User Reviews for Quetiapine

Also known as: Seroquel, Seroquel XR

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Bipolar Disorder 191 reviews 48 medications
   
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Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: Seroquel is an amazing medicine if you have received a proper diagnosis. Since about age 6, I have suffered with painfully debilitating depression. Most days I could barely pretend to engage and talk to people. I would just sit in my room and cry for hours almost everyday. I also experienced horrible paranoia involving the belief that someone was watching me. My parents were very opposed to any medical treatment for my condition so I just suffered though multiple suicide attempts, self injury, and other serious emotional issues until the age 21. I finally gathered the courage to seek treatment for my condition. After years of absolute hell on earth my life is back together, thanks to Seroquel.

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May 3, 2011 1:39 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: So far so good. I have been on Remeron (30 mg) for 3 years. It stopped being effective almost a year ago. Since then I have tried many other things. Finally my doctor suggested Seroquel (100 mg at bedtime), in addition to the Remeron. I noticed the difference almost immediately -- within 24 hours. Severe depression symptoms have eased off and also less anxiety. Unlike others, I have had no grogginess with it so far. So, while its early in the game, Seroquel looks to be good so far. Will post update as my treatment time continues.

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April 26, 2011 3:13 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: I changed to Seroquel from Zyprexa because of uncontrollable appetite. I don't have this so much with Seroquel. I feel like myself now, experiencing emotions in a normal way as well as a better ability to think. Seroquel (as well as the Zyprexa) has allowed me to return to work full time after a long period of feeling I was walking around dead, waiting for the next trial medicine to work. These atypical antipsychotic medicines worked quickly - even in the lower initial doses I could feel a change. They gave me a life, to the point where I was able to have a relationship and now marry. My only problem is sweating, which is difficult here in the Tropics.

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April 23, 2011 3:01 AM

Review by anona:

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7.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Insomnia: I am in treatment for Lyme disease and the antibiotics, as well as the infections, cause insomnia, depression, anxiety and racing thoughts. I used herbs to quieten my mind so I could sleep and they were successful for a couple of years, but finally I needed something stronger. I take just half of a 25 mg pill an hour before I want to fall asleep. It works very well but I do feel groggy in the morning. At first I even had trouble talking as my speech was slurred.

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April 17, 2011 1:02 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Borderline Personality Disorder: Seroquel changed my life. After roughly 20 years of treatment with medications for borderline personality disorder I had a new doctor put me on Seroquel. At first I resented the sedation, but after time I adjusted to it and the dosage was moderated and timed differently. Ultimately, however, it was the first medicicne to thoroughly handle my anxiety, and stop my obsessive thoughts in their tracks. The only downside has been the carbohydrate cravings and weight gain, but even those have become manageable with other supplements and medications. The gains far out weigh losses.

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April 16, 2011 1:48 AM

Review by Ins0mnia:

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7.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Insomnia: I am 38 year old female who has suffered from severe insomnia for 6 years which has gotten much worse. I have been taking 10 mg of Ambien which worked well initially (about a year) until is stopped working. I wake up at 2:30 AM and cannot go back to sleep. I have also tried all typically prescribed sleeping medicines to no avail. I was diagnosed with depression. I am taking 20mg of Prozac and recently 25 mg of Seroquel. I was worried about those who gained so much weight on Seroquel as I am a fitness fanatic. 1st night I took it at 7:30pm, woke up feeling very groggy and out of it all day but did sleep better the first night. 2nd night, I took it earlier 6:30pm and noticed my legs twitching. Slept and felt better taking it earlier. Haven't noticed any cravings.

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April 13, 2011 5:01 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: I have been on Seroquel for several years. I am taking 400mg at bedtime to help with insomnia but mostly for bipolar. I have tried other medications to help me sleep like trazodone, Ambien, and Klonopin. The Seroquel works but boy do I eat after taking this pill. I'm tired of eating so heavy after taking this pill.

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April 8, 2011 8:26 PM

Review by Wyndrake:

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10

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Schizoaffective Disorder: I have been treated for Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar 1 since 1998. I have been on many medicines and combinations of medicines. In 2006 I had been off medicines for about a year when I went into psychosis and extremely manic - I was not sleeping and could not relax. The hallucinations and delusions were troubling. I was given Seroquel and on the FIRST NIGHT I slept and slept very well for the first time in months. I woke up with a clear head and was not confused about who or where I was. I did not get the zombie feeling but I was very tired all the time - taking Seroquel 4 times a day. When my dose and frequency were reduced the sleepiness went away. (I take it just at bedtime now). I didn't get weight gain from it. Seroquel was my miracle medicine.

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March 31, 2011 4:30 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Depression: I am 49 and have Bipolar II. Been on Seroquel 400 mg for one year. Initially very drowsy, restless legs, dry mouth and blocked nose, most side effects lifted after 3 months. This medicine controlled my racing thoughts, helped me concentrate (I thought I had ADD). Ironically, despite the drowsiness it lifted my extreme exhaustion (I used to have weekly Vitamin B injections because I was so tired). I no longer feel drowsy, managed not to gain weight with the help of a dietitian and an exercise program. I do get very hungry but refuse to give in to the hunger. I also take Wellburtin and Zoloft to help the depression, tearfulness and agitation. I would recommend Seroquel to Bipolar patients.

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March 29, 2011 3:22 AM

Review by angst:

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6.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Borderline Personality Disorder: I have been using Seroquel for about 18 months together with Pristiq. At first I took 25g at night then I added to that 100mg Seroquel XR. I seemed far more relaxed and able to cope with life a little better. However over the last 2 months the agitation became unbearable and my depression increased immensely. I have dropped 50mg of the XR over the past few days and I am already feeling less anxious and agitated.

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March 26, 2011 6:43 AM

Review by senualee:

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9.0

Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: I suffer from bipolar1, OCD, very severe anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder. I had been in a mental hospital and had taken so many medicines. I could never stop thinking to the point where I stayed awake all night. Mood swings, temper, just raving mad ,waiting to be set off. Some medicines worked for a short time, and others just didn't work. So my psychologist put me on Lamictal, but it works very slowly and you have to start it on a low dose and work your way up. I had taken it before, but my other doctor left and every other doctor wanted to put me on Lithium but I said no because I have Lupus. But when he put me on Seroquel XR, well that's when things began to look a little bit brighter. It does make you sleepy, but its a great medicine, at least for me anyway. Hope this helps.

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March 23, 2011 3:54 PM

Review by ZeldaZonk:

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6.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: I found this medication helpful with reducing hypomanic symptoms - mainly I took it to control episodes of violent rage which it did. It gave me tachycardia so I had to discontinue. My PROBLEM with this medicine is that it has changed my body permanently (so far - it's been 3 yrs). I was one of those people who could eat whatever I wanted, exercise, not exercise - I never gained weight. Now I'm carrying an extra 10 kgs which I am NOT happy about. I can't get rid of it.

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March 17, 2011 10:16 PM

Review by juiceyjuice:

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5.0

Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Schizoaffective Disorder: The doctor decided to put me on Seroquel XR instead of Risperdal. Today I took it then felt the calming effects of it then I was conscious of it kicking in and I started sweating. The sweating stopped but all of a sudden I feel the same as I did before. Is this normal? I'm also still feeling impulsive and have trouble communicating with people.

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March 13, 2011 7:56 PM

Review by sleepatlast:

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9.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Insomnia: I've had severe insomnia for over three years and it was not uncommon for me not to sleep for two or three days in a row. After trying several other prescription medications, none of which worked, my Doctor placed me on Seroquel. I slept well but the side-effects were awful. It gave me severe headaches and made me feel like a total zombie the next day. However after the first week or so I decided to take one-half the amount prescribed and I still got the sleep but the side-effects disappeared. After three years of bad insonmia, I don't know what I'd do without it..

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March 4, 2011 4:42 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Withdrawal is nasty in spite of doctors saying there are no withdrawal effects. It is sedative and can be impairing so drivers be careful

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February 23, 2011 9:37 PM

Review by KoRnyguurl:

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10

Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: I had a "nervous breakdown" in November of 2009 and ended up in a psych hospital where I was promptly given Seroquel among other medicines. The Seroquel was amazing. I felt like someone switched the on button in my brain and I finally woke up. When I got out of the hospital and sought out a new psychiatrist for treatment, he took me off of the Seroquel because I am diabetic. After a year of unsuccessful treatment with other medicines, I begged to be put back on the Seroquel because the depression was unbearable, and I wasn't responding to other medicines. So he agreed and once again that switch has been flipped on and I feel "normal"! I am only on 300mg. I have to take it early because it knocks me out. In the morning I am very dizzy and have slurred speech.

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February 3, 2011 2:22 PM

Review by cheersrichard:

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5.0

For Depression: I've been taking Seroquel in combination with the highest dose of antidepressant possible for over a year now and find it fantastic for sleep at night and it does calm me to an extent. However I do have violent outbursts regularly and sometimes experience extremely sore calf muscles especially first thing in the morning.

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February 1, 2011 7:35 AM

Review by Symptomz:

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8.0

Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Depression: I recently started Seroquel 50 MG for the first couple days and then up to 150 MG. This medication works great! It creates anxiolytic effects similar to Klonopin and relieves all my anxiety. I sleep well to. This medicine really knocks you out and makes you very sedated. Take at night. I can actually function thanks to this medication and it works excellently for paranoia, anxiety and depression also found it to work greatly for sleep. I was previously on Abilify which was very activating and gave me a lot of anxiety and I couldn't sleep more than 1-2 hours. On Seroquel I sleep a full 8 hours and I wake up refreshed and ready for the day. It controls my anxiety and works wonders. Side effects are: No sex drive and drowsiness.

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January 31, 2011 7:23 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Depression: I recently started Seroquel 50 MG for depression, panic disorder, anxiety, insomnia. The first couple of days and then up to 150 MG. This medication works great. It creates anxiolytic effects similar to clonazapam and relieves all my anxiety. I Sleep well to. I can actually function thanks to this medication and it works excellently for paranoia and anxiety. I've also found it to work great for sleep. I was previously on Abilify which was very activating and gave me a lot of anxiety and I couldn't sleep more than 1-2 hours. On Seroquel I sleep a full 8 hours and I wake up refreshed and ready for the day. It controls my anxiety and works wonders. Side effects are: No sex drive, and Drowsiness. Great medicine, works great.

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January 29, 2011 2:22 PM

Review by drew_denver:

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10

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: If OCD thoughts are keeping you up at night this works well. Turns the brain off with literally 25 mg a night one hour before I want to sleep. Daytime Paxil has worked best for me.

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January 19, 2011 12:43 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Insomnia: 100 mg every night combined with 200 mg Lamictal and 160 mg of Geodon relaxes me and helps me sleep.

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January 9, 2011 9:28 PM

Review by Anonymous:

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Borderline Personality Disorder: I'm on 700mg of Seroquel. The worst side effects I have are intense hunger and weight gain and a decrease in my sex drive. Both of these are horrible, but my mind is clear. Not sure if it's worth it or not. Wondering if there is a medicine out there to add to my regime that will deplete my hunger and boost my sex drive.

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January 5, 2011 3:41 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: It helps me feel somewhat normal for a change.

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January 4, 2011 3:21 AM

Review by joyceelaine099:

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1.0

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: I started this medication and within a day of starting the full dose I was prescribed (300 mg) I passed out twice in about an hour and a half. I would NOT suggest this to anyone who has reacted to any other medication (I myself also experienced nasty side effects to Geodon).

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December 26, 2010 2:37 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: All I can say it that it is a miracle medicine. I finally have my life back. There are side effects but it is worth it. I am in college and doing well. My doctors said that would never happen for me. They said that I would be in and out of the psych ward. I have not need to be in hospital in over five years. I can finally hold a job. Like I said I have my life back, something I was told would never happen. Seroquel XR is that reason for that. Regular Seroquel is great too it just made me sleep for 18 hours a day. Seroquel XR makes me sleepy but I no longer over sleep. Again I say I got my life back.

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