Hi I saw a new psychiatrist yesterday who feels I have OCD mainly with depression anxiety and PTSD (related to my medical traumas last year) as secondary. She upped my dose of paxil from 20 th 30 Mgs and prescribed seraquel 25 Mgs to start and increase by 25 each night as she thinks my lack of solid sleep for the past year is contributing to my anxiety etc. she things I'm too all over the place to benefit from therapy at this point until I stabilize just wondering what you guys think about this move. She said my brain cells are shot and need rest? Just wanted feedback anyone on seraquel does it help calm your mind?
It seems pretty sound to me. You do seem a bit obsessive. Dont worry about if a drug did or didnt work for someone else!! You could line a hundred people who were helped, and on the other side, a hundred that it didnt help. You have to see what it does for YOU! I think it will work for you if you let it.
Hi, Ms. T! I completely agree with Dzoo ~ you'll have to wait and see how you respond.
I've been taking Seroquel for about a year now and I LOVE it. I take it for Bipolar, but much the same, I was exhausted from not sleeping and the roller coaster mood swings. Seroquel's evened me out and I sleep like a rock, feeling so much more alert and together.
I take it 1/2hr before I go to bed and it's lights out. I have to plan on getting at least a full 8hrs though or I wake up feeling like a slug for a couple hours.
It does sound like a good plan for you. Be patient and let the meds do their job ~ don't expect results right away! Your new doc (Hooray for you!) has started you on a very low dose to increase gradually and that's good because you'll need to adjust to it slowly.
Good luck, sweetie!
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