Thanks for the responses.
, I am unsure why my psychiatrist hasn't suggested a mood stabilizer as well. It interests me to know that Lamictal and other drugs are used for that purpose. I had just assumed they were atypical antipsychotics as well through my reading and research.
She seems like a very intelligent woman and we have discussed my Bipolar II in depth. Even so, I'm starting to have my own doubts about Seroquel XR. After taking 150mg last night before bed, I am feeling very numb and out of it right now. Only been awake 1 hour so it's too early to say, but I feel kind of stupid like, really out of it. Turning my head, it feels very light.
This better not be derealization or whatever it is I experienced when taking SSRIs. Things felt like a dream constantly.
I will say that I don't feel any present anxiety at the moment. Whether it would arise outdoors or near strangers is a different story. I don't want to feel sedated as hell. It seems to defeat the purpose of feeling better... if you're feeling better, but numbed to the point of non-existing.
I hope this sedation passes. It's making me feel really stupid too.