I am not aware of this limitation of the use of wellbutrin. It is frequently used with success for concommitant depression with eating disorders.
My insurance company makes it hard for me to fill my prescription of Wellbutrin because they claim that doctors prescribe it for a variety of reasons other than depression. One of the reasons they mentioned was weight loss although they didn't explain how/why it causes weight loss.
Wellbutrin can cause seizures, especially in people who have or have had an eating disorder. I don't know why...but it's in the packaging information accompanying the drug.
One of the side effects of wellbutrin is loss of appetite I'm assuming if you have an eating disorder welbutrin would make it worse. Has this happened since the welbutrin?
I have been taking this med for over a month and have had no noticeable decrease or increase in appetite changes. However it does speed up my metabolism, and decrease my anxiety. i have just upgraded to 300 mg and i am waiting on some more changes. I sometimes get shaky after taking it and also sometimes get a little blurred vision but ultimately there are little or no side effects.
Even if you feel you don't have an eating disorder, you should look into tackling your eating habits. I recommend going to a nutritionist who will advise you on the dangers of going a day or two without eating on a constant basis.