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.
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.
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.
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