Posted by bonsavant on May 2, 2010, at 16:17:21
In reply to Re: welbutrin not so well and seroquel not so sleepy, posted by mellow on April 26, 2010, at 0:16:21
Ive had chronic depression and insomnia on and off for almost my adult life. Last year I hit bottom and enrolled in a free clinical study.
Ive been on wellbutrin 150 and paxil 10 for aabout a year. Its a free study at columbia university. They were doing a study on dual use of these 2 drugs, double blind.
For sleep the doctors were giving me ambienI.
I began to respond to this med quickly, after the first 2 weeks and began to feel myself again and have been depression free with some occasional mood swings but chronic insomnia. I started a jogging regiment doing about 12 miles a week and have lost 25 pounds.
The doctor then prescribed Lithium 300 for the mood swings and it seemed to work well. But she eventually wanted me off the ambien and prescribed seroquel, 200mg off label as a replacement.
The seroquel doesnt seem to do much except make me lethargic and over slep. When the other meds kicked in I began rising about 7am and having no trouble falling alseep by 11.
I hope this information can help you in your condition.