Stopping seroquel weight loss

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Avatar n tn I have been on Wellbutrin for depression and Seroquel for sleep for about two weeks now. I have lost some weight from the depression and from taking Wellbutrin. The weight loss is about 20lbs. Will I regain my appetite or will I continue to have a lousy appetite? Also I have had several crying jags in the second week of this medication. Is this normal to have these? Sometimes I have about three of them a day? I told my psychiatrist and he said everyone cries is that bad?
603015 tn?1329866573 Happy news... I did NOT GAIN ANY WEIGHT taking Seroquel. I only took it at night so I didn't feel sleepy during the day. I found it helpful as part of my treatment. For me, the flip side of taking BP medications that cause weight gain were mood improvement. I had increased physical and mental energy levels, motivation returned and my outlook was more optimistic. I'm still "overweight" but I now have the desire to act on it (eat well, exercise etc).
Avatar n tn I thought these 2 meds were known to be weight neutral or cause weight loss. My doctor knows my concern about the weight issue as this is something I have never fought to maintain while everything else in life seems to be a fight. If I stopped taking all meds, would I lose the weight and go back to my normal size. I do lack motivation that's for sure! I think or say I will start a program and don't.
Avatar n tn It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
Avatar n tn I would say that it is a 50/50 chance whether you would lose weight in the long run as the product wasn't designed as a weight loss product. (but I'm not a doctor so your dr. might be able to tell you what to expect).
Avatar n tn When I decided in March of last year to stop the effexor, even with tapering off of it like my Doctor told me, I still had bad withdrawal. I ended up stopping effexor and then joining weight watchers, that seemed to help my depression more than any medications. Good luck to you. You also have to remember that everyone reacts different to medications. What made me gain weight may make you lose. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I have been on Welbutrin for almost 4 months now and have noticed weight gain of about 8-10 pounds and I'm not eating anymore than I use to. I'm wondering if the 'weight-gain'/'weight-loss' issue is affected by whether or not people 'need' to lose weight before they start taking it. I consider myself to have a fairly high metabolism and I can maintain my weight quite easily. I know what causes me to gain weight and what I need to do to lose it.
Avatar f tn side-effects...dramatic weight loss!!) I dropped 20 lbs. in 2000 when I first started taking the medication and have maintained that weight until recently I gained (8 lbs menopause)136 lbs. 5'9" . You can't feel good when you don't look good.
Avatar f tn I would also like to comment on your problems with the exta skin from your weight loss. Go back to the doctor who did the surgery and ask him about skin donation. My aunt did this and it was totally free. They take the excess skin from your body and give it to people with burn injuries. Good luck!
Avatar n tn He said that it does not lead to weight gain, but when I checked online, some sites say it leads to weight gain and others to weight loss. Could you tell me what it is actually? Is it weight loss or weight gain?
Avatar n tn She went to a different doctor and Once the meds were worked out - i'M NOT positive but I think her doctor took her off paxil and put her on another similar med but also added a weight loss drug like bontril or phentermine (I don't remember which) Anyway after that her weight came off the same way it went on. If you did not have a weight problem before the meds it shoulf be the same for you. If your doctor won't work with you get another doctor.
Avatar n tn I understand that it takes a long time to get this drug out of your system and the weight loss is very slow. I think that most of the 4 pound weight loss is because I fasted for a few days and took UltraClear which is a powdered "metabolic detoxification" product you mix with water. I used to only be able to get it through a doctor but now it is avaibale on the internet. It is a de-tox flush that I thought would help get Lexapro out of my system. I think it has helped.
Avatar f tn We think the memory loss has increased, but it's kind of mixed up with the anxiety. We HOPE the memory loss is directly related to the Ambien, and being off of it will he return to 'normal'? We can deal with the anxiety, but not the memory loss.
Avatar n tn it seems i forget so much, i dont know if its because i worry about this kind of stuff happening or if i have a brain tumor. everytiem i go to pick something up i find myself dropping it. i have had weight loss of 20 lbs in the past year and a half, but that could be a cause of stopping several medications. i am so young but have smoked for at least two full years. my balance is not usual off, but i get headaches and this squeezing sensation in the back of my head.
Avatar f tn I however have significantly gained weight on Abilify with no signs of stopping even with exercise and dieting so I'm going to request a med change if this keeps up.
Avatar n tn d by this (I take 25 only in the morning) but has helped stabilise my mood (esp helpful for irritability). As for the weight loss; not due to the seroquel, rather despite it I think. The depression has really hit my appetite, the ADs too, and my bowels have suffered big time (TMI, sorry). Many people lose weight with major depression, I don't know whether seroquel usually stops that.
Avatar n tn I was taken off because of weight gain and hair loss. At this time I was put on Neurontin, about 800 mg per day for about 4 mos. During this time I was very, very depressed and then became suidical. I was hospitalized on 12/23/02 for 7 days. The new psy doc increased my Neurontin to 2800 mg/day!!!!! Along w/ that she placed me on Seroquel. I also take Topomax, Kolonopin (which I am slowly stopping), and Prozac. I had a very hard time adjusting to the Neurontin.
Avatar n tn I can't stress enough that the extended release Seroquel is the best, normal Seroquel knocks me out and the weight gain is just as bad as all the others, but the XR is really good, it guarantees that I sleep, every night. I guess I'm trying to say that there is hope out there! I know thats hard to believe..if you are not happy with your meds keep going back to the pdoc until you get the help you need. My pdoc suggested Sertraline (zoloft) for the PMDD but it sent me manic.
Avatar n tn Indigestion or heartburn Vomiting Increased appetite Lethargy Nasal congestion Abdominal pain (stomach pain) Back pain Weight gain (see Seroquel and Weight Gain) Shakiness (tremor) Sore throat Fever Rapid heart rate (tachycardia) Irritated or runny nose Vision problems. Catalogue of side effects for the medication Ativan - generic Lorazepam - which is an antianxiety medication and also a mild tranquilizer and sedative.
Avatar f tn I don't know if it's going away from the weight loss side effect or the loss of appetite side effect. Soda does taste awful now which is good because it has too much sugar anyways :) I have noticed my memory is becoming boggled. Not so much with remembering things like birthdays and stuff, more like what I was going to say or how I was going to say it. It isn't REALLY bad. It only happens every so often in a day. Does it get worse?
607502 tn?1288251140 I had a huge weight gain with Zyprexa, Seroquel Remeron. My Daughter tried Trazadone & it made her instantly go to sleep & feel dopey 'till noon, which did not work with school. Over all I gained 80 lbs in all, it took me years to get the weight off. I wish you great luck!
987762 tn?1331031553 Hi Guys and Dolls, I posted this on the anxiety forum, but never got any reaction, this is happening to the young man my daughter is living with, he is a beautiful young man, no dx of anything other than GAD (general anxiety disorder) back in his teens, he is in trouble right now this minute and we/I need help. I would like some guidance from anyone who has taken Seroquel.
Avatar n tn and my primary physician both claim that the zoloft should be weight neutral and that there is another cause for the weight loss...which has me more worried. I am the skinniest I have been since jr. high. Most of my clothes hang on me and people ask me what is wrong...I look sick, etc. I have had no other changes to my diet or exercise plan. The weight seems to be dropping faster than it did at first. Any insight?
Avatar f tn First of all I am not a nurse ot doctor but I wanted to comment on the hair loss. I have also been prescribed topamax for pain, mood stabilizer and weight loss so I have been looking a lot on the net. I have seen a few things about hair loss. I wanted to comment on that. I have been a hairstylist for 24 years and one thing that I have noticed without doubt is that when one of my customers loses a significant amount of weight (25 lbs or more) they always have a loss of hair.
Avatar f tn About a week ago I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy done so maybe that explains the weight loss- I was 92-96 depending on how bloated I was. My doctor put me on lexapro 10mg and lorazepam.5mg (Ativan) but I didn't tell her about the Xanax I was taking on the side- belong to my boyfriend.
Avatar n tn along with joint pain, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, asthma, weight loss and smoking cessation. i figure what the heck. right now am still on 200 mg hs and the occasional seroquel. have appt. with psych. in 2 weeks.
Avatar n tn Musculoskeletal System Joint pain or swelling or tenderness Stiffness of joints, back, neck Muscle pain or cramps Bone pain Neurological System Tremors or unexplained shaking (especially at night) Burning or stabbing sensations in the body Weakness or partial paralysis/stroke-like symptoms Pressure in the head Numbness in body, tingling, pinpricks Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking Increased motion sickness Lightheadedness, wooziness Sudden jerking of fingers or entire l
980052 tn?1262970679 I don't remember any weight gain, but maybe that was because I was on Wellbutrin too, which is known for weight loss. I've been on Lamictal for a while now, and I love it. At first the side effects were muscle and joint aches and kind of an occasional blue-green vision. These went away after about a week and would come back (but less so) with each dose increase. The benefits are great. I'm now one cool cucumber. I don't shred friends and family.