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Unread 03-28-2018, 08:57 PM
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That seems a bit underwhelming. Did it at least help you with depression?
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Get to 10% bodyfat first while lifting weights heavy 3x a week with reduced volume. Two weeks maintenance. Bulk up slowly (1 lb weight gain per week max), focus on getting stronger, measure body composition changes often.
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Unread 03-29-2018, 07:30 AM
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That seems a bit underwhelming. Did it at least help you with depression?
I don't think so, or at least not noticeably. There have been a lot of other things that happened that made my situation worse, so it's also hard to say what the effect of it was. Just too many confounders. I don't have any side effects, and I don't think it made anything worse, though. I think I had chest pain for a week or so a few weeks after I started, but that ceased and everything has been fine otherwise.

I guess I'm still taking it because of it supposedly speeding up your metabolism a bit (I never found out how exactly, but apparently it's not indirectly via hunger or having more energy). I also feel I have more energy now, but I started taking T3 a few months before I started bupropion, and I again can't remember when I started noticing this. I definitely remember there being a significant difference with T3 (I had hypothyroidism and T4 didn't help, because my body didn't convert it to T3), but I'm not sure what changed in that regard with bupropion.

So all I can say is that with it things definitely didn't get worse, and maaaaybe they got better, but it was nothing like the night and day difference something like T3 and caffeine make for me. Still, I guess it could be that like with the EC stack there are benefits even if you don't notice them (metabolism, nutrient partitioning).

Have you googled this for other people's experiences? Depression and eating disorder forums might be a better place for this than the bodybuilding ones.
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I bought some 300mg XL from an overseas pharm and tried it. I'll give a short summary.

Pros:

- Overall it feels like a weaker ephedrine that lasts all day.
- For me it kills hunger very well.

Cons:

- Feels too strong in terms of a stimulant unless I'm going very low carb, then it just makes me feel normal. Gives you a cracked out feeling unless you're heavy dieting. Ephedrine is much stronger (unless you're tolerant) BUT ephedrine eventually wears off after 4+ hours.

As for depression or whatever, I'm not really depressed and I don't really feel different on vs off.

Overall a decent diet drug but the XL version lasts too long, IMO, making it hard to sleep.

Could be great for UD 2.0
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