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which medication is better for weight loss effexor or wellbutrin

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
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
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
If you and: your doctor agree that you have tried all traditional treatments, there are other options. One with a good success rate and an undeserved bad rap is ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes it will: Discuss with your prescriber....
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahzad Rahman
Specializes in Psychiatry
Both equal: Both are good choices. Portion control and Exercise should limit weight gain.
A female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Depends!: medications have to be INDIVIDUALLY selected One size will NOT fit all your doctor can find the right drug and the appropriate dosage given the opport ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Depession: Wellbutrin (bupropion)
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Fatigue from SSRI: It depends on the person. I have had patients complain of some sedation on both, depending on the dose, and also some anxiety from both. All in all, f ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Several options.: Generally speaking Prozac (fluoxetine). However, I do not know the source of your problem. I would suggest you get with a mental health professional ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Van norman
33 years experience in Psychiatry
Stop a minute: It's unlikely that a medication is going to help with binge eating. Your doctor may have decided that there are anxiety or depression issues inclining ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Depends : Studies show SSRIs and SNRIs are more effective than buspirone and benzodiazepines in treating GAD, although the latter may cause less weight gain. I ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably: Equal but Celexa at40mg carries a black box cardiac warning so in the long run Prozac (fluoxetine) is probably safer.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Isn't SSRI: This rx works on a different pathway in the brain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Archibald
36 years experience in Psychiatry
It is good, sort of.: It depends. There is no absolutes in medicine. However, it is not unusual to combine antidepressants if the initial does not work. Prozac and wellbutr ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Norepinephrine: Norepinephrine is one of the neurotransmitters involved in attention, pain perception, heart rate, activation of the "fight or flight" system, and man ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Zoloft vs Effexor (venlafaxine): Mom hundred milligrams of zoloft would equate in practice to approximately 150 mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) in my experience. Both weight gain and hair ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Discuss with your MD: Only your psychistrist and your m.D have enough information to advise on the best options.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience in General Practice
Totally depends: On which other antidepressants are used, who the patient is - ie what other medical problems and medications she is on - and maybe even the style of t ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Horse racing: Picking the winner is not possible. Each medication works well for some and causes problems for others. Your doctor may know you well enough to make a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): Yes it is safe, & in some it can affect weight.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Depennds: Most will allow you to lose 3-10% of your weight after 1 year. Beyond that most people gain it back. Talk to your doctor.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) may not curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri. Wellbutrin (bupropion) does target different neurotransmit ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Neither: Any stimulant may decrease your appetite but should not be used for weight loss.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
20 years experience in Psychiatry
Abilify (aripiprazole) options: Unfortunately, pretty much all of the treatments for bipolar disorder have some risk of weight gain, regardless of what the drug companies say. I have ... Read More
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