the earlier years, and sure, I have had some extra kilos during the years thanks to it. I know because one summer I stopped Remeron for awhile and only took Wellbutrin and Zoloft and I rapidly lost about ten kilos without changing any habits. That combo didn't work and Remeron was resumed. Now I am on a strict low calorie diet and have lost over 25 kgs over a four months period. Well, it's not really a diet, more of a healthier lifestyle, eating lean proteins and cutting out carbohydrates.
Remember that Abilify is a partial agonist at D2, so give 15mg a chance if you're not responding on lower doses. With Abilify's long halflife it takes over two weeks to reach steady-state and once there, you should give it a few weeks and assess its efficacy. With Seroquel it's much faster which is an advantage when finding the right dosage.
Seroquel is helping and is great for anxiety. Today with the increase of Lamictal to 100mg I felt some sedation that was quite pleasant, like anxiolytic. No mental dulling but rather some cognitive improvement actually.





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