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Lexapro

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Other Names: Escitalopram   Cipralex   Sipralexa   Nexito

Seroquel

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Other Names: Quetiapine   Seroquel XR
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Based on 222,005 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Escitalopram (trade names Anxiset E(India) Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil, Lexam) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administratio... 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 kelly
August 26, 2014
kelly wrote
seroquil
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By lablanche
August 1, 2014
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haldol vs seroquel
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July 30, 2014
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acupuncture and back pain
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March 31, 2014
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Lexapro, sleepwalking state and alcohol
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By Lauren
February 17, 2014
Lauren wrote
Lexapro and Hiccups
Yawning is a side affect because of oxygen intake changing so the hiccups sounds normal when thinking about that. Any time I have to restart Lexapro I yawn soooo much.
Jamie  |  April 21, 2014
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By angelajhn
December 17, 2013
angelajhn wrote
depression
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By Amanda
November 27, 2013
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Antidepressants I
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By alan
November 9, 2013
alan wrote
Quetiapine , and cognitive Impairment
Everyone has different reasons for insomnia and everyone's body reacts differently to meds. Its good to share experiences, but you have to learn for yourself what works best. Sometimes doctors are no help, other than providing access. I hadn't fallen asleep without meds for 15 years and tried most meds mentioned, along with every herb, otc, nonlegal alternatives. I can finally now fall asleep most nights on my own, but wake up in 3-4 hours. But that's progress. Good luck to you all.
Ron  |  August 28, 2014
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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daughter kept complaining that the seroquel wasnt working....
...daughter kept complaining that the seroquel wasnt working. She was taking ...it said it was lexapro. I am so upset. She really had until this month been doing pretty well. Thank you for you...
on Cipralex (Lexapro) and I love it! It has helped me a lot...
...am on Cipralex (Lexapro) and I love it! It has helped me a lot ...depression. I have heard that Seroquel can be effective, but can cause a ...with my weight and Lexapro is not associated with...
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...and foremost. I was on Seroquel for sleep, which it was great at, but it gives one a voracious appetite, especially for sweets. I take Lexapro and it seems to work for anxiety. I'm al...
the Seroquel before bedtime (25mg). It helps with sleep...
...that Lexapro started to give me problems with sleep and that's when I started with the Seroquel before bedtime (25mg). It helps with sleep and some of the hypomania. Seroquel has worked very...
with my fiancé, Seroquel, his doctor, finding a good doctor...
...the exact situation with my fiancé, Seroquel, his doctor, finding a good doctor & our relationship because of the effects. A friend recently suggested Lexapro so I am glad to hear it is...
on lexapro and I feel like that is making me gain weight....
...lexapro and I feel like that is making me gain weight. Maybe ...than thrilling sexual side effects associated with lexapro. I'm hoping if my doc does decide to switch me, the seroquel will be...
but I just switched to Seroquel and am worried it won't...
...I asked the same question about Seroquel in particular before, but ...or make it worse? I thought the AD Lexapro I was on before helped with PMS a bit, but I just switched to Seroquel and am wo...
in the urges for sex dept. I had a really bad experience...
...Phsyciatrist. I was finally put on Seroquel along ...The Seroquel has helped me sleep and saved me from the looney bin. The lexapro helped in the urges for sex dept. I had a really bad experie...
Disorder (I also take Lexapro and Depakote). Seroquel make...
...take Seroquel for Borderline Personality Disorder (I also take Lexapro and Depakote). Seroquel make me gain weight yes (but so ...exercise. As I said, seroquel was a definant life saver for ...
gained a shitload of weight on SEROQUEL. i would rather...
...i also gained a shitload of weight on SEROQUEL. i would rather not take lexapro, or any other med. but sometimes the feeling of fat is just such a downer. i hate to be saying this...
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