Im just wondering what the horror stories are for seroquel and weight gain. The sedation sucks too but im much more concerned about the weight gain on seroquel.
I thought seroquel was a good med. like living on a submarine, protected but underwater.
They pulled me off of it within a few weeks and I don’t even know why.
Was on paliperidone after that. Didn’t do much of anything good or bad. Invega did seem better than respiridone.
I have been on Seroquel and Zyprexa for many years, gained 20 pounds weight. Exercise does help to keep weight in control.
I can’t exactly remember how much I weighed two years ago (I started taking Seroquel in 2013), but I can recall myself weighing about 147 pounds. I don’t have a scale in my home, but the last time I was weighed, I was 165 pounds.
I have normal metabolism and appetite on seroquel. Really no weight gain. I use the stuff to sleep by cutting it into pieces and take it at night…No problems with sedation. I can wake up and feel okay but I sleep 10 hours lots. Give you a really good sleep.
NOt sure how this work with men but for women, insomnia seems to REALLY slow down their metabolism and put on a lot of weight. Person just keeps consuming calories (usually junk) to keep going while showing low avolition/energy so no desire to prepare the right foods to eat, just sugaring up.