Wellbutrin xl dosage for weight loss

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2035835 tn?1336300786 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???
Avatar f tn I have been using wellbutrin xl 300mg for 15 days and my appetite almost gone but I did not lose weight yet,I do exercises 4 times a week. Has anyone taken wellbutrin or topamax for weight lose?Why topmax cause loss weight? Please share your experience about this medicines ,how long?how many kg lost? mg etc...
Avatar n tn The most common side effects with WELLBUTRIN XL are weight loss, loss of appetite, dry mouth, skin rash, sweating, ringing in the ears, shakiness, stomach pain, agitation, anxiety, dizziness, trouble sleeping, muscle pain, nausea, fast heartbeat, sore throat, and urinating more often. Seizures may occur (studies showed an incidence of 1/1000 - 4/1000). The chances of having seizures increases with higher doses. Taking more than 450 mg/day increases the chance of serious side effects.
Avatar n tn I was taking Cymbalta for 2 months, it made me go crazy, I had crazy dreams, could not wake up, tired all the time & complete loss of interest in sex.....for several weeks, I gradually went off the medicine & started taking Wellbutrin XL 150 for 5 days now. Just yesterday I became extremely dizzy, not to the point of sickness, just complete dizziness, could that be the cause & will it go away after my body gets use to it?
Avatar n tn My doctor increased the Wellbutrin XL to 300 mg daily, but when the fatigue (and weight) did not change, he also included 20 mg of Methylin ER, twice daily to the mix. So I'm currently taking 150 Effexor XL, 300 Wellbutrin XL and 40 (20, twice per day) of Methylin ER. The Methylin is great and gives me an added boost, but I still feel tired. I have tried to reduce the Effexor to 75, but have immediately noticed a change in my mood and become quite "snappy" towards people.
Avatar f tn My dr, said she looked it up in her book, and Wellbutrin XL 150mg, is only prescribed for SAD and to quit smoking. She did not want to prescribe the XL at all no mater what I said. She prescribed me Regular Wellbutrin 100mg twice per day. I do not want the regular wellbutrin as it will make me shakey, and I will not follow through with taking 2 pills per day...
4753943 tn?1359934569 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 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. No dry mouth or weight loss instead headaches, ringing in my ears, clenched jaw, continued weight gain and irritability.
Avatar n tn but will switch to centrum silver for my daily vitamin. Did it stop the hair loss while you were still on Wellbutrin or did you just get off Wellbutrin to stop it? I know that the higher the dose, the more side effects. I'm hoping that just reducing the dose will help.
1868532 tn?1320173057 Wellbutrin was given to me as because I was depressed and had an eating disorder.
Avatar f tn Hello there, SR means sustained release and XL means extended release. Normally SR is intended for use twice a day and XL once a day. It is not the case for all the medications tho but it is for budeprion. Since you said you were recently prescribed this medication i guess your doctor will put you on Wellbutrin XL 300mg if needed.
Avatar n tn My psych dr just prescribed wellbutrin xl twice a day for me bacause I felt like it wore off really bad around 4 int he afternoon. So I take it at 7 am and then at 3 pm to ward of that awful LOW feeling later. 150 mg each time. Total 300 mg for the 24 hrs. Hope this works.
Avatar n tn Which of the two versions mentioned, works better for weight loss? I've been precribed it to quit smoking, but would love to have the best version of it to lose some pounds while working on my smoking habit.
Avatar f tn long story short...zoloft definitely seemed to be the weight gain culprit for me...but I think wellbutrin is either helping me lose weight or recharging my metabolism! Yay!
Avatar f tn I am actually feeling more anxious now BUT love the assistance it has given me in weight loss. Wondering if I need to quit the Wellbutrin altogether or if it would be a possibility to keep it and add prozac or effexor.
Avatar n tn I have been taking the wellbutrin xl 450mg for an extended period of time. I wish I had lost weight, it seems like I never have that side effect, only the weight gain. As for being "very gripey", I think sometimes the depression can be a cause for that also. I bite my tongue a lot and just keep quiet rather than say what I am really thinking. Good luck to you and I hope you find something that will work well for you.
Avatar f tn I started off on 150 mg generic Wellbutrin XL which was not doing much...so I was upped to 300 mg. The sweating is unbelievable! I wake up in the morning drenched. My doc and pharmacist both say it is a side effect of the Wellbutrin and that it should go away. It's been 3 weeks now and I am still sweating a lot! I take mine at night because I don't want it to affect my sleep. Although I see a lot of people take it morning...so I don't if I should be taking it at night .
Avatar f tn I just saw a new doctor and he believes the Citalopram is causing my weight gain. I have been on it for about 18 months. I am now taking half a pill of Citalopram in order to wean myself off of it. My doctor then prescribed me Bupropion HCL (take twice a day). He says that should help with weight loss. Has anyone had good experiences with Bupropion? Did you gain weight on Citalopram? Thanks!!!
Avatar n tn Celexa is a good antidepressant, I am also on Celexa with 300mg of Effexor XL and have had good success. The valium 5 mg. is also a low dosage. Normally Valium is given for short term treatment of anxiety because it is addicting. My guess is he will eliminate the Valium eventually and increase her other meds. I am no doctor but this is my guess. It sounds like she has a p-doc that will attack her depression agressively and that is goodthing..get it out'a here!
Avatar f tn m glad you are pursuing the physical for the weight loss. You absolutely have to rule that out first and then deal with the mental aspect of it. When I lost weight it was because I had no desire to eat and nothing had any flavor to me. Hopefully you have another appt with the psychologist. There is nothing to be afraid of. People shake and cry uncontrollably but the more familiar you get with this person, the better you will feel. Keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Can you please tell me if Wellbutrin XL will help with anxiety issues. Or can the medication Cymbalta be of better use?
Avatar n tn I am on seroquel and abilify, and so far they havent caused any weight gain for me, or weight loss! I was on geodon at one point to, but that was a nightmare! You will have to sit back, and see what happens. If you really dont want the weight gain, then exercising should definitely help! I cant say for sure either, what the result will be!