... helped or the side-effects were unexceptable)can anyone share with me how Serquel 100mg or any dose works for them and after that it'd be Remeron. I haven'tresearched either quite yet but I'm here for your personal accounts. Thank you in advance!
I suffer from manic depression or as they call it now bipolar disorder.
Anyway I have been on seroquel (quetiapine) for almost 10 years, and I have to say from my experience it has helped me, the benefits have been far greater than potential side effects, the only one I suffer from is dry mouth, but I can cope with it. Now, I am more manic than depressive and it helps with my insomnia too.
I have been on different doses according to my needs, the most I have been on is 900mgs. and did not experience side effects, I was undergoing a very severe manic phase.
At the moment I am on 300mgs. and I have to say I feel fine.
Having said all of the above, you must bare in mind that not all organisms react in the same way to medications , what may work for me may not for you, we are unique.
You are right, there are many possible side effects, but you must give it a go, 100mgs. is not a very high dose, but it is still 100mgs. I suggest you keep a close eye at first and communicate anything out of the ordinary to your Dr.
Here is more info on this med:
Hi, kova! I was treated for medication resistant major depression for most of my life with no success until I was prescribed Seroquel about 2yrs ago after I began having severe manic episodes. Seroquel made an incredible difference in my life ~ controlling mood swings, lifting my depression, easing anxiety and hostile aggression.
100mg is a fairly low starting dose (I take 400mg) and strangely with Seroquel if you have side effects they tend to occur at the lower doses. Like masso I had dry mouth for the first few weeks and I found if I didn't get at least a solid 8hrs sleep I would be pretty groggy in the mornings. All in all, for me, the benefits far outweigh those transient side effects.
I was never on Remeron so I can't help you there, but I do know several people who are doing very well on it. It's one of the older antidepressants of the tricyclic class that's often overlooked with the new classes and second generation ADs on the market. Here's that link:
Best wishes, kova. Feel better! WCV
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