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Re: Abilify vs Seroquel

Posted by Alexei on April 25, 2012, at 7:07:50

In reply to Re: Abilify vs Seroquel Christ_empowered, posted by tensor on April 24, 2012, at 23:43:40

> I'm taking Seroquel 200-300mg now with 50mg of Lamictal (going up to 100mg tomorrow) and 45mg of Remeron. The last week with Seroquel onboard I have problems with early awakenings and almost impossible to fall asleep again. I blame the NET effect from Seroquel for this.
> I'm taking these meds for TRD MDD and I'm starting to feel something, not sure yet, but it feels positive. Anyway, I do not need the antimanic effect from the AAPs, so if I were to choose Abilify again I would probably take max 7.5mg/day.
> The idea from the beginning was the Abilify-Lamictal combo, but I had to titrate up Lamictal before adding Abilify. I was also taking nortrip back then, but I got problems with anxiety so I replaced nortrip with Seroquel. And now I'm not sure if I should keep Seroquel while reaching target dose of Lamictal (100mg or 200mg?) or switch to Abilify now.
> Primarily it's the efficacy of the med that counts. However, chances are that I will take either of these meds indefinitely so the long-term effects are also important. Perhaps in the lower dosing range it doesn't matter which one you choose.
> /t

I'm in literally the same situation as you. Why do you want to switch over to abilify? Do you have daytime sedation from seroquel? Abilify is giving me insomnia, whereas seroquel fixed it. Seroquel is much better for anxiety for me.

I wake up early, too. Maybe it's the seroquel? I was toying with the idea of taking both.... But I doubt it. Can you get to sleep without seroquel? or does the remeron help?

May I ask what happened with nortriptyline?




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