But I want to feel better, gaining weight will not help me to feeling better with my multiple problems Im taking seroquel for... Please help!!!
7 Oct 2011
When I was on Seroquel 300xr 1 every night for insomnia I had to work hard to maintain my weight. 20 min on elliptical daily and I also have a vegetarian diet of mostly raw fruits and veggies, salads and smoothies. And I still had trouble but now I'm off it, I see the difference, as in not hungry 24/7 and I don't look bloated like I did on that medication. But everyone's metabolism is different so I hoped that helped a little anyway. Lol.
7 Oct 2011
Hello bots4girl. I understand fully what you're saying. Seroquel will in most of us, put on the pounds. What I did, still do now also for I've replaced the seroquel with Remeron, and am gaining weight. I take it early in the evening, and when the hungar pains kick in, eat my evening meal. It helps. At least in my case I don't fill up on snacks etc. Then, I eventually become sleepy and nod off. Another thing I do is fill up on water and coffee. I drink both constantly through out the day. It helps me to not snack. Otherwise, I've really no other suggestions. These are my two "weapons" :-0) very best to you.
8 Oct 2011
Hi, i have also experienced weight gain whilst taking seroquel : (
I also take mine in the evening, like Pledge, and i think this helps a bit? I also drink a lot of sugar free juice drinks and coffee/diet cola. The diet cola really helps to make me feel full without gaining fat or calories. I have to mention that a high caffeine intake long term is not good for you, but if you are sensible...
I also have a vegetarian diet, and have had to try to wean myself off cheese! Which was very hard. I try to suck sugar free lolly's and eat low fat snacks. The fat in your diet is going to cause more weight issues than the calories. I know weight gain is a pain in the butt! I hope you get on OK.
10 Oct 2011
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the truth is--there is NO way not to gain weight with Seroquel. It is one of THE WORST meds, as far as weight gain. I had to find this out by trial and error myself. Sorry. Try abilify... it's usually used for the same things seroquel is used for.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.