Posted by tensor on April 26, 2012, at 3:06:17
In reply to Re: Abilify vs Seroquel » tensor, posted by Alexei on April 25, 2012, at 15:31:30
> Hey, that's fantastic that you're feeling good! Hope it continues. I believe your theory about being desensitized at the H1 receptor cuz of remeron. Makes perfect sense.
> I got up to 50mg seroquel xr. That dose is way too low, I now realize. That is zombie zone... Not even a therapeutic dose. I intend to get to 200-300mg. May I ask what your dose is?
> I'm on effexor 225mg, but I'm not impressed. My doc wants to "create" an snri by mixing zoloft & nortriptyline.... have not ruled out Parnate.
> Did it take a while for the quel to start working? So you're at 45mg Remeron with no weight gain or hunger? Astounding.
> I'll be eager to hear your progress ...
I take 300mg of Seroquel, 100mg of IR and 200mg of XR, that way I fall asleep faster and the XR should keep me asleep through the night, that's the idea anyway. I think the insomnia from Lamictal will wear off with time. It took about a week at 200-300mg of Seroquel to get some improvement.
After yesterdays success I was a little undecisive about upping the Lamictal dosage, was thinking of staying at 50mg. But I decided to wait to the morning and see how I feel and decide then. Well, I wasn't that eager to get out of bed so I decided to raise the dosage to 100mg.
2.5mg of Abilify is a tiny dose, what is the plan regarding the dosing, do you have a target dose? Interesting to see how it works out for you. Do you think Effexor is doing you any good? I tend to avoid meds that interfere with my sexual function, I hate anorgasmia and other related dysfuntions, but maybe Effexor isn't giving you that sort of problems.