I am currently on Pristiq 50mg, Wellbutrin XL 300mg and Buspirone 30mg for depression and anxiety. Last fall my GP added in Seroquel to help me sleep. I was on it about a month or so, but found that I had weight gain associated with it, so it was discontinued. The tough part is, even though it was only 25mg once daily before bed, I think it helped with my moods. Has anyone had any experience with Seroquel as an adjunct to Depression and Anxiety meds? Would such a low dose of it before bed actually make a difference to mood? I really wish it hadn't caused me to gain weight.
No, I have not. Fact is, I have had fewer depression issues in later years. My intent, and concern, in joining this forum was to share info, and, perhaps, help someone who has had "bad" times like I did, back a number of years. In your case, I have no experience with that drug. I take a very low dose of citalopram these days. A full tablet/day during the Fall. (20mg), and able to cut back as Spring approaches. Many years, I stop it all together, during the Summer.
Whatever experiences you are having with depression, I wish you well in your endeavor to get it under control.
Hi, i take Seroquel 200mgXR for BPD, alongside Citalopram, Lyrica and other medications. The combination helps my mood greatly, but like you, i have put on a lot of weight. However, i remember the quality of life i had before starting on Seroquel and don't want to go back there. Although you were only taking a low dose, it could still help towards lifting depression/anxiety symptoms. Have you discussed with your doctor a replacement for the Seroquel now you have discontinued it?
I have severe panic attacks and depression. My doctor prescribed me Serequel. I was afraid as usual to start a new drug. I asked him to start me on a very low dose. He gave me the 50 mg. pills and told me to take 1/2 to 2 pills at bedtime. I started slow, but kept waking up every 2-3 hrs. with the same panic attacks. I kept a total of 4 of the 50 mg. pills under my pillow. I also bought an old CD player with ocean sounds and earplugs in the bed to help me fall back to sleep. Still, I kept waking up. I increased my dosage to 200 mgs. based on what I saw someone else's post that they were on 600 mg. plus another antidepressant. I have a lot of trouble with them. I believe that I didn't give the Serequel long enough to work. I thought that I was feeling calmer, as long as I was on Xanax with it. I quit taking it about 3 days ago and I am having severe anxiety, even on the Xanax alone. All I can say is, I am going to go back on it tonight. I am going to start with 100 mg.
at bedtime & then, if I wake up with panic within 2-4 hours, I am going to take another 50 mg. then. Hopefully I will start feeling better after a couple of weeks. I believe I am going to have to take the Xanax regularly with it. I will post my results in a couple of weeks. I was raised by a mother who suffered severe panic & anxiety all her life. She still does at age 83. I believe I will have to live my life out on Xanax. I am having too many thoughts of wishing I would just die, if I can't get better soon. I have even considered ECST. My doctor is very much against it. So, hopefully, the Serequel and Xanax will get me through this Hell I am going through! I hate the idea of weight gain, but at my age, I am looking for mental relief. I am just going to have to exercise more, and eat healthy.
One thing I feel some comfort about is my sister is a psychiatric nurse, in a hospital where I was in twice for nervous breakdowns. She may be able to help me.
Don't feel alone because you are not! Even my sister is on about 4-5 medicines. I know she loves Cymbalta, but that's because it helps her fibromyalgia. She also takes Wellbutrin, Zoloft, and was on Klonopin, and a drug that could cause death in the elderly. I forgot the name, but I refused to take it when I heard that. I wish I could tell you what it's called but I forgot it's name. I believe it started with an S.
Hope you get better, and I hope I do too!
My doc put me on Seroquel 300 mg once daily before bed and it really really messed me up. I experienced tachycardia and something else pretty atypical... I was experiencing orgasmic sensations all over my body with each breath. I immediately discontinued taking it but experienced the same symptoms days after.
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