Re: Weight gain while taking an anti-depressant - Any advice?
Ask your doctor if it is possible for you to switch to Wellbutrin. For years, I was scared to take anti-depressants because of the side effect of weight gain. I've been taking Wellbutrin for 9 months and I've lost 70 lbs. I find that it cuts my cravings for sugary carbs in half and I'm able to actually get out of bed every morning and exercise. Before I started, I was so depressed that I could not stick to any type of exercise program for longer than a week. Now, I have the energy and inspiration to do it faithfully. Plus, I'm not always eating to make myself feel better. Wellbutrin definately has some other not so great side effects, but I swear, I have felt so much better since I've started taking it and it's great not to crave sugary foods 24 hours a day.
Last edited by shucky ducky; 01-25-2010 at 10:16 AM.