I've been on anti-depressants for the past 11 years. I am on an anti-depressant called Elavil for sleep which is my major problem. I take 400mg's a night and that is a lot. I feel like total crap if I don't sleep well...more than most, which is the only reason I agreed to taking such a high dose. It started at 50mg and I've increased it throughout the years. Due to the drug being such a weight gainer, my doctor put me on a very high dose of wellbutrin to stabilize some of the weight gain and it has worked throughout the years. I've recently went off it be cause my sleep issues are becoming worse and we wanted to try something new. At first I thought it was the new additional anti-depressant we substitued wellbutrin with called, (desiprimine) but I've since stopped the desiprimine
because I gained so much weight in such a short time (8 lbs). I complained to my doctor and he let me stop taking it and we are still working on another sleep med to decrease the Elavil. So, I stopped the desiprimine about 2-weeks ago and my clothes are still tight, I've lost no weight and now I think stopping the wellbutrin is what caused this weight gain. Has anyone stopped taking wellbutrin and gained weight right away? And while I'm asking questions, does anyone else have severe sleeping issues that are so extreme and make you feel dead to the world if untreated? I had a sleep apnea test and I'm fine. It's definitely a anxiety disorder (I also take Clonapezam for sleep). My Mother is bi-polar but never experiened sleeping problems. Thanks!