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Thanks for the idea, Harry

Posted by Shirley on April 3, 1999, at 16:42:02

In reply to Re: Luvox, posted by harry on April 1, 1999, at 6:29:26

Thanks for the advice, Harry. I wrote my question so long ago, I'm afraid to go back and read it (it's like listening to your own voice on a recording--it's embarassing).

I would say that sexual DESIRE isn't really his problem, though.

The Wellbutrin, while I've tried it myself and HATE it, might be the ticket, though. He doesn't have any depression, just ocd, so maybe it would affect him differently. My experience was that it did effectively suppress my appetite, but it made me suicidally depressed, or at least more so than I already was. Ha. I mean Ha!

I mentioned this to my husband, and I think we both agree that in these types of situations--when the weight gain is NOT controlled with diet and exercise--medication may just help counteract whatever the anafranil (which is completely effective, by the way) is doing to cause the weight problem.

Unfortunately, he LIKES his psychiatrist, and I just know that man won't agree. Especially since it's not something he usually does (they only want to use what they are familiar with), but mostly because HE didn't think of it himself. I'm disappointed in this particular Dr, because he hasn't done anything to address my husband's complaints.

Oh well, and so it goes....

> shirley, the weight gain is almost certainly asociated with the anafranil. either by apetite increase and/or metabolic alterations.
> Luvox can also cause weight gain in patients.
> reading what you wrote here, i'd recommend his asking his doctor about ADDING wellbutrin. This may significantly increase sexual desire AND even help with the weight increase.
> best of luck.




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