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02/20/2012 08:15 PM

Afraid to take abilify

MishPA
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I was just prescribed Abilify 15mg+Wellbutrin 150mg. Has anybody been on this combination? I am afraid to gain weight ( I already gained 30 lbs on Effexor). Don't get me wrong I do want to get better but I am not a fat happy person either. Unsure
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02/20/2012 08:38 PM
Joy75
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I take Abilify and I don't notice any weight gain, but I eat a lot of sugar. I think that Wellbutrin is supposed to curb your appetite. I'm not sure what mg. would do that, but this is what I've heard. I'm not a happy fat person either.

02/21/2012 02:16 PM
InvisibleMe
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Studies show that 450 mg of wellbutrin will curb the appetite, but some people say that a lower dose will, too.

02/23/2012 07:32 PM
MishPA
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Thanks Christine! I was on 300mg of welbutrin but it was making manic, so the doc lower the dose.Sad

02/25/2012 03:13 PM
camjayman
 
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I'm on all three of those drugs right now and I haven't noticed any increase in my appetite or weight gain. I wish I could get more interest in food, it seems I hardly eat these days.

02/25/2012 09:02 PM
stormydancer
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I stopped Abilify due to constant cravings for sugar. I was gaining weight as well. However as far as lifting me from a resistant depression it was wonderful. I also take 150 mgs of Wellbutrin. I am thinking of trying Abilify again I loved the energy it gave me. Maybe worth the weight gain???

02/27/2012 12:13 AM
MishPA
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I actually so far have not noticed any diference on my appetite or any cravings but no improvement on my mood either Sad Amazing how the same medication can work so different on every person.

02/27/2012 05:35 AM
InvisibleMe
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I went to the Wellbutrin XL to get rid of the mania I was feeling with Wellbutrin. It really helped me a lot.
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