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Old 12-09-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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Wellbutrin (generic) and increased appetite

Has anyone ever taken Wellbutrin, the generic of, and been hungry alot? One of the side effects is supposedly loss of appetite. I wish I had that. But I seem to be more hungry and eating more and definitely gaining weigh cause my pants are tighter.
No one has responded so I guess its not a major side effect for anyone here!!

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Old 08-20-2011, 02:14 AM   #2
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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!

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