It's a potent drug that's prescribed to people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, insomnia, and anxiety. It doesn't work for everyone. Your doctor will probably prescribe you 25mg to start off with. Warning- it's kind of scary the first time. This isn't like buying some sleeping aids, or taking Benadryl, or Ambien. Give it 30 min to an hour and you're going pass the f out.
For some reason, pill-pushing doctors will tell you that you can take it in the morning and at night. I've been taking it for 10 years and there's no way in hell I'm going to take it during the day. The highest I can go is 200mg. Also, talk to your doctor about prescribing you Lexapro. It's a great antidepressant match for Seroquel and you'll no longer be a demon bitch when you wake up in the mornings, because seroquel makes you a foul and crazed jerk every morning.
Let me tell you WHY I've been on it for 10 years. The bad? Because now my body doesn't know how to sleep without it. But you know what? I DON'T CARE. Why? Cause I am guaranteed a good night's rest every single night of my life. Freaking out about bills? Pass out. Work stressing you out? Pass out. Got dumped and you can't stop freaking the hell out? Pass out. Did a bunch of blow and need to work in the morning? Pass out.
You are GUARANTEED sleep, no matter what the day served you on its shitty platter.
I mean yeah, so I'm groggy in the mornings. But you know what? I slept.
Seroquel saved my damn life...