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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

Condition: Bipolar Depression
8/5/2014 4:40:10 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking Seroquel nightly for 2+ years. PROS: I sleep much better, my mood is more stable, and I rarely enter into manic periods. I am almost a functioning human being again. CONS: (1) I feel groggy for about 12-13 hours after taking any dose (25-150 mgs), which makes mornings feel nearly impossible, and has caused me to miss several important appointments. (2) About an hour after ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
6/11/2014 3:52:47 PM

Reviewer: dmakower, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on Seroquel XR for 7 years. I have taken as much as 600 mg., for depression and manic episodes. It saved my life as I was suicidally depressed. It went away really quick. I went from weighing 160 to almost 300 lbs. I could barely walk one house. After having cataract surgery in both eyes, developing sugar diabetes, and so sleepy day and night, I changed my diet am walking 1 mile ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
5/13/2014 12:10:43 AM

Reviewer: maryliz, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
this drug has changed my whole life for the better. a year ago I had the a most serious depression with psychotic features. I am seriously bipolar;however, that depression was profound. I would have died without proper treatment. six months of ect and concurrent use of serequel worked like a miracle. Sure, I have gained quite a lot of weight...but, i am alive and enjoying a good life free of an ... Show Full Comment

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