User Reviews for Seroquel

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Bipolar Disorder 140 reviews 48 medications
   
7.7
Schizoaffective Disorder 18 reviews 29 medications
   
7.0
Schizophrenia 7 reviews 36 medications
   
7.0
Summary of Seroquel reviews 165 reviews 7.6

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Review by JJJ2405:

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: I have found Seroquel to be very helpful in my life. I was on high antidepressant medicines but gave those up. The Seroquel helps me lead a normal life by allowing me to sleep and calm down after long working hours in a high demand job. I take 100mg before dinner which helps my appetite also. I would not take Seroquel during the day as I feel it would inhibit my ability to communicate at work. From what I've read some interpolate the effects of the medicines in differing ways but I can honestly say it has saved me from a very dark place. Expensive but worth the cost.

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February 23, 2013 12:57 AM

Review by country mom (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

For Schizophrenia: I was prescribed this for paranoid Psychosis and depression. At first I was to take a half of a 100mg tablet at night for a week then raise to the whole pill. After taking the half the first night at eight and feeling drunk I decided this might not be for me so I cut the half in half and take a quarter pill a night. It has helped me sleep and seems to curve my over thinking things and thinking that every comment or conversation on social media is about me. I think also by getting off social media altogether it also helped my situation. But overall good medication, it's the only thing I take.

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February 21, 2013 4:55 PM

Review by one more (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

For Bipolar Disorder: I took Seroquel for a year and a half. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I can say for the most part the medicine did help me. I was taking 50mgs because I have kids. It helped me along with therapy to deal with my depression. I had to stop.

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February 21, 2013 3:39 PM

Review by BPD_Battle (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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2.0

For Bipolar Disorder: I was prescribed this for sleep and my doctor told me it has multiple uses and can be used for Bi Polar as well. Unfortunately this medication causes auditory hallucinations I am a 24 year old male and I will have to have a talk with my doctor about this.

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February 5, 2013 12:49 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

For Bipolar Disorder: I have bipolar problems and I'm taking 500mg Seroquel prolong once a day. It really has helped me on my mood swings. It's been five years now and I'm on methadone treatment too. I don't have any problems, I sleep pretty good now and I'm more stable.

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February 5, 2013 11:24 AM

Review by gtbaker:

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10

For Schizoaffective Disorder: I take Seroquel for schizo-affective disorder. I also take Prolixin in addition to that and an anti-depressant. I have had schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder for about 4 years now. The reason I name both schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder is because I go in and out of delusions that seem very real, but I have discerned to just brush most of them off as normal things I interpret as conspiracies or straight out someone wishing me to be dead. It can be fairly scary but it has made me much stronger and now I still constantly get the voices but no longer do I go months, day after day, of thinking someone out there has it in for me or other delusions. Seroquel, in my opinion has made me much less paranoid.

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January 18, 2013 2:54 PM

Review by shygirl346:

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1.0

For Bipolar Disorder: Was prescribed this for voices and insomnia but is making sleep life and awake life a complete blur!

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January 4, 2013 9:28 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Schizophrenia: Seroquel worked in getting rid of my psychotic symptoms (voices, etc). It was a hard medication to go on, I would need to sleep 12 hours during the first week and I would wake up in that 12 hours in an almost intoxicated state. There was nothing that would wake me up in the morning but I think during medication changes it is important to listen to your body so I rested and in a week, that went away. I came off Risperidone in that first week as well so that may have contributed. The medication did make me sweat a LOT and it would take me a long time to cool down on it. My dyskensic side effects from risperidone went away. But I had to come off Seroquel in a month because I had an allergic 3 weeks in...watch out for tight throat/trouble swallowing.

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December 21, 2012 11:00 PM

Review by EmSea (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: Love Seroquel. Changed my life.

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December 13, 2012 10:26 AM

Review by Correlation (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

For Schizophrenia: I take a dose of 600mg at night time (because it makes me sleep). I wish that I could take less because I don't like that it makes me so tired but I need it to stay sane. I've been on it for 5 years and I used to sleep about 12 hours but now it's down to 9. The good thing about Seroquel is that I have only sleeping as a side effect. I have been on other meds and had everything, dry mouth, blurred vision, drooling, constipation, you name it, I had it. So Seroquel is at least good for that. The only bad thing in the last 2 years I have noticed over-thinking and like a conversation going on in my head but I cant find a good medicine and I don't want to increase Seroquel because of the sleepiness

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December 11, 2012 4:10 AM

Review by judykaye (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: This one is good for me.

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December 11, 2012 1:18 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

For Bipolar Disorder: They started me on 50mg twice during the day and 100mg at night and at first it worked miracles. Eliminated my panic attacks, I slept regularly again for the first time in ages. But over time the effects came back and as I'm typing this I'm even having a panic attack. And now I am up to 200mg twice during the day and 400mg at night.

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December 8, 2012 11:00 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

For Bipolar Disorder: Seroquel has been a medication which has helped me overcome many difficulties in life.

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December 3, 2012 11:30 PM

Review by sparkymarky (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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2.0

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Felt like I was in a chemical straight jacket.

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November 24, 2012 11:24 AM

Review by vanillabean (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

For Insomnia: I'm 20 years old and I've been on Seroquel for about 1 year now. It really helps. I take it for 2 reasons: insomnia and to help control irritability as a result of having Asperger's syndrome. The FDA is considering approving Seroquel for use in patients with ASD's who are at least 10 years old, it is now considered an off-label use. I've been on other anti-psychotics to control anger (Abilify, Geodon, Risperdal) and they did not help as much as this and some had bad side effects including fainting and seizures, very low blood sugar, feeling depressed, and feeling very restless all the time. I also tried Trazodone for sleep, but it didn't work. Thank God for my Seroquel!

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November 20, 2012 9:02 PM

Review by Bluebird47 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: Seroquel makes me feel like I'm on a level playing field again. I don't feel like my thinking's distorted and I don't cry uncontrollably like I have all of my life. I have gained weight but I'm fixing to start taking Topamax to counteract that. If the Topamax doesn't work I will still continue to take Seroquel. I rather gain weight and be able to cope with life 100% better than I did before.

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November 15, 2012 3:13 PM

Review by Romanee (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: After later years of my adolescence and early adulthood I was finally diagnosed (bipolar) and prescribed Seroquel along with lithium. Not only did I finally feel a sense of peace within myself I found that I no longer engaged in the reckless activity that I seemed to have no control over. This behaviour which caused so much grief and upset, nearly caused the breakdown between my family and which I nearly destroyed myself. It does not get rid of my depression completely but they are not as bad and I find I can cope where as in the past I couldn't. I find that it's best to take it before bed as it makes me very drowsy which I find a good thing because in the past I found it very difficult to sleep. Hope this helps.

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November 5, 2012 12:47 PM

Review by applejack (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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3.0

For Bipolar Disorder: Makes me feel extreme fatigue and cravings for sugar are too much. Not really sure its working for me.

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November 4, 2012 9:44 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

For Insomnia: I take 300 mg at night for about 3 months now and don't fall asleep, just turn into a zombie. I actually lost 20 pounds since I've been on it.

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October 29, 2012 8:57 AM

Review by IsmailaGodHasheard. (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Insomnia: I am feeling so frustrated. I have developed a tolerance to Seroquel, and nothing else works for sleep.

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October 23, 2012 5:15 PM

Review by Northern Guy (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: This medicine is great for daytime anxiety or anxiety with insomnia. Doctors give way too much of this 300mg, 500mg, etc. to non-manic patients when much smaller dosages will work. I used a HALF TABLET (12.5mg) for sleep. Lately I used 1/4 tablet (one in morning and one in afternoon) to lower base anxiety level. You don't need to be knocked out to get relief from anxiety!

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October 22, 2012 5:30 PM

Review by justRedDammit (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Bipolar Disorder: I was diagnosed with BiPolar Disorder 1 about 8 months ago. My doctor put me on Seroquel 100mg. I do have to take it at night due to the drowsiness it causes. It has made a dramatic change in the racing thoughts and negative self-image I felt. I've also had a marked change in my insomnia. I was misdiagnosed for a number of years, and couldn't understand why the other meds didn't make a difference. I wake up feeling rested. I did have some vivid dreams when I first began taking it. I also get the munchies, but they have subsided considerably in the last month or two, and have dropped almost 20 pounds. This is magical as far as I'm concerned! As well as the Seroquel, I also take 20 mg of Lexapro and 600 mg of Neurontin every night. Thanks!!

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September 24, 2012 12:42 AM

Review by thebeesknees92 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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1.0

For Depression: Seroquel was awful.. my doctor prescribed two 700mg at night and I slept so much! When I wasn't sleeping I was exercising, still I gained 30lbs. I had extreme paranoia, never knew where I was or how I got there, and always woke up in sleep paralysis. Made my depression, anxiety and bipolar worse.

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September 13, 2012 2:14 PM

Review by joeglong (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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8.0

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Get ready for bed, sleep came fast and hard for me! I only take 50mg to sleep and it knocks me out every time. Can't imagine taking it during the day, I'd be a zombie.

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September 8, 2012 11:53 PM

Review by EngTeacherJenny (taken for less than 1 month):

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2.0

For Depression: I have been taking 150MGx2 along with 10MG of Lexapro to help with chronic depression. Due to divorce this summer, I told my Dr I was feeling more depressed and he raised my dose of Seroquel to 200x2 at bed time. I am a teacher and the last 2 days I have not been able to get up. I start to get dressed and wake up hours later standing at the mirror with a toothbrush in my hand. Lucky for me we don't have students yet but I am terrified I will continue oversleeping and miss my classes. Also, I am having muscle spasms in my right hand, dropping things I am holding, throwing eggs across the room. The only change in my routine is the bump up in dose so the problem has got to be that.

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August 23, 2012 12:53 PM

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