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User Reviews for Quetiapine (Page 4)

Also known as: Seroquel, Seroquel XR

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Intermittent Explosive Disorder 2 reviews 0 medications
   
10
Paranoid Disorder 7 reviews 2 medications
   
8.5
Borderline Personality Disorder 45 reviews 0 medications
   
8.2
Insomnia 187 reviews 110 medications
   
8.2
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 16 reviews 13 medications
   
7.6
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 76 reviews 7 medications
   
7.6
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 26 reviews 5 medications
   
7.4
Bipolar Disorder 336 reviews 33 medications
   
7.3
Depression 91 reviews 79 medications
   
7.1
Schizoaffective Disorder 32 reviews 28 medications
   
6.8
Schizophrenia 23 reviews 42 medications
   
6.7
Tourette's Syndrome 1 reviews 12 medications
   
6.0
Major Depressive Disorder 16 reviews 46 medications
   
5.4
Summary of Quetiapine reviews 858 reviews 7.5

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Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "Been on regular seroquel for 4 years fine. Started this for mania/depression and paranoid thoughts. Awful. Weaned up from 50mg to 450mg then back down to off in 1 week. Stomach pains. Out of touch with reality. Groggy. Weight gain immediatley. It helped the symptoms, but no way to live."

   
1.0

Jt131.31 April 27, 2016

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "This is hands down the best drug I have taken for my OCD. The first dose had a dramatic impact on me. I take 50mgs one hour before bed and I sleep a solid 9 to 10 hours eveynight. Got up the next and had so much energy that I was looking for something to do while on vacation. This drug is awesome!!!"

   
10

Johnny123456 April 27, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I'm on this medication I get 200 mg at night and 100 mg during day the one at night doesn't help me sleep still awake at 2 am the morning dose makes me tired so not sure if helps with insomnia"

   
5.0

Tracey b111 April 24, 2016

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For Depression: "I suffered from postpartum depression with insomnia. I was on this medication for less than 3 years. It took 4 attempts to discontinue this medication. I felt helpless when trying to stop. I was on 600 mg at one point and I was down to 6.25 mg. I ended up taking it every other night then every 3rd night then finally stopping. I got the approval of my doctor to do this. I still have problems sleeping but I know in time it will get better. I already feel better mentally and all the swelling in my face, hands and feet are gone. Seroquel served a purpose in my life when I needed it but I'm very thankful to be off this poison!"

   
8.0

SuzyQ630 April 24, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I've been taking 300mg of quetiapine for the last 5 years for Bipolar type 2, and it's honestly turned my life around. Serious/semi-serious hypomanic/depressive episodes down to 1-2 a year, mild up and downs 2-4 times a year."

   
9.0

Anonymous April 24, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I have been taking this medicine for more that 5 years and works perfect for me!"

   
10

Reed82 April 23, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Excellent medication to aide in a good nights sleep"

   
10

AUB1 April 21, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "First I was on instant release Seroquel which helped somewhat at 50-100 mg doses. It gave me tachycardia so I switched to XR version. Been now at 200 mg and my anxiety has improved. Little bit foggy and sedated sometimes. Will try to lower the dose to 150 mg and see if it helps."

   
9.0

GADditude April 20, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Helped me sleep. Gained 10 pound in a month. Did not feel more level or stable. Worse actually."

   
1.0

Ccrccr April 17, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I found seroquel to be the wonder drug for my anxiety problems (due to long term drug use) I was prescribed it five years ago at 100 mgs a day that has decreased to 50mgs at night but have since made the decision that I am ready to decrease this further to 25mgs a day then down to none as I have been free from addiction for the past five years I have been taking seroquel. In my mind tho I would never have gotten through the debilitating anxiety that followed without the help of seroquel."

   
10

arielswimming April 15, 2016

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For Borderline Personality Disorder: "My psychiatrist and I decided to give this a try when my Effexor was helping my depression but not my anxiety. I was also having constant episodes of insomnia and felt angry all the time. 50 mg wasn't enough, so we upped it to 150 mg, where I felt great--my anxiety was eradicated and I was able to sleep fine, but I was still having an issue with anger. We went up to 300 mg as a last ditch effort to help the anger and all that did was make me really groggy and out of it all the time, which actually made my anxiety worse. So we went back down to 150 mg, and that's where I am. All in all I really like my Seroquel, but I feel like it made me gain weight a bit easier--not a large amount but between 5-10 pounds, but my diet also isn't great."

   
8.0

A. Savage (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 13, 2016

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Seroquel (quetiapine) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "This drug worked perfectly. It controlled all my symptoms, paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, tactile hallucinations and anxiety. Absolutely no weight gain. I lost 30 pounds on this medication and could not be happier that I tried the drug. It also works excellently for people with eating disorders, controlling their cravings and regulating their eating patterns. There were no sexual side effects. I never relapsed when I went off the medication with the help of my psychiatrist. Thank you makers of seroquel!"

   
10

Anonj26 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 11, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Been on this drug for 2months now for PTSD, anxiety & depression. 1st day took 100mg, got 6hrs sleep & feel drowsy the whole day. Reduced it to 50mg, slept for 6hrs & drowsy only At AM. After a week my sleep lessened to 4hrs. Twered it up to 100mg again. Sometimes I get 6hrs, at times 4hrs or less. It was never a straight sleep. I always get stratles & unable to nap at noon time no matter how sleepy I was. Everytime I get 4hrs or less sleep, I get panic attacks & just feel so tired. Doctor told me to increase it to 125mg. Still get 4-6hrs sleep and palpitations. I paired it with 1/4 rivotril for 5days now & get 8-9hrs. I feel refreshed & energized the whole day. No more panic attacks and palpitations. But with 125mg alone, I'm a zombie!"

   
6.0

Gting (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 11, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "Quetiapine has improved my mood swings and suicidal thoughts. It also does wonders for my anxiety. At first, taking this medication (50mg 2x daily) I felt very groggy; it helped my insomnia a lot - and still does. So despite that side-effect, I believe this drug works very well. I was told I was slurring my speech by others within the first couple of days of taking this - it did turn me into a bit of a Zombie!! This, however, passed and now, in conjunction with Mirtazapine, Pregabalin and Diazepam I feel better than I have in a long time."

   
8.0

jchitty99 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 10, 2016

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Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "I was prescribed seroquel xr for Bipolar depression My dr started me on 50mg and I am gradually increasing the dosage its been about 4 weeks and I am currently taking 200 mg I will agree that it has helped the hopelesness feelings and suicidal thoughts Which is a plus but the zombie like feeling and dry mouth are tough I have a job that requires constant activity its hard to keep up have to definitely slow down My Dr advised me that these side affects are all normal and eventually I will get used to it can't wait for this to happen"

   
7.0

shortie62 April 9, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I'm on 350 MG for PTSD With recurring nightmares. This medicine really works. It's like being put out with gas before a surgery. It's black sleep. No dreams and uninterrupted sleep."

   
10

Aceman1991 April 8, 2016

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Seroquel (quetiapine) for Schizophrenia: "I complained to a friend of insomnia, mainly stress related. She offered a seroquel on the promise that it would relax me and put me in la la land. I will never again take medicine that is not prescribed for me! For the first time ever... I heard voices starting at 2 am. I heard two men arguing on the other side of my closed bedroom door, loud enough to wake me but I couldn't make out what they were saying. I was too afraid to look because I knew no one was there. Then around 4:30 am I heard a baby crying non stop this lasted until 7:00 am. I sat up for hours listening to what if feels like to be going insane! Never again!"

   
1.0

Lizziepoo April 8, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I do not have depression, anxiety etc. But I do have occasional insomnia. Someone told me to try Seroquel and I did. Best stuff ever for insomnia. I've tried the XR 25mg & 50mg. Both work but I have to take early enough because the drowsy effect is long lasting. But best sleep ever!!"

   
10

Sleepless in Texas7 April 8, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I began with 25mg Seriquel last night. I am taking TARVs dolutegravir plus boosters. I woke up for the first time in months without anxiety, although I did not sleep more than 6 hours. Perhaps I have to increase the dose."

Anonymous March 31, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I've been on celexa for about 18 months to help ease overall anxiety I take 30 mg daily and about 10 months ago have been put on seroquel also I take 25mg morning and night. And find that if I stay active and eat healthy I feel fine no anxiety I can handle everything much better. However some days 50 mg daily isn't enough and I take an extra 25mg as needed at night. Only side effects I've noticed is insatiable hunger and craving for sweets. Also gained about 9 kilos in the 10 months apart from that I find seroquel to be very helpful at treating the racing thoughts and shortness of breathe"

   
8.0

Terrytsotso March 31, 2016

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Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Depression: "It was mainly prescribed as a sleep aid, in addition to its antidepressant qualities. I was on regular Seroquel and now on XL as I have trouble staying asleep. It's slightly better. I'm getting 6 hours of sleep a night. I am not usually groggy or snowed by this, maybe once per 30 doses. I'm ok with it. Only downside is cost (XL is brand)"

   
8.0

muDraconis (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 30, 2016

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Seroquel (quetiapine) for : "I'm not sure why so many people like this drug for insomnia. First night took 50mg & slept for 5 hours. Second night took 100mg & slept for 6 hours. Third night took 150mg & slept for 7 hours. So I thought everything was cool at 150mg, but after 1 week it started to become less effective & was only getting 4 hours of sleep on 150mg. I would even try to split the dose (take 50mg an hour before bedtime & 100mg at bedtime) but nothing gave. I think Zyprexa works better, but got on this because zyprexa makes you gain weight on ANY dose, while seroquel's weight gain is more dose related (supposedly). Stopped taking it since it sucks at KEEPING me asleep (though it is good at putting me to sleep)."

   
5.0

Chronic Insomniac (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2016

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Great after 3 months......but will make you gain 1,444,765 pounds. No bs!"

   
7.0

Strychnine (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 26, 2016

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Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "Been on Quetiapine MR for around 9 months. 300mg at night. Found it far less sedating than Olanzapine. Its been a miracle for my Bipolar, absolutely no depression and no manic episodes. Yeah I put on weight but the effects on my mood and mental health have been incredible."

   
9.0

p-mo (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 23, 2016

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Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "Been in therapy with a Counselling Psychologist for just over 3 years. Diagnosis from Consultant Psychiatrist - Complex-PTSD, Bipolar Type 2 and Fibromyalgia. Been on Sertraline 200mg for 2 years. Ate Diazepam 2.5mg like smarties after a relationship with an Anti Social Personality Disordered Man. Been taking Quetiapine since December '15 and slowly moved up to 125mg to increase to 200mg. Was taking 7.5mg Mertazipine for sleep though have now removed it due to increase of Quetiapine and weight gain. Overall I'm feeling much calmer, more rational, less reactive and more confident talking to people. After intrusive thoughts, cognitive dissonance, depression, anxiety, insomnia, crying, dissacociation, nightmares etc I'm happy!"

   
6.0

Blu75 March 22, 2016

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