Hi, I had post partum psychosis after my first son. 10 years on I have been diagnosed bipolar. I used to take olanzapine but as you probably all know it makes you fat. Therefore I am on 300mg of quetiapine at night time. I also take sertraline (SSRI) for my terrible PMS/PMDD. And recently was put on pregabalin for anxiety which then went away.
I am wondering what dosages people typically on. It knocks me out too much at 300mg. So am wondering if it would still be clinically effective at a lower dose. Any one on less than 300mg please??
Also olanzapine used to take the age off of my PMS irritability which is super intense for about 10 days before (despite a good diet/supplements/low stress at the moment).
Quetiapine has not, in fact I'm more irritable (throughout the cycle) and have lots of headaches.
The latter might not be the quetiapine at all as I am now peri-menopausal so next step my psychiatrist is consdering is oestrogen patches/progesterone pessaries as they least likely to cause side effects.
Anyone get headaches/feel irritable on quetiapine????
And anyone on less than 300mg find quetiapine still helps as a mood stabiliser for bipolar???