Posted by Alexei on April 27, 2012, at 11:02:28
In reply to Re: Abilify vs Seroquel » Alexei, posted by tensor on April 26, 2012, at 9:54:35
> I had some weight gain the earlier years, and sure, I have had some extra kilos during the years thanks to it. I know because one summer I stopped Remeron for awhile and only took Wellbutrin and Zoloft and I rapidly lost about ten kilos without changing any habits. That combo didn't work and Remeron was resumed. Now I am on a strict low calorie diet and have lost over 25 kgs over a four months period. Well, it's not really a diet, more of a healthier lifestyle, eating lean proteins and cutting out carbohydrates.
> Remember that Abilify is a partial agonist at D2, so give 15mg a chance if you're not responding on lower doses. With Abilify's long halflife it takes over two weeks to reach steady-state and once there, you should give it a few weeks and assess its efficacy. With Seroquel it's much faster which is an advantage when finding the right dosage.
> Seroquel is helping and is great for anxiety. Today with the increase of Lamictal to 100mg I felt some sedation that was quite pleasant, like anxiolytic. No mental dulling but rather some cognitive improvement actually.
Sounds like you've really got a handle on this. How do you feel today? Is the lamictal 100mg working out?
For me, I've pretty much concluded that seroquel is the better option. It targets almost every symptom I have... MDD, insomnia, anxiety, and OCD. Plus, I've already been taking 50mg xr at nite to sleep. And taking both of them is out of the question... (quel & abilify)
You've intrigued me re: remeron. I'm basically worn out from ssri/snri meds... except pristiq. I've always been disciplined about diet, but I've heard so many ppl who gained 25lbs or more.... and the hunger. I haven't ruled out Parnate, either.
What time do you take lamictal?