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Requesting medication? Bupropion (Wellbutrin?)?

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Ok first a bit of background.

I originally went to my doctors based on the advice of a couple of people I was working with out of concern I might have BPD/EUPD or some form of Rapid Cycling Bipolar (my psychiatrist has pseudo-diagnosed me with EUPD since then), I was put on citalopram early September-ish in an attempt to control my mood swings/anger/depressive outbursts at work, after 2 weeks with no change my doc upped my doseage to 40mg, and after another 2 weeks she upped them again to 60, after no chance on 60 she tapered me off and I went onto fluoxetine in the same pattern, except I stayed on 60mg from end of october-ish until I quit them because they were doing nothing for me and the insomnia was too bad, she then put me on 50mg Sertraline ~Jan 7th, after a couple of days drowsiness and it taking longer to ejaculate than normal (those symptoms have gone away) I'm now having no side effects, possitive or negative.

I'm wondering how likely it is if i requested to be put on bupropion I'd be changed to it, while I'm not more convinced it would help me any more than any of the other pills I've been on, I've read that it helps with weight loss, which would help increase my general mood. I think it's unlikely that she would put me on TCA's or MAOI's due to the fact when I overdosed I took the rest of my citalopram along with the painkillers and I've read that despite TCA's/MAOI's are better for treating my symptoms theyre easier to commit suicide with? Does anyone have any experiance requesting specific medications? Or any experiance of Bupropion and weightloss/side effects?

I should point out I do gym 4-5 days a week for 2-3 hours a day and have noticed no real loss of fat, im not just looking to change pills and shed a bit of weight, but I feel it could be my pills that have caused me too gain fat whilst keeping a fairly good diet and exercise reigime.
 
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I'm sure if you ask for it they'll give it to you, that's the way mental health often works. You rarely hear of people being refused drugs. I would check with any drug prescribed that the person prescribing this drug has evidence that it will help you. A lot of the time drugs are prescribed on no evidence, some people, most people probably, don't seem to mind this. I think anti depressants make most people more mentaly ill personally.
 
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