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Old 03-26-2011, 11:32 AM   #1  
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I have been on Wellbutrin for a bit now, but I just upped my dose to 300mg a day XL.

The strangest thing has happened...

I have pretty much completely stopped binge eating. This has been a big problem over the years for me. I don't think its because of the appetite suppression (which I also experience), because I usually binge when I am NOT too hungry.

I cannot find elsewhere that this happens to other people and I am wondering if anyone has had this experience too.

I also have totally quit smoking (I wasnt a full time smoker, but I would binge smoke on weekends and have bad cravings). I'm just a barrel of fun times.

I have never in my life not felt the desire to eat and smoke. Is this what "normal" people are like?
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:32 PM   #2  
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Hi laughingcow,
Wellbutrin under the name Zyban is prescribed to help smokers stop smoking.
I was prescribed wellbutrin to stop my ocd behavior (plus to counteract the lack of labido side effect of the paxil and now citalopram)
Anyway good luck and I have no idea what "normal" feels like
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Hi laughingcow,
Wellbutrin under the name Zyban is prescribed to help smokers stop smoking.
I was prescribed wellbutrin to stop my ocd behavior (plus to counteract the lack of labido side effect of the paxil and now citalopram)
Anyway good luck and I have no idea what "normal" feels like
Take care,
K
Did it help with your OCD? I've been told that I am OCD in the way that I have intrusive obsessive thoughts (though no rituals).
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Actually, yes it did help a lot. I don't have to check everything over and over again, among other things. I also take the citalopram which helps with my anxiety.
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It works that way for me, too. I just. . .stopped binging. Full stop. Didn't even think about it. Apparently it works that way in some people. I'm glad I'm one of them. I've lost almost all of my 120+ lbs since starting Wellbutrin a year and a half ago.
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i am hoping Wellbutrin will do the same thing for me. How long were you on the 300 mg before you stopped binge eating? i was on 150 mg for 3 weeks, and have been on 300 mg for 5 days now. I still haven't noticed any difference.
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