quetiapine and exercising/heat stroke

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I take 50mg of quetiapine at night. I work out in the morning, treadmill for about 1 hour running/walking/incline/intervals. I sweat extremely bad, dripping from my heat, arms, and neck. I read that you should not do strenuous exercising on quetiapine due to the inability to cool the body down. I feel if i don't work out hard, i won't lose weight. Has anyone else had the sweating issue while working out?

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    Always be guided by your doctor and of course by your own body but I exercised hard when I was on quetiapine - I am a PT, plus did lots of HIIT classes, trained several hours most days and ran ultra marathons up to 145 miles. Initially my doc didn't think it was a good idea, but they were unable to answer my "how much exercise is excessive?" question so I cracked on. 

    I did heat up pretty fast and sweat a lot but just kept on top of my hydration, clothing choices and was mindful of slowing pace etc to get my body back under control and cooled a little if needed.

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      Hi, how much SQ do you take?, I think I will be prescribed something like SQ and iam wondering will it take away my motivation and interests in things.
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      I took 300mg at night; I am now off the quetiapine totally - it did take away a lot of motivation and interest; training was hard work. Also the increased appetite and ready weight gain was tough to handle. I kept a routine and made myself do things. Initially I felt like a zombie and even after a while still felt as if I was in a fog - but just kept disciplined. It was tough though.

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