Re: Wellbutrin (generic) and increased appetite
Wow I know this thread is 3 years old but if the poster is still around, u just made my day...if there is just one other person who this happens to, that means it is possible & I'm not crazy I have now been on wellbutrin 3 times since 2008, tried the xl, the sr, & even the immediate release kind, @ different dosages too! I keep trying it cuz I like that it makes me feel happy & not depressed & like my life is over @ age 25, however each time without fail, after about 4 or 5 weeks I begin to eat like I am pregnant or on steroids, & tend to lose my desire for healthy foods, a lot of ice cream, cereal, chocolate & salty snacks, esp. NUTS!! even waking @ like 4am looking for a fix. It was in the news recently that this type of disordered eating is actually due to dysregulated dopamine pathways, I guess ppl like us should avoid antidepressants that work on dopamine! I would rather be depressed than fat. I know that sounds nuts but I have been obese most of my life & don't need the pounds!! Safe to say esp. after finding this post, my attempts with wellbutrin are over!