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Re: Seroquel is making me sadder? or benzos? or li

Posted by Jost on October 12, 2006, at 21:34:43

In reply to Seroquel is making me sadder? or benzos? or life?, posted by Lindenblüte on October 11, 2006, at 22:38:01

Seems like AstraZeneca is exploring use of seroquel for bipolar depression and some other more treatment resistant mood disorders.

Could also help with depression-- but it's more focussed on bipolar I and II.

However, the dosing is pretty individually tailored, so how did your Pdoc decide on 300 mg?

Maybe you could reduce the dose temporarily, and see how that affects things. If you feel better, and your mood and intrusive thoughts are okay, great-- if you need more, you could increase dosage more slowly to minimize the exhaustion. Unless you need it more urgently--- for the thoughts. Then maybe it's worth the temporary blur. Sometimes, that's almost helpful, to get you away from the pain and loss. IMExperience, anyway.

Though, Linden, it could be that talking about disappointment in your mother, rather than meds, is causing a lot of sadness now. It's hard to think about your "good" parent and try to come to terms with the loss of some of the intensity of what may be an idealization of them-- to help survive in early times.

At least in the short-term, while you're feeling some of the neglect or lack of empathy that you experience with your mother, you might lose touch with the sense of her goodness---or good-enoughness-- but be able to refind it, in a clearer and more realistic, and loving way, later.

You've been though so much lately. Hope your evening was carefree and fun. I heard McDreamy and one of the other Drs. had "words" on the set? IRL, that is.





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