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Bipolar Disorder 152 reviews 46 medications
   
7.8
Schizophrenia 9 reviews 37 medications
   
7.0
Schizoaffective Disorder 21 reviews 28 medications
   
6.9
Summary of Seroquel reviews 182 reviews 7.6

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For Bipolar Disorder "Seroquel has been a God send for me. It stabilized my moods and stopped my "extra thoughts" or "popcorn brain". I take 600mg at bedtime and my psychiatrist has allowed me to take an additional 100mg if my mood gets ramped up. I do get side effects from it like blurred vision and restless legs. About an hour after taking Seroquel the restless legs subside and I am sleepy enough to get a good night's sleep. I am prescribed benztropine (Cogentin) for the restless legs and it helps some. After I take my medicine I do not drive until the next day as there is risk of an accident and getting a DUI. I did have a rapid weight gain of about 40 pounds but I would rather be over weight and functioning and not hospitalized."

   
10

Living again! October 21, 2010

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For Insomnia "I have been on Seroquel 150mg since the age of 13. I have had sleeping problems since the 4th grade. I am now 20 yrs old. Without my Seroquel, I'll go weeks without sleep. But with it, once I take it, about an hour later, I'm fast asleep! I DO NOT know what I would do without it. The only bad thing I can honestly say, I have gained 100 lbs from taking Seroquel. Mostly to the hunger feelings it causes right before I'll fall asleep. I would very much rather be a large girl who can sleep than a skinny girl who never sleeps. I would recommend Seroquel to anyone, as long as you aren't someone who has a problem with some weight gain."

   
9.0

LouisianaGal October 14, 2010

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For Bipolar Disorder "Taking for 2 years. Only side effect is dry mouth but this can be handled as long as you TAKE it with a full glass of water. I now sleep. Being bipolar I was up 4 days at a time. Seroquel gave me my life back. I hope it continues to work for me. Gained maybe few pounds. That's it."

bipolar girl October 13, 2010

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For Bipolar Disorder "I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 17 I'm now 19. I was on Seroquel for about six months and it did improve my episodes to be a lot less frequent. It was a God send in that area, but the side effects were horrible. I gained about 55lbs in five months. I went from a size 4 to a size 12 in a very short amount of time, I became very depressed, I spoke with my doctor and stopped taking it, and I%u2019m doing fine. I have not had any episodes since June 2009 and the weight is coming off very easy. I just exercise three times a week. Overall I rate this medication with a 6 just because of the side effects."

   
6.0

jkq September 25, 2010

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For Schizophrenia "Seroquel was a God send for me. I've been on it for 7 years and its the best medication I've been on for hallucinations and the voices I heard on a daily basis. It does however make me extremely tired so I take it half hour before I go to bed. I did get a little weight gain but I would rather have weight gain than hearing voices and seeing things any day. Amazing medication."

   
10

Anonymous September 24, 2010

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For Insomnia "I am a 52 year old female who had sleep issues for many years. I've been taking 75 mg of Seroquel about an hour before bedtime for years. I sleep well and do not feel groggy in the morning. My only concern is that if I don't have it either because I forgot or didn't return home for some reason, I really don't sleep much. It is not suppose to be addictive but I think I am at this point, even if just mentally."

   
9.0

Anonymous September 14, 2010

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For Insomnia "My Doctor prescribed Seroquel for my insomnia, which I began experiencing during menopause. The Seroquel, 50 mg works like a charm. If I take it on an empty stomach, I feel sleepy within 1/2 hour, and sleep very well through the night. Dreams are more vivid, I agree. I also agree that I often feel hungry before I fall asleep, after taking Seroquel. All in all, it has been very helpful."

   
9.0

Anonymous September 11, 2010

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For Bipolar Disorder "I've been diagnosed with bipolar type 1 for 7 months now and have been taking Seroquel along with another drug. I take 300mg twice a day of Seroquel and find it extremely wonderful. I find it keeps my manic and psychotic symptoms at bay, however they're not totally eradicated but minimal, and helps with my insomnia very much. For me I've only found that it made me drowsy for the first 2 weeks of taking it, some dizziness and it gives me dry mouth enough to be irritating but manageable. As for the eating I haven't noticed any real big change I've kept a stable weight and even lost some (healthily) when I do get munchies for sweets or otherwise I just have crackers or some fruits and veggies around and try to keep a balanced eating scheme."

   
10

lissie87 September 1, 2010

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder "Just started taking medication, 50mg the first really good nights sleep in a long time. I have been reading about all of the side effects and am concerned as I am taking some of the medicines that counteract with this medicine and it seems all the side effects that are listed are the ones I'm trying to get rid of. It's worth a try, will let you know how it turns out."

   
7.0

Tori1 August 28, 2010

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For Bipolar Disorder "I just started Seroquel at 100mgs at night. Of course it makes me sleepy but it wears off if I wait a couple of hours. That's when I tend to eat. The only thing is I don't eat junk food but Bison which is low fat on a whole wheat bun. I too am in need of needing to lose weight. I am 205lbs right now and would like to get to 180 at the least. I don't have a lot to offer because only been taking it three days. I take 300mgs Lamictal, 300mgs Wellbutrin. The thing that gives me anxiety is the fact I look into the future and with no wife or parents."

Detroit36 August 26, 2010

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For Insomnia "I have had insomnia for almost 30 years, since puberty. Having a child made it worse. Diagnosed with Hypomania, which explained why I woke up and started having racing thoughts once the sun went down. Tried every sleeping pill there, in combination at times. This is the only thing that worked. I am doing 50mg with 4mg clonazepam 2 hours before bed. I take it on an empty stomach as I have learned within an hour of taking it you will get HUNGRY. So I simply eat my dinner late. Have not gained weight yet."

   
10

Anonymous August 6, 2010

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder "This drug did not work for me. The sedating effects were almost more than I could handle, and I constantly had the feeling of being "underwater" as I tried to talk and communicate with those around me. It worked on my symptoms a little bit, but not enough to make up for the weirdness I felt from the side effects. I was on a dose of 300mg 4x a day so I don't know if that would produce worse side effects or not."

   
2.0

Anonymous July 2, 2010

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For Bipolar Disorder "Was taking 175 mg of Seroquel to sleep - experimenting with dosage. Felt overtired and crusty. Weaned down to 100mg, then 75 at nighttime. Active adult male who works out regularly, eats well, but gets agitated. Any less than 75 mg mental mania slowly starts back-unpleasant. Would like to not take but the doctor wants me to substitute Lithium. No change with hair loss and diabetes as side effects. "

   
8.0

kilnburner June 8, 2010

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For Insomnia "My husband was perscirbed this medicine to help him sleep. He is a combat veteran..(need I say more about sleeping). The medicine worked okay, but it caused his Trigycerides to sky rocket."

   
5.0

brossi228 May 24, 2010

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"Our mom has been on Seroquel for just over a year. She was diagnosed with Sundowner Syndrome and hallucinates, becomes very fearful and afraid. This has helped a great deal. We have had to increase the dosage on few times. It has never made her sleepy however when she does go to sleep she gets good rest."

   
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Anonymous May 17, 2010

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For Bipolar Disorder "I have Bipolar type II and have been taking Seroquel for the past two years. It has helped a great deal by stabilizing my moods and providing me with a good night's sleep every night, no matter what. Each morning, I wake up feeling refreshed and in control of my day. Used to take 300mg a day, but now I only need 100mg, or 150-200mg on bad days. This was the only medicine that did not cause tremors or restless legs. I've been on Lamictal and Geodon which all caused tremors. It got rid of the angry hypomanic episodes. The 300mg caused only minimal weight gain (I gained more weight when I was on Lithium), and extra drowsiness in the mornings."

   
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Anonymous May 12, 2010

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For Schizoaffective Disorder "Caused excess morning sleep."

   
5.0

Anonymous May 11, 2010

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For Insomnia "Have taken a very low dose 25-50 mg one hour before sleep for the past five years. After having been an insomniac since elementary school and having tried every drug on the market that never worked, I now consider myself an ex-insomniac because of using Seroquel."

   
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Anonymous April 29, 2010

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder "Switched to this from Abilify. Abilify left me lethargic and I gained substantial weight. Since switching, I fall asleep easier, have lost weight, and do not feel sleepy all day anymore."

   
8.0

deemison April 25, 2010

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For Borderline Personality Disorder "Seroquel has completely changed my life for the better. I was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. It didn't really matter what label the psychiatrist gave me as I already knew and understood my problem to be unbearable pain- regardless of any formal title. I experienced racing and obsessive thoughts, acute paranoia, unmeasurable anxiety and the terrible lows, gripped by depression. Unstable, rapid emotions and was tired, having had to live with this unrecognized illness.. I reached a point where not only did I want to die but I seriously considered taking the life of my child also and had reached a definite crisis. I've been taking for only three months and I'm unrecognizable to the person I once was. I value life and feel amazing about myself and endless possibilities for the future."

Anonymous April 23, 2010

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder "I began taking 50 mg of Seroquel XR, which I am told is a very low dose. I feel much calmer during the stressful workday, so calm in fact that all I want to do is take a nap. I can hardly stay awake. Also, I'm having difficulty with mental acuity and feeling emotionally dulled. I did not take a dose last night, otherwise I probably wouldn't be capable of writing this. I'm wondering if this sleepiness persists once I've been on it for a while, or if it lessens."

   
3.0

Stefanos108 April 22, 2010

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For Bipolar Disorder "I have been on numerous medicines both alone and in combinations. Seroquel showed a nearly immediate efficacy (2nd day) for my bipolar condition, in combination with a mood stabilizer."

   
9.0

digoro April 11, 2010

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder "Dose up on Seroquel slowly, if need be. I take 100 Mg three times per day for GAD and it does help me to think more clearly. It is better than taking too many Benzos."

   
9.0

KeepUpTheGoodWork April 5, 2010

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For Borderline Personality Disorder "My life has almost completely turned around.... in the best ways possible. Other medicines never did anything good or just nothing at all and they just kept upping the doses on me. Then they started me on this crazy expensive medicine and I tell you it's just amazing! It is totally worth it.... my social life is back.... I have my friends back.... and close family members. Well it feels like I'm loved again and there's nothing really to think and think and think over and over and over again anymore, and sleeping is good again. I can sleep and not worry or think. Just totally worth it. "

   
9.0

marciibunni April 3, 2010

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For Depression "Diagnosed with fibromyalgia several years ago but am highly functioning with Ultram (tramadol) and Flexeril. Added 25mg of Seroquel for insomnia and I can finally sleep through the night! Because I am so groggy in the morning, I cut them in half on work nights and enjoy the whole dose on Friday and Saturday nights. No side effects after a few weeks (other than the grogginess). I am hopeful it will also help with my depression from dealing with chronic pain."

   
8.0

Anonymous April 3, 2010

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