I've been battling depression since I was teenager. At 25 I have spent almost 10 years in therapy, seen numerous doctors, taken every SSRI out there along with Effexor, Wellbutrin, Elavil and Xanax.
I had been on Celexa and Elavil for a year and doing ok. Not great, still not sleeping despite elavil. Anyway was switched to Prozac last week. Celexa and Prozac are the only two SSRIs that have worked even somewhat for me. Things really went downhill last week after switching and my doctor added Seroquel to get me through the transition.
Oh my gosh...I have slept at night, I have energy, I want to do things. I feel the most normal that I ever have. I haven't woke up wishing I was dead every morning
I went back to the doctor yesterday and for now I am staying on Seroquel. and it looks like since it has done me so well it might be a long term thing. I know it can have some bad side effects but I am being monitered closely and the first sign anything isn't right will be taken off of it.
My understanding is seroquel is an anti-pyschotic but extremely effective in severe and treatment resistant depression. I do have severe depression and my doctor is leaning towards a diagnosis of treatment resistant depression given my lack of response to most of the stuff I've been on etc.
Any else take Seroquel?