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Old 07-03-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Depression Meds and Weight Gain

I have suffered from clinical depression for most of my life and have tried every anti-depressive on the market.

For the last several years I have been taking 40 mg. a day of Fluoxetine (generic Prozac), which has been working, except for the fact that I've gained a lot of weight.

I mentioned this to my doctor almost a year ago and he took me off this and put me on 150 mg. Bupropion (generic Wellbutrin) twice a day. Through intense exercise and dieting, I have lost 30 lbs. but I find I am quick to anger and get frustrated easily.

Has anyone had this problem, and does anyone know if taking Fluoxetine AND Burproion would help?

I do not want to go back on a medication that would put my hard-earned weighloss in jeopardy, yet I hate feeling so stressed, frustrated and angry over every little thing. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 
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Re: Depression Meds and Weight Gain

I have battled the weight problem also with the majority of my meds. Wellbrutrin isnt as bad alone. My dr recently took me off all the antidepressants and tried a different aproach using adderall. To me it was a failure because of speedy effect and the fact my daughter has hit rock bottom using meth. I just cant resolve that in my mind more than anything. But I did loss 20 pounds the month I was on it. For now I'm back on wellbrutrin only.

I tthink weight gain is the most brutal of all side effects. It adds just another level of depression. You can literly eat nothing and still gain.

 
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Re: Depression Meds and Weight Gain

Thanks for your comments. So, you lost weight with Adderall or was it due to all that stuff you were going through at the time? I'm so sorry you have had to deal with all this, and I hope things start looking up for you.

 
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Re: Depression Meds and Weight Gain

Can u take something to counteract the anger or does that counter the process? I was on wellbutrin too but didn't have any of the side effects. He also added abilify and it really bumped it up as far as the depression I felt great but then I did gain. Ya just can't win. Cathy

 
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Re: Depression Meds and Weight Gain

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Can u take something to counteract the anger or does that counter the process? I was on wellbutrin too but didn't have any of the side effects. He also added abilify and it really bumped it up as far as the depression I felt great but then I did gain. Ya just can't win. Cathy
Thanks for your comments, Cathy. I've been told it's better to be "fat" than depressed, but those saying this don't realize being fat adds to the depression. I don't know what is causing the anger as I've never had that with Prozac or any other medication, but I feel like I could bite someone's head off, and little things drive me crazy, like all the spam I get in my email, and when I try to get rid of it, I can't. Just stupid little things, and it feels like I have no control. It's almost like when I was younger and had severe PMS and had no control over my emotions. Sometimes it's scary, and I don't know how to handle it. Argh!

 
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Re: Depression Meds and Weight Gain

Can you cut back on the dose? Sometimes that does help. and you know now that we're discussing this I worked with a lady for yrs that was on it and she'd fly off the handle in a second! I hadn't even put it together.cathy

 
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Can you cut back on the dose? Sometimes that does help. and you know now that we're discussing this I worked with a lady for yrs that was on it and she'd fly off the handle in a second! I hadn't even put it together.cathy
Wow, that's interesting. Maybe I need to be off the medication totally!

 
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