CaptainYaaar Posted November 14, 2009 Share Posted November 14, 2009 I am currently severely depressed at the moment, and have been for months. I am currently on Trileptal 300mg, Risperdone 4mg, Zoloft 200mg, Ambien 20, with Dexidribe 5mg and Nuvigil PRN. I have been considering when I have felt my best treating whatever it is that I have. (My Dr has said I may be mildly bipolar, and I agree with that. He has also, however said that he's not certain if my depression is bipolar and unipolar.) I recall feeling best on Seroquel as monotherapy. I was taking 125-150mg a night and I would feel fantastic until around 6 at night, when I would start to bawl. You could set your watch to it. My Dr thought that maybe I would need to take 25 mg in the afternoon, but at the time that wouldn't have been workable with Seroquel being as sedating as it is. So eventually we stopped the Seroquel completely and moved onto other mood stablizers. I am considering approaching my pdoc about starting Seroquel again. So here are my questions: Between Seroquel IR and XR, which one will knock me out more during the day? I need to be able to function. I work and I am going to school and I am trying to plan this carefully. Im thinking of starting it over some vacation time. Lately I have also been taking 50mg of Seroquel at night because I am trying to eliminate Ambien to see if that improves my mood at all. Even at 50mg Seroquel, its not that sedating for me. How long does it take to be affective on depression, and how much time should I allow? Should I keep my Trileptal as my main mood stablizer or will the Seroquel be enough? Can Seroquel manage the depression enough that Zoloft won't be necessary? How does it affect you cognitively? And finally, I am interested in hearing from those who are mainly on Seroquel. How has it been? Do you take just IR, just XR, or a combination? How has it been affective? Any details would be great. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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