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Re: wellbutrin and weight gain terra miller

Posted by Kaysey on October 21, 2001, at 10:15:22

In reply to Re: wellbutrin and weight gain, posted by terra miller on October 21, 2001, at 9:57:30

> i take 75mgIR 4x/day with xanax as needed. at first, the loss of appetite is very prominent because it feels like everything gets put on edge. i wasn't hungry or thirsty or sleepy for that matter. i still do not drink enough water and my hunger fluctuates. i know i've been on it more than half a year, but i forgot when i started. it's the perfect thing for me and i now have the energy necessary to tackle the difficulties of life; and i couldn't get suicidal if i wanted to because it's just not findable anymore.
> i also crave sweets. (i've always craved sweets my whole life.) this is what does the trick for me: i buy these protein bars at a healthfood store that are high protein, low carb, and covered in chocolate (!) the trick seems to be that there has to be just enough carb/sweet without there being too much. the really low carb bars do nothing for my sweet needs. the low carb bars have around 2g, and the ones i eat are more like 11g. (some bars are 30g+ and that's too much.) anyway, they're good for me and they satisfy my sweet-tooth. they're about 140cals, and not the 250+cals many have. hope this is a good lead for you.
> terra

Hi Terra:
Thanks for the info. I did in fact try the protein bars when I started with Effexor (which gave me sweet-cravings, as well) and it did help (and yes, the CarbSolutions only have 2gms of carbs and that really isn't quite enough). I need to focus on trying this again with the WB/Effexor combo. Seems like when I added the WB, I felt like I could only 'tolerate' carbs--crackers, chips, etc.--and protein and veggies didn't 'agree' with me. I guess this sounds silly, but that is what caused me to 'stray' from the lower carb diet.
Also, are you just taking the WB and Xanax(prn)? From your post, it seems that you are quite satisfied with the results. Have you had WB in combination with anything else?
Thanks again.




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