Comment from: Through the Storm25-34on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: April 06

I was prescribed Seroquel as a mood stabilizer in addition to my antidepressant and antianxiety medicine. I had A LOT of weight gain. I was on Seroquel for about 5.5 years. Before I took Seroquel I weighed around 155 lbs. While I was on Seroquel, I maxed out at 242 lbs, which lead to me being prediabetic and having to take Metformin. Determined to lose weight, I had to see a psychiatrist to get off of Seroquel because my primary care physician did not feel comfortable getting me off Seroquel herself. After a long wait, the psychiatrist tapered me down. During the tapering process and after I was off of Seroquel, I experienced SEVERE ITCHING ALL OVER MY BODY that lasted about A MONTH. The itching was everyday at ra don times throughout the day. The itching from getting off of Seroquel interfered with my ability to concentrate on work or school. I found that when I was busy, the itching was less severe. During down time, I would play video games to distract me from the itching, but that stopped working after a while. Taking showers intensified the itching. One time I wrapped myself in cold, wet towels which made the itching less intense. After about 1 month, the terrible itching stopped. It got off of a Seroquel in September 2017. It is now April 2018 and I am happy and blessed to say I no longer itch, and I weigh about 184 lb. I hope this post helps others struggling with weight gain on Seroquel or itching after getting off of Seroquel.

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Comment from: David Ford45-54on Treatment for 1-2 years Published: October 07

This a very serious drug I think it should only be used in patient. I thought I some sort of neurological problem, (I had had Lime disease), I was sleeping 16hr a day, I was browning out during the day and felt like I had the flu. I also ended up in the ER and I recovered after stopping the Seroquel.

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Comment from: MAn35-44 Published: January 31

I have been on a lot of them and I'm now on 300 mg Seroquel it is the best , I have not gained weight but I exercise I take it at night. I don't see things, I feel things touching me but I still have one voice and not 4 in my head .I bought Seroquel here Maybe my review helpes someone too.

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Comment from: RedFahee25-34on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: May 15

Having a severe case of paranoid schizophrenia as well as debilitating manic depression (bipolar disorder) it was hard to function in daily life. 100mg in the morning, then 300mg before bed and I feel like a normal person again. No hallucinations, no voices, and not a bit of paranoia. I can sleep now and actually enjoy life like I NEVER have before. Absolutely amazing. The people that say it doesn't work or say they can't function on it only think they have the illness their doctor says they have. I have taken the same dose for 3 months and it's like nothing I've ever experienced. If you are using it so you can are retarded. Period. It is an ANTI-PSYCHOTIC. Which helps people like me, and WILL cause mental problems for normal people. Ive seen it happen to 7 family members. Don't use this for sleep. And if you have trouble waking up of functioning while taking it STOP and switch doctors because you are not ill and you will develop problems. Otherwise, I'm thrilled to finally be "right" in the head again.

Comment from: Laty45-54on Treatment for 1-2 years Published: December 01

My delusions and hallucinations are almost gone now. I become less anxious and able to be more patient. I surely feel the difference between now and my delisional self before taking this meds.

Comment from: Libramoon35-44on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: September 07

I have Major Depressive disorder and severe anxiety and have a very hard time sleeping. My doctor prescribed this medication to help me go to sleep. Instead of making me sleepy, it gave me bad severe restless body, which kept me up 4 additional hours. When I did finally fall asleep, I had one if the most severe vivid dreams of my life. I woke up in hysterics and it took a while for me to settle down. Im sure its an excellent medication for most. This is just my experience with it.

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Comment from: 35-44on Treatment for 1-2 years Published: November 12

I have severe insomnia which started after I left my husband of 13 years. I went weeks without any sleep. I was hospitalized twice in 2 months. I've tried every prescription and otc remedy imaginable. I am on a regime now that puts me right to sleep, I can get 6-8 hours of very good quality sleep, with no discernible side effects. I take 25mg seroquel 30-45 minutes before bed. Then I take .25mg xanax at bedtime. This is the lowest prescribed dose of each of these drugs. But that's all I need. It works, every night, without increase in dosage. This changed my life. I can actually have a regular fulltime job that requires me to getup at the same time each day. I geek rested and alert and my mood is good. I am so thankful for this drug.

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Comment from: lys 13-18on Treatment for 6 months to - 1 year Published: March 31

I haven't been on seroquel that long to treat my psychosis, sleep problems, depression, and bipolar. Reading some of these reviews frighten me, I notice some of the thing that everyone is talking about, but overall this has changed my life. I do not see or hear things that nobody else does, and my sleeping is ten times better.

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Comment from: Deb55-64on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: January 07

If I miss one dose, almost immediately (within hours), My body experiences kind of a "rush", but in a very unpleasant way. It disturbs my head especially if I turn my head or move suddenly. Very weird. Don't know how to describe it, but have noticed these types of symptoms going off Paxil, but in a lesser way. Seroquel scares me.

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Comment from: Blitzer55-64on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: June 27

I have been taking different medications for treating many brain disorders for over five years. I had a cocktail that I took every night. My doctor and I decided to try to see if I could get off of some of the medications that I was being treated for Bipolar 1 and Mania, PST, ADD, Insomnia. So, I tried this medication. I loved it, but yes it has side effects. Restlessness in the legs, groggy in the morning then it would go away. My weight did go up, but I got the best sleep. My dreams were coming back, my moods swing decreased. I was not agitated or in a rage. It works! I did go off of it because of the weight gain, but after reading so many of these reviews I am going back on. I will have a long chat with my shrink the next time as to how to deal with some of these side effects. I just did my blood work up and it was all good. If I am going to take this medication again then I will need to do a follow-up with blood workups. The restless leg, I was taking gabapentin. It helped with this problem. I would say if you try it you going to have to watch out. Get your blood workup first, watch the side effects, ask your family to get involved to watch you. There is nothing worse than a bipolar rage. It is why there are so many people in jail that have had an episode and didn't know that is what was going on. I diagnosed five years ago. I am now 64. I can't tell you how many failed relationships, lost jobs, losing my home. The only thing that kept me from killing myself is I am a Catholic. Until I was diagnosed, I thought I was an alien that didn't belong on this planet.

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Comment from: saline45-54on Treatment for 6 months to - 1 year Published: April 24

Taking 25mg as needed for insomnia (I've had anxiety problems in the past and that's probably an underlying cause). Consistently does the trick where other prescription (including cannabis) and OTC medications have not. If I do wake up in the night, I can almost always go back to sleep quickly. A little groggy in the morning, but that's the only usual side effect I notice. I try not to take it on weekends (and often don't sleep as well), but am reliant on it on the weekdays.

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Comment from: Sad35-44on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: April 11

Been taking 25 mg for a month and I've gained 8 pounds and look like crap. Sure, I sleep better at night but idt it's a good trade off. I'd rather take a sleeping pill than continue to gain weight. My Effexor and Topamax manage my depression for the most part.

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Comment from: 25-34on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: January 08

This medication keeps you feeling very dizzy and can't get out of bed. It will help you sleep all night but did nothing for my condition.

Comment from: Alexa13-18on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: January 03

I got off of risperdone due to gaining 15lbs (I am 118 normally, so thats a lot for me) and my doctor perscribed seroquel. I do not hallucinate, but my mood is extremely unstable due to austism. I like this med, its okay. Its not as effective as my baby risperdone, but its close. I have NO appitite on this med which is a HUGE plus! Sleeping is okay, im insomniac so its nice. Little unstable, more than the adverage person but its definatly improved. Derealization and depersonalization are worse, same with depression. rip i guess

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Comment from: Becca35-44on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: October 19

My daughter is prescribed this medication and it has turned her into a Mute. She cannot form words. Her speech is very distorted.

Comment from: sknorowski45-54on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: August 17

I was taking 1600 mg. of Serequel. I'm finally down to 800mg. Hoping to get down to at least 400mg. My main complaint is weight gain. I have been stable now for 2 years, I also take 100mg. of Zoloft. No shakes or twitches from this med.

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Comment from: 45-54on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: December 13

I want no part of this medicine. I take lorazapam for sleep. I do not have bipolar or anxiety. I only need this to sleep. I have not gained any weight

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Comment from: bipolar medication55-64on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: December 03

this drug has helped me to control my manic episodes

Comment from: Kook8119-24on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: March 24

I have been on about 6 different antidepressants since I was sixteen. My Dad went blind when I was 12 and sadly it chandge my life for the worse. The happy go lucky kid was was wrong and at 12 you are super comfused as to why you are feeling this way, I didnâ??t start taking anything till 16 and have tried so many different ones I had almost given up hope. The only one that sort of helped was Cymbslta. My Doctor added Seroquel to my cymbalta and it is a total game changer. Iâ??m 24 and finally have found the right thing to me. The only side effect Iâ??ve had is being constantly been hungry. But I think I can muster enough will power to combat that. Seroquel works great for me but someone else it might not. Everyone processes meds differently and unfortunately there isnâ??t one drug that helps all. But if youâ??re like I was and felt completely defeated I say give Seroquel a chance. Itâ??s been 8 years and Iâ??ve found something that truly helps.

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Comment from: Oskat 25-34on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: January 04

Was prescribed for post natal depression was on huge dose 800mg a night I was a zombie I could not get out of bed it affected my personality I was numb lost touch with reality affected my memory to the point I was tested for early on set memory loss disorder I also ate while asleep found bowls of food wrappers and had no memory of eating or getting up I went from 55 kilos to 85 kilos in 4 months still overweight and constantly on diets to try control the carb carvings this drug causes honestly itâ??s a nightmare of a medication I still battling to come off it without ending up a mess please look at other options you can try before this medication it ruins lives

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Comment from: 45-54on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: December 26

Use for sleep instead of benzo, works great.

Comment from: Carousel_Ambra25-34on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: November 07

For five hellish days, I took 50 mgs/day as prescribed. I'd had surgery for medication resistant epilepsy three months prior, and was prescribed this in anticipation of bouts of depression I was expected to experience in addition to the GAD I'd had since childhood. I don't remember any actual events of those five days, just that I was never fully awake, everything had a dark cloud over it, and I wasn't able to walk. Luckily, I was able to use two weeks' vacation time while I was in the hospital, then recovering at home.

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Comment from: Kennls55-64on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: February 04

This is a dangerous drug which should not be prescribed for anxiety. It makes you lose contact with reality. The fuzziness lasted all day and caused memory loss. I had all of the negative side effects to the power of 10. The severe loss of muscle strength made the dizziness dangerous. I was unable to function and still find it difficult to focus. Why it was prescribed is a mystery. I am changing psychiatrists. Not a go to drug for anyone.

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Comment from: Bipolar 255-64on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: August 17

The problem with Seroquel (Quetiapine) for me is that I gained 30lbs in 3 years and am always tired. Since I am/was afraid of a heart attack from being obese, I gradually replaced it with CBD oil. So far so good. I have continued to take Zoloft (sertraline) and Carbamazepine (Tegretol).

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Comment from: chur19-24on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: July 16

worst drug ever. don't reccomend.

Comment from: tim35-44on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: May 11

I take this for sleep it works but can make you tired the following day.

Comment from: Jake25-34on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: April 17

Have been on many meds that were inappropriately used for my anxiety and instability including high dose Depakote and tryclic anti depressants getting me more unstable and unbearable antipsychotic overloads. Eventually a sedative dose of seroquel around 125-150 mg worked very well for calming down anxiety intrusive thoughts and allowing me to sleep. It is ridiculous that some of the doctors who aggressively medicate aren�t cautious because the right dose of helpful medication can be life saving while a bad approach can cause instability that caused serious problems in my life then unfortunately psychiatrist often blame your condition over their inappropriate treatment so it�s important to be aware of what�s going on with you.

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Comment from: catloveron Treatment for 10+ years Published: March 29

had to go off this as i gained a ton of weight. just wasn't worth the hassle.

Comment from: kels55-64on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: March 27

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Comment from: wain25-34on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: March 25

the dr prescription stopped being enough for me and I needed something more and my doctor wont provide outside the allowed quantity. so i ask few friends about getting more somewhere safe and trusted, he then introduced me to this market [email protected] they own a market on the deep web and we all know the deep web is the safest means of buying drugs without a prescription. Have been buying from them now for over a year and I think I feel better than taking the prescribed quantity. they deliver worldwide and are very safe and trusted. I know you also want more but don't know where and how to, here is a solution. enjoy!!

Comment from: 19-24on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: March 22

Helped my mood a little, but couldn't deal with the side effect of feeling shock throughout my body every time I moved. Switched to Abilify and barely ever feel this shock feeling.

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Comment from: mischka45-54on Treatment for 10+ years Published: February 27

I began taking this drug in May 2002. I took 800mg at bed time for about 5 years. I've gone up and down between 300mg and 500mg per day for the last 12 years. I am now insulin resistant. My cholesterol levels are off the charts. I have gained at least 40 pounds since I began taking it. I now have to take Actos, Metformin, and Trulicity to combat the insulin resistance. My doctor is weaning me off Seroquel and on to Latuda. I, also, have horrible restless leg syndrome.Please think twice before taking this drug, unless it's your ONLY option. The side effects wreak havoc on your body. It's not worth it if you have any other option.

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Comment from: Buy xanax45-54on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: January 25

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Comment from: AntiYou2213-18on Treatment for 6 months to - 1 year Published: May 09

i took 25mg up to 6x a day as needed. It helped with anxiety,but made me half brain-dead. i couldn't keep up with the simplist of conversations and was in a daze grades dropped dramatically. i got off it and my head felt so much clearer.

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Comment from: henry55-64on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: April 29

Increased weight gain! Type-2 diabetes! Symmetric mild bilateral gynecomastia! Don't take this drug before researching the side effects!

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Comment from: Mat35-44on Treatment for 1-2 years Published: April 17

This is the only medication that works for me. I can sleep,I don t have racing thoughts anymore at night, and I'm calmer. I,also take ativan along with it to prevent panic attacks at while I'm asleep. The combo is very effective for me. It is a miracle drug that treats all my symptoms.

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Comment from: rickyjo054hotmail.com55-64on Treatment for 6 months to - 1 year Published: November 15

this drug is bad news. It made me loose all control of mu facilities. I ended up in the hospital due to a car wreck i had no idea i was in Glad i was only only on involved.

Comment from: Veteran25-34 Published: July 31

Medication is easy use, it can and will knock you out, one thing thats a pain is being foggy brained until noonish.

Comment from: 13-18on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: March 07

Didn't work on my hallucinations/delusions/ anger problems. Only made me hungry all the time.

Comment from: Don't take quetiapine19-24on Treatment for 6 months to - 1 year Published: January 18

Worst thing I've ever ingested, this medication can ruin life's and minds .


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