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Sudden weight loss. Taking wellbutrin. Due to medication?

i have been taking Wellbutrin SR for about 3 weeks and almost immediatly, i have lost about 20 lbs. i am skinny as is and my coworkers are now asking me why am i losing weight and why do i look skinny, deathly skinny. I am usually about 145lbs to about 135. after 3-4 weeks, i lost almost 25 lbs!!! Why? I have been eating twice as much as i did before and still losing weight day by day it seems. I have never been this thin. I am scared as hell right now. SHould i stop Wellbutrin?
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

Yes, wellbutrin can cause weight loss due to loss of appetite and increased metabolism. You should consult your psychiatrist to switch you to a different antidepressant so as to help with the weight loss. I hope this helps. It may be dangerous to go off of the medication cold turkey. It needs to be tapered down.

Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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