What to expect with Seroquel
December 29, 2011 2:46 PM Subscribe
I've been prescribed Seroquel (Quetiapine). This is the first antipsychotic I've been given. What can I expect? What helps?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been told I might be tired, which is not ideal as I also have trouble with anaemia and want to try and exercise more. Crazymeds seems to suggest that it's the fast track to type II diabetes, which may be slightly hyperbolic but if I'm likely to gain weight it would be useful to know (I was prescribed sodium valproate which made me absolutely ravenous).
I'm being started on a low dose and working up, but it would be good to know what to expect so I can keep an eye on anything problematic when I go back to see the doctor in a few weeks. I'm planning a short trip to Amsterdam on my own in three weeks time (nb. no getting high involved) and have an interview which will require giving a presentation - will either of these be affected?