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Hello, I'm in my late 30s, female, struggling with depression, anxiety and binge eating.   I was on Effexor and it seemed to work as a mood stabilizer and help with anxiety (I still had depression symptoms) and my eating was out of control.  My doc started me on Wellbutrin 150mg/day 7weeks ago, and the first couple of weeks were great-lost 7 lbs!  BUT my anxiety is really severe now, I'm extremely mean to everyone and have crazy temper!  Also, started eating again and gained back all the weight, can't sit through a job interview without crying etc.  I'm loosing emotional connection with my husband and children as the smallest things will set me off.  We have a stressful family life as it is with kids with ADHD, GAD.  I'm desperate to find a drug to get me stable enough to start therapy (waiting listed until end of March)
I have my check-up with my family doctor tomorrow and I'd like to go in with some informed ideas, please help!
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Hi Gabi,
Depression is sometimes linked to low thyroid function and hormonal imbalance. I f these have not yet been checked I suggest you as your doctor to rule these causes out. The use of antidepressant can take up to 8 weeks to show benefit. Be patient, adhere to the medication and dosage adjustments recommended by your doctor.
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Sincerely,
Eric Brandt, B.Sc. Pharm  

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