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Wednesday, December 03, 2008 LauraLee, Community Member, asks

Q: How can I lose weight while taking Seroquel?

How can I lose weight while taking Seroquel? It works wonderfully for controlling my bipolar, but I have gone from 140 lbs. to 190 lbs. in the past four months. I am 5'5" and am currently taking 500 mg Seroquel and 10 mg Ambien nightly, along with 100 mg Wellbutrin every morning. I have tried exercise but my weight continues to rise, even though my eating habits have mostly remained the same. Is there a medication to counteract the Seroquel weight gain? If not, what can I do to lose all this extra weight and get back to being healthy?

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Moimoimoi, Community Member
6/ 2/09 6:37am

Use Topamax  - it will stop you from craving food & cancels out the Seroquel munchies.  Then just exercise and eat healthy.  I take 600mg Seroquel XR & 150mg Topamax (and 400mg Lamictal. and 75mg Zoloft)

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Moimoimoi, Community Member
6/ 2/09 6:39am

Also get your thyroid tested -while on it I needed an increase in thyroid meds since it made me more on the hypothyroid side. I was at normal levels before taking seroquel.

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By LauraLee, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/31/12, First Published: 12/03/08