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Re:Well said

Posted by Barb on September 10, 1999, at 7:41:32

In reply to Re:Well said, posted by Nancy on August 23, 1999, at 20:05:28

This is an old thread so I don't know if anyone will get this, but I switched from Zoloft (weight gain = 18lbs) to Wellbutrin and after six weeks, I feel pretty good, but had my appetite cut by about 75%! And I've lost 16lbs since July 31st. I am not currently "working hard at it" (too many hours at work) but I overall an active person. Hope that's encouraging.

> > Having seen grant money in action, all I can say is that where it comes from can have an influence.
> >
> > This statement is not far from the truth. Despite what most people believe or want to believe a lot of what we and physicians here about a medication depends on the amount of resources allocated for its promotion. As the son of a clinical research physician and a med student I have witnessed first hand the pampering and catering that is given to physicians to push their product. I'm not saying that are medical institutions are corrupt, but a huge amount of resources used by pharmacuetical giants goes into the promotion of their medication.
> In regards to the weight gain from SSRI meds...I have been on Prozac for 3 years and gained almost 30 pounds. I am in a support group with 5 other women, all whom are also on SSRI meds and EVERY one of them have gained a substantial amount of weight. It is documented that long-term use of SSRI medss DOES cause weight gain. Go to Yahoo and punch in "SSRI weight gain" and there's an interesting quite long article about a couple of shrinks who did a study of it and found that it is so. Anyway, has anyone switched fromo Prozac to Wellbutrin and lost some ofo the weight? I just switched and am hoping it will work. THANKS!




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