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Wellbutrin Weight loss and energy

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sleepybug

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I am a diagnosed mentally ill and recently been very depressed too. I no longer feel pleasure and been drinking too much.

I am not sure if it is depression or side effect of the meds Ive been taking for the past 6 years.

My friend recommended me Wellbutrin and Ive been taking it for a week now. I notice a better energy. I no longer feel like I have cancer but I hope it will help me shed off some weight too.

Has anybody taken Wellbutrin and lost weight and felt happier? Right now I'm on 150 mg and will increase it in a couple weeks.
 
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Umm "a friend" is this something a dr. is monitoring?

Wellbutrin increases Dopamine in a-round-about way so that can explain the happy and energy. A week isn't too long to notice much though so it could be more of a placebo-y effect going on. Which is still real, depsite the word "placebo".

I don't remember dosage but 150 just to start sounds like a lot actually. Maybe i am wrong. Ah i google, yes i am wrong that's a good dose.


I used Wellbutrin for awhile and felt better. I got a little anxious after awhile on a higher dosage but i was also going through some stuff and am kind of weirdo anyways. I didn't lose weight though, if anything i gained some.
 
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yeah I am closely monitored by a psychiatrist.
 
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