Mixing Quetiapene with Fluoxetine

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Quetiapene XL 600mg has decreased my mania a lot, but I start getting depressed at around 6pm. I'm inpatient, informal as of today... But my consultant won't mix these medications. Fluoxetine was really helping my depression and eating disorder. Is there a reason these two don't mix?

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    I take 600 mg, Seroquel and have taken this for 10 years.  Ever since the "time release" brand of this came out,  I have taken that.  It is called Seroquel XR.  I take two of the 300 mg. tablets every night.  I would not want to take Prozac (fluoxetine) as this antidepressant, in my opinion, might cause mania.  I take Zoloft, and I would recommend that or some other drug in that family, like Paxil.  These two are also given for obsessive compulsive disorder, so that might help with any eating disorder.  It is common for Seroquel to be given with a low dose of an antidepressant.  Ask your doctor for a low dose of another.  Also, give it all time to work, maybe something like two weeks.  You will need to watch your weight.  Maybe you are eating more because you are feeling better. 

     

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      I have had the eating disorder since I was 18, I'm now 23 later this month. Started with bulimia, ended up anorexic, then put all my energy into weightlifting and still binged I occasionally. Over the past 8 days I have been trying to make changes to my diet and take control and I've binged 2/8 days. This is calorie speaking, I have tracked calories for over 1000 days.

      Apparently also I have a diagnosis of mania. I'm scared to mention the depression in too much detail in case they put me on a section 3. At night I can feel the same thoughts that led me to hang my self creeping back in. I have a working diagnosis of mania and I'm scared to mention the depression but

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    It is common for one to have excess energy during mania so I understand your weight lifting.  I am glad the Seroquel is working for your mania and should also work for your depression although you may need an antidepressant to go with it.  Being a Christian, I would tell anyone this about our struggles:  God has voted for us, Satan has voted against us, and it is OUR vote that will make the difference.  Stand strong.  You have heard the saying "when the door closes, a window may open."  So don't give in to the temptation to hurt yourself.  Know there is always hope.  
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