User Reviews for Quetiapine
Also known as: Seroquel, Seroquel XR
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Reviews for Quetiapine to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
"This is a zombie drug."
Zombie666 December 17, 2016
4 users found this comment helpful.
"This drug has changed my life, Almost eliminated the obsessive thoughts, still have the occasional bad episode but they have reduced 95%"
Downunderman (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 22, 2016
10 users found this comment helpful.
"Excellent even at 12.5 dose,--need to split a 25mg tab in half, which is nearly impossible with some generics. I wish they'd make a lower dose. Have never taken a stronger dose for fear of over-sedation, though I get accustomed to the low dose quickly. A godsend. I highly recommend it."
jonnyboyfrom boston August 31, 2016
9 users found this comment helpful.
"Drug is absolutely amazing and SAVED my life. Literally (clinical depression). I sleep like a rock every night, and this drug improved my life in everyway. The only side effect I've found is it's actually given me OCD issues that I never had before."
Matt1992 August 18, 2016
7 users found this comment helpful.
"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!!!"
Johnny123456 April 27, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
"Great after 3 months......but will make you gain 1,444,765 pounds. No bs!"
Strychnine (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 26, 2016
7 users found this comment helpful.
"After many years of sleep problems due to my ADHD I was prescribes seroquel 12.5 mg instead of melatonin. This medicine knocked me out in an hour. I finally can sleep again. Seems like during daytime my mood is a bit more stable."
Rob zine January 23, 2016
10 users found this comment helpful.
"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
16 users found this comment helpful.
"This is the only medication that seems to stop my the repetitive thoughts. It also improves improve mood and anxiety . Need to exercise alot though to fight the dreaded weight gain."
GoldSpade (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 20, 2013
37 users found this comment helpful.
"Seroquel is an awesome medication for sleeping and some anxiety. Sometimes it's hard to say what I'm feeling because, I feel like an atomic bomb or something. I have ADHD, Bipolar 1, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Seroquel is great, I can see it doing wonders if I just had one thing. Was taking Adderall so when I took Seroquel I got schizophrenia at night like hearing and seeing things. Fun."
Johnramone23yrs May 20, 2013
12 users found this comment helpful.
"I suffer from O.C.D and Obsesive Compulsive personality disorder. I have had it since aged 12. I'm now in my 40's. For the last three years I've been on a high dose of quetiapine 600 mg nightly, I also take Lustral during day.. They have helped me so much, it's first time in years I've felt more 'normal'. Before I was very manic, etc., this has calmed me down a great deal. BUT, I'm always tired, not much energy, my weight has gone up, I used to exercise before but struggle now, BUT I'd rather be like this than manic, panicking, and a nightmare to live with!! I'm married with 4 children, it's a shame they have seen me at my worst many a time, which I feel terrible about. But now I'm on this medicines I'm a different person."
Mac-lodge April 23, 2013
28 users found this comment helpful.
Seroquel (quetiapine): "Puts me to sleep like turning off a light switch. Which has greatly helped me work and be on a normal schedule. Before I would stay up for 24-36 hours straight, then sleep 15 hours and then repeat. Been taking it 7 years. Now when I decide it is bedtime, I take it and 9 out of 10 times I am sleeping in 20-60 minutes. It works just as well for me at 25 mg or 200 mg....same effect. Personally, 15 minutes after I take it though I absolutely will not give my OCD the time of day, not because it goes away but because if I do the medicine makes it harder to focus and deal with whatever is bothering me and it can go on and on worse than normal. And the more drowsy I get the worse it is to focus."
Anonymous January 23, 2012
18 users found this comment helpful.
Seroquel (quetiapine): "Have been on and off Seroquel for a few years for severe obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Self harm has been a big compulsion for me. With this medicine it really helps reduce that and many other compulsions. Only big side effect is weight gain. But after being it for half a year I realize I'd rather be over weight then have the symptoms i typically have."
eli c. December 28, 2011
23 users found this comment helpful.
Seroquel (quetiapine): "It helped with my OCD intrusive thoughts, but made me VERY agitated and a feeling of skin crawling. Even at 1/4 of a tablet and I was really anxious."
Anonymous December 4, 2011
19 users found this comment helpful.
Seroquel (quetiapine): "If OCD thoughts are keeping you up at night this works well. Turns the brain off with literally 25 mg a night one hour before I want to sleep. Daytime Paxil has worked best for me."
drew_denver January 19, 2011
20 users found this comment helpful.
Seroquel XR (quetiapine): "Diagnosed with GAD and OCD, more so the mental aspect (the obsessions). On clonazepam, Zoloft 200mg and Seroquel XR 50mg a few hours before bed. I have to say that it feels great and helps me fall asleep, but I still have some anxiety driven dreams. The hours before sleep are wonderful, it really takes you down a level or two. I just wish it lasted 24 hours."
Obsessions October 22, 2009
25 users found this comment helpful.
Seroquel (quetiapine): "I was diagnosed with OCD and doctor put me on Zoloft and for some time I was okay then started getting side effects. I went back to doctor and he gave me Seroquel and instantly after taking first dose of 25mg I started to feel a lot better, like a new man. It really helped me sleep well without fear in my thoughts, so I really gave BIG 10 for this drug for helping me live normal life ."
Delusions of Grandure January 24, 2009
66 users found this comment helpful.
Seroquel (quetiapine): "Seroquel has made a day and night difference in my life. I have huge anxiety issues and OCD. I've been taking 200mg/night for a few years now. It's not for everybody with OCD, but it has been a life saver for me."
Viktor W December 4, 2008
49 users found this comment helpful.
Seroquel (quetiapine): "I suffer from extreme anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. I was prescribed Seroquel 25 mg (one in the morning and two at bedtime). This medication has done wonders for me in a very short period of time (one week). In low doses, Seroquel is effectively taking the edge off life and I'm a much happier person. It's like a miracle drug for me and I can't imagine going back to life without it."
Sandie Lee October 19, 2008
97 users found this comment helpful.
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