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Re: Seroquel users: Weight Gain and Sleep

Posted by PoohBear on August 16, 2004, at 14:24:19

In reply to Seroquel users: a couple of questions, posted by Nohope on April 25, 2004, at 0:50:43

I wanted to add my experience and two cents, for what they're worth...

I have been on Seroquel for sleep (100mg each night) after experiencing horrific weight gain on Remeron. It's been great for sleep, but after reading this thread I now think I realize why I have been ravenously hungry and have not dropped the weight from the Remeron, but have GAINED.

I made "GOAL" with Weight Watchers on 12/28/03. I gained 12 pounds in two weeks in 01/04. My pDoc was alarmed and we dropped the Remeron in favor of Seroquel (100mg per night) for sleep, with the added benefit that it "might" help with mood swings, since I am also atypical BP as well as ADHD and chronically depressed. I did not know that the Seroquel could be causing increased weight, since my pDoc billed it as "weight-neutral".

Obviously, to echo information in some of the links above, this has not been that great emotionally, though the Effexor seems to add to the "don't care" attitude.

I am currently up 23 POUNDS above my original ghoal, and in fact had to modify my goal to 220 from 200, which always gives me the nagging feeling that I'm "cheating". I have a dear friend that I used to mentally berate for using Paxil as an excuse for weight gain: I now know better.

Okay, so that's three cents, but there ya go...





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