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Anyone else lost a lot of weight on Wellbutrin?

Posted by Anne on December 24, 1999, at 1:38:01

I have been taking Wellbutrin since April 1999, starting at 200 mg per day and increasing to 300 in June. After the increase I noticed I had very little appetite -- which thrilled me because I have been trying for years without much success to lose weight. Between June and December 1999 I lost 44 pounds, and dropped several sizes, started exercising every day, and generally feel totally transformed. I can honestly say I haven't been this happy in 10 years. However, except for one study at Duke, I haven't been able to find any research showing other people have had the same experience.I'm also worried, since I'm a writer like many of the others on these threads, about starting to feel "stupid" from the drug. After 8 months on it, I would say I don't feel particularly sharp and am having some trouble thinking of easy things. E.g. the drink served in Mexican restaurants, which would have been right at my disposal last year. Now it took me about 10 seconds to think of "margarita." Until reading the thread on this side effect, I thought perhaps it was just a worsening of the same thing I've been feeling since my 30s--that I'm turning into one of the slightly slow people I used to be impatient with in my twenties!

So I'm interested to know if anyone has had either of these side effects.




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