User Reviews for Quetiapine (Page 12)
Also known as: Seroquel, Seroquel XR
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|Intermittent Explosive Disorder||2 reviews||0 medications|
|Paranoid Disorder||7 reviews||2 medications|
|Borderline Personality Disorder||46 reviews||0 medications|
|Insomnia||192 reviews||110 medications|
|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder||17 reviews||13 medications|
|Post Traumatic Stress Disorder||27 reviews||5 medications|
|Generalized Anxiety Disorder||77 reviews||7 medications|
|Bipolar Disorder||345 reviews||33 medications|
|Depression||91 reviews||80 medications|
|Schizoaffective Disorder||33 reviews||28 medications|
|Schizophrenia||24 reviews||42 medications|
|Tourette's Syndrome||1 reviews||12 medications|
|Major Depressive Disorder||17 reviews||46 medications|
|Summary of Quetiapine reviews||879 reviews||7.4|
Reviews for Quetiapine
For Insomnia: "I have been on this for over two years for bipolar.and insomnia, with 300 mg being at bedtime. It helps me sleep with very few side effects, it I know lots of others who can't even take the smallest dose without problems. We all react differently, I know. For instance some people swear by Depakote, but that stuff was a nightmare for me."
Jasper839 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 4, 2015
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For Bipolar Disorder: "Hi there, I speak on behalf of my own experiences of this medication. I suffer from manic depression bipolar and have had an undiagnosed psychiatric history of 5 years. I get aggressive and violent, hallucinate followed by full psychotic systems. I take 1 25mg 4-3 times a day, just very sleepy."
DR Owen (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2015
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Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "I have been on this medication for about a month now, tried pretty much all ssris for depression and over time found out i had bipolar 2. This medicine work fairly well, helps your memory, and keeps your moods at a fairly stable place. I'm on 300 mgs now and I was on 150mg, all in all pretty good medication."
Tom1998 July 24, 2015
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Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "I have been taking seroquil for 18 months and have gained about 30 lb. I take 200mg at night and find I feel as if I am starving and eat crazy amounts sugary food that I crave. I find that when I wake my eyes have a haze over them for a half hour or so. If I miss a dose I can not sleep no matter how much I try. I get a clenched jaw and grind my teeth when I miss a dose. I was in prison and sometimes was not given the opportunity to take it. Those nights and days were long. I will say that it helps slow the mind down and it is amazing to get to sleep. With that said after taking it I was ready for bed in about 20min whether I wanted to sleep then or not. When I tried stopping I did not sleep right for months."
happy80004 July 23, 2015
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Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Depression: "In the beginning I was on 300 mg of seroquel (not extended release) for 3 years. Got pregnant they took me off. I moved provinces they ended up putting me back on a smaller dose 150mg sleeping wise I would go to sleep right away and stay asleep all night. For the past 2 months they decided to put me on 150mg seroquel xl now it takes me hours to fall asleep and I wake up constantly throughout the night and have a hard time falling back asleep! I feel like xl does not work near as good depression wise and sleeping wise."
Amanda7106 July 23, 2015
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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I am going on this drug with the dose of 12,5 mg and it is so effective for sleeping. My purpose for taking this drug is insomnia. I just cut the 25 mg tablet into two halves.Side effect of feeling sedation is proiminent for me the next day, I hope I can get used to this effect in a short period."
templier (taken for less than 1 month) July 22, 2015
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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I was a recon marine 1989/1999 and saw action in Kuwait, Somalia and Bosnia. I came home and self medicated with alcohol to escape the mental strains of what I had to do there. After marrying my wife, and enjoying what I thought what a normal retired Marine life was, she realized I had a problem. After getting me to commit to a mental health regiment , the doctor prescribed Serequel. With a 100mg starting dose, twice a day, the drinking that I've been doing for 10 years every night stopped completely. I'm now Taking 300 milligrams 2 times a day and have no ill effects. To the contrary, my dreams are so peaceful that I can't wait to lay down and go to sleep. I have experienced the herky jerky muscle movements at times when I walk, but not"
devildog43 July 21, 2015
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For Insomnia: "I got prescribed Quetiapine(25mg) about 2 months ago, doctor told me to take 1-2 tablets a night,I found myself having to keep getting up and taking more throughout the night as I still wasn't asleep, it gave me headaches everyday, I was slurring my words and I would loose big chunks of my memory"
Hddujn July 18, 2015
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For Insomnia: "I was on quitapex for about 9months Taking every night before sleep 25mg only It was an amazing medication Till my blood pressure has fallen to about 90/60 And sometimes 80/50 So I have stopped taking it Now I have to deal with my anxiety only taking nodeprine and exercising a lot Trying to avoid putting myself through the burnout area by taking vacation every now and then ."
Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 18, 2015
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Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "This medication completely changed my life. My diagnosis is mixed rapid-cycling bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Before my regimine, I would suffer a week of depression, followed by a day of dangerous mixed affective episode, followed by a few hours of euphoria before the process wouls begin all over again. I had ruminating, and intrusive thoughts; panic atacks; anxiety; extreme guilt; dissociation and suicidal ideation (and a few near-attempts.) But, within weeks of the therapeutic dose my mood stabilized; my anxiety dropped off; my obsessive and intrusive ruminations relinquished their hold; and, unexpectedly, I gained a spectrum of emotions I didn't even know I lacked (and that was the best thing of all.) Truly life-altering"
Srztanjur (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 12, 2015
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For Depression: "I'm 38, have struggled with depression and been suicidal searching for help since I was 13-14. Finally found a psychiatrist who understood. She prescribed 100 seroquel daily and ect. Only had 3 out of 4 ect treatments. That together with seroquel have never felt better or more stable in my life. Still have issue with anxiety with writing essays. Was prescribed a 25mg tablet to put under tongue. It works great. I had trouble at first with medication as I was taking morning and night. I would be falling asleep at pre start meetings at work. I know take nightly before bed. I sleep great and wake up refreshed. This drug works. You just have to work out the right time to take it."
Dougmac July 12, 2015
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For Bipolar Disorder: "When anxious and paranoid, I take 6 mg at night and sometimes in the day. It stops the symptoms . I only have symptoms rarely.I can then focus or sleep. More than this dose knocks the crap out of me. Works for me when required."
Murdock20 July 9, 2015
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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "When i first started taking this medication when off work it pulled me out of my anxious depressed episode but it came back once i started working again. I find it helps with anxiety a bit at 300mg but feel drugged sort of depressed may not be the medication. and still feel i am not coping. Australian government subsidises all medication with or without insurance."
marcus155 July 7, 2015
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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Seroquel XR has relieved much of my daytime anxiety, and all of my night time panics, and my panic upon waking. I will add that this is in conjunction with minipress am/noon/night, and hydroxyzine."
ScottieP July 5, 2015
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Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "One of the best meds for bipolar. Low frequency of EPS and no prolactin elevation, however I have gained approx. 10-12 lbs in one year, but that's a small pay for mental stability. Recommend monitoring blood glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol."
be2 (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 4, 2015
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Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "I used to be in a rage all day long but now after taking 100 MG of Seroquel twice daily and 200 MG at night along with Depakote i'm doing great best medicine i have ever been on."
Anonymous1994 July 2, 2015
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For Insomnia: "This med has caused ET dysfunction which may be permanent. It has terrible withdrawal side effects so I am having difficulty tapering off. I wish I was told about this is like before getting on it .I regret ever taking it."
Giffordw June 28, 2015
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For Insomnia: "At the smallest dose (I believe 25 mg) I didnt have any blackouts like I did with ambien and I could easily fall asleep. I liked this drug because it didn't give me dry mouth, I could wake up when I had to and not feel hungover the next day"
Shy Sea Otter June 26, 2015
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Seroquel (quetiapine) for Schizophrenia: "I've been on seroquel twice now. I was hearing voices all day that affected my PTSD, then it was a falling block thing with my anxiety and depression. I love this medication because I also have sleeping problems - falling asleep and staying asleep. There's XR and non XR (time release). I'm on 450; the higher you are on, the longer it takes to fall asleep. The only bad thing about this medication is weight gain. Be careful with that. I did research on all schizophrenic medications and they all cause weight gain. Just a note; the reason I pay $60 is because I need to take 300 + 150 to make 450. The XR is $15 more. I go under blue cross blue shield, if this helps anyone."
ZeldaKitten June 22, 2015
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Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "I went from talking 120mgs of Cymbalta to taking 150 mgs of Seroquel XR just over one year ago. I fortunately did not suffer from any if the initial side effects that I've now researched & have learned are really common when starting this medication. However, 1 month ago, I'm not sure why but I ended up missing 2 nightly doses. What I experienced was nothing short of being in hell, literally. I physically was incapable of movement, getting up to simply get to the restroom was near impossible, every muscle in my body was weak & near useless. I couldn't do anything but remain in a fetal position curled up on my side for the duration of over 12 hours. My head was cloudy, confused & unable to process any thought. After this experience, I want off"
MarkyBy June 21, 2015
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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I was on Seroquel for a long time and then I overdosed on it and was taken off. For the next 2 years I suffered from horrible anxiety, paranoia, ocd, panic etc. and ended up in the hospital twice for very long stays (2 months). I had ECT and nothing seemed to help. Finally my therapist suggested to the psychiatrist that he put me on Seroquel. It is like a miracle drug! I no longer have anxiety and OCD"
anxietyfree June 20, 2015
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For Insomnia: "I've been taking Quetiapine for over 15 years, I started off taking 25 mg and over the years it was increased to 1000mg a night. Recently found out that my liver is double the size and I am quite concerned. I have been lowering my dose to 450 mg a night with clonazepam and I am still sleeping. I haven't had vivid dreams but started getting panic attacks last year. To be honest I am scared of the affects of taking this medication for over 15 years, my doctors, while being concerned haven't checked my blood regularly and now I am scared to death about my liver, reviews say that I need to stop taking this drug..but it works... Please make sure that you are having regular bloodwork done every 3 months. But this is the best sleep aid out there!"
Knike74 June 16, 2015
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For Insomnia: "The doctor prescribed this med for my insomnia, accompanied by depression and anxiety. This was a total NIGHTMARE!! Not only was I wide awake all night, I experienced extreme paranoia, and hallucinations. I will definitely never take this again."
azkat123 June 16, 2015
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