FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: SEROQUEL XR

User Comments:

For Major Depressive Disorder “I have been taking 200mg Seroquel XR for about two years. It does very well at neutralizing the intense, unpredictable, negative emotions that come with my depression and anxiety. And it does help me sleep a reliable 7 to 9 hours a night. HOWEVER: I’ve noticed it’s not picky; it seems to neutralize positive emotions somewhat, too. Also, I’m very groggy in the mornings for 4 to 6 hours after waking up. And, worst of all, one time I forgot a dose and woke up in the middle of the night in a panic, super itchy, very hot, and drenched in sweat. So it seems I will have to take this med forever, or suffer some pretty severe consequences. Overall, a mixed bag, but the positives outweigh the negatives.”

SymbaSymba (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 10, 2018

For Depression “It is ok for me, I can’t say it helps that I can notice, I actually do not notice but my doctor says I have improved a lot. I don’t get any side effects anymore on 200mg per night, it was ok for staying asleep too as I suffer massively broken sleep, it was no good for getting me to fall asleep. I rate it 5 since I personally see no improvement, but my doctor does.”

Mikey111 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 9, 2018

For Bipolar Disorder “Tried Seraquel ten years ago. Ended up driving when my body when into SEVERE convulsions. Was barely able to turn around and drive back home. Then, recently, ten years later I was prescribed SEROQUEL XR. Again. I didn’t make the connection to the first time. Took the 100mg dosage two nights ago. Uncontrollable convulsions and seizures. I have restless leg syndrome and my legs were flying all around. No way to lie down and sleep, so I walked around the house for four hours, occasionally I sitting at my desk for a bit. No sleep. Then, the next day I suffered the entire day suffering from cognitive dissonance. I kept going in and out of “the moment.” And I would spend about thirty seconds in this state, then return for a minute or two. This cycle went on all day long. Third day now and back to “normal.” Not taking anything now.”

Felix99 (taken for less than 1 month) February 13, 2018

For Depression “First, I’m not schizophrenic, nor have I been diagnosed as bipolar.. I take this for drug induced anxiety I was initially given Seroquel XR because I exhibited rapid speech & a disorganized thought pattern during my (continual) intoxication by kratom. Kratom is a ‘natural’, legal substance with opioid and stimulant qualities. Well, I noticed right off that Seroquel XR calmed my racing thoughts. I saw this as a benefit — but the next move was for me to quit using kratom. I got help for that via SUBOXONE, which I’m still on. My whole life & way of thinking took a sharp turn for the better. I remain on the Seroquel XR, along with the SUBOXONE. When I questioned the continued need for Seroquel XR, my Dr. simply said, “Look, you’re doing great. Why change a thing?” And he’s right. So Seroquel XR remains a part of my daily recipe for success.”

Tom Granthauser (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 29, 2018

For Schizoaffective Disorder “I have been taken it for five years. Major difference. Only things is my weight.and eating and drinking while I was sleeping.”

BlaqueCynderella (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 28, 2017

For Bipolar Disorder “Seroquel XR saves my life! No more mania and no more suicidal thoughts in the past year of taking this med!it completely squashed my mania and stopped my racing thoughts better than any other medication! I still had some depression for a while, but not nearly as bad! My doctor recently added Lamictal for additional help on the depressive side, and I’ve never felt so stable in my life! Not to mention that Seroquel helps me sleep well for the first time in my life!:)”

VC8 December 22, 2017

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