Wellbutrin and prozac weight loss

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Avatar f tn My physician responded to my request for help, and being discouraged about my lack of weight loss by trying to prescribe prozac for weight loss and of course depression. Since when does Prozac aide weight loss? I did not receive any response to what else could I do/try/ who to see etc. Or an answer as to what they syntroid was doing for me, since I was still not losing weight, but losing hair, and still had high triglycerides. Also no response to my ??
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 f tn I'm on 10mg of Prozac and have noticed some weight gain within the past 2 months or so and my doctor has suggested I start taking Wellbutrin along with the Prozac but my biggest concern is having panic attacks. I suffer from panic disorder w/ agoraphobia and the Prozac has been helping but I'm afraid that adding on the Wellbutrin may counteract that. (I know it is considered a stimulant for a lot of people - hence the usual weight loss.
Avatar n tn I've tried Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac and as I've already said, Lexapro. Wellbutrin has the least side effects. I switched back about a week ago and the withdrawl symptoms from Lexapro are the pits. Wellbutrin may not work as well for you, Everyone is different. As you can see, it may take several attempts at medication before you are on the right one. Just be patient. Once you find the right one, you'll feel so much better. Hope this helps.
233622 tn?1279338505 -( I am looking forward to being a little calmer!
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 f tn You may not need anything but the Wellbutrin to be honest with you. I have OCD which leads to anxiety and then to depression. I was on Prozac many years ago and I tried those other drugs over the past year when it reared its ugly head again but I choose Wellbutrin. I was initially on 150 XL like you but I needed a boost when my OCD kicked into overdrive so I went to 300 XL. It did make me more jittery at first but after about 4-6 weeks, it went away and I feel GREAT!
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 n tn hello heisvonh, I am also on prozac, wellbutrin, lamictal, and now topamax to help shed some weight. I was wondering how much weight you have lost total? Like everyone else, I gained 65 lbs. with meds., and lost 15lbs. with wellbutrin, and I am now hoping to shed some more with the topamax. I am depressed with the weight gain, so I am hoping this works. Let me know.
Avatar n tn the only side effect that I am experiencing with the topamax is I feel a little goofy at times and my spelling and overall loss of words at times can be bothersome....Can anyone tell me if the weight loss and loss of appetite will decrease.... I am on 100mg a day... does anyone think I should increase my dosage? ( of course w/ my drs. permission)... this has truly been a great drug for my mood swings as well.....
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 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.
233622 tn?1279338505 I have my session with the psychiatrist today and he said I am fine but he would get me off of prozac because of the libido issue is causes. It had been AWFUL!!! and I am tired of it. I am to wean off of the prozac while slowly going on the Wellbutrin. Anyone use this. Oh, I have OFFICALLY been declared not depressed. I am on an antidepressant as a prophylactic because Avonex causes depression. I have never had any depression problem in the past and am not depressed now.
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 Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
497950 tn?1255867527 I realize this is not a current post but I recently started (8) months ago lamictal and Wellbutrin together and have been losing weight since then .. did your weight loss continue?
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 helps with depression and helps with weight loss. I swear by it..I too gained about 15 pounds on Lexapro and Wellbutrin and didn't like how it made me feel. 5 htp has almost no side effects.. a little jittery for first week and that's it.
Avatar n tn Twitching, Sweating in the night while asleep and waking up soaking, Complete loss of sex drive and being unable to achieve an orgasm, Large appetite, 15 pound weight gain, strange cravings, waking up alot in the night and usually eating(every 2 hours that is exact), weird dreams, not being able to make up my mind on relationships and other little things, sores on my tongue (look like ulcers but not open), sometimes moody, and not being able to cry when I think I should and want too.
Avatar n tn Since my body had such a horrible reaction from the previous antidepressants (Wellbutrin, Celexa, Remeron, and Prozac...and I think even a few more like Butral) I AM EXTREMELY FRIGHTENED to go back on one once again. I feel like I'm back at square one all over again. No one has been able to help me at all. Bottom line is, I don't feel depressed, I just feel really fatiqued all the time and mostly sick to my stomach.
Avatar n tn I just tried Wellbutrin because I read that it had fewer side effects than others and may help lose weight (and I had just tried Cymbalta and Effexor and didn't like the side effects)...I was a little hesitant to try Wellbutrin since I had success with Prozac in the past, which works on Serotonin (like Zoloft) and Wellbutrin works on Dopamine (a completely different drug)...
Avatar f tn I was on it for about a year 3 years ago. I loved it! The only side effects were dry mouth and weight loss(not a negative). About 5 months ago my doctor put me on citalopram which made me feel like a zombie and I started gaining weight so we decided to switch to the wellbutrin. I have been on the wellbutrin for about 7 weeks now and off the citalopram for a little over 1 week. Im having a completely different experience than I did before.
Avatar n tn Initially, I experienced symptom relief with a touch of nausea here and there [that went away eventually], minimal weight loss and in the past few years, minimal weight gain. More importantly, I have decided it's time to get off of it since I have been have working hard on myself...therapy, self-help books, regular exercise, etc. After reading all these entries, I'd be lying if I didn't admit I find the task ahead quite daunting.
Avatar f tn Has anyone switched from Prozac to Citalopram (or another AD) and lost weight? I'm in the UK where they don't prescribe Wellbutrin unfortunately. ADs have really helped me to feel alive again, but I just don't know if I can afford to get any bigger.
Avatar n tn I heard some great things about wellbutrin plus the added possibility of weight loss and help quitting smoking I was all for it. My doctor stopped the Lexapro and put me on the wellbutrin all at once. I was told to take the wellbutrin that night instead of the dose of lexapro and disregard the rest of the medication I had left of it. Well that was last Tuesday.
1190024 tn?1264692022 There are drugs which have recently been approved as sort-of cover-all/mood-stabilizers and they are usually antipsychotics and the side effects are horrific and ALWAYS include weight gain, metabolic syndrome and (I feel certain) diabetes).
Avatar f tn I have read that wellbutrin is safe to take during pregnancy and can cause weight loss (I am talking weight loss before pregnancy), so if it works as an antihistamine as well, it might be perfect for me. Thoughts??
Avatar n tn and on the other comment, i am a nasty ***** right now...thats a reason for going on the wellbutrin. For months I was just up and down and up and down with emotions..lately i havent wanted to look at anyone, i havent wanted anyone to look at me (in fear that i might bite someones head off)i havent wanted to go out in public, afraid that everyone that sees me will think...what a horrible, ugly, fat person....although i know none of this is true, i cant help but to think it..
Avatar m tn Also, heard Wellbutrin and drinking don't mix very well. So between the Wellbutrin and my Rosacea, I guess my weekly beers are out for awhile :( FL: Don't think SAD is it. Think what's making me down is having to stay inside more than staying inside. I did buy one of those SAD lamps many winters ago but ended up returning it. SF: You're right. I posted the article but you picked out the "bending over" part :) You know, can't even remember what that article was about. LOL.