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Old 03-06-2011, 09:18 AM   #16
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I have taken both the XL and the SR. The XL did not work for me; by late afternoon it was like I had nothing on board at all. The SR seemed to help my mood and behaviors better later in the day. I tended to eat compulsively after I got home from work,which was decreased probably after that first week on the SR. I think it's easier to maintain my weight on wellbutrin;I lose in the begining but then stabalize and have to watch what I eat after that.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:32 PM   #17
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I've tried everything else (it seems) and have concluded that it's not just a lack of willpower...there is something wrong with my brain that makes me feel COMPELLED to overeat.
Me too. My therapist swears I couldn't have been born this way but
it really feels like it. I had a happy childhood, I have a happy marriage, great
family, great friends....so why do I do this? Thats the $10,000 question.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:51 PM   #18
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I'm on generic welbutrin (buproprion) and I'm actually GAINING weight. It has done NOTHING for my appetite...a big disappointment although it has helped some with my depression.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:45 AM   #19
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Hi dear,

Weight is a big problem for everyone.If you really wants to reduce your weight, dont worry about that. There are lot of process to do it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:29 PM   #20
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When I was on Wellbutrin, it gave me lots of energy and dampened my appetite. This wore off after a few months, but it was nice to actually feel peppy after a year of depression.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #21
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It was instant for me, from the start It put me in a hypnotic trance and all i wanted to do was complete all the tasks I had not been able to do. I kid you not I had a vegetarian pita roll just because I found it so strange to not consume one meal. That was the first day. As long as I kept in mind that I DID HAVE to eat for healthy reasons. It worked for me.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #22
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It was instant for me, from the start It put me in a hypnotic trance and all i wanted to do was complete all the tasks I had not been able to do. I kid you not I had a vegetarian pita roll just because I found it so strange to not consume one meal. That was the first day. As long as I kept in mind that I DID HAVE to eat for healthy reasons. It worked for me.
How long did this trance feeling last? How long did you feel your appetite was suppressed? From what I am seeing, it seems the appetite suppression lasts for a little while but eventually goes away. So after 6 months or so, it isn't suppressing the appetite any more?

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Old 12-22-2012, 06:28 PM   #23
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I took Wellbutrin XL about 5 years ago for depression and lost 30lbs. (it was combined with exercise and weight watchers).
I found that it really really helped my emotional eating.
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Was on Wellbutrin in 06 within 10-11 weeks I had lost about 60 lbs. I was also walking on the treadmill everyday and eatng healthier. But I think it curbed my cravings. It also made me a little aggressive. I would stand up for my self a little too much. I thought I was going to end up beating someone up for taking my parking space once. I had to get off of it. I tried it again last year because I kinda missed the confidence it gave me, but this time it made my heart race like crazy, certain sounds were making me feel nuts and I found myself yelling too much at my poor kids.
It started working for my depression at about 25 days. It instantly curbed my appetite. Good luck hope it helps u out.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:48 AM   #25
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Hi!

Wellbutrin is a stimulant (rather than a depressant like Prozac and the other SSRI drugs). Hypothetically, it will actually make it easier for you to lose weight on wellbutrin/buproprion. So just wait it out a while and see what happens I think you will like the results.

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hi,

I too was switched from prozac 40 mg to wellbutrin about a month ago. It is finally kicking in for me the past week or so and I am feeling my depression lifting. It gave me nausea the first couple of weeks, but I would still eat sugars But now I think it is helping to curb my appetite. I really need it because I started the ideal protein diet 10 days ago and it is pretty restrictive.
I feel that prozac made me gain weight (or could be the 1 mg of abilify I am on). I am up 30 pounds in 5 months!! I never got over the low energy which is why she switched me.
I definately feel an energy increase, appetitie decrease, more ability to focus. I do get hot flashes though and have difficulty sleeping.
Good luck all!
It sucks depression makes you crave carbs and most depression meds can make you gain weight. constant struggle!!
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I'm on generic welbutrin (buproprion) and I'm actually GAINING weight. It has done NOTHING for my appetite...a big disappointment although it has helped some with my depression.
I took generic welbutrin too and didn't lose that much weight, whatever I did lose still required my willpower and effort... Wonder if those that have had weight loss on it are using the name brand/non generic.
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I took generic welbutrin too and didn't lose that much weight, whatever I did lose still required my willpower and effort... Wonder if those that have had weight loss on it are using the name brand/non generic.
I dont remember the first time around if it was generic, probably was if the insurance was paying. This last time after reading all the negative stuff about generic I decided to order from Canada I paid about 120 for 3 months worth I think. I figured 3 months woukd cost me about 20 per month here so it wasn't to big of a cost difference.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:57 AM   #29
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I am taking the generic but I started to lose my appetite right away. I've only been on it for 11 days but have lost 5 lbs (I have about 50 lbs. to go). I have gone to the gym BUT I have to remind myself to eat a little something or I could go almost all day with out eating. Completely quit my binge eating (so far). I hope it keeps working on my appetite, emotionally I feel a tad better (probably because I am losing weight) but I realize it takes about a month to fully kick in on the emotions. I do get a dry mouth but that's okay because it gets me to drink a *ton* of water...
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It also did nothing for me appetite wise or depression wise :/. I'd read some people list weight with it but tree is also those of us who noticed no difference whatsoever.
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