Posted by Alexei on April 26, 2012, at 7:49:50
In reply to Re: Abilify vs Seroquel » Alexei, posted by tensor on April 26, 2012, at 3:06:17
> 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.
Hi tensor... No, I'm not impressed with effexor. Ive run the gamut of ssri and snri... and only zoloft packs any punch for me. Yep, definitely sexual problems.
You said that remeron killed your depression. Have you had any weight gain?... I took it for one week and the sedation and insatiable hunger were intolerable. Yet you seem not to have this issue.
Abilify vs seroquel... I'm still on the fence. 2.5 abilify might be low, but my doc would not want me past 10mg... if that. The dopamine antagonism starts to hit hard at 10-15mg. I have insomnia and GAD, so that points to seroquel. But abilify has a nice kick to it for depression.
If, in the end, they are both equal for depression, it probably makes more sense for me to work with quel.
So you can truly feel seroquel is helping you? Do you have daytime sedation or apathy/mental dulling, etc?