I first started Welbutrin about 5 years ago, and I was thrilled with the weight loss and energy. But, true to my nature, I began to play with the dose, to increase what I felt were the positive effects.
When that wasn't enough anymore, I went to the Dr., and asked for something different. He put me on Effexor. I started smoking again, as soon as I went off the Welbutrin, so I asked the Dr if I could go on both. He said fine.
So, then I was taking Effexor, Welbutrin, AND smoking.
I went off all the meds, so that I could detox, (boy did I have night sweats), because I had gained all the weight back, and then I thought, after I had cleaned up, if I went back on the meds I 'd lose weight again.
Crazy crazy thinking. The meds just don't work for me anymore. I went off everything again, and I started Atkins on December 20. I'm taking vitamens, and I feel great. After getting through the nightsweating detox again, and then detoxing flour and sugar... I don't want any of that in my body.
Anyway, that a little part of my story.