I have been on Seroquel XR for 5 years and was prescribed 300mg. per day. I slept most of the day, so I started taking 1-150 mg. a bed time. If I took the prescribed dosage I would not have been able to work. The problem I have encountered is that it acts like a sleeping pill for me. I still feel depressed. sad and angry. My doctor refuses to give me anything else or my depression etc.....So, I take my meds and sleep as often asI can. If my doctor was in my head or 1 day. She would lose her mind.
it definitely will make you sleep and gain weight. i have been on and off of it for bipolar 2. it takes me about two weeks to knock the sleepy side effect. I was on 300 mg every night and now dropped down to 150mg. It seems like the higher you take the less it makes you sleepy for some reason, maybe thats will use for bipolar. I definitely would recommend taking it at bed time and make sure you do not have anything to do. I literally was out within 20 minutes and slept for one day straight.