I have been dealing with Panic Disorder my entire adult life. I have literally tried everything. Seroquel is not something I have ever been prescribed but after reading about it and finding out it's not an SSRI but an Anti-Psychotic made my heart race even more than usual. I am frightened to take it. Some patients have said that it worked miracles for them in small doses others have said the 'Xr' version in large doses at night worked for them. So my question is, if you felt like your life was coming to an end and you have a child to raise, would you gamble and take the Seroquel 25mgs?
Yes, Seroquel has been pretty effective for panic attacks, It is a good start anyway then the doctor has something to go off of and sees if they need to add something to it or adjust the dose. when you start if you might want to do it on a day you well not have a lot to do because it affects everyone differently some can get very sedated even into the next day where others don't have much problem at all but it is better to be safe than sorry. good luck. Chuck1957
From what I understand Seroquel is used as a mood stabilizer in MUCH larger doses than what your doc gave you. It has the effect, or side effect, of being mildly sedating. Last year I was covering that same ground with my doc. For fairly severe panic disorder I have been taking clonazepam in slowly increasing doses over 20 years, and more recently venlafaxine (effexor, a rather powerful anti depressant med said to be helpful with panic -- though I never experienced it that way). Feeling that it would soon be time to increase slightly my clonazepam dose, I was getting around to the question of "what's next?" The only thing my doc would support was increasing the effexor, a "hail Mary pass" if there ever was one. I asked about anything else that might be mildly sedating, and up came Seroquel. The doc offered it at 25mg mid-day or at bedtime. It was positively useless except perhaps for sleep. I gave up on it after two months. Hopefully you will have a better result, but I surely would not worry about it at that tiny dose. Very best wishes, Amanda.
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