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Re: Depressed and Desperate in the Midwest

Posted by Snoozy on May 5, 2003, at 15:30:34

In reply to Depressed and Desperate in the Midwest, posted by Ethel Basset on May 5, 2003, at 10:43:55

Hi Ethel -

I've been on Wellbutrin for about 3 years. I haven't lost any weight, but I'm taking it to try and feel alert (helped for a while). I don't think you can lose a lot of weight just from taking Wellbutrin - but it's extremely rare for people to gain weight on it. A few pound loss is pretty typical I think. Prozac is another one that's not supposed to cause weight gain.

I have noticed that restaurants in the Midwest (high to low and everywhere in between) give you portions so big it takes 2 hands to carry the plate it's on. I haven't noticed this in CA. Even if you don't eat out a lot, I think it distorts your perspective on portion size.

The Midwest can be stultifying - weather-wise and social climate-wise. Some places (mostly college towns) are a bit more cosmopolitan, for lack of a better word. It would be great if you could meet some fellow expats (I don't know how you would do this - sorry). Some places it takes a lot of effort to feel comfortable in. If you have any hobbies or interests, you might want to consider joining groups about them, to meet some like-minded people. There are interesting people in the Midwest, I swear! It just takes some effort to find them sometimes.

How bad is the place you live - I mean is it a large city, or near anything?

Good luck and hang in there.




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