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I was on Wellbutrin XL (the generic bupropion) for about a

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I was on Wellbutrin XL (the generic bupropion) for about a year to treat post partum depression. I did very well on the drug and was back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I weaned off the drug very slowly under my Doctor's supervision and did not experience any withdrawal symptoms and my post partum depression has not returned. I did however gain 10 pounds very quickly. I am working out 6 days a week. I am vegetarian so I don't eat fast food or very many unhealthy foods. I do eat a lot of chocolate, but no more than usual. I joined Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago and my weight hasn't moved on the plan. Is weight gain a side effect of stopping Wellbutrin? If so, when would my body "normalize" again and begin to be able to lose weight? I feel like my hormones must have been thrown off or temporarily surged or something after stopping the drug.
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KansasTherapist : haveHello have you had a THS check for low thyroid?

no, i haven't. Would I have other symptoms if my thyroid was low?

KansasTherapist : you might

Could stopping Wellbutrin cause weight gain?

KansasTherapist : You might like dry skin, thining hair son arms, legs, eye brows.
KansasTherapist : Wellbutrin shouldn't cause weight gain when you stop.
KansasTherapist : Often times difficulty losing weight is the first symptom.

Could having a child cause my thyroid to be low? My levels were check pre pregnancy and were fine.

KansasTherapist : i've not heard of that but they might not be connected.

ok, so bot***** *****ne wellbutrin withdrawal is not responsible for the weight gain. I should visit my Doctor and get my thyroid tested?

KansasTherapist : that's what I'm thinking.

Ok, thank you. Have a good weekend.

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