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

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UfieDufie
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UfieDufie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jul 22, 2015 (Started Jun 24, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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

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Jun 1, 2015 (Started Sep 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood swings)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Switched to Quantipine.. THEY ARE NOT the same (best described not smooth). Now on risperdone (a little manic, OK its kind of fun at my age)
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Jan 15, 2015 (Started Sep 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mood swings)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Makes me a bit depressed, weight gain. Better then quantipine less harsh. Like saphris better
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Apr 5, 2010 (Started Sep 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Great for anxiety also
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

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TheTrishgu
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TheTrishgu
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
35 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Nov 15, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Lethargic in the the morning)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 29, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Lethargic in the the morning)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Feb 15, 2014 (Started May 07, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Lack of motivation, Heat intolerance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Lack of motivation, Heat intolerance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F38y
FM:7y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Depression with suicidal thoughts)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Chrismh1
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Chrismh1
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
44 M
Function: High
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Oct 21, 2012 (Started Nov 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dreamyamy2012
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Dreamyamy2012
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 40
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sleep eating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 65
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

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Jul 17, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sonmulence, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, Apathy, Get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, Heightened paranoia during withdrawal, Somnolence, Alternating feelings of rage and despair, Weight gain, wheight increase, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 21, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, Apathy, Get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, Heightened paranoia during withdrawal, Somnolence, Alternating feelings of rage and despair, Weight gain, wheight increase, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 20, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, Apathy, Get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, Heightened paranoia during withdrawal, Somnolence, Alternating feelings of rage and despair, Weight gain, wheight increase, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 30, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, Apathy, Get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, Heightened paranoia during withdrawal, Somnolence, Alternating feelings of rage and despair, Weight gain, wheight increase, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, Apathy, Get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, Heightened paranoia during withdrawal, Somnolence, Alternating feelings of rage and despair, Weight gain, wheight increase, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
44 M
Function: High
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Sep 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Aug 3, 2011 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

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