I am on wellbutrin xl 450 mg and my dr put me on elavil 25mg today for fybromyalgia I am concerned?about weight gain has anyone been on these two?
I've been on both, but not at the same time. When I was first diagnosed with depression, I was prescribed elavil. I don't remember the mg, but I think it was higher than 25. It definitely helped my mood and sleep problems, but I started gaining weight rather quickly. Then I switched to Prozac, and continued trying everything from Effexor to Zoloft, etc, before finally being prescribed Wellbutrin 300 mg (occasionally upped to 450 mg). One of the things I like most about Wellbutrin is that I've had no weight gain from it. My daughter also has major depression. She has been taking 450 mg Wellbutrin for several years and hasn't had any weight gain attributable to the drug. I personally would not take elavil again because of the weight gain. Hope this helps... I believe the literature supports the weight gain associated with elavil. I don't recall dosage levels, perhaps 25mg is a small dose and won't cause you any difficulties.
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