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Re: Seroquel - nope rocketstar911

Posted by BarbaraCat on July 14, 2004, at 13:01:11

In reply to Re: Seroquel - nope, posted by rocketstar911 on July 14, 2004, at 8:42:56

That's terrible. Perhaps they felt that he was showing signs of schizophrenia and delusions, which is the only reason I can imagine any urgent care/crisis unit would prescribe seroquel. If he was having psychosis along with his depression, it would make sense, but not if he was 'just depressed' (although I know how horrible just depressed can be). What I'm finding out is that some of us get worse when certain neurotransmitters are affected by these drugs. I, and others, on this board were affected by Seroquel the same way as your boyfriend. I laid around crying for 4 days hoping it would get better. Others seem to sail right on through it and do fine. We're all so different.

What brought me out of it was taking a few capsules of Benedryl, which you can get over the counter. It makes one very sleepy, but it lowers the level of histamines, which Seroquel increases. For me, I'm very sensitive to anything that increases histimines, makes me very depressed and anxious. I suspect this is why I reacted so strongly to Seroquel. This is only a conjecture, but a few nights of Benedryl were helpful and it seems to support this guess.

Perhaps prozac is not the best med for your boyfriend. If he's suffering from bipolar disorder any of the SSRI's, like prozac, could make him alot worse. That's why getting in-depth diagnosis is so important. I hope your boyfriend can come to realize that he just got a bum deal and not all doctors are so irresponsible. I hope you or he can let them know the damage they did to your friend's trust and potentially to his mental health.

In the meantime, fish oil might help him and you alot. I take it in liquid form (otherwise you're swallowing a handful of capsules). I get Carlson's Best Fish Oil from www.iherb.com which has the best prices I've found. It's not an immediate cure but it is a nutrient for the brain and will help heal things. Take care. - Barbara

> my boyfriend was depressed and couldn't get a job so we brought him to the mobile outreach place. They gave him this seroquel and no information on the drug. So I told him not to take it untill we found out what it was(I had been through the mistake of being stuck in a mental ward and given 20mg of haldol because I had insomnia) So of course I was weary about him taking something when there was no info. Anyway he took it and laid in bed all day crying and not being able to get out of bed. It was very bad. Now he doesn't deny he has a problem but will not go to any doctors. It kind of seems like they talked to him for ten minutes and gave him something unesseceary and harsh. Like couldn't they give him something less crappy like prozac?


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