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Re: Hope first, then Seroquel v. Benzo

Posted by musil on October 2, 2002, at 6:28:33

In reply to Re: Hope first, then Seroquel v. Benzo, posted by octopusprime on October 1, 2002, at 20:48:02

It's been 4 weeks now that I've been ramping up my Seroquel dose to 100mg night, 50mg morning.
It's allowed me to refrain from diazepam when normally I would have been in obvious distress.
This morning I decided to bring my daily Seroquel down to 125mg (25mg morning) because of some conspicuous muscle stiffness in legs, neck and back.

My hope is that the Lexapro anxiolytic effect has kicked in and that I can bring down the Seroquel.

It's a dangerous game. Clearly, Seroquel is better than ending my life. But that fact is hardly clear when in the throes of a Clinical Depression with psychotic tones, so the game is
as critical as chemotherapy for cancer.

My pdoc insists that depressions can and will spontaneously remit with time, if you survive.
I still don't buy it.

> How long have you been taking Seroquel for? I wish I could be some help in this.
> I have been taking Seroquel for 6 months now, and at my admittedly tiny dose of 12.5 mg, I feel no pain. BUT - I did research on this - there have been NO studies of long-term use. Seroquel is new, has been on the market for less than four years. The product literature suggests short-term treatment only. Then again, the product literature suggests Seroquel is only for schizophrenics, which it isn't.
> We are the human guinea pigs in this experiment. I guess only time will tell if there are long-term repercussions of taking this drug. Maybe research into other atypical anti-psychotics will shed some light on this? Who knows.
> I'm hoping for an answer just as you are. I have to admit that I'm rather partial to this drug - it has treated me well.




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