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Old 04-08-2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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phentermine with wellbutrin...

I am currebtly taking wellbutrin, but it is making me hungry!! Does anyone know if you can take phentermine along with wellbutrin? I have one dr. that says yes and prescribed it...then another said no way???????

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Old 04-09-2010, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: phentermine with wellbutrin...

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This is what I got. Ask the second doctor about his reasoning, ask the first doctor about the first article I linked to, and get a third opinion. I'm not a doctor, so my opinion isn't worth much. Phentermine is for people who need to lose a lot of weight, so if weight is affecting your health more than the possible side effects with Wellbutrin, it might be worth it. Either way, you are supposed to exercise and eat well to lose weight on Phentermine, so start that right now and see if you can counteract the weight gain side effects of your antidepressant (I've been there. I gained twenty pounds from it!).

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Re: phentermine with wellbutrin...

I am not sure if these can be taken together, but I do know that Wellbutrin luckily is one of the antidepressants with a SMALLER chance of weight gain. In fact, some people lose weight from it. Some people have increased appetite and still lose weight from it.

Before trying to take more medication, first try to tackle the extra hunger on your own. See if you can handle it without taking an extra med. Try drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fruits and veggies and fiber rich foods. This can help you feel a bit more full and satisfied.

Antidepressants can definitely make weight management tough, but hopefully you won't run into this with Wellbutrin. I gained a small amount of weight from Cymbalta in the past, but was trying SO hard to not gain weight. I decided to go off of Cymbalta and now take Prozac for my anxiety. Prozac hasn't made me gain weight, so it's a keeper! Helps my anxiety and mood much more than Cymbalta too. Unfortunately it does make me feel a little hazy in the head and tired, but the positives outweigh the negatives for me! I just keep the dosage low to minimize the side effects.

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