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On 5/30/2014 at 3:50 PM, revv said:

do any of you taking seroquel have sexual dysfunctions? or low sex drive

I know this is what >4 years old, but I have low sex drive on Seroquel at 200mg daily, but I do take other meds (Lyrica, Dextroamphetamine, just restarted Straterra at 25mg, and Valium) yet none of these other meds have ever caused me sexual problems in the past. Maybe I am just depressed, don't know it, and low libido is one of my symptoms..just one theory I have other than it being due to Seroquel

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You guys are staying up 3 hours after seroquel??? I take 100mg and I'm out in ten mins flat. I take it at all different hours. I wake up feeling some way lol. I'm on a lot of other meds though so maybe the combo is affecting that. 

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I can now say that the immediate release Seroquel sedates and puts me to sleep much more than the xr, even at half or less the dose. I have been taking Seroquel xr 400mg and surprisingly I can stay up 3-5 hours after taking it. Way different experience than the instant Seroquel 

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11 hours ago, BrianOCD said:

Love regular Seroquel, but the ER was horrible for me, left me even more apathetic and depressed.

Really? I haven't felt depressed or apathetic yet and I have been on 400mg XR for a few weeks now. Did you take your seroquel xr in the morning or at night? Because I know that if I took mine in the morning then I would feel mildly sedated and blurred/double vision, so I try to take it around 10pm. Regular seroquel I use for severe insomnia, the bottle says take 2-3 100mg tablets for severe insomnia, and it works amazingly. But my goal is to control my mania and keep me stable, without feeling drugged or cognitively impaired, so this is why I asked my psychiatrist if I could try the XR/ER version of seroquel because the reviews for XR/ER are impressive. It's working well so far, I actually haven't been manic or hypomanic since starting Seroquel XR.

My relationship with seroquel is such a love/hate but I don't know how to explain it :306: it is such an effective medication for my bipolar 1 disorder. but the risks and possible side effects scare me :( 

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