20 patient evaluations for Quetiapine taken for the purpose of 'Bipolar Disorder'

Polar B
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Polar B
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
48 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Feb 15, 2014 (Started May 07, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lack of motivation, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Heat intolerance

May 7, 2010 (Started May 07, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I could not have a normal life without this medication. I would not be able to sleep or keep a sane mind. Any side affects have been of no consquence compared to the benefits I get. Before taking this med I was unable to sleep for days. My mind gets extremely restless, to put it mildly, causing me to feel like I'm going crazy. It has saved my marriage and, more importantly, my life.
Side effects: Lack of motivation, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Heat intolerance

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SoreMomma
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SoreMomma
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F36y
FM:5y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Chrismh1
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Chrismh1
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 2
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: None
42 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar I

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Oct 21, 2012 (Started Nov 21, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dreamyamy2012
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Dreamyamy2012
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 38
Condition: Esophageal Dysphagia 16 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vg
I have:
Esophageal Dysphagia

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Sep 10, 2012 (Started Aug 17, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 63
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vb
I have:
COPD

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Jul 17, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 21, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 20, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 30, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: On the whole not a drug I would recomend and as I am now in my 60's with a chance of dementia which the FDA state a increased risk of death during treatment I am monitoring it. Also I am taking phenytoin and that is known to have adverse effects when taken along side with quetiapine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Chrismh1
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Chrismh1
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 2
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: None
42 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Sep 26, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar I Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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topanga
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topanga
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 3
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
27 F
Function: High
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Aug 3, 2011 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: There is no generic for seroquel so I was astounded to find out that a bottle of these pills costs about $600 without insurance. When my husband lost his job, we had to pay for cobra just to afford this medication. This medication manages my disorder completely. I would go on a more affordable medication if I didn't have a thyroid disorder so this is pretty much the only one I can use.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark
lilybeanz
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lilybeanz
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: None
24 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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May 5, 2011 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: makes your brain shut down effects memory inteligence nausua bad side effects cant drink , terrible withdrawel if dose is missed , sickness hullicainations weight gain and bloating
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Numbness and Tingling with Pins and Needles

Sep 2, 2010 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stops me getting too high. Usually knocks me out by 22:30 unless I am hyper, or during periods of a mixed state. Withdrawal is nasty, so make sure you collect your prescription on time, or in my case don't have chemists who don't understand that Quetiapine XR written on the prescription is the same as Seroquel XR!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Numbness and Tingling with Pins and Needles

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Jerry123
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Jerry123
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
51 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 24, 2011 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Very good med the only problem is very you can't afford it unless very rich or very poor. Cost is just ridicules I get the med however and whenever I can AZ and Me can help sometimes, put it on my part D right into the donut hole next 3 month order 1200. Living with it splitting pill more anxiety.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

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dan1976
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dan1976
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
38 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Oct 7, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Word fishing, Distractibility, Loss of short term memory

Feb 11, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is very effective in controlling my bipolar mania, however, it has caused me to gain nearly 80lbs in 2 years
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Word fishing, Distractibility, Loss of short term memory

  • 3 helpful marks
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