Originally Posted by klawk316
I am a very rapid cycler. My first drug was Lithium and it worked great on my mood swings. I used it for eight years and then went without for two years, and sorry I did. The lithium did leave me a little flat, but overall I did very well and would recommend it. I am know on Lamical. It too is a good drug but has left me with a short term memory problem (a rare side effect). Some days are better then other days. Nevertheless, I would recommend lamictal too. It is know to have excellent anti-depressant qualities. I'm surprised you are on Serequel. I thought it was more sedative and good for putting on weight. And since you suffer more with depression, I would not think serequel would be the doctors’ first choice. But, what do I know!? Good hunting. Karen.
You know more than me
Amyhow, I was a bit surprised at the seroquel too. I took the first three doses and stopped...partly becuause my stupid insurance company practically forces you to use mail order and it wouldn't have gotten here in time after I'd used up the "starter kit".
But....since then I've been reading about it and I don't think it's for me. I have depressed symptoms most of the time, with very intense lack of energy and fatigue. I have a friend on Lamitcal and Adderal and it seems to be working for him just fine. I'm not saying it would for me because I know everyone is different, just that I don't think I should be starting out on a drug that makes me literally fall asleep at work....A BIG no no.
Thanks for everyone's input!!!