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Sudden weight gain specially abdomen and under depression. On Seroquel 50 and Lyrica. What is the issue here?

I am 5' tall and went from a 150 "I know I have to lose weight" lbs., to 181.5 "what the heck is going on" lbs inside of a 6 month period. It is all mainly located in my abdominal area. I eat fairly healthy and exercise every other day. I suffer from depression and among my many medications, it seems that the Seroquel 50 (3 pills once a day) might be the culprit. I am on Seroquel150XR now and the problem is still the same.
I have been on Lyrica also for over 1.5 yrs. I know my weight gain from 145 lbs to 155lbs was likely caused by the Lyrica and have been trying to lose that 10 lbs. Now, I have a BMI of 35 with high blood pressure, RSD, some COPD (possibly)....what the heck have I done or can I do?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Hi !

Thank you for your query.

I think your weight gain is due to quetiapine tablets that you are taking as weight gain is a known side effect for this medicine . Pregabalin does not lead to weight gain . Plus depression might add to your woes of weight gain .

You should consult a psychiatrist for change of your prescription and start the drug which suits you for depression.

Hope you are satisfied with the answer.

If you have any further queries feel free to ask.

Wish you good health.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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