I am on quetiapine for my depression. It is the only drug I take.
I went to the doctor a few months ago to ask for anti-anxiety medicine when I was finding it hard to cope. He gave me a prescription for something, and when I questioned him, he said it was OK to take with quetiapine.
Fastforward 10 minutes... I am LITERALLY handing over the prescription to the chemist and he rings my phone. Tells me not to give it to the chemist (I grabbed it back from a… read more
I also take quetiapine. For my moments of bad anxiety, I take a fast acting drug named Clonazepam but I compare it to a puffer that someone may need to take during an asthma attack. Clonazepam is my puffer for emergencies. I hope that this answer makes sense.
Seogel seems to be the brand name for quetiapine. I'm can't advise a specific medication, because everybody seems to reacted differently. I can tell you that I spent 16 years straight, going to docs, therapists, counsellors etc. For the longest time they told me Inwas bipolar. I never have agreed to this diagnosis. Fought it and fought it. Just recently, received a diagnosis of severe depression, PTSD and also anxiety disorder. My meds were changed to reflect the new diagnosis. Have been feeling pretty good for a whole month (as of today). I have been on MANY medication cocktails throughout my 16 years. Now, for me, 375 mg of Effoxor XR, 10 mg of Abilify, 1 mg of Xanax (as needed twice a day) and my most recent med is Trazodone (as needed for sleep). Many doctors do not like prescribing controlled substances (Xanax) to their patients. It is addictive. I looked at some interactions with quetiapine. There was many. In what I read, you may want to talk to your doctor about the following. Xanax, Klonopin, or Diazepam.
Be an advocate for your own health. You know how you're feeling. You know what your symptoms do to you and how it effects your life. You are paying, or even hiring them, to help you. I know it's not easy by no means. However, if you have a chance for a better life and to get the right meds, please speak your mind. The doctors are not Gods, they are just human beings. They can be wrong! I definitely feel very strong about that due to my long journey.
I went to the doctor on Thursday. I had gone the previous week to get referred to the psychologist I had been seeing. I explained all this to the nurse, she asked if I didn't mind waiting a while, I couldn't care less at that point and said, 'sure'. The wait time was already 3 hours, like how much longer would be longer? Lol. So after a while I got called in by the 'doctor'. Turned out he was a Psychologist! Yay!
I ended up getting some new meds to start for the next month until I see my actual psychologist. Started them that night, slowly working up to taking a whole pill.
He also prescribed some anti anxiety medicine and agreed that the other doctor had been wrong. At the same time, I appreciate that the other dr. didn't move outside his ability and prescribe anything that would have been detrimental. Funny thing is that I've had the anxiety pills in my cupboard all the time 'coz they're what I take for migraines! Doh.
Managed to sleep for the first time in a week on Thursday night and choosing to have an at-home day, today (Saturday). It's meant not going to all my activities, but I think this will work out more beneficial in the long run.
Hmm. I think I will go complain to the Dr. about what happened last time I went.
I'm at that stage that I don't think I can function any more because of the anxiety. I haven't really eaten much in the last few weeks, I only sleep because of the Quetiapine and most of the time when I am not at work I sit in panic mode. It sux big time.
Hopefully I will have some time to visit the Doc tomorrow.