Seroquel for Bipolar disorder treatment

We have 791 consumer reports for treatment of Bipolar disorder with Seroquel. Bipolar disorder used in 10% of cases.

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Seroquel Circle Diagram 78 consumers of 791 reported about Bipolar disorder

  1. Tommy N. Lomax says:
    3.5 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    Sex. Dysfunction first occurred under Zyprexa, after switching to Seroquel no real improvement

    Side effects: Erectile dysfunction
  2. Meda D. Goodman says:
    4.0 rating

    Seroquel for Mania; Bipolar disorder; Sleep disorders

    I am 22 years old and was treated with Olanzapine (Zyprexa) due to psychosis (plus panic attacks and sleep disturbances), which made me hardly sleep for 14 hours and more after just 3 weeks. At the moment, Zyprexa’s blessing was bad. I thought I would never be able to be normal again and continue to push very tiring panic attacks every day. Then, as part of a psychotherapy, Bipolar Disorder was detected and I was put on Abilify and Sertraline (SSRI). After about 5 months, the sertraline was spilled out and since then I’m only taking Abilify. At manic times up to 15mg and at the moment only 5mg. At first I had extreme twitches from Abilify which bothered me as well as my boyfriend. The convulsions did not go away but you learn to live with them and they are less exhausting than living through a mania. By and large, I’m happy with my life, no panic attacks for 2 years and no depressive or manic phase since I started psychotherapy. Abilify helps me curb my thoughts, which usually go through my head like an extremely loud train. Less focused thoughts.

  3. Norma T. Ramos says:
    3.0 rating

    Seroquel for High blood pressure; Bipolar disorder; Sleep disorders

    I’m taking this combination for more than a year now, after more than three years of manic phase and then being briefed on my lawyers, otherwise I’d have done more crap. My experience is actually quite good with this combination, only the Seroquel is the purest sleeping aid, take and fall asleep is all one. To gain weight, I can only say that I have only slightly decreased by a lot of sports and diet change and keep the weight now. But it is a daily fight. My question- Is this combination and the relatively high dosage not harmful at some point for liver and so?

  4. John A. Montalvo says:
    3.0 rating

    Seroquel for Investigated; Drive disorders; Bipolar disorder; Borderline; Depression

    If I have all my medications, then I’m the happy person in the world, the only way I can spend the second half of my life meaningful and no longer give me with such nerve-wracking topics. From the median I have no special side effect, in comparison to an interferon therapy against hapatitic ict then considerably worse. I love you

    Side effects: No side effects
  5. Herman M. Anderson says:
    4.0 rating

    Seroquel for Drive disorders; Mood swings; Bipolar disorder; Depression

    I also voted against my Bipolar Affective Disorder Manic Depressive Disease called these two medications together with my doctor after several years of searching in vain for the right medication. At the beginning, every fortnight I wavered between low mood and unnoticed hypomania. When I did not pay much attention to it and continued to work 60-70 hours a week and in the meantime gave birth to 2 children, it became so bad that I took the eighth train of the emotions on the same day at least once , Today I know why I got this disease as a gift. Back in my teens, when I had very severe acne, my doctor prescribed me a drug called Roaccutan as a last resort, which allegedly drove at least 9 people into suicide. I was lucky enough to be able to control my suicidal thoughts and have myself admitted to open psychiatry. There I was prescribed lithium first. Then they experimented with different drugs from Trevilor to Zeldox or Atypical Neuroleptics like Sulpiride in small doses. But whenever the medications had helped for a few days, the effect simply stopped after certain times. And especially the hypomania was gone but the shit …… Depris were always there and I could not be happy anymore and always had something like a stone in the pit of my stomach. Until I found the combination myself with my doctor. The Seroquel helps me to protect myself in both directions. It helps me more against the exhausting hypo or partial mania. But it does not help enough against depression. That’s why I tried fluoxetine, and lo and behold, both drugs in combination have totally changed my life. When my doctor returned from the congress he said that for bipolar people it is the best combination right now to take these two medicines. At the beginning I had the lithium in addition to the seroquel and fluoxetine. I have asked my doctor to omit the exhausting lithium. He agreed and it came as it had to come. I became so manic that I became aggressive and turned on some people totally and turned off completely. When I was in the open two weeks, I was the seroquel increased by 50% and reduced the driving fluoxetine to a single dose. Since this hospitalization I have now the dose in the morning 100mg Seroquel and 20mg Fluoxetine. In the evening I take now 400mg Seroquel and that’s it. Since then, I feel something of normal as years no longer. I have no big weight gain from the Seroquel and then only between 2 and 4 kilograms. I was always tired and broken at the beginning with the treatment of Seroquel and did not get out of bed. This has changed with the dose increase. I can think clearer again and I can remember things again. So exactly the opposite what others are reporting here about the Seroquel. I have had the best experience with Seroquel and Fluoxetine. And if I have Parkinson’s in 20 years I do not care. Because then at least I was allowed to experience my good years in a normal and joyful way. I wish you all that it may be the same with you as with me. It took me almost 5 years to find the right medication.

    Side effects: Increase in weight; Fatigue
  6. John M. McGlothlin says:
    5.0 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    After a month, little is yet to tell about the effect, but Seroquel seems to me to do well. The side effects are still a bit severe. Initially, I had to deal with dizziness or drop in blood pressure. The tiredness helps me to sleep through, although in the morning to spend some time really awake, but that is absolutely tolerable. The strongest side effect is the weight gain, strong heart palpitations, tight chest when breathing, change of hot flashes and shivering and the withdrawal symptoms (= rising from anxiety to the next dose)

  7. Geraldine J. Milliken says:
    4.5 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    I was prescribed Seroquel Prolong for bipolar disorder with episodes of depression during the depressive episode. I had a prolonged depressive episode of panic attacks and constant fear behind me, and then was in a hypomanic phase (unable to sleep, highly concentrated, extremely quick thinking and talking, constant desire for sex) when I was referred to the neurologist / psychiatrist. This prescribed me first 50mg Seroquel (1 tablet in the evening). Since this did not bring the desired result we increased to 100 mg (2 tablets in the evening), after which I had constant mood changes (sometimes several times a day from depressed with suicidal thoughts to totally euphoric, which was extremely stressful and exhausting). Then the dose was increased again to 200 mg (1 tablet in the evening) and since then I remain largely spared the mood swings, I am much calmer and can finally concentrate on my studies again without constantly changing depressive-impulsive-overwhelmed / euphoric feeling hectic-overjoyed. On the first day of use, I had violent circulatory problems, which was repeated at the time of dosing with each new dose for one to two days, but was already predicted by my doctor. Another side effect especially at the beginning was an incredible fatigue and the inability to leave the warm bed in the morning, because somehow you have a strange sense of time. But that can be done very well, if you consistently take the medication and have found his right time, when to take the tablet, so you are in the morning right awake (for me the best time is about 9 o’clock in the evening, but that you have to try as I said). In addition, it is important in my opinion always to take the tablet as accurately as possible at the same time, then one is hardly tired during the day. Furthermore, I have with Seroquel incredibly vivid and long-lasting dreams, which is an advantage for beautiful dreams, in nightmares but just very disturbing, because sometimes dream and reality can not tell apart (I dreamed, for example, from my everyday life and forgot important things to do, since I had already done so in a dream and believed I would have done things already). Apart from that, I have since gained Seroquel Prolong about 3 kg in 8 months, but can also be due to unhealthy lifestyle (I eat a lot of sweets and do not do a lot of sports). Maybe my cravings for sweets have become a bit bigger since Seroquel Prolong, but he was already there before that. All side effects except for the extremely lively dreams (that started only with 200mg) did not change or worsen during the dosage. Everything else was 50mg as well as now with 200mg. All in all, the drug brings me a large part of my lost quality of life again and that weighs the few side effects I feel really more than on.

  8. Jerry K. Espinosa says:
    4.5 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    Due to poor values of the kidney, in this case predominantly the value of uric acid, after years of treatment with lithium and the antidepressant citalopram, the combination of seroquel and lamotrigine was changed over. This is intended to prevent further deterioration of kidney values. When slimming Lithcium and simultaneously building up the new preparations, there were strong side effects: Immediately one hour after ingestion it comes to disturbances of movement during walking (staggering), uncontrolled pronunciation and sentence formation and Flash features. It is absolutely not advisable to drive. As long-term side effects, there is a strong overhang of the medication in the next day, when the Saroquel was taken too late in the evening (22:30). Drowsiness, tiredness, listlessness, dizziness, and a feeling of being beside yourself, came on the following day until the late afternoon. If the time window is moved forward to one hour, these side effects are much better the following day. However, an improvement in the concentration (mostly long-term memory), drive and all the little things that one loses in depression makes itself felt positive. The opportunity to return to the work process and its social environment increases significantly. What remains is the question of side effects on the body organs in the long-term test.

  9. Emma M. McDonough says:
    2.0 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder; Depression

    Sero: The first days I was extremely tired. I started with 50 mg, now 100 mg at night. In manic phases, I increase the dose. In the meantime, I have no more problems with getting up in the morning, enough to sleep 7 hours. Half an hour after taking fatigue, heaviness, tingling. But you get used to it and I have no more sleep problems since Seroquel. Have weight gain, irritability, dry mouth, tingling in legs. But must not come from the Seroquel. Have made with this drug good experience. Orfiril: lack of concentration, but only in the beginning. Have no problems Elontril: wait. I took it for the first time 4.5 hours ago. Headache, diarrhea, agitation, tension

  10. Kristie J. Malone says:
    4.5 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    It took a long time for the drug to work, and I never got symptom-free, yet it makes it much easier to deal with the disease. In the evening I get the normal, non-retarded Seroquel and in the morning Seroquel prolong. The doctors opted for this Theapie, because I also suffer from significant sleep disorders. At first, each dose increase helped me to sleep better, but after a few days my body had become used to it, so I can not really sleep better despite the relatively high dose. Since taking Seroquel, I’ve gained a lot of weight and memory problems, and my performance has been severely impaired. At the beginning of the intake, I also had circulatory problems, but these have subsided after a few weeks.

  11. Irene B. Osborne says:
    4.5 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    What should one say. I’ve been taking Seroquel for years, but I always put it on my own foot because I just could not handle the side effects. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 2 years ago and was on 200 mg of Seroquel. A short time later I dropped it off and my life remained a roller coaster. Recently I decided to interrupt the threatened mania with Seroquel, which was also (almost) successful. I only had hypomanic fluctuations from time to time. So it was effective. But I am still struggling against the constant fatigue, headache, slowing down of thinking, concentration problems and apathy – and that at just 150 mg. I can not exceed this value at all, because otherwise I sleep as much as 16 h. In addition, I have also developed massive memory problems, forget the simplest things, I suffer from nightmares and I have after a certain time this tightness in the chest. The side effects are simply unacceptable to me, so I guess I’ll be taking the drug back, with the risk of falling into depression, which still makes me less apathetic than Seroquel does. I can only recommend this medication as an acute medication, although it has been approved since 2008 as a prophylactic. I have no experience with other neuroleptics, but I assume it is much worse.

  12. Melissa W. Elliott says:
    4.5 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    The drug I got last year because of stronger anxiety disorder (pronounced sociophobia) and depression for three months. It calms down, but it breaks down and I gained more than 30 kilos within the 3 months. At the time of discontinuation (slow culling over a month), only sleep disorders resulted. I sleep only 3 to 4 hours on average, but I do not reach. Because I twice had heavy surgery in the hospital twice this year, it was given high doses every time. Every time after return I put it down within a few days. There were pronounced side effects: – no sleep for several days – headache – hot flashes to a high fever – chills – weakness – respiratory problems – nausea, up to the next hospitalization, because I not even more innebehilt and dehydrated water. That went on for almost two weeks. Even with only a short recording (to help against sleep disorders), these settling side effects occur.

  13. Antoinette T. Ward says:
    4.5 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    Worst of all, it was the first nights. I had the Restless legs syndrome. I was given a week’s Akiniton and then it was reasonably bearable. In addition, I had about 3 weeks Spachschwierigkeiten, came in the morning hardly ever out of bed, had a constant dry mouth, I was often black in the face and have gained weight. Sometimes I felt that my heart was leaping. Otherwise, I still had such minor side effects, such as a stuffy nose. I’m pretty happy now. It is limited to food cravings, mild vision problems, morning fine motor skills, hard bowel movements, and easy forgetfulness. I like to put up with that, because I am super balanced and come to inner peace to finally make my therapy successful.

  14. Ernest J. Murdock says:
    3.0 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    I was prescribed Seroquel in the summer of 2012 for bipolar disorder (100 mg ret.). Even before, I had a slight degree of restless legs, with the first intake, the symptoms have dramatically worsened. Apart from that, I have tolerated the Seroquel until today, but I still take ropinirole because of the RLS symptoms. I feel with this drug mentally very good and stable, had for more than two years no (stronger) fluctuations more.

    Side effects: Restless legs syndrome
  15. Gilbert A. Abbott says:
    4.0 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder; Sleep disorders

    I have been taking seroquel xr, theralene for 5 years, suffering from manic depressive seizures got almost everything on neuroleptics, but since I take seroquel, my life has changed positively, I also have severe sleep problems eg 3 hours or more to sleep can, so I take in the evening before sleep 200 mg of seroquel to 30 drops of theralene and since then I can often again if I was not too stressed during the day within 30 minutes to fall asleep which is a huge relief for me and also leads to that since the Taking this medication was not a manic depressive phase, the only downside was that I did not get out of bed at all in the morning but no matter that I took it in. Main thing I can sleep again before I took seroquel I came in the week and that is not a joke extrapolated At most 10 hours of sleep sometimes I could not sleep for 3 days at all I can recommend seroquel to anyone but everyone it works differently and the right medication if man has bad luck to get the can take a long time and here I give the best advice from my side, in no case go to a doctor who is a patient mill the one just the man practice already enters the recipe I think such doctors would have to lose their approval immediately because that’s the real problem and many patients get the wrong medication through inadequate interviews and have to suffer unnecessarily long.

    Side effects: Hangover
  16. Sonia E. Allen says:
    4.0 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    Maybe I’m a special case and have been particularly sensitive to this drug, but the side effects were very strong. When I took the prolonged-release tablet at five o’clock, my need for sleep the next morning was still so great that I could leave bed by no later than 9 o’clock. Getting up at 6 am in the few successful attempts always gave me an unbearable feeling in my heart, every stroke was like a stroke of strength, and a strong sense of weakness, as well as the feeling (and thus the acute anxiety) just to topple over dead if I kept awake am. In sleep state this did not occur. However, in my not very high daily dose of 150 mg (as I said, maybe I respond particularly sensitive) 15 hours of sleep were needed until I was well rested …! The rest of the day I was perceived by others as tired and abolished, which see also my fellow human beings clearly with the beginning of the Seroquel treatment. After 17 o’clock, when I took my TABLETS, sooner or later I also started to fall asleep in public, so driving a vehicle was out of the question. Since my doctor did not believe that a sudden discontinuation was a problem, which I doubted, I have the tablets tried to sneak away, but not slow enough. The first three to four nights after weaning, I have slept together maybe 6 hours, so hardly. The ability to fall asleep was slower over time (1.5 weeks after weaning almost normal), but migraine-like headaches occurred from the first day of weaning. After 3 days they strengthened them still very strong and it came to extreme nausea with vomiting. This condition lasted for over a week and slowly got worse, as no remedy for the nausea and headache prescribed me. I was capable of absolutely nothing, no conversations, no television, no social life, finally not even seeing any more (severe eye pain). This was followed by even more pain and three days of hospitalization (there were more strokes symptoms), where I was referred to a relationship with the discontinuation of Seroquel. After the hospital stay, the symptoms are then in better case, that I get them even with medication under control, but now, 4 half weeks after weaning, the nausea and often also the headache plagues me every day, so I still not able to work. Slowly set these things down (over a long time!), So that does not happen to you!