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User Reviews for Quetiapine to treat Paranoid Disorder

Also known as: Seroquel, Seroquel XR

Quetiapine has an average rating of 6.9 out of 10 from a total of 15 ratings for the treatment of Paranoid Disorder. 60% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 20% reported a negative effect.

Quetiapine Rating Summary

6.9/10 average rating

15 ratings from 15 user reviews.

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Reviews for Quetiapine

Aldo January 26, 2020

“I'm been on quetiapine 25mg twice a day for 3 weeks and slowly but surely my paranoid behaviour, my racing thoughts, sweaty palms , thinking everyone wants to hurt me is reducing and hopefully this is the start of my life”

6 / 10
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pistol June 8, 2009

Seroquel (quetiapine): “I was given this medication for alcohol/drug psychosis and after 2 years in 12 step recovery programs I am still on 450 milligrams. I started a reduction regime and was down to 150 milligrams and my paranoia symptoms returned. Went to see doctor and resumed my previous dosage. I experience no side effects listed but must say I am in good health and keep fit. There is the issue of weight gain, using fitness I managed to lose 10 kilograms.”

9 / 10
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Sh · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 28, 2019

“I am bipolar one with severe anxiety. I take other pills for my bipolar including a dose of Seroquel at night but my dr. added me 3 small doses during the day for my anxiety, which has dramatically decreased. I am not worried all the time, or having panic attacks and I am leaving the house to shop, unlike before. Finally I am seeing anxiety relief.”

9 / 10
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chellegovea May 2, 2014

“I have Delusional parasitosis. It has made my life a living hell for over 3 years. I was prescribed Seroquel last month and after taking it one time my symptoms we're nearly gone. For me it's a godsend.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 9, 2012

Seroquel XR (quetiapine): “Seroquel XR worked for me better than the Seroquel. From my understanding the XR is an extended release vs the regular Seroquel. My paranoid thoughts have completely gone away except for the normal paranoia that everyone has of people sometimes talking about them. It also gives me a lot of energy during the day and I do not have to take naps. I have tried Abilify and other medicines, but none seem to work as well as the Seroquel XR.”

9 / 10
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maxzee June 25, 2011

Seroquel (quetiapine): “After seeing my GP I was prescribed 200mg at night and had my first night sleep in months. Seroquel simply saved my life, it calmed me down stopped my racing heart/mind and burning body. Over time I have been able to reduce my dose to 50mg at night and wake up refreshed for work. In the morning I drink plenty of water or weak tea, also found B vitamins or multivitamins worked well along with magnesium tablet or powder three times a day.”

9 / 10
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Ralph · Taken for less than 1 month October 24, 2020

“Hi, I have MDD, psychosis and PTSD. Quetiapine did nothing for me except knock me out to sleep but only for 6 hours. The side effects have been pretty bad. I haven’t pooped in a week, craziest nightmares where I’m always dying, hot and cold sweats, always dry mouth and now painful urination. Did nothing for my paranoia. I did like that it knocked me out but that’s it. 4 weeks on it and now I’m coming off. Obviously didn’t work for me.”

1 / 10
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Hamed · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 12, 2020

“My father whom also suffers from Parkinson's disease has developed paranoid and delusional behaviour the past few years. He's been taking a small dose of this drug (37.5mg at night) for almost two years now along with a bunch of other anti depressants and a tranqulizer. It worked pretty nice until now. The effect seems to be wearing off now and we are trying to add to the dosage.”

7 / 10
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brado · Taken for 1 to 2 years March 14, 2015

“I'm on quetiapine 200mg fast release, I take one before sleep works really well when catching them zzzzz... The funny thing is my Dreams are more wacky and a lot more Vivid then ever. But as long as the sleep issue is good I am happy. No problem at all besides the wacky dreams. The pills keep me away from Meth..”

10 / 10
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just stace :) · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 2, 2012

“I have been using quetiapine now for several weeks and have found it works wonders for my paranoid behaviour. I take 50mg in the morning and 200mg before bed, my mood is so much better. If I miss a dose my family can tell so I try not to miss any.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month March 10, 2017

“Its only OK once I've fallen asleep and maintaining that sleep but honestly I still have genuine reasons to be paranoid in life based on misconceptions certain associates ect but yea still depressed restless legs less paranoid over thinking but more frustrated and anxious I eat a lot on it and well I guess proper therapy sessions would've been a better approach for me”

3 / 10
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Momwithproblems · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 30, 2016

“This medication did not work for my paranoia, anxiety, depression, and delusions. In fact, it made me feel worse. I started to believe more ridiculous things are going on around me. I actually surprisingly lost a little weight but that could be attributed to quitting breastfeeding in the process. I slept really well on this medicine which was helpful with the intrusive thoughts. I had a problem going from 300mg-400mg. The twitching became extreme....especially in my face. I became severely depressed on this medication because my intrusive thoughts started to feel more real. The only perk to this drug was that it increased my libido. I am now starting a new medication. I guess every person is different”

2 / 10
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Henry · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 13, 2021

“Have been on Serequel for 7 years now and have had minimal side effects. It is an expensive drug and is on the pharmaceutical free list for people who come under the category of several psychiatric disorders. Have started seeing a new doctor who would not prescribe Serequel for me on the free list because he believed I didn’t fit into the prescribing category so he wrote me a script but said I would have to pay for it, so I thought this doctor was a narcissistic bastard and told him I will continue taking Serequel from a previous doctor who will prescribe it for me on the free list. It is obvious the new doctor didn’t want to prescribe the drug because he is a dishonest prick and dose not want the responsibility of monitoring its effectiveness, so much for a replacement as you cannot just stop taking the medicine. A particular doctor because of his personal views is quite possibly heading towards a malpractice.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous April 8, 2012

“Very sedating; put me to sleep nicely, especially when I was on Abilify, it was a great relief. Was too tired to be psychotic! But I gained 32 pounds in a very short time...”

5 / 10
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BirdVomit · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 19, 2019

“Give this quetiapine a chance, has helped me feel human twice in 3 years”

8 / 10
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