Posted by fluffy on September 26, 2004, at 17:57:16
In reply to Re: Seroquel - nope » BarbaraCat, posted by katia on July 14, 2004, at 20:42:11
I wanted to re-connect with this thread, as it has proven to be my main support group. Barb-cat and I had an aside on the social board. Katia--are you still following? How are you doing? I was thinking about all of you this morning.
Well my short-lived experience with abilify was nothing short of a nightmare. Just goes to show that those clinical trials can look downright seductive, but everyones' mileage varies! I had an awful spin-out... First I felt great--I had more energy and spark than I'd felt in years. then I started having awful panic attacks and jagged ups and downs in my moods. When I went off, I ended up in a pile of depression for a couple of weeks.
I tried going back to taking Risperdal, hoping it would get me back to where I was before...at least apathetic is better than suicidal depression, right? Well it didn't help me sleep anymore, and it seemed to stop working altogether.
Now I'm still on that teensy pinch of Risperdal, and taking 12.5 mg of Seroquel. Seroquel is helping me sleep so far. The first day was hell. But it got into my system fast, and boy do I sleep! I'm hoping that if we continue to go up on it, I'll continue to improve. I'm rapid cycling right now, and it's hell. I have 3 good days and 3 bad days a week. I really hope to not fall into my Fall depression this year.
everyone please keep your fingers crossed for me. I'm going through a tough time right now. And I'm scared because i'm at the end of conventional treatment options. I want so desperately to stop rapid cycling!
Update me on y'all's progress...