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1326513 tn?1276518001

Seroquel XR?

So my doctor just gave a script for Seroquel XR. He said it was to boost the effectiveness of the 100mg Pristiq he just bumped me up to. All the information i can find says its for Bipolor Depression, but i dont have Bipolar depressrion. Anyone have any reviews on this?
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1291268 tn?1274810922
see:
http://www.seroquelxr.com/index.aspx


Seroquel XR is a once-daily tablet approved in adults for (1) add-on treatment to an antidepressant for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who did not have an adequate response to antidepressant therapy; (2) acute depressive episodes in bipolar disorder; (3) acute manic or mixed episodes in bipolar disorder alone or with lithium or divalproex; (4) long-term treatment of bipolar disorder with lithium or divalproex; and (5) schizophrenia. Seroquel is approved for (1) depressive episodes in bipolar disorder in adults; (2) manic episodes in bipolar disorder in adults when used alone or with lithium or divalproex; (3) manic episodes in bipolar disorder in children and adolescents ages 10 to 17 years; (4) long-term treatment of bipolar disorder in adults with lithium or divalproex; (5) schizophrenia in adults and (6) schizophrenia in adolescents ages 13-17 years.
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1326513 tn?1276518001
So im going to go with i dont have an adequate response to my AD meds which is why he put me on this because i know i'm not bipolar.. i dont think. -_-
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I took it similar circumstances, it was terrific.  After several months I was able to reduce it, and just stay with the AD.

It can make you very drowsy, I took very low dose, but it boosted and got me on my feet again.

I dont have Bipolar, just debilitating depression, of the heaving shaking variety LOL
(yes i can laugh now)
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1326513 tn?1276518001
Me too, i have that debilitating depression too. All i can do is shake and fret and wring my hands, and just let my mind race away with fears and what ifs and whys. So far, i've just noticed feeling more foggy and forgetful, and less motivation than before. I hope it turns around soon. I know i've only taken it a couple of days. I have noticed that i sleep hard at night, but i'm still drowsy during the day. I think what is the worst part for me, is knowing that usually - i'm a happy go lucky type person, but when i get down.. i get so far down i dont see a way out. I just want to crawl into bed and go to sleep and not have to wake up to another day type down. I really hope one of these medications kick in soon.
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My husband is in the same way.  He is starting on Seroquel XR as an add on to his welbutrin we are hopint this works! getting very frustrated.
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