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Remeron and Zoloft for MDD, my 13 yo daughter

Posted by laurah952 on June 22, 2013, at 11:13:20


This is my first post, so I hope I'm in the right area of the forum. My daughter (13) HAS MDD, and is complaining of mood swings. She was hospitalized as she was consumed with thoughts of suicide 70% of the time. She was given ZOLOFT 100mg, and SEROQUEL (has been on up to 300 mg - but is now down to 50mg) The drop in SEROQUEL made her mood swings severe, and she was cutting more than ever. At higher levels of Seroquel, she'd walk into walls, and not fully wake-up until afternoon. She seems stabilized at 50mg, but is still having some mood swings, not sleeping well, and the suicidal thoughts remain at 10%. (which is remarkable, as she's only been on meds for about 3 mos.)

Her pdoc just switched her from SEROQUEL to REMERON (along with the 100mg zoloft) I'm a little nervous about this combo from what I've read.

If anyone can shed any light on this combination, and what it might do for her??... i.e. is remeron better than seroquel for MDD with mood swings, insomnia, etc.. She says she doesn't have anxiety, but the pdoc maintains that her depression has been the worst she's seen in her medical career.

After that information, the doc really didn't answer my questions, but told me to use what I wanted - the seroquel or the remeron. (if remeron wasn't tolerated, switch back to seroquel) I'm really confused; ANY help is appreciated!!

(note that I don't know the dosage of the Remeron yet as my husband took my daughter to the pdoc and I haven't picked it up yet)





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