Posted by Alexei on April 25, 2012, at 7:42:37
In reply to Re: Abilify vs Seroquel » Alexei, posted by tensor on April 25, 2012, at 7:31:56
> No I don't have any daytime sedation with Seroquel, it's the metabolic side effects along with anticholinergic properties and alpha 1 adrenergic antagonism that I don't like. These and Abilify being possibly more effective are the main reasons for a switch. I agree that Seroquel is better for anxiety, that is important. I've been thinking about my insomnia and I now believe that Lamictal is the reason, not Seroquel.
> I can't recall that I had any problems with insomnia when I took Seroquel in doses up to 600 or 800mg several months ago. Nothing really happened with nortrip, it simply didn't work, was at 150mg for several weeks.
Thanks for your reply. I'm at 100mg lamictal, also, but I've acclimated to it well. I just began abilify 2.5mg, but am leery that my anxiety will worsen w/o seroquel.
Abilify can cause metabolic and blood sugar issues as well.
Does Remeron help you? Any trouble with weight gain, increased hunger?