Re: Avoid Seroquel Weight Gain
It's so hard to predict because everybody reacts so differently to each particular med, and each med combo. But, I realize you are looking for anecdotes here, so I will supply my share: I put on 30 pounds while on a Seroquel (800 mg) and Haldol (don't recall mg) combo. I realize that is way higher than you are dealing with, but what is interesting is that I gained the majority of that weight while at 200mg of Seroquel, the extra 600 mg only nudged my weight up a few extra pounds.
I'd implore you to approach this from whatever angle is best for your mental health. Weight, I know it sucks to gain, and it's hard to lose----but it's something that with the proper tools and focus you can control. But your illness, it's out of your hands without the right meds. I know how hard this is. I spent my last pdoc appnt talking about this same issue. But really, I think if you make decisions around what is best for your illness first, the rest can be dealt with in time.