... off work on short term disability. I was already taking Zoloft 50mg, but my doc upped that to 200mg and just added 12.5mg of Seroquel to boost the Zoloft and help with sleep. Anybody used Seroquel in low doses as an add-on to their antidepressant? How did it work? How long did it take for you to get maximum benefit? Any input at all would be appreciated. Thank you
2 Aug 2011
Hi- Last spring I had a melt down and had to take some time off from work too. It started with a month and ended up being 3 months. I am a much better employee b/c of it. I am taking 100 mg of Zoloft but have not tried the sequel. I am just starting a Cr of Ambien. IKeep us posted on how you are doing.
1 Aug 2011
Hello jkcra. My name is and welcome to the site. I've taken both the medications. Zoloft and seroquel. To be honest, this is the first time I've heard seroquel prescribed in such a low dose. Extremely low. I can't answer your question, but well, this site is a fine place to be, in regards for support, there is always someone on line, willing to lend an ear, offer advice, and often ask for it as well. Hopefully, the medications will work, Its a good combination the two of them. I understand the boost part,( seroquel) but not certain how much its going to help you, in your sleep needs. You might find that the seroquel will have to be increased to help you there. Well, best of wishes jkcra, hope you find yourseld feeling better soon.
1 Aug 2011
WELCOME!! Seroquel will definitely help with sleep and does help some with their depression. You are on a very low dose so don't be surprised if the doctor increases it. You should feel some relief within a couple of weeks with maximum benefit from the increase in Zoloft and addition of Seroquel in upwards of a month. So hang in there, it will get better.
1 Aug 2011
I've not tried those drugs for my major depression,but am on others and have found that increasing my dose to higher (but safe) levels did in fact make a noticeable difference for my depression. It can sometimes take a few weeks to build up enough of a drug in your system for it to begin working effectively, so hang in there
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