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   Posted 5/4/2005 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started taking wellbutrin two days ago and it is my first anti-depressant I've ever taken. I was just wondering if any of you guys have taken it. I am mostly worried about the weight gain even though my doctor swore to me that weight gain isn't a side-effect of wellbutrin. Thank you.

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   Posted 5/4/2005 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Bec!!!

I haven't taken welbutrin . . . but worked with a man who took it for couple years. His weight didn't flucuate at all.

Give it a chance and see how you do. He did get a headache initially . . . but it went away after a couple weeks.

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   Posted 5/4/2005 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on wellbutrin which I hated because it made my dry skin dryer. But I had a friend who tried it a while back and he lost weight, and it worked great for him. Wellbutrin gives you more energy, like caffein only it doesn't make you shaky.

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   Posted 5/14/2005 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been taking Wellbutrin for about 4 years now. Keep in mind that medicine affects each person in a different way, so I'm just talking about my personal experience of how it has worked for me. It does give me more energy, which is really good. I have definitely lost weight taking it. I thought I read somewhere that it is in clinical trials now for use as a weight loss drug (I don't know if that's really true or not, so take it with a grain of salt). I just know that I've lost weight taking it. It does have a down side (at least for me) which is that it makes me shaky and has affected my sense of balance. I notice it mostly in my hands. I do yoga a lot and I really notice it in my legs when I do certain poses that require balance. But, that's something I'm willing to live with because I do think it's helping me. My pcp gave me a prescription for Inderal to help with the shakiness, but I've never felt like I really needed it; it's not that big of a deal, except in yoga, and then I just tell myself that nobody is looking at me anyway because they're all preoccupied trying not to fall down too! Let us know how it works for you.

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   Posted 5/24/2005 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi from another Welbutrin user (4 mo's). Anyone get blurry vision? Man it took getting used to. I wear bifocal contacts and kept thinking my vision was rapidly changing. Alas, it is a side-effect with W. It's not as bad as the beginning. But whenever I up my dose just a little, even, the blurriness comes back. Also, felt intermittantly nauseaus for first week or so and that passed. Just wish the manic energy and loss of appetite would stay! I lost 12 lbs combined with the Southbeach diet.

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