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February 5, 2010 11:19 PM Subscribe
Anti-psychotics and weight gain. How do I shut off my mindless eat switch?
posted by soft and hardcore taters to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Seroquel has been a miracle drug for letting me get (bad, fitful, any) sleep. It's also turned me into a remorseless eating machine. I eat until my stomach hurts, and I'm still desperately hungry at the end of each binge.
Mindless weight gain seems to be typical with atypical antipsychotics - any tips on helping to mitigate the hunger and/or calories? I've tried throwing out my delicious starches; I'll attack nuts and tofu and cheese with the same horrific appetite. Having no food whatsoever in my apartment sends me into a panicky mess of grocery-and-takeout ordering. I'm walking regularly, but even a 90 minute walk a day and some freeweights are burning so much much less than my average food binges.