My mothers doctor has her on 4 depression meds. I think it is too much. Trazadone, prozac, mirtazapine and seroquel, (quetiapine) thoughts?

Depression treatment. Seroquel (quetiapine) is not an antidepressant. It is an atypical antipsychotic and a mood stabilizer. The rest 3 meds are antidepressants. Concomitant use of 2 or more antidepressants may put you at risk of serotonin syndrome, which can be an emergency. Also, there is some scientific data showing that combination of 2 antidepressant is no more effective than one.

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I've tried many sleep aid remeron trazadone Ambien (zolpidem) some depressant none workd doc keeps mentioning seroquel is it the last thing they want 2 prescribe?

Healthier Suggestion. How about we figure out why a 23-year-old woman has insomnia that is so pervasive she needs to be tried on so many different sleeping medications that don't seem to work? Don't you agree that finding the root cause would be the better solution? Be happy to guide you as a neurologist. Write to me @ www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi . Read more...

Insomnia bad, I put on Prozac 10 mg and trazadone 50 mg. Taken 2 days. I was taking serqouel 50 mg & worked for a while but stopped working. Dr. Said stop seroquel (quetiapine) since given new meds, what do ido?

Talk to your doctor. What happens next depends on what you were being treated for in the first place. Talking to your prescribing dr. About your symptoms following the change of medication will help him/her determine if the change is necessary or if any other course of action should be taken based on your diagnosis. Good luck. Read more...
Maybe more trazodone. You have to talk to your doctor about what to do. We can't advise or treat you over the internet. But here's something to consider: seroquel (quetiapine) 50 mg is stronger than trazodone 50 mg. The latter is usually a better choice for insomnia, but the dose may need to go up. Prozac (fluoxetine) may help depression or anxiety that interferes with sleep, but it takes a few weeks to work. Good luck. Read more...
Insomnia. Trazodone dose is low still, so discuss with your prescribing doctor. Also, practice the sleep hygiene techniques (refer to my previous answers re. Sleep hygiene). Read more...

Taken trazodone, seroquel (quetiapine) and remeron for chronic insomnia with no success, any other long term solutions?

Evaluation. You haven't said what type of evaluations you've had for your chronic insomnia. Medicating it has so far not been effective for you. Insomnia can be part of certain psychiatric conditions -- like depression, anxiety disorders, & substance abuse. There are also primary insomnias, which formal sleep studies can discern and for which focused treatments can be given. Please ask your doc about this. Read more...