Wellbutrin and effexor weight loss

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2035835 tn?1336304386 Will I gain weight or loss weight by takeing 300mg of Wellbutrin XL a day? I started loseing weight on the wellbutrin SR but he switched me to the XL because he said the SR doesn't go any higher then 200mg... What should I do???
4753943 tn?1359938169 With Wellbutrin there are a number things good for. For example, weight loss, stop smoking, anxiety, sex drive. There are different types of Wellbutrin as well, there is SR and XL.
Avatar f tn I was able to control it, but its only my 3rd week and I really don't know if Wellbutrin will work for my OCD, depression and weight loss. I see your post is from 2008. Are you still on Wellbutrin and how has your experience been? Does it help with your OCD?
Avatar n tn Hi everyone! I have been taking Effexor XR 150mg. for a month and I am experiencing weight loss. I went from weighing 169-172 lbs. to now weighing 155. I love this anti-depressant. I have found that it works for me when no other drug would. I have noticed that I get full fast and I have no desire to eat. I can only say that this drug has altered my sex drive considerably, but I was a bit over-sexed to begin with. The Effexor has made my sex drive more controllable.
Avatar n tn wellbutrin can cause tics and tremors and seizures and other side effects.Teh good thing about well butrin is that it has a lower incidence of sexual sideeffects,I know people that have done well on it and some that have done poorly on it. Everyone is different though and different meds will work for some and not for others.I take a combo of celexa/zyprexa as I am bi polar and it works great for me let me know what you decide.
Avatar f tn I was on Wellbutrin with the effexor at one point and it did not help the weight. I got very aggressive with my weight at one point and changed my eating. I lost over 20lbs. The serotonin and norepenephrine make you crave the carb/sugar because they fluctuate. Even if you choose 'healthy' foods the body converts the sugars from fruit etc into fat. Sooo, my strategy was to keep the metabolism even with protein. I kept the fruit component for snacks but eliminated yogurt, milk etc.
Avatar n tn My husband das been diagnosed with depression and anxiety had been taking Effexor XR 75mgs or about 1 year however the side effects ie weight gain tiredness and loss of libido was troubling him. The switched to cymbaltor, due to high costs (even with insurance) of this medication is wanting to switch to somethig that is less expensive and that has a generic available. What about Wellbutrin or do you have any other suggeations?
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin will not magically remove the 45 pounds. Wellbutrin does not induce weight loss, it simply doesn't cause weight gain. A proper diet and appropriate exercise are needed. Remember, it took 8 months to gain the weight, it will take time. Best Wishes, HFHS M.D.
Avatar m tn We had one of our members post not too long ago that she has been able to lose weight on one of these meds (was either Effexor or Wellbutrin). That was nice to hear, and proof that with the right plan, and a little more work, it is still possible to keep any weight gain to a minimum while enjoying the effects of the meds.
5031234 tn?1362584038 I was positive, life was looking up, I started going to the gym on a regular basis and LOST weight while putting the cigarettes down and going through a rather nasty divorce. After all was said and done with the divorce, the kids and I ( i have two a daughter 14 and son 6) finally found a house to buy and moved in and got settled you would think things would keep looking up. It seems like when life calmed down I ampted up with my rage again so I went to my Doctor and explain this to him.
Avatar n tn I was on anti depressants for 8 years but I felt like I got more mood swings, weight gain, and loss of sex drive on everyone of them. Finally I was on effexor for 3 years and I decided to come off because I felt like they were doing worse than better for me. I've been off of effexor for 23 days now and I wake up EVERY morning at the same exact time, sweating, nautious, anxious, and I run to the bathroom with loose bowels. I've been starting every morning like this every day since I came off.
Avatar n tn I actually googled my observations about generic vs brand and weight loss. I started on Wellbutrin 350 and almost immediatley began to feel better. I was so pleased I told my doctor they should put this stuff in the water. I slowly lost weight around 8-10 pounds in 3 months. My insurance (unbeknownst to me)switched me to the generic and I started noticing my weight creeping up and it did not seem nearly as effective. My husband kept asking me "Did you take your meds today?".
Avatar m tn I am seriously considering coming off all together- I exercise 5 days a week- 45 minutes of cardio and 45 minutes of weight training and still no weight loss! What other choices do we have? there must be something! Has anyone tried to go the natural route? Is there a natrual route?
151951 tn?1267991945 I have a question, I take topiramate before I go to bed, does anyone take it in Morning? I'm up to 100 mg and not a lot of weight loss and Im not a big eater.
Avatar f tn Have taken paxil, celexa, effexor, xanax, and lexapro through the years but experienced weight gain of at least 40 lbs. My OB/GYN helped wean me off the meds this past spring but within the last month I have again started experiencing severe anxiety with bouts of depression. Family doc started me on Trazadone which just made me feel like a zombie and shortly after switched me to Wellbutrin 150mg daily.
Avatar n tn For example, paxil tends to cause the most weight gain. Wellbutrin tends to cause the most weight loss. The ssri's like paxil, zoloft, celexa and lexapro tend to negatively affect libido and ability to perform sexually in males and females. Wellbutrin tends to be neutral in regards to sexual issues, and tends to improve sexual drive.
Avatar f tn So , I have been on celexa for about 5 years and went off that because of my crazy weight gain.. Went on Effexor for about 6 months and I am gaining more weight!!! I have cut my calories, cut my sugar , went to a Nutrisionist , ate exactly how I am supposed to, exercised everyday, cardio and weights .. I have always been skinny ..
Avatar n tn I'm at 195 pounds now, and hope to be at 145-150 at some point. Anyone that has also gone off Effexor and took a LONG time to experience weight loss who'd like to comment is very welcome to! We can all use the support!
Avatar n tn I am still determined to get off of the Effexor. I have also experienced weight gain while on it and loss of libido. I am planning to go back on Prozac which I have had excellent results with in the past (but after about 1 year the result seem to diminish). I actually lost considerable weight on Prozac and the effects on anxiety and depression for me were more than adequate.
Avatar n tn If depression has already caused you to lose weight, and if further weight loss would be detrimental to your health, Wellbutrin may not be the best antidepressant for you.
Avatar n tn I am now 35, 3 children and when i was diagnosed manic-depressive i was on prozac, wellbutrin and taking hi levels of prescription weight loss pills. I was losing my mind but i wasn't losing any weight! When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weight gain with the standard mood stabilizers. Within these past two years I have lost 38 pounds taking this medicine.
Avatar n tn Doc says I'am borderline diabetic and need to lose weight. The drug was prescribed to help with the weight loss. However she stressed that you still need to watch your diet and exercise. I have been doing this for a long time but kept going up and down with my weight. I am 5 4" and currently weigh 235.5. I weigh in every Tuesday and after 4 days I lost 3 pounds. I am now starting to take the meds 2 xs a day so it will be interesting to see what happens next week.
Avatar f tn I've been on Effexor since 09 and 2 weeks ago went to Wellbutrin due to weight gain on Effexor...
Avatar n tn I have been on Wellbutrin for depression and Seroquel for sleep for about two weeks now. I have lost some weight from the depression and from taking Wellbutrin. The weight loss is about 20lbs. Will I regain my appetite or will I continue to have a lousy appetite? Also I have had several crying jags in the second week of this medication. Is this normal to have these? Sometimes I have about three of them a day? I told my psychiatrist and he said everyone cries is that bad?
Avatar f tn Well on welbutrin my anxity got very bad so I went to a walk in clinic and the Dr perscribed me effexor and a few XANAX to help while I wait for the Effoxor to work. I went to pick them up and could not afford the effexor. I dont want to get it if its going to hender my weight loss. He told me it helped people lose weight. From what I see on line that is not what people say. PLEASE give me your opinion. If I find out I dont want to risk gaining the weight back what do I do?
Avatar n tn My wife began to change moods on a daily basis, a rollercoaster of ups and downs, loss of sleep, and small marital problems and challenges would quickly grow into hysterical arguments that often became violent. I have addressed the issue of the drug possibly being the culprit in this to no avail. At this time she is still getting the drug where she can along with Effexor, Zoloft, vallium and Xanex, and the cycle of ups and downs gets worse.
Avatar n tn (Even though not bi-polar, Lamictal is working well with the wellbutrin for me) The Wellbutrin/Lamictal caused a 50lb weight loss but I was nauseous for months. The Wellbutrin doesn't help with the anxiety I was having so I had Lexapro added. That did make me gain weight so I went off it and just take Klonopin for anxiety. Now I am having more problems with depression so my doctor increased my Lamictal dose. If you take Lamictal, you MUST increase/decrease doses SLOWLY.
Avatar n tn Proper weight loss starts slowly and you will start to notice more weight loss more quickly as you get healthier. Good luck!
Avatar n tn If you are getting the results you want from Effexor, you probably don't want to switch. The reports of weight gain for this medication are not that great, in fact, loss of appetite is more frequent. Weight gain can happen with any of them, so watch it closely and only switch if it really starts to happen. Then be careful to taper off over a two period, because a rebound from precipitous cessation, is possible and would be uncomfortable.
Avatar n tn Also, does Wellbutrin cause weight gain? Do patients who go off of Effexor lose the weight once they stop taking it, or do they have to work/diet it off just as if they had been overeating all this time? Would taking more Levoxyl help with weight loss? I asked my doctor this, and he said my thyroid level looked fine and he did not want me to increase my Levoxyl dosage.