I've had trouble sleeping for years now. I took Seroquel for a long time, and it did help me sleep, but it also seemed to cause me to gain a lot of weight (which I couldn't lose even with dieting and exercise). My doctor switched me to Lunesta, but that didn't seem to help my insomnia. He just switched me again, this time to doxepin, but I've read that it can cause weight gain. I'd just like to know if people have found that to be the case...
2 Apr 2011
Hope, that's such a pretty name. Anyhow, it's not likely to cause weight gain. It's a lot safer than Lunesta, so thank god you quit taking that drug. Lunesta is a very dangerous sleep aid. it causes a person to sleep walk and do all kinds of daily activities like driving while on it, and not even realizing you are awake. Doxepin is a lot safer for sleep. It's also not addicting like Lunesta is. I've never heard of anyone gaining weight while using it. Good luck, NIK
7 Oct 2015
The seraquil didn't seem to cause me any weight gain but the doxepin have since I started taking it nightly in the last month maybe 2 months I've gained 20 pounds and no matter what I can not get the weight off. I'm going back to Trazodone to see if I at least stop gaining weight so fast
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