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You were long winded there.:) Appreciate some of the info you provided. Seems you've done some homework. It's too bad there isn't an easy way for doctors to measure chemicals in the brain to give a more accurate diagnosis of what a particular individual needs. I mean wouldn't that be great. Get to the chase instead of trying med after med taking months or even years to find something that works...and then only maybe.

As for me I have been on different meds for about 25 years. I believe I have tried probably 80% of all meds out there. Seems like it anyway. I was used as an experiment it would have seemed. I was only successful with Zoloft back in the late '80s to early '90s. But it only worked for about four to five years. Even tried again later with an increase in dosage up to 200mgs. No luck.

I don't think I have a major problem with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. I am though more prone to being paranoid more than anything. Of course I have read that Seroquel is mainly used for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I can't say that I have either one of those, but my doctor made the diagnosis several years ago. I also take Remeron and Clonazepam for my anxiety.

To support that I may be more paranoid than anything, the doctor cut me down from 600mgs to 300mgs of Quetiapine a few months ago to help out with my financial condition at the time. But I believe when I cut down I became more paranoid. At least that is how it seemed. Just small changes seemed noticeable. I'm a self concious person and always feel like people are looking at me. So later the doctor upped the dosage back to 600mgs.

I'm only doing fair I would say. But depression is the biggest thing that needs help with. My anxiety is mainly in check with the Clonazepam. Thanks goodness for anti-anxiety meds for almost immediate results.

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