I've been taking 10mg of paxil for about a month. I'm formerly anorexic and am scared to death of weight gain. When I told my doctor he thought prescribing 100mg of Wellbutrin SR along with the paxil would be a good idea to counteract weight gain. Will it work? Will it make me lose weight while on the paxil or just maintain it?
First, let me say that just because you are taking Paxil doesn't mean you will automatically gain weight. Watch your calories and exercise reasonably and you will be ok. The Wellbutrin is a good adjunct to the Paxil and may reduce your appetite some, but be careful you don't slip back into bad eating habits. It truly is a matter of monitoring calories in vs calories burned. If you eat reasonably, you should be fine.
I'm actually on 450mg of Wellbutrin XL and 20mg of Paxil daily. The combo is working quite well. In the beginning I lost about 10 pounds in about 4 months and now I'm mostly stable, a pound up or down here or there.
My family has commented on my weightloss and positive change in my disposition.
After years of struggling, I think I've found a combo that works for me.
Anonymous; I do agree with Laurie when I was on Paxil I gained no weight But the wellbutrin is a good match but remember it has a loss of appetite and weight loss. So you must be very careful to at least maintain your weight and keep track of your calories you don't want to end up where you were prior to getting help. Have a good day. Chuck1957
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