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i m seeing my family doctor soon to ask for a seroquel dose increase currently on 200mg for aprox a year I feel I definately need more now as my body has grown accustomed to the 200mgs. Seroqel is the only medicine that can tackle the torment that is my mind on some days. Is this a low dose compared to others? i'm thinking of asking him to go to 300mgs. My p doc can no longer see me unless I go to emerg because of the way our health care system works. She told me to see my family doc for refills and doses unless all hell breaks loose in my head. What dose are some of you others on? Should I ask for double to 400mgs. I always second guess myself!

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I wish I could remember where I read this but you can't judge Seroquel by it's dosage. For instance, look at Risperdal, you wouldn't take 200 mg. of that a day, right? With Seroquel, 200 mg. is, I think, considered a very low dose (but it depends on what you need it for). DD takes 800 mg., there are people on this board that take 1200 mgs. I've read that weight gain is not associated with the dosage (if that makes a difference to you). Seroquel has been helpful for dd.

Take care,

DMF

i m seeing my family doctor soon to ask for a seroquel dose increase currently on 200mg for aprox a year I feel I definately need more now as my body has grown accustomed to the 200mgs. Seroqel is the only medicine that can tackle the torment that is my mind on some days. Is this a low dose compared to others? i'm thinking of asking him to go to 300mgs. My p doc can no longer see me unless I go to emerg because of the way our health care system works. She told me to see my family doc for refills and doses unless all hell breaks loose in my head. What dose are some of you others on? Should I ask for double to 400mgs. I always second guess myself!
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hiya-

at one point i was taking 800mg of seroquel. 200mg isn't really a high dose. but it depends on what it is for. for bipolar disorder, you need at least 300mg.

i'd ask for 300mg and go from there, just see if it works for you and keep your dose as low as you can and have it still work right for you. i'm all about taking the right dose and not overkilling it.

loon

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200mg is a fairly small dose. FYI I have been on 1200mg for almost a year now. Only problem has been side effects (weight gain and sedation).

Im sure your dr would agree that upping the dose is a sound decision - maybe to 300 or 400mg. Definitely something to talk about at your next appointment.

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If you're looking to quiet your mind, 300 mg is good. I've been there and it works.

I've been at 200 mg for a long time and it's good for sleep and general calm. For the quiet mind, not so much.

Now, for lowering anxiety and stabilizing mood and quieting a really rough-going mind, like lots of noise, like brain radio and repeating words and all that, manic crap on my end of things, well, I've been in the 400-700 range for that, but then I can get a little bit of the zombie thing going. But that's me. Your mileage will vary, I guess.

Good luck.

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