User Reviews for Seroquel

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Bipolar Disorder 140 reviews 48 medications
   
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Review by deemison:

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8.0

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.

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April 25, 2010 6:05 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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.

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April 23, 2010 3:21 PM

Review by Stefanos108:

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3.0

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.

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April 22, 2010 10:02 AM

Review by digoro:

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9.0

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.

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April 11, 2010 11:40 PM

Review by KeepUpTheGoodWork:

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9.0

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.

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April 5, 2010 5:03 PM

Review by marciibunni:

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9.0

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.

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April 3, 2010 8:48 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

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.

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April 3, 2010 8:11 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

For Bipolar Disorder: I am a 49 yr old male - after a confusing and distressful life for myself and family at the age of 35yrs and a 3mth stay in hospital I was diagnosed as being bipolar. I have taken different medications over the last 14yrs (Seroquel, Tegretol, etc.) and after my most recent manic/depressive episode started taking Seroquel. I take 300mg at night and at present am quite stable with mood thoughts and sleep patterns though I do feel lethargic, drowsy and being on "auto pilot " during the day and suffer aching limbs. This however is a small price to pay for actually feeling like a normal part of society for the 1st time in my life.

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March 31, 2010 6:20 PM

Review by raven38:

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8.0

For Bipolar Disorder: I am taking Zopiclone 7.5 and Seroquel 25mg so I can sleep at night. I also take Clonazepam 2mg daily and Effexor XR 75mg. I have lost about 10kgs and still not feeling "normal" per say. I have tried various other combos but this is better than what I have been on. Sleeping without nightmares and even though I get tired during the day at least I'm not awake half the night.

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March 24, 2010 8:17 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Insomnia: I have had chronic insomnia for over 25 years and have tried every sleeping pill, antidepressant, 4 sleep studies and nothing has worked. I decided to try 25 mg of Seroquel and am finally getting some good sleep! I have to keep good sleep habits to make sure I get the benefit of this medication though. I feel renewed!

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February 25, 2010 6:04 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The side effects that most complain about are what I love most about this medication. I am a 5'9" male in the Army that had lost weight all the way down to 128 lbs and was sleeping 3-4 hours a night on average. I have been on Seroquel for 4 months. I weigh 165lbs now and sleep 8-9 hours a night

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February 12, 2010 1:16 PM

Review by over 50 female:

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10

For Insomnia: I too take it at night for insomnia and do get RLS sometimes. However if I go to bed within 1 hour after taking it, I don't get the RLS , I'm sleepy by then anyway. What I really like about this medication is when I do wake up during the night, I fall back to sleep within a few minutes. Only downside I've found is it's kind of hard to wake up in the morning sometimes. It also helps keep my moods steady during the day and I don't have as many anxiety episodes.

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February 11, 2010 6:56 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Borderline Personality Disorder: The first week was a little difficult for me. I was a total zombie the first few days. Once I got to my target dose of 300mg, things quickly evened out. I'm full of energy, I'm not as anxious or paranoid as I used to be, and I'm finally able to go to sleep and STAY asleep. Before I took Seroquel, I felt terrible. Like my life was just a dream, and that nothing and nobody, mattered at all to me. After taking Seroquel for just a week or two, I immediately felt real again. No more mood swings, no more crazy ideas of self harm, no more social problems! Seroquel has turned my life around. It might not work this well for a lot of people, but I sure hope it does.

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February 6, 2010 6:33 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

For Bipolar Disorder: This medication made me very aggresive, hostile and just plain angry. This is after only taking it for a week and a half too.

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January 27, 2010 5:11 PM

Review by RaceOnly:

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10

For Depression: I was prescribed to one Seroquel 25mg tablet at night for Manic Depression and insomnia. I couldn't be happier, my anxiety and depression was significantly reduced. My energy and mood dramatically improved. And I get great sleep every night and I wake up refreshed and ready to start my day. Also, lt gives me the most vivid, wonderful dreams of all time. Taking this along with therapy from a psychologist is highly recommended for a successful outcome.

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January 22, 2010 2:33 AM

Review by Realm277:

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10

For Insomnia: I use it to sleep at night. Love it. Works like a charm, haven't noticed any side effects with the exception of having RLS every once in awhile.

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January 10, 2010 1:03 AM

Review by 28yr old male:

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1.0

For Depression: I have been taking Seroquel 100mg 3 times daily for several months now and it has not helped me in the least bit. This drug has many negative side effects since being on it I have been feeling extra anxiety, impatient, sore and stiff muscles especially the neck, back, fingers, hand, calves. I have also been having a lot of gas, nightmares are horrible, feel really irritable and often have headaches and jaw pain. The list goes on and if you are feeling this way trust me you are not alone.

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January 5, 2010 10:29 AM

Review by deutsche:

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10

For Depression: I can finally have days without flying off the handle! I would not want to do without it again. I can enjoy my family and my life!

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December 16, 2009 2:21 PM

Review by deutsche:

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10

For Insomnia: This medicine helps me sleep at night. I also take a lower dose during the day to control my anxiety. My family and friends know when I have not taken it...I get upset about everything.

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December 16, 2009 1:58 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Bipolar Disorder: I've experienced a slight increase in blood pressure, but no other side effects. I'm feeling more focused and energetic.

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December 10, 2009 12:02 PM

Review by JJ7577:

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: This is magic

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December 6, 2009 7:39 PM

Review by jly*fd&wc:

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5.0

For Insomnia: I was prescribed Seroquel as a "sleeping pill" for "insomnia". I recently found out that it is an antipsychotic drug, I felt betrayed. I did a rapid detox program and they put me on all these medicines when they released me, no wonder this pill didn't put me to sleep, I can stay up forever after I take it. The only way it helps me sleep is if I take one and a half pills, which is 150 mg, then it puts me to sleep within 30 minutes to an hour, however, my dose is only supposed to be 100 mg swallowed 2 hours before bedtime, but it takes way longer than two hours. I might never go to sleep if I only take one and swallow it rather than chewing it up!

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December 1, 2009 4:17 AM

Review by CCTEK:

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7.0

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: The reason I gave it an eight is not that it does a thing for my anxiety due too an MVA. I gave it an eight because I take two 25mg at night which helps me sleep.

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November 25, 2009 6:30 PM

Review by bizzy:

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6.0

For Bipolar Disorder: Seroquel worked for me during my rapid cycling last year and really chilled me out very quickly. Only bad thing to say about it is I found the level of sedation far too much, and it left me incredibly "plastic" the next day. Was a bit like a walking zombie, although it got me through the dangerous bit. Also meant as I have great trouble sleeping it helped that side out too, so all in all was very good for me. Came off all medicines 9 months ago. Now only on zopiclone for sleeping. So hopefully no matter how good it is, wont be back on it!

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November 25, 2009 8:40 AM

Review by livingwBPD:

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8.0

For Borderline Personality Disorder: I have noticed a decrease in BPD symptoms just days after taking this medication (25mg) - the reason why I gave it an 8 is because I can only take it at bedtime since it makes me very sleepy!

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November 23, 2009 11:12 PM

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