Hi There sweetnshy,
I haven't been on seroquel before but I did try effexor last year. It made me a bit dizzy and nauseous at first but that wore off after two weeks. Of course meds all effect us in different ways so I can't tell you for sure, but it didn't make me more anxious or anything like that. I just didn't attempt to do anything requiring much co-ordination for a few weeks!! Best of luck, let us know how you go.
Good Morning S & S,
My sister is in ICU and their drug of choice at the U of MN Hospital for anxiety for patients in ICU is Seroquel. It is working for my sister so I hope it works for you too.
I have no experience with Effexor. I wish you the best with your new meds. Keep posting and let us know how it goes for you.
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I don't tolerate Seroquel well. They started me on that when I was in the hospital with severe anxiety but decided it was making things worse, I was pretty much out of it. I don't really think it was the Seroquel, but that once they finally listened and hospitalized me, I just shut down because I was in so much pain with the anxiety. I now take Lexapro for depression, Lamictal as a mood stabilizer, Deplin to help both work better, and Zyprexa as needed for anxiety. Boy, the Zyprexa really knocked the anxiety out after many other drugs had been tried. I only have to take about one 5 mg a week of Zyprexa now.
I took Effexor for about a month - it made me very hungry.
Welcome to HealingWell and you may want to do an intro in the New Peeps Thread so we all get a chance to meet you.
It seems to me that your b/f should contact his physician if he is not doing well on the med. there are many other medications and options to choose from when dealing with A & P.
I look forward to getttingt to know you better.