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    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    3/27/2016 8:03:14 PM

    Reviewer: James, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I've been on this med for a year now and have only had one depressive episode, which I was able to work out on my own without having to see my psychiatrist. No noted weight gain or sedation.

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    8/22/2015 3:16:32 AM

    Reviewer: goosegirl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Here is the thing about Seroquel XR, by the time I started taking it I was so desperate for sleep and some relief from my depression, I didn't care what it did to me. Five years later, my dosage doesn't work to help me sleep but twelve hours later I still can't get out of bed. It makes me feel DEPRESSED! I am so unmotivated to do anything and yes I get the late night munchies even thou ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    5/29/2015 8:02:06 PM

    Reviewer: Mare Mare, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    The med did do what it should do. Help alot with my moods and best of all I could sleep at night. Was never over tired but did gain weight and with bad heart it that was getting hard to do things with getting worn out. Was given samples for almost a year but then hard to get and cost was 300 copay a month I then stop taking it. And i want to warn others do not just stop taking it. follow a doc pla ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    11/9/2014 2:45:22 AM

    Reviewer: Tazmanian Devil, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Started this med less than 6 months ago. 150 mg is working wonderfully (as opposed to Seroquel where I experienced too many side effects that interfered with everyday life). Do need to take in early evening to sleep and to avoid 'restless legs'. Taking in addition to Lithium and Lamotrigine. Depression phase has thankfully passed.

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    10/6/2014 10:33:18 PM

    Reviewer: rdnkgrl, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    After OD-ing in a suicide attempt a month ago, I was put on 50mg Seroquel XR in the morning and 200mg at night, which was quickly increased to 400mg at night. This med works great for the intended purpose...helps control my moods, helps me sleep better, I'm not suicidal anymore, and I find myself having more energy. What I do not like, however, it that it has caused major weight gain! I have ... Show Full Comment

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