Topic: Has anyone lost weight with Wellbutrin? I'm desperate.please help?!?
January 25, 2020 / By Kelvin Question:
Okay, here's the deal. I'm currently taking Cymbalta, and Abilify for depression and anxiety. I also take Adderall for severe sleep apnea. The Adderall helps keep me awake and focused. My problems are as follows....
I'm a smoker
I binge eat (I'm 5' 5" 215 lbs.) I over eat constantly. Food is a bad habit for me. :-(
I am still fatigued - even with the Adderall.
I have heard so many wonderful things about Wellbutrin. And it seems to be prescribed for all of my symptoms. Can anyone enlighten me as to how well Wellbutrin would work for me? I know everyone is different; but my main concern is the binge eating and out of control appetite. I would love to quit smoking as well. Please advise. Thank you.
Hewie | 7 days ago
Wow. I am so sorry to hear about your struggles! I know how hard it is to control binge eating because binging is a symptom of a greater emotional-problem. A lot of people have addictions - cigarettes, food, stealing, eating, exercising (true)...etc. All of these addictions can, in fact, have the same roots - just different people cope with them in different ways!
I typically don't like the way medicine is thrown to people so easily. I think a lot of people use medication as a "band-aid," and it's completely their choice. I, personally, think though, that antidepressants can lessen the symptoms of the problem; however, the problem still exists underneath, you know?
Wellbutrin is a good drug, and there seems to be a "correlation" between stopping smoking and other compulsive behaviors. Additionally, I would not suggest taking Wellbutrin to lose weight. I've rarely seen patients lose a lot of weight whilst taking this drug. Typically, what happens, is the first week - there's usually a no/slight effect of the drug. 2 weeks or so into the drug, there's a "decreased appetite." This lasts, though, for about 1 week, while the body adjusts. Then, eating behaviors go right back to normal, as does weight.
From what I've seen, and experienced, overeating (and binging) serves the purpose to fill us up. When we feel empty, we (those who binge) NEED something inside us to fill us up - even make us sick. Many times, we binge until we want to explode. I believe it's because we subconsciously are trying to "feel" an emotion that we're hiding or unable to feel.
Try this: I would try seeking some form of therapy, but here is also a tip. Try asking yourself empowering questions. You see, when we're in a conflict or struggling with depression, we often think to ourselves "I am so depressed." Then, that means our brain is going to filter all the information it can to prove that, well, I am depressed. So, instead, ask yourself, "What can I do to get to a healthy weight and stop binging?" Then, our thought processes will filter information on how to actually solve the problem, instead of confirming it.
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Originally Answered: weight loss and wellbutrin?
The top 3 ways to achieve antidepressant weight loss;
1. Burning calories through increased energy.
2. Faster metabolism.
3. Eating less.
Antidepressants Burning Calories
When you have more energy, you burn more calories, which makes it much easier to be thin. The antidepressants that do this, increase the neurotransmitters called norepinephrine and dopamine, and decrease histamine.
You used to be able to buy Dexedrine and Adderall as weight loss drugs in the old days.
Antidepressants Giving you a Faster Metabolism
Your thyroid gland acts like a furnace by speeding up metabolic activity. It allows you to eat more, while still losing weight!
Antidepressants and Eating Less
When you eat less, you'll have less calories to burn. You can do this by increasing norepinephrine, which has a strong effect on reducing hunger.
The available medications for antidepressants weight loss are;
- Wellbutrin (Bupropion)
- Edronax (Reboxetine)
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Originally Answered: weight loss and wellbutrin?
Well, I reccomend Yoga, its very peacefully, and relaxing, I reccomend doing yoga in a quiet enviroment, and stick to eating less or eat more fruits and veggies, you can write a planner of how many calories to eat that day or what kinds of snacks you'll eat, good snacks are peanutbutter and celery, carrots, apples, and watermelon!
I really hoped I helped! :)
OMG stay away from acai berry, or acai anything else.
I work for a credit card company. I've talked to hundreds of people that signed up for a 'free sample, just pay shipping.' Then, two weeks later, the company bills your credit card $80 and it's a nightmare to try to get them to refund it. We almost always have to change the card number and dispute the charges before they stop. Sometimes they bill several times under multiple names too.
I don't know anything about Wellbutrin unfortunately. I do know medications affect everyone differently, and with antidepressants the differences can be profound. (I was prescribed Nortriptyline for migraine headaches. It didn't help my head and I've had relentless stomach problems since, even though I've been off it for nearly 2 mos. Other people say it's done wonders for their headaches.)
As much as I hate to give the "talk to your doctor" speech, a physician's really the only one qualified to answer this question. You may also want to seek a 2nd opinion regarding the medication you're currently on, if it's not working quite right.
You may want to look into counceling for your problem with overeating.
Wellbutrin is clinically demonstrated to have weight reduction as a aspect outcome. It must aid you lose five-10 kilos, however the one demonstrated technique to drop some pounds is by way of nutrition and activity. Wellbutrin could aid you lose much more weight when you consider that your purpose for gaining weight is as a result of a meals dependance. Wellbutrin must aid you chemically to be much less depressed and accordingly devour much less.