User Reviews for Seroquel

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Bipolar Disorder 147 reviews 46 medications
   
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Summary of Seroquel reviews 175 reviews 7.6

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Review by Tori1:

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7.0

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.

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August 28, 2010 10:42 PM

Review by Detroit36:

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.

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August 26, 2010 4:17 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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.

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August 6, 2010 5:14 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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2.0

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.

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July 2, 2010 12:07 AM

Review by kilnburner:

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8.0

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.

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June 8, 2010 11:49 PM

Review by brossi228:

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5.0

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.

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May 24, 2010 8:17 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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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May 17, 2010 11:05 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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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May 12, 2010 6:31 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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5.0

For Schizoaffective Disorder: Caused excess morning sleep.

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May 11, 2010 3:13 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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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April 29, 2010 5:58 PM

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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