I take Wellbutrin for depression and Ambien and Loramet (like lorzepam) to sleep but I wake often.Should I try seroquel? Many of you seem to like it. I really need to sleep.
8 Sep 2011
I've had some severe bouts of depression and was finally diagnosed with Bipolar I due to one manic break caused by Effexor. Personally, I tried Ambien a couple of times, and it had the opposite affect! If I didn't immediately fall asleep, it actually kept me awake and for much longer!
Also, Loramet is a pretty heavy duty medication... it can have pretty serious side affects, addictive qualities, and withdrawal symptoms, so I wouldn't personally take that medication. Just sayin...
Now, as for Seroquel, I do take this medication, and it has been very helpful for me. I sleep like a baby, and very deeply. I take only the smallest therapeutic amount (100-150 mgs), but its been very helpful both for the sleep and for the depression. Unfortunately, I did gain a little weight. But, if you were to try Seroquel, I would definitely taper off the other two meds. (Ambien/Loramet) before starting the Seroquel. That is really the only way to know that its working in and by itself. That's my only suggestion, if you want to try it... taper off the others (not necessarily Wellbutrin) and try one new medication at a time, rather than adding meds. I really think that some meds. can have the opposite desired affect, particularly when combined with other medications... you just never know how one medication is going to affect the others, and there can be a synergistic affect, so that one med. is either counteracting or neutralizing the other - Good luck!
9 Sep 2011
well! if you want to sleep--seroquel is the med for you! I absolutely HATE this medication because of the side effects of water retention, bloating, and massive weight gain. However, if you're willing to take anything to get sleep, this is definitely the drug for you. Makes me a zombie, my eyes blurry, flat, non emotional, numb, detached. if you tend to have manic behavior where you feel like you're on top of the world or can stay up for days at a time: this is about the only time it will balance you out. great for high anxiety and depression too... in fact, too great--you won't feel anything, any emotion... hope this is informative!
14 Sep 2011
I take Ambien and Seroquel together. I am able to sleep sometimes and sometimes I can't... I try breaking them in half like my dr told me to do. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't... Seroquel gives me hot flashes, made me gain weight... I know it works for some people, wish it worked for me a little better. Everyone is different though. When I started taking it, it was like a tranquilizer, but the sweating and twitching was kind of unbearable at first. Just have to be careful because seroquel is one of those "you only go up in doses" types of meds. My dr told me I will be on it the rest of my life unless they come out with something better...
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