Wellbutrin is now being used in a new and developing weight loss supplement, because apparently when people start using Wellbutrin, they lose weight. I don’t know if it’s the drug that makes it happen, I think it’s the fact that many who use Wellbutrin eat more as a response to depression and therefore gain weight, and so when they get it under control, while also increasing serotonin levels, they stop eating out of being depressed and increasing serotonin levels actually naturally suppresses appetite according to some researchers and otherwise.
So it doesn’t work the same way for everybody. I’ve never tried Wellbutrin personally, so I really couldn’t say for sure. But I do know that when I’ve used certain drugs, I usually gain a few pounds, because when I get depressed, I stop eating. That is my natural response. I sometimes force myself to eat, but I have no motivation to do so at times and frankly speaking, food just isn’t all that appealing. So I think it would depend on the individual and that particular mechanism of action. Apparently a lot of people eat more when depressed. So I can definitely see how that could happen with any antidepressant really.