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Ativan

Rx
/ 171,473 posts
Other Names: Lorazepam

Seroquel

Rx
/ 150,389 posts
Other Names: Quetiapine   Seroquel XR
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Lorazepam (initially marketed under the brand names Ativan and Temesta) is a high-potency short-to-intermediate-acting 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine drug that has all five intrinsic benzodiazepine effects: anxiolytic, anterograde amnesia, sedative... Read more on Wikipedia
Quetiapine (branded as Seroquel, Ketipinor), is an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.Annual sales are approximately $5.7 billion worldwide, and $2.9 billion in the United States. The U.S... Read more on Wikipedia
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By lablanche
August 1, 2014
lablanche wrote
haldol vs seroquel
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By Healthy Jack
July 30, 2014
Healthy Jack wrote
acupuncture and back pain
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By Renee
May 30, 2014
Renee wrote
IBS ativan
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April 6, 2014
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By angelajhn
December 17, 2013
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depression
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By alan
November 9, 2013
alan wrote
Quetiapine , and cognitive Impairment
I have been dealing with MDD and I started taking Seroquel a few weeks ago, 100 mg at bedtime. In addition, I have started taking Effexor; initially 37.5 mg twice a day, just switched to 50mg twice a day.
I feel as though I am just coming out of anesthesia, pretty much the entire day. I can't function normally. My head is in a fog and I don't feel safe driving. This is nuts. How am I supposed to hold down a job?
I am hoping hoping HOPING my body adjusts to these 2 meds, otherwise, I am asking
woolf  |  August 8, 2014
"It really doesn't make sense to me how drugs such as Quetiapine achieve their supposed "anti-psychotic" effects.

My first impression would be that antagonism of 5-HT2a receptors would worsen the negative symptoms of a psychosis by causing confusion and cognitive dissonance.

Also, wouldn't the anticholinergic effects of such drugs contribute to psychosis? Short-term memory impairment is perhaps the main underlying attribute of a psychosis -- wouldn't anticholinergic activity worsen problems
Of course it causes cognitive problems  |  August 3, 2014
There are multiple anti-depressant medications. Consult your prescribing physician on your reactions to your medication. Keeping a journal helps, & will aide in getting you on the right dose or prescription.
June 26, 2014
I've been taking 400-450 mg of Seroquel for over 10 years. I was for
tunate to be treated by a very good Neuro Psychiatrist who has now retired. While taking more than 400mg can cause insomnia. Lower doses of 50-100mg can act as a sleep aid. I function best by taking it all at bedtime along with a sleep aid. When I had to find a new doctor, the first thing he did was screw with my Meds. I should have listened to my instincts, and changed only one med at a time. He changed me too 400mg at nigh
Mer  |  June 8, 2014
I have been on Quetiapine for about 10 years now, it does take a long time to get used to the effects of this drug both good and bad. One thing to remember is, you are used to the way your mind worked before taking the drug, and have to learn how your mind works after taking it. Yes after taking it you will become impaired, it is a very strong tranquilizer. I started on 200ml per day, 25 ml 4 times a day, 100ml at bedtime it took about a year or even 2 before I learned to function while on this
Kellin  |  June 1, 2014
I am feeling the same way, I have been taking 50mg for two weeks a the doctor raised me to 50 mg at bed and 25 mg in the morning. I am fatigued, down, not able to think clearly. This is crazy, I feel that I'm go into depression because of my symptoms.
Rusty  |  March 17, 2014
antipsychotic meds are too much risk to be used off-label
i'm not a comedian  |  January 13, 2014
Its not a sleep aid , you should try something approved for sleep , its a anti psychotic , if your not psychotic don't take it ,
adam  |  January 3, 2014
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By LiveWithPTSD
August 30, 2013
LiveWithPTSD wrote
The light switch
Thanks for the thoughtful post. I was also an eldest. Given my emotional makeup, being very responsible, always the good girl the responsibility of caring for siblings, carrying out chores, attempting to keep peace & unsuccessfully lead my charges to pull their share of the work at a young age took a toll on me too.
I was shy at school & moved every other year. I found relief in theater arts playing characters not me. Later I was discouraged from pursuing theater as a career. Music & books f
mustfindbetterway  |  January 23, 2014
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By Cindy L Moore
August 29, 2013
Cindy L Moore wrote
Ativan
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
Tinkerbell  |  January 5, 2014
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