It has been suggested to me by a new doctor to consider trying out a very low dose of seroquel. I am bi-polar and 16 weeks pregnant. I haven't been on meds since my teens and I really do ok with out them the majority of the time. Things could probably be easier for me if I ever found the right med that didn't have too many side effects. But I definitely don't feel like I need meds. And so I'm torn about experimenting while pregnant, when I don't really even feel the need to be on anything in the first place. I got the feeling that seroquel was his "pet" drug and that he suggests it to many of his patients, pregnant or not.
I did take a VERY high does of seroquel as a teen for a couple of years and it made me fat (I gained 70 pounds). I was also a teen though, with crappy lifestyle habits and was on a cocktail of other psych drugs. So my experience could be difference this time, but it still makes me nervous.
My internet research has me more confused than ever about the safety of this while pregnant or breastfeeding. Anyone have any experiences or advice? Thanks :)