I've been on Quetiapine Fumarate for almost 2 weeks. I started at 25mg at bedtime and then went up to 50mg at bedtime. This Friday night will mark 2 weeks. I've been diagnosed with Cyclothymia, a slight case of Borderline, and ADHD. I'm also going through a breakup, so I'm in a real funk. I suffer from anxiety as well. I know that I am supposed to wait at least a month but I am getting impatient and I need to get my life together. So I'd like to hear about other people's experience in regards to how long they had to wait (and and other details you'd like to share).I also get crazy jealous in my relationship, anyone have experience with that?
How long did it take for Seroquel to kick in? Aside for the sleeping effect, which I appreciate?
- 21 Jan 2016 by RS92
- 11 days ago
- seroquel, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), quetiapine, anxiety and stress, borderline personality disorder, cyclothymic disorder, adult adhd, diagnosis
Hi, RS! I was diagnosed with a Bipolar II subtype when I started taking Seroquel. The drowsiness, as you know, kicks in immediately but the therapeutic effects took about 3-4 weeks for me.
I think you're probably real close so try to be patient just a little bit longer. If it works as well for you as it did for me then the wait will be worth it.
Best wishes, WCV
I started out on 100mg at night. It didnt help me at all. Now my dr just started me on 800mg at night. It still takes almost 2 hours to make me sleepy. I only sleep about 4 hrs. My depression and anxiety are still bad. I have ptsd and bipolar along with borderline so i dont really know why it doesnt work well for me. I hope you are feeling better.
I was prescribed 150mg XR at bedtime worked immediately for insomnia, anxiety , take it 3 hours before bedtime and it knocks me out. Cons , the first week you can be unusually tired, but it subsides. Use it a lot for my own patients , in my humble opinion with accompanying anxiety, depression insomnia... I Always prescribe an XR ( extended release) and would never go through a family Dr. Only a psychiatrist! With the symptoms you are describing that is a considerably small dose, and I am not surprised you are not getting the relief you Need. .Hope that helps. And a reminder to all ... all meds in the antidepressant class have the potential to cause adverse side effects and it may not be the right drug for you. Have never had an issue with starting my patients and myself 150mg for the initial dose XR at bedtime. It is designed to decrease anxiety and agitation amongst other things.
Again, only work with a psychiatrist , one that will co partner with you and be patient and listen to you. Research, Research, Research your mental health symptoms , so you are well informed .
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