Hi Penney , I'm going to be brutally honest with you OK - the only way you are going to find out if these meds are right for you is to take the correct doses everyday prescribed by your pdoc.
Your head must be a mess right now as you are on and off and not taking correct doses , you need to take them right and give yourself time for them to work (some meds take 8 weeks , maybe more in some cases , of continuous use to work).
If you are unhappy with the side effects of a med there are lots of others you can try so always tell your pdoc if you can't cope (some meds do have managable common side effects , which when taken without a break dissapear within a few days , like a headache for instance).
Please tell your pdoc what's going on - if you don't think she will understand , or if you have trouble explaining write it down....I find it helps so much.
I wish you all the best and I hope you find the right cocktail for you ,
Take care ,
I take 400 mg of seroquel but I take it at night because of the sedation qualities it has. Ask you Dr. if you can do it that way. I really like it because it helps my mind shut off and I can sleep. On the flip side, I agree with Ducky and Smiler. You need to take your meds as perscribed until you can get in to see your Dr. Don't mess around with the dosages or times you take them until you get a go ahead from your Dr. Meds can be really tricky as your body gets used to them. Smiler said that some drugs can take up to 8-10 weeks, some of them longer, to reach therapeutic levels. I know how hard it is as I'm still getting used to some of mine. It takes a while for you to find the right meds and dosages. And all you can really do is give it time. My heart goes out to you and know that we are all here if needed.