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Which medication is better for weight loss effexor or wellbutrin

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Many Variables: When switching from one antidepressant to another it is difficult to predict how quickly the new medication will take effect. Generally one expects an... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wellbutrin: Agree with Dr. Woods. Each person responds differently. It may take 4 to 6 weeks when on an optomized dose of Wellbutrin to really appreciate the f... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Talk therapy: Even with medication, i think it is a very goo idea to do some cbt talk therapy. That can help you feel more skilled (less helpless) in moderating or ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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TheQuestionDepresses: Boy, that's a big question.First you say you've tried everything, but that must mean your doctor(s) have tried many prescription medications.Sorry abo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Talk w/psychiatrist: Please ask your psychiatrist about this -- and if you're not already working with one, please do. Zoloft (sertraline) may be a helpful consideration.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
Talk to your doctor : Your are on a hefty dose of Effexor (venlafaxine). Talk with your doctor before making any changes. I have seen some patients lose weight on their me... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
If you're asking : about potential withdrawal symptoms, you need to call your PCP first. Otherwise you may not be feeling well if you do this cold turkey. Any of the SSR... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Not that I know of: Effexor (venlafaxine) if taken for a period of five or six weeks and stopped suddenly can have significant withdrawal. Wellbutrin is used to help peop... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maxine Cartwright
Psychiatry 34 years experience
See below: Assuming you are on an antipsychotic, both Wellbutrin and Effexor (venlafaxine) are good antidepressants.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Lutera bipolar dis.: Psychiatric side effects have included depression and precipitation of panic disorder. I find no reference to it worsening bipolar disorder per se, b... Read More

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