Wellbutrin xl weight gain

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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???
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 f tn wellbutrin causes no weight gain...I was on it for years and had no problems...I am now allergic to it as it causes severe seizures for me.
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 n tn I took effexor but gained weight so my dr prescribed wellbutrin as a mood stabalizer. I have read that it causes anxiety, which I dont need. Is there anything else that will ease anxiety but no weight gain?
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 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 just read your comments about weight gain while taking Wellbutrin. I've been on it for a few years now for anxiety/panic problems. 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.
1190024 tn?1264692022 Hi - I have a pretty extensive background, but will try to make this as short & easy to comprehend as possible. I'm a 33 year old single mom who has struggled with "mental issues" for many years. At the age of 15 I was placed on Prozac for depression. Over the next 15 years I tried Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and several others.
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??
Avatar n tn ve just read that once you stop taking it, you can gain the weight back. I was hoping to only take Wellbutrin for 6-9 months than stop taking it. Is the boost in metabolism truly only temporary? Will one gain weight after stopping to take Wellbutrin?
Avatar n tn 2 yrs later I started wellbutrin xl 150, 6 months later 300mg...not working but have been very happy with the weight loss so I don't want to stop (gained LOTS during paxil period) I just want the wellbutrin to work so bad that I keep giving it more time to see if it kicks in (about 4 weeks now on 300). I am not suicidal AT ALL but I would really not mind dying, so I know something needs to change. Ultimately, my question is what do I do?
Avatar n tn If you don't exprience the weight gain (I do know those who have lost weight on it) and all the risk factors don't seem to apply to you, it is not a bad one to try. Blood pressure it a biggie. I have very low blood pressure but my MIL (mother in law) didn't and ended up having a stroke because of it. That is now posted as one of their warnings.
Avatar n tn Can Wellbutrin XL cause nightmares? I have noticed since I have been taking it since November 16th that I have nightmares every night.
Avatar n tn I just started on wellbutrin xl 150mg/day. I'm nervous about weight gain and sezures. I read that you had two already can you tell me how high of a dose you were on. I read that sezures are only for higher dose you were on. I have only stayed on depression meds no longer that 2 weeks to 3 months. I have been on Paxil, Zolof, Lexapro and now Wellbutrin. I am afraid to take these meds. But, everyone thinks I need them.
Avatar n tn Most people switch to Wellbutrin because of the weight gain with Effexor and other ssri's. It should help with the weight issue, and is an effective medication for depression and anxiety for most people, but whether it works for you can only be determined by a trial.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if anyone has any other suggestions of different medications that may not cause weight gain or sexual side effects? Could an increase in mg of Wellbutrin help? I am already taking 300mg of Wellbutrin XL.
Avatar n tn Hi, I was taking Zoloft (75 mg) for 4 months and requested to switch to something else due to extreme fatigue, weight gain, and other side effects. My doc just prescribed Wellbutrin XL (150mg) to begin. First, I am to take Zoloft at 50mg for one week then down to 25 mg for the next week before I can begin my Wellbutrin. My first question: is this the proper way or recommended schedule to wean off Zoloft? Can I cut down even further and shrink the two weeks to get off Zoloft into just one?
Avatar f tn wellbutrin is a very stimulating antidepressant. Lexapro affects people differently -- ssris are usually sedating, but they can affect some people by being too stimulating. Too much stimulation can cause anxiety. But if you try two meds when you're starting out, you'll never know if that med works or not or if just one med does the trick. That's my two cents worth.
Avatar m tn I realize I look a bit gaunt when my weight is lower than this, but I could not gain weight until my tract healed. People are just jealous I suppose. I can eat 2000 calories a day just to maintain. Not my fault. It's hard to do when you can't eat gluten.
Avatar n tn HELP!!!! I am on generic version of Wellbutrin xl 150 mg for 6 weeks now. My stomach gets VERY big and bloated after the tiniest meal. It stays very bloated most of the day, I have gained 4 pounds in this 6 weeks. Ironically, my appetitie has decreased. I am also very "short" with people out of the blue. My question is...do these side effects go away??? I can't get over how bloated my stomach is extremely uncomfortable..
Avatar f tn Hi there...I take Wellbutrin XL (300 mg extended release bupropion) and no I didn't gain weight on it. I have been on differing doses for over 2 years. Also, no loss of sex drive if that is important to you which is a common side effect of most of the other medications used for anxiety.
Avatar f tn The paroxitine is an SSRI and the weight gain can be a side effect. I just looked on the web for a statistic and it said about 25 percent of people experience weight gain. As with any medication, it should never be stopped suddenly. These medications need to be tapered down slowly so that you don't experience side effects. The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor as soon as you can and tell him/her that you have stopped taking it.
Avatar n tn and loss of libido (Lexapro worked wonders for both Anxiety and Depression). I started Wellbutrin XL 150mg. with the Lexapro a few months ago to help counteract these side effects, but didn't have success. Now my Dr. wants me to taper off the Lexapro completely (2 more days of 5mg.) and try keeping the Wellbutrin XL 150 mg. My main concern is my anxiety returning since Wellbutrin has not technically been approved for Social Anxiety, but I'm willing to try it due to the weight gain.
Avatar f tn In my opinion, weight gain can really go hand in hand with anxiety and depression in many people. When I was going through this, I quit exercising and did not take care of myself like I normally did and thus put on a lot of weight. But I also lost it once I started eating right and getting normal exercise. For me this was just as important as talk therapy and any medication that I was taking...keep working through it...and keep us posted!