I've been on seroquel 3 years, and have gained 42 pounds. I had SEVERE insomnia and strong waves of anxiety and the seroquel fixed it all. Well now i'm struggling with depression because only 3 years ago i had a 4 pack stomach, and now i have a tire around my stomach. I'm afraid to get off the seroquel for fear of the insomnia and anxiety returning. I have three questions:
1. If i keep taking the seroquel and add wellbutrin - can i lose the weight while still on the seroquel?
2. If i stop the seroquel and replace it with wellbutrin - can the wellbutrin help with my insomnia and anxiety?
3. I know with some drugs, the weight immediately starts coming off when you stop taking them. I've tried researching weight loss upon stopping seroquel but find nothing. Is there proven research that people who stop taking seroquel DO start losing the weight upon stopping?