there are so many possible life threatening side effects associated with seroquel I would like to know how successful it is in treating extreme depression
Hello Trary. I have depression (major/refractory). Sound like a dr. don't I? :-0)If you click on my avatar, you can read a bit about myself. Enough of me. I was on seroquel for I believe three or four years. I dropped it because even with insurance it was costing me (out of pocket). My dose was 300mg, and I took it entirely at bedtime. It always gave me the munchies, and a very dry mouth. Having said that, did it help me? Yes, in as much as not falling into an even worse state of depression. I enjoyed it as far as medications went. If, for example, I could take it again at a reasonable cost to me, in the blink of an eye, I'd certainly would. The side effects are no worse, than most other psychiatric drugs that are avaliable to us today ( my own opinion, not meant to be offensive). If you are going to be on seroquel, feel comfort in that it has shown to be successful in the treatment of depression. Many more drs. are prescribing it today, just for that reason. Oh, it helped me to sleep (I suffer from insomnia), and thats why I took it at bedtime. It will make you sleepy, drowsey, thats why most people do take it at thier bedtime. Best of wishes to you,
Hi i take seroquel for bipolar, which i know isn't what you are asking, but i just wanted to relieve some of your worries about it. I have been taking it for 6 or 7 months now and it has helped me a lot! The only side effects i had were drowsiness in the day and a bit lethargic. But it turned out i was sensitive to seroquel, which some people can be, so my dose was reduced by just 50mg and i suddenly felt wide awake! I also have depression, and take other meds for that, but i can't help think that the seroquel has not just stabilised my bipolar moods but also improved my depression. It is definitely a drug worth trying as pledge has also said.
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