Wellbutrin xl lose weight

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2035835 tn?1336304386 wellbutrin actually will not make you gain weight it may stabilize your weight or lose weight. it depends on the individual. i am on wellbutrin 300 mg and a mood stabilizer and am afraid i will gain weight with the mood med. i am keeping a close eye on all but you are safe with the welllbutrin.
Avatar n tn I went to get a higher dosage of Wellbutrin XL today and they gave me Budeprion xl 300 mg. They told me they now have the generic form which is cheaper. I was wondering if this will make a difference compared to taking the brand name? Wellbutrin 150 has worked wonders for me and now they give me this budeprion. I just want to know if it's the same thing, more importantly, work the same?
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin 150 mg xl worked great for me while quitting smoking. Today I am tapering off the wellbutrin and I have 60 quit days from the cigs. I also lost 8 lbs in 2 months, however not sure if it was the xl or sr or even the current 75 mg hcl that I'm currently on now.
Avatar n tn hey did you lose weight on the wellbutrin? also will mention at my followup about the rx you mentioned.
Avatar n tn Just started Wellbutrin XL 150mg a week ago. How long before it works and I also heard you might lose some weight on it how long before that usually happens?
Avatar f tn Thank you for your educated response. Yes, the Wellbutrin I'm on is XL 150 mg once a day. The Lexapro is 5-10 mg depends on how much I can tolerate. What does QD mean? quarter a day??
1190024 tn?1264692022 AND it was helping me to lose weight! It was the wonder drug that I had been needing for a very long time. 6 weeks later I ended up in the hospital & was diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a very horrible, extremely bad reaction to the Lamictal. I did not present to the hospital with the rash that I was told I could get as a result of the med, but went in due to extruciating pain in my left arm and neck (to the point I could not move my arm at all).
Avatar n tn My Mom just went back on Wellbutrin SR, and she was on Paxil for years before. Since being on the Wellbutrin for 2 weeks, she already lost 7 pounds. I heard this is the skinny, happy pill.
Avatar n tn I don't know if it was because it helped me feel better and I ate more, or just a side effect, but I did do a few things that actually helped me to lose weight while I was on it. First, the weight gain motivated me to look at how I eat, which was not good. I did nothing drastic except I decided to bring a lunch to work vs. go out more often. Then, I decided to join the gym and keep up with a regular exercise plan. I know it sounds overly simplistic, but it worked for me.
Avatar n tn I take 200 mg once a day, which I'm told is a relatively low dose. My psych told me that people lose weight while on Wellbutrin. NOT ME! I've gained 50 pounds and I don't seem to be able to take it off even with diet and exercise. I started thinking it was just me. I'm sorry you've had the same experience but I'm glad to know I'm not alone. It has really helped with the anxiety/panic thing but I can't stand how I look! I think I'm going to try something else.
Avatar n tn I feel jittery but no other side effects (so far). I've heard that Wellbutrin makes one lose weight--I haven't noticed that WONDERFUL side effect yet--any idea how long it takes to get in your system?
Avatar n tn I don't expect it to make me lose the weight, but I am hoping it will counteract the weight gain effect and at least make me stop gaining and ultimately, be able to lose what I've gained. Is this possible? I have refilled my Wellbutrin script and I have an appointment with my doctor on Friday. Thanks!
Avatar n tn However, my question is if anyone has lost weight on Wellbutrin sr 300mg, how long did it take to lose the weight and how much? What did it do to you, suppress your apetite or just made you lose weight? Please respond back if you can answer any of these questions, im in desperate need of some answers and hope ! ! Thank you.
Avatar f tn I am on Wellbutrin XL 300, and would like to know if it helps one lose weigh? I am also injecting myself with HCG to help me with the weight. Is there any side effects taking both?
Avatar f tn I've always had a slight binge eating problem and after I started taking these drugs it worsened. My depression got a lot better and i stopped the medication.. in part to lose weight, but am still struggling. Recently I've been mildly depressed mainly due to my weight gain and have noticed I do not have control over my eating. So, i got a prescription filled for Wellbutrin because I know it is used for stopping smoking. My question is does this help with controlling binge eating?
1729448 tn?1342098337 Congrats on the weight loss. Are you on any medication? I have been on Wellbutrin 300 XL for bout 5 yrs and have gone down from 223 to 158 and from a 40 waist to 32. I also suffer from stretch marks and flabby skin. You can try excercises that tone up the stomach, abs, etc. like situps.
Avatar f tn But over the last 7 years I have gained 40 pounds and no diet or cutting down has helped me to lose the weight. I have tried exercise and Weight Watchers, cutting calories, the whole bit. I am beginning to have some joint problems because of the added weight. I also have a bulging disc in my back that I have more problems with because of this added weight. I have regained the vision in one of my eyes and feel it is time to come off this medication. But how???
Avatar f tn I was on Paxil also for many years and I switched and went on Wellbutrin XL 150mg. Let me tell you I think the depression was lifted but the side effects were not something I could live with. I also burst into tears and was hostile and very irritable at times and had lots of anxiety! That didn't go away so now I am weaning off. I did try to go up to 300mg and that made the side effects even worse. Everyone is different though so I can only speak for myself.
214255 tn?1205639236 I started taking Wellbutrin XL just 2 weeks ago and don't notice too many changes yet. A bit jittery and some weight loss--is this "normal" on this medicine? I've read tons of blogs that people lose a lot of weight on this. Thanks!
Avatar n tn For some people the SR causes difficulties sleeping. I take Wellbutrin XL and supplement it with 5htp. Wellbutrin does not work on serotonin, while HTP will help with serotonin. After being prescribed other antidepressants which caused a lot of weight gain-I will not take anything else but wellbutrin. The distress that the weight gain caused is more distressing than anything else to me. It is very difficult to lose weight gained from antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs.
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 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 f tn I have switched from prozac to wellbutrin xl due to sexual side affects. Prozac worked great for everything else for the past 11 years. I have been on Wellbutrin for 3 days and have severe insomnia, constipation and dizziness. Will these side effects last long? Will they go away eventually?
Avatar n tn I have always prided myself in looking nice. I have just switched to Wellbutrin XL because I heard it doesn't cause that weight gain that Zoloft does... Can someone pleae tell me if they have gone through this and what I should expect?
Avatar m tn Yesterday morning I popped my first Wellbutrin XL. Wellbutrin for those neuro pharmacologically healthy is an AD (antidepressant). First time with ADs, and as mentioned in a previous thread, it's not so much I feel *depressed* as feeling a lack of motivation to get back to what is left of my former life.
Avatar n tn Please help me, I am taking well xl 150mg for a week now. I have been having balck sopts in my vision and my eyes are very blurry!!!! It is scaring me, my doctor says stay on it. I feel better except for not seeing well and that anxiety that it's causing. Of course that is huge. Please has anyone else had this side effect and does it go away??? Please any feed back would be nice, i don't know what to do!!!!
Avatar n tn My psych started me on Wellbutrin XL 150mg 1x daily. I'm also taking Celexa 20mg 1x day, fluoxetine 10mg 1x day, and depakote 700mg 1x day. I began the Wellbutrin because the SSRI's I've been taking cause me to feel emotionless. Also, them along with the depakote make me crave food alot. The goal is to start weaning off of the SSRI's slowly. Since taking the Wellbutrin one week ago, I'm experiencing quite a bit of anxiety and increased depression. My psych gave me .