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I was told once by a truly crazy psychiatrist that Seroquel is used for sleep but only in smaller doses, like 100mg or less. I went up to 150 and then 200, and after 200 I felt like I could still fall asleep, but the quality went down and I was waking up in the middle of the night with smaller feelings of anxiety. i was going to bed by 3am...it worked, when i became better I weaned myself off of it, as it is so expensive and my insurance didn't cover it, i tapered off to 25mg and it still helps me sleep!!!! Low dose for sleep helps me although it makes me feel tired the next day but got to take the good with the bad. Not being able to sleep well makes my depression worse.

This makes no sense to me, knowing what I do about APs in general. I was on Seroquel XR years ago at like 800mg a day and it did not phase me as far as daytime sedation. It gave me deadly heart arrythmias and pre diabetes.

Depending upon my anxiety it can make me sleepy or not. I've had no hallucinations since on it and have been more stable over all if you don't count the time I tried to go down on my Lexapro that was not a good experience.

Most antidepressants relieve depression by affecting these neurotransmitters.

There are a number of antidepressants available that work in slightly different ways and have different side effects.

Most work equally well to relieve depression, so choosing the right one generally involves subtle differences.

Each type (class) of antidepressant affects these neurotransmitters in slightly different ways.

He said the larger doses have the opposite effect, promoting more energy. I am seeing my current psych tomorrow and I would like to know. I told my doctor this, and he took me back down to 100mg at night in combo with some other medication and my bipolar is still managable, and i sleep very well. if I don't take it, even for one night, I toss and turn and my mind races.... I used to take 800mg a night and I was knocked out. I have lost a good bit of it since going off it 2 years ago.

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Xanax obliterates a panic attack once it has begun, but is useless and counterproductive to take on a regular dosing schedule.

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