Hi, chararn! I've been fortunate that I've gained no weight at all with Seroquel, but I gained 70lbs when I was taking Zyprexa. Once my doctor titered me off the Zyprexa the weight fell off over just a few months.
As pledge has said, you can jumpstart your weight loss with dietary changes and a little more exercise.
Good luck! wcv
Seroquel definately gives me the munchies... I also take 10 mg of Ambien with the 60 mg of Seroquel. I had to prepare myself my midnight munch meal ahead of time! I would make a large salad with something satisfying like fat free raspberry dressing with a nice crunchie serving of croutons. I know people who have gained 100 lbs on Seroquel. It's not an option for me to give it up because I sleep so well. But gaining weight is definately not an option either, Try my method if you are still taking it. If you are no longer taking Seroquel its time for some good old fashioned excersize! hope this helps.
- Seroquel Information for Consumers
- Seroquel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Seroquel (detailed)
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