anyone currently taking seroquel?

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   Posted 6/14/2007 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
If so.. do you take another medication to help reduce your appetite or lose weight? I take 25mg of seroquel 3x a day {75mg total} and 50mg of topamax 2x a day {100mg}, also 25mg of naltraxone. Supposedly the topamax helps decrease my appetite, I don't think it does anything.. do any of you take anything else besides topamax to help w/ food cravings? I know topamax is popular to help with that sort of thing.
please reply if you can help with my question.
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   Posted 6/15/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Yea, I take seraquel, doesn't do much for me but help me sleep.... I take 50mg before bed, I've tried 100mg before bed and the next morning I get sick...Doesn't help with manic episodes for me... other then that, I don't take anything...

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   Posted 6/18/2007 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I take 200mg of seraquel at bedtime and it totally makes me sleep, but also makes me ravenously hungry, I hate it!

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   Posted 6/19/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I sort-of take it. Doc has me on 200mg at bedtime, I was gaining weight rapidly so decided to take it only so so, well, is my family doesn't kill me first, I'll probably end up in the hospital, but on the bright side, the weight does come down again, just more gradually.

I'm going to yet another new pdoc on the 21st, i refuse to take seroquel so we'll see what happens.

Of course the paranoia, depression, anxiety, and rage are all returning in such a rush that I feel like I'm going to explode.

I'm hoping there's something out there that can help with the mood swings without adding to the depression by gaining so much weight.

As far as for sleep, I also take Restoril 30mg, Klonopin 1mg, and 2 Tylenol PM, so sleep is okay even without the seroquel.
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   Posted 6/19/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   


The only antipsychotic that I know does not make you gain weight it Geodon.  I am taking it now (for a little over 3 weeks) and I have lost weight and not gained an ounce on it.  Now the other side effects are different than seroquel.  Plus, it is not approved for anyone under 18 so sorry shymydisease.

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