I was on Citalopram 40mg for 2 years and gained a total of 40 lbs. My doctor switched me to wellbutrin xl 150 mg but I saw no difference in my weight so she just upped my dose to 300mg. It has worked wonders with my anxiety though, as did the citalopram, but the weight gain and uncontrolled hunger was making me depressed. Please help :-(
I'd like to call your attention to recent FDA news. If the link doesn't work you'll find this article and more in the search engine for this site and others. I personally did not lose or gain significant weight during the years I took Wellbutrin. My weight was a bit high, but pretty stable. Hope you find the answers you need:
FDA Update: Buproprion XL 300 mg Not Therapeutically Equivalent to Wellbutrin XL 300 mg
How is it going for you? I am a big fan of Wellbutrin, and I take 300mg every morning. My doctor prescribed it to me to balance out the sexual side effects and weight gain of Zoloft. It worked. I was off the meds for about a year. When I went back on, initially it was just Wellbutrin. My appetite was gone and my sex drive increased tremendously!! I am taking it with Viibryd now. Appetite normal, normal sex drive. I wish I didn't need the anti-anxiety meds because I LOVE Wellbutrin's side effects. However, it "plays well" with those drugs since it counteracts the bad side effects (no weight gain!), at least for me. I love that my psychiatrist cares about treating all of me, not just the anxiety. Many doctors just want patients to deal with the side effects on their own. Hope this was helpful, and I'd love to hear how the drug is affecting you.
Hi Linda: Your comment-"Take Bupropion XL 300MG
I have gained 20 lbs" ???
I think the original question (even though it is a very old post) was showing that the person asked, what she was saying - she did not want to gain weight with Wellbutrin after gaining weight with Citalopram. She doesn't want to take Wellbutrin if others are gaining weight on it! That is how I perceive what she is asking. You are telling her that you gained 20 pounds and you think she should take Bupropion XL 300mg? I don't think that is what she wants, more weight gain?
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