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  • Wellbutrin kills the appetite!

    OMG! I have been on this drug for a few days. It is abosolutley killing my appetite. Food is not even appealing...The problem is I am an endurance athlete, and its hard for me to get enough food now...Does anyone else experience appetite loss with this? How long did it last?

    Thanks

    Erika
    IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

    Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

    "Fall down seven times, Stand up eight."

    "Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think."

    Current Treatments:
    Interstim Since 5/25/07!
    Birth Control

  • #2
    I was going to get on it, but my doctor said that one of the side effects were it made you not hungry and made your blood pressure higher, so I couldnt take it..
    Hugs
    Ronda

    ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!


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    http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/

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    http://www.ic-network.com/diet/icndi...tsheet0909.pdf

    Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

    Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

    Meds I have Tried:
    Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
    Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
    Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

    Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
    Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

    Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.



    ICN Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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    • #3
      Geesh, I wish I would have that side-effect, lol. Maybe I do, and just eat snacks out of habit or when I am bored... I wish I could help you out a bit more, I am sure some others will chime in with their experiences!!
      Hugs,
      Tracey
      How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

      Harry arrived 2/23/09!



      *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

      IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
      http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



      Dx's:
      IC dx'd Nov 2004
      Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
      Possible IBS
      Current IC Meds
      Vistaril 25mg in the evening
      Previous IC Meds taken:
      Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
      Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
      Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
      Others:
      Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
      Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
      Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
      Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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      • #4
        I noticed the appetite loss the first couple of months on Wellbutrin, but unfortunately for me, my appetite came back. Yours probably will be back pretty soon, which sounds like a good thing for you!

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        • #5
          I think maybe other meds have overridden the side effect of loss of appetite. I was told that it would help me with my weight gain. It hasn't. I wish it had.

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          • #6
            oh I am with Tracey on this one.. I haven't had any lost of appitite.
            'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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            • #7
              hummmm...maybe im just a weirdo!

              Erika
              IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

              Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

              "Fall down seven times, Stand up eight."

              "Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think."

              Current Treatments:
              Interstim Since 5/25/07!
              Birth Control

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              • #8
                LOL, if you are - Welcome to the club!! No worries, all these different medicines affect all of us differently..... *sigh*
                Hugs,
                Tracey
                How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

                Harry arrived 2/23/09!



                *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

                IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
                http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



                Dx's:
                IC dx'd Nov 2004
                Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
                Possible IBS
                Current IC Meds
                Vistaril 25mg in the evening
                Previous IC Meds taken:
                Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
                Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
                Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
                Others:
                Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
                Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
                Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
                Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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                • #9
                  Thanks! What I have decided, is to make protein shakes before my workout. More calories, less volume...Ill keep you posted

                  Erika
                  IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

                  Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

                  "Fall down seven times, Stand up eight."

                  "Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think."

                  Current Treatments:
                  Interstim Since 5/25/07!
                  Birth Control

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                  • #10
                    That is a fab idea - pack the calories in a smaller package - and no chewing involved!!
                    Hugs,
                    Tracey
                    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

                    Harry arrived 2/23/09!



                    *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

                    IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
                    http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



                    Dx's:
                    IC dx'd Nov 2004
                    Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
                    Possible IBS
                    Current IC Meds
                    Vistaril 25mg in the evening
                    Previous IC Meds taken:
                    Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
                    Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
                    Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
                    Others:
                    Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
                    Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
                    Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
                    Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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                    • #11
                      I didn't experience a loss of appetite either! Boo. I'm figuring that all the other meds side effects are overriding the wellbutrin. I have a good friend who is on nothing else and has lost a ton of weight. Why not me?!

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                      • #12
                        Too bad we can't donate fat like we donate blood.

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                        • #13
                          LOL, great idea pingpong! I have always wished I could migrate it up to my bustline, lmao!!!
                          Hugs,
                          Tracey
                          How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

                          Harry arrived 2/23/09!



                          *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

                          IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
                          http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



                          Dx's:
                          IC dx'd Nov 2004
                          Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
                          Possible IBS
                          Current IC Meds
                          Vistaril 25mg in the evening
                          Previous IC Meds taken:
                          Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
                          Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
                          Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
                          Others:
                          Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
                          Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
                          Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
                          Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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                          • #14
                            I have a friend who thought that if you fry bacon and it shrivels up - fat burns off - why can 't that happen if you sit out in the sun and fry? She was always hoping for a miracle with the fat burn.
                            Maggie

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                            • #15
                              But that does make great sense! Only thing that seems to happen is our skin shrivels up,
                              Hugs,
                              Tracey
                              How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

                              Harry arrived 2/23/09!



                              *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

                              IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
                              http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



                              Dx's:
                              IC dx'd Nov 2004
                              Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
                              Possible IBS
                              Current IC Meds
                              Vistaril 25mg in the evening
                              Previous IC Meds taken:
                              Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
                              Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
                              Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
                              Others:
                              Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
                              Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
                              Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
                              Align Probiotic daily for IBS

                              Comment

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