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Breast cancer, menopause, gain weight. Can Wellbutrin help me in this?

Hi, I m going through a terrible time with menopause. I had breast cancer two years ago and my medical oncologist suggested I take an anti- depressant to control the effects of the menopause. I ve always been a little afraid of them. My friend told me about Wellbutrin and said it really helped her a lot. I ve also gained about forty pounds over the last two years and she said that this drug can not only help boost my mood, but also my metabolism . What are your thoughts?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
I think your oncologist was right. But these are drugs that at times might produce a few side effects and require an appropriate monitoring. This means automedication with anti depressants is actually not advised, because the have numerous indications at different doses.
It could actually help you. But it shall be a better idea if you consult your oncologist firs before taking the drug. This shall facilitate monitoring and follow up.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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