lexapro vs. wellbutrin

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 2/13/2007 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
hi there,
i wrote a couple weeks ago here about my doctor wanting to switch meds from abilify to geodon and i went to him yesterday. he wants to send me to a neurologist soon about the tardive dyskenesia.
I told him that since summer i have gained another 12 pounds and cannot gain anymore .  he decided to put me on lexapro. he 1st wanted to do wellbutrin but i told him i was on it b4 and i may have had a reaction.
my question is, ive been reading that lexapro can assist in weight loss because it decreases appetite. but ive also read that it can cause more weight gain.
i cannot afford to gain anymore weight. im already at a weight that says im at risk for heart disase, diabetes , etc.
i was on prozac for 3-1/2 years or so and that is waht the doc thinks caused the gain, not the abilify..
any suggestions, similar experiences etc.
anything feedback would be appreciated

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 2/13/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
The SSRIs all have a tendency to cause weight gain over the long haul. Prozac is generally considered to be least likely among the SSRIs, but it can happen on any of them. Lexapro is still new, but many people are complaining it's bad for weight.

The TD is very concerning and you need to get that clarified first with the neurologist. Then, you can discuss your options.
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