Should I take Wellbutrin?
Asked by Jetta Nev 3 months ago.
If the Wellbutrin was prescribed for you, then yes take it. Take Wellbutrin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The usual dosing regimen is 3 equal doses spaced evenly throughout the day. Allow at least 6 hours between doses. Your doctor will probably start you at a low dosage and gradually increase it; this helps minimize side effects. You should take Wellbutrin SR, the sustained-release form, in 2 doses, at least 8 hours apart. Wellbutrin XL extended-release tablets should be taken once a day in the morning. Swallow Wellbutrin SR and Wellbutrin XL tablets whole; do not chew, divide, or crush them. If Wellbutrin works for you, your doctor will probably have you continue taking it for at least several months. If you miss a dose... Take it as soon as you remember. If it is within 4 hours of your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time. Storage instructions... Store at room temperature. Protect from light and moisture. What side effects may occur? Side effects, If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Wellbutrin. Do not stop abruptly or withdrawal symptoms can be very extreme. Side effects of Wellbutrin may include: Agitation, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, excessive sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, sleep disturbances, tremor. Side effects of Wellbutrin SR may include: Agitation, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia, nausea, rash, sweating, weight loss. Side effects of Wellbutrin XL may include: Abdominal pain, agitation, anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, heart palpitations, increased urination, insomnia, muscle soreness, nausea, rash, ringing in the ears, sore throat, sweating. Generally side effects are lessened after about 2wks the general effectiveness of the medication may not be fully known for up to 6wks, be patient with continuing medication for full results and decrease in side effects. Stop taking Wellbutrin and call your doctor immediately if you have difficulty breathing or swallowing; notice swelling in your face, lips, tongue, or throat; develop swollen arms and legs; or break out with itchy eruptions. These are warning signs of a potential severe allergic reaction. If you feel more depressed and suicidal, call your doctor immediately or go to an Emergency Room for evaluation. Answered by Elinor Mundahl 3 months ago.
For depression? That's your decision but I like this medication out of all the ones that I have tried. Good luck. Answered by Allison Saltman 3 months ago.
Question about Wellbutrin?
I was taking Wellbutrin for a little over a week and I did not notice it working. I was becoming increasingly more depressed to the point I was thinking about suicide. Today I was reading the pamphlet and it mentioned that the drug can cause suicidal thoughts and to stop taking it. Needless to say I am going to...
Asked by Omega Pollett 3 months ago.
I was taking Wellbutrin for a little over a week and I did not notice it working. I was becoming increasingly more depressed to the point I was thinking about suicide. Today I was reading the pamphlet and it mentioned that the drug can cause suicidal thoughts and to stop taking it. Needless to say I am going to discontinue use. My question is, whay would this happen? If the drug is supposed to make depression go away, why would it make mine worse??? Does anyone know a good antidepressants I can try? Preferably one that also relieves anxiety and compulsive urges? Answered by Nathalie Lanni 3 months ago.
Antidepressants always take multiple weeks to determine how effective they are going to be in any individual patient. Probably the best antidepressants on the market work for no more than 50% of the patients for whom they are prescribed. That's why finding the right antidepressant sometimes takes trials of different classes of antidepressants. I know it's frustrating to have to wait so long to find out if a particular antidepressant will work for you, but unfortunately we don't have any test at present to determine ahead of time which one will work best for you. Just because a particular medication works well for someone else of your same gender, age and symptoms does not mean that it will work for you, so asking for medication recommendations from anyone other than an experienced psychiatrist is not going to be helpful for you. If you have had a family member that has been treated successfully for depression, doctors will often start with that medication. I think it's important to keep in mind there has never been any study that shows that antidepressants CAUSE suicidality. A better way to look at this is that there can be an ASSOCIATION of the use of an antidepressant with suicidality. I believe this is because people who have a tendency toward suicide are likely to be taking antidepressants. It has been hypothesized (but not proven) that severely depressed people who might manifest symptoms of depression of low energy (lethargy, oversleeping), can be energized by antidepressants, which leads them to activating suicide plans which they'd been too lethargic to implement otherwise. By the way, I hope you are getting therapy along with medication, as studies consistenty show better outcomes for depression when you are receiving both therapy and medication. Take care! Answered by Courtney Meints 3 months ago.
The reason they say it may cause suicidal thoughts is because it will start to pull you out of depression and give you more energy. When a person is severly depressed, they usually don't have the energy to actually ACT on suicidal thoughts. When they start taking meds, their energy level will increase and they might act out on that feeling. It will take probably 2-4 weeks before you start feeling the effects of it. I was on Wellbutrin for many months and it seemed to help me. Anyways good luck, and hang in there, you will start to feel better just give it a few weeks! Answered by Wes Schunk 3 months ago.
No drug will work the same way on each person. Plus, sometimes it takes awhile for a drug to work on a person. Never stop taking a prescription drug without first contacting/consulting your doctor. (Call your doctor NOW. He/she should have an answering service that can contact your doctor or his back-up for you.) (Or second best, your pharmacist). How old are you? Some anti-depressants do cause thoughts of suicide in people under the age of 18 studies are beginning to show. I don't think they know why. I have been on anti-depressants for over 20 years now. I have what is cause clinical depression (a hormonal imbalance). I have had to change medications several times because they either lost ther effectiveness or the side effects got worse. It's a challange I agree but one worth working on with your doctor/psycharist. Good luck Answered by Brittny Takiguchi 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin is okay, I was on effexor before and I hated it...made me feel sick and dizzy. I am on Wellbutrin for PTSD and to supplement my meds for ADD. I haven't had a problem with Wellbutrin, although my friend's father had some seizures from it. Answered by Alecia Petko 3 months ago.
When I was taking Wellbrutrin it took about 2 weeks before I really felt it working.It could be just that you are getting frustrated waiting for the medicine to work and so this causes you to get more depressed. I would recommend taking it until you can call your doctor on Monday and as long as the suicidal feelings are too great I would continue and give that medicine time to start working. It needs to build up to a therapeutic level. But call your Dr Monday if you can. Best of luck and stay safe. Answered by Jacqulyn Schalow 3 months ago.
You shouldn't stop taking Wellbutrin without speaking with your doctor. Anti-depressants take much more than a week to work. Paxil is a good medication for depression and anxiety. Your doctor is the only one that can recommend something different for you to try. Answered by Katelyn Jakab 3 months ago.
What are the side effects of wellbutrin?
i am going to be put on the drug wellbutrin i am wondering if this drug cause me to feel any different. or a high. because if it gives me a high i don't want to take it before school or other activities.
Asked by Lillian Bittman 3 months ago.
Common Wellbutrin Side Effects Wellbutrin has been studied thoroughly in clinical n these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common side effects of Wellbutrin include: •Agitation -- up to 31.9 percent of people •Weight loss -- up to 28 percent of people (see Wellbutrin and Weight Loss) •Dry mouth -- up to 27.6 percent of people (see Wellbutrin and Dry Mouth) •Constipation -- up to 26 percent of people •Headaches -- up to 25.7 percent of people •Nausea or vomiting -- up to 22.9 percent of people •Dizziness -- up to 22.3 percent of people •Increased sweating -- up to 22.3 percent of people •Shakiness (tremors) -- up to 21.1 percent of people •Insomnia -- up to 18.6 percent of people (see Wellbutrin and Insomnia) •Appetite loss -- up to 18.3 percent of people •Blurred vision -- up to 14.6 percent of people •A rapid heart rate (tachycardia) -- up to 10.8 percent of people •Confusion -- up to 8.4 percent of people •Hostility -- up to 5.6 percent of people •Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) -- up to 5.3 percent of people •Hearing changes -- up to 5.3 percent of people. Some other common side effects of Wellbutrin (occurring in 1 percent to 5 percent of people) include: •Menstrual problems •High blood pressure (hypertension) •Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (palpitations) •Increased appetite •Indigestion •Arthritis •Anxiety •A decreased sex drive (libido) •Impotence (erectile dysfunction or ED) (see Wellbutrin Sexual Side Effects) •Taste changes •Low blood pressure (hypotension) •Fainting. There are a number of possible side effects of Wellbutrin that Answered by Alan Razor 3 months ago.
All antidepressant have part results & all of them final result humans special methods. Generally it takes two weeks to get to your procedure. U then begin feeling like U do. Most occasions they must take a look at a few until the discover the excellent one million for U. These are typical results of this drug. I suppose there R bigger medications available in the market for ADD, I'm no Dr. Wellbutrin may be used two aid U stop smoking. Let your Dr. recognize what is going down. I suppose they'll difference your therapy. Good Luck. Answered by Sharika Cordovi 3 months ago.
What is a common dosage? Answered by Heath Teddy 3 months ago.
Changing Meds Again? Sertraline (zoloft) to Bupropion (wellbutrin) ?
Well I've tried loads of different brands of SSRIs and they all have the same horrible side effects and sexual side effects. The last time i went to my doctor he didnt want to give me any new meds despite my history. I want to switch to bupropion because i really feel i need them but dont want the sexual side...
Asked by Roberta Shinabery 3 months ago.
Well I've tried loads of different brands of SSRIs and they all have the same horrible side effects and sexual side effects. The last time i went to my doctor he didnt want to give me any new meds despite my history. I want to switch to bupropion because i really feel i need them but dont want the sexual side effects and these dont give sexual side effects. Do you think my doctor will give me the perscription and how should I ask for them. Explain my problems and say i did some research? Answered by Maurine Batta 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin is not an SSRI; it acts on dopamine rather than serotonin, so it won't have the typical SSRI side effects. I have taken SSRIs. I have also taken Wellbutrin. Wellbutrin has fewer side effects, doesn't decrease libido (sexual urges and performance), and in my opinion is a gentler, overall more effective antidepressant. Tell your physician, "I've been having so many unpleasant side effects with Zoloft, and I've heard that Wellbutrin doesn't have as many. I've also heard it acts on dopamine rather than serotonin. I would like to try it." Some doctors have a "favorite" SSRI that they prefer; some listen to well-informed patients. If you think Wellbutrin would work better for you (and it did for me), and your physician refuses, you may want to see another doctor instead. Don't ever be afraid to get a second opinion. And it's OK to tactfully tell a new doctor that you want to try Wellbutrin because of bad adverse effects but that your previous doctor didn't agree. I see that some posters are making "stop smoking" remarks; this is because bupropion, marketed as Chantix, is used in smoking-cessation therapy. Dopamine is considered the "addiction" neurotransmitter. Answered by Candice Clarno 3 months ago.
You can "imagine" anything you want but that doesn't make it true. I can imagine I have fluffy pink fur and wings, but if I step out of the 3rd floor window and try to fly, I'll find out I can't in a second. God owes us nothing. He has given us everything we have and are: life, a body, a planet to live on...and, btw, the possibility of knowing Him personally through Jesus Christ. We do our best because we choose to, not for any eventual "reward." If you're doing stuff for applause, reward, or recognition, that's not altruistic. It's horse-trading. Answered by Byron Corsilles 3 months ago.
perhaps you need a new doc, maybe doc has lost interest in you valium helps in getting used to a new ad Answered by Loma Meekins 3 months ago.
great if you want to stop smoking. i'd say, smoking after sex was on the decline also. Answered by Tandra Blattner 3 months ago.
Has anyone lost weight with wellbutrin?
Has anyone lost weight with Wellbutrin and if so how much? Did you stop eating as much or did it just come off on it's own? Actually I talking about the generic wellbutrin 100 mg a day?
Asked by Candyce Adrian 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin is know for causing weight loss. Both brand name and generic have the same active ingredients which makes the side effects the same for both. Here is what the wellbutrin website says - "The most common side effects with WELLBUTRIN are weight loss, loss of appetite, dry mouth, skin rash, sweating, ringing in the ears, shakiness, stomach pain, agitation, anxiety, dizziness, trouble sleeping, muscle pain, nausea, fast heartbeat, sore throat, and urinating more often." You can eat as much, or eat less, the weight loss could happen. Your appetite might decrease which causes weight loss. You might want to look at what is going on with you. If you have depression you are likely not eating as much which can cause weight loss. I have had clients that lost 5-10 pounds on it. They usually don't loose more than that unless they change their eating habits to consuming fewer calories and increase their exercise. One more point that just came to me, if you are dealing with depression, or SAD, or even bipolar which all could have Wellbutrin prescribed for, exercise is also helpful. Getting sunlight is helpful as well. For both 20-30 minutes a day is enough to cause in increase in serotonin which is one of the chemicals in the brain that is out of whack. Best Wishes!!! Answered by Evie Skalecki 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin Weight Answered by Lyda Pariseau 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin Sr Weight Loss Answered by Latarsha Barlette 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin is clinically proven to have weight loss as a side effect. It should help you lose 5-10 pounds, but the only proven way to lose weight is through diet and exercise. Wellbutrin might help you lose even more weight considering your reason for gaining weight is due to a food dependance. Wellbutrin should help you chemically to be less depressed and therefore eat less. Answered by Wilbert Mouritsen 3 months ago.
I take generic Wellbutrin SR (150 mg) in the morning, and Lexapro (10 mg) in the evening, and I've lost some weight this year - the last trip to the doctor office, I was 8 lbs lighter. So, not much - but still in the right direction! I eat about the same amount, but I think taking the Wellbutrin SR in the morning helps me to be more active, and feel more like doing things. The Lexapro makes me feel more docile - and taking it in the evening I think helps me sleep better. Answered by Adele Fenlon 3 months ago.
I did lose weight after starting wellbutrin. I lost 30lbs in three months. I think for me it was because the wellbutrin caused my appetite to suppress. I also started eating healthier and eliminating sweets when I started taking it so that may have helped. Answered by Scott Holecz 3 months ago.
Not everyone will lose weight on Wellbutrin but some people do. You do have to eat less but because Wellbutrin makes you less susceptible to cravings (which is why it helps people quit smoking) it's easier to give up snacks and stuff. Answered by Lashawna Lia 3 months ago.
It really depends on your chemistry and if you are taking any other medications along with it. For me I didn't lose any weight. But I'm also 40 and my metabolism has gone way down... :( Also, 100 mg is a low dose so I don't think it would make much of a difference... Answered by Tressa Bredernitz 3 months ago.
Klonopin, Ativan, Wellbutrin XL?
I forgot to mention I am alson on 500 mgs of Depakote as well in replacement of the Neurontin I was prescribed.
Asked by Jolie Dimicco 3 months ago.
I have been diagnosed with Adult ADD, Chronic Anxiety Disorder and I'm borderline Bipolar. I first started taking 450 MGs of Wellburtrin XL, 300 MGs of Neurontin and 1 mg of Klonopin. The Wellbutrin made me lose about 20 lbs in the first month so he lowered the dose to 300 mgs a day and then switched me from Klonopin to Ativan....can someone tell me what the switch was for and how that will affect me? I'm so new to this all. Answered by Onita Schubert 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin has some stimulant-like properties to it, although the XL (extended release) is supposed to ameliorate some of that. Ativan is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer, used in the treatment of anxiety. I think Klonopin is, too, but I'm not sure. So your doctor may have been wanting to settle down some of the stimulant actions the Wellbutrin may have been having on you. That's just a guess. You need to ask your doctor for any further information if you expect the information to be useful. Treatment of mental disorders with psychiatric medications is a terribly individualized thing. Even when many of these drugs prove helpful, doctors and scientists still aren't sure why, as opposed to the far more thoroughly and generally applicable understanding of, say, the action of an antibiotic. @ Groundskeeper Willy. I said Wellbutrin had "stimulant-like" properties, not that it was a stimulant. I was told that by the psychiatrist who prescribed it for me over 8 years ago and I've been taking it everyday since. I think you may be confusing "stimulant" with "amphetamine." Even caffeine is a stimulant. But amphetamines, and drugs similar to them, which Wellbutrin is not, are a very specific and highly powerful group of central nervous system stimulants with a very high addiction and abuse potential, but which are also sometimes seen in the treatment of ADD. Wellbutrin, however, is in the antidepressant family of drugs. I did not know it was being used in the treatment of ADD, but given that it does not have the addiction/abuse potential of the amphetamine family it is certainly understandable that doctors would prefer it if it should prove an effective treatment, which apparently it has. Answered by Ardelia Bretthauer 3 months ago.
Klonopin and Ativan are the same type of drug really - a benzodiazepine. They both increase the GABA neurotransmitter in the brain which causes drowsiness, anxiety relief, and muscle relaxation. They just have different chemical structures and perhaps different half-lives. Wellbutrin is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, and usually any drug that increases dopamine will cause weight loss. For example, amphetamine is also a drug that temporarily increases dopamine, but also causes severe appetite suppression. I guess your doctor decided to treat your ADHD with Wellbutrin instead of the more commonly prescribed Adderall or Ritalin, which are amphetamines. I guess that was probably to prevent possible addiction or misuse. Answered by Brinda Pridgeon 3 months ago.
the klonopin and ativan are in the same family of medications, they have differing uses in types of anxiety, your psychiatrist probably determined the klonopin was effective in the way they wanted, and opted to switch to a slightly different compound. Contrary to the post above Welbutrin XL is generally used in treatment of depression, It is a NON-Stimulant treatment for ADD. it has been shown effective in Adult ADD/ADHD. Welbutrin is used where stimulant ADD medications are contraindicated. the Neurontin it likely used a mood stabilizer to limit the bipolar mood swings. It is generally used for other afflictions such as seizure disorders, but a psychiatrist may see it beneficial for bipolar mood stabilization. The effect you will notice should be a reduction in anxiety, perhaps a bit of lethargy in the transition. Answered by Gaynell Ebesugawa 3 months ago.
How well do you like wellbutrin?
I just got prescribed wellbutrin for my constant anxiety and wanted to hear other people's opinon on it...only if you have taken it. Any info would be great
Asked by Forest Midgette 3 months ago.
Personally I found Wellbutrin to be a lot more useful than other medications. I had tried Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac, and a few others and found Wellbutrin to be one of the only ones with which I noticed a difference. I started out on 150 mg/day and during that time, while my body was adjusting, I didn't sleep well. The medicine kept me awake and I remember tossing and turning for at least a week. I would go to bed late (because I was too wired) and wake up extremely early; however, the one nice part was that when I did wake up I wasn't exhausted like I usually am. I was going on less sleep but somehow my body didn't miss it. It gave me a rather sudden burst of energy so I could do the things I needed to. But this crazy energy didn't last too long, again it was probably no longer than 2 weeks. I was then prescribed 150 mg 2x/day. I noticed some mood swings (e.g. sadness, anxiety, irritability), but I can't definitively say whether it had anything to do with the drug itself. I also had a lowered sex drive, but again I'm not sure it had anything to do with Wellbutrin. A lot of people say that they experience an increase in sexual interest with Wellbutrin. I did noticed that after a while the medicine kind of felt like it had done all it was going to for me, so I went off. All in all I think wellbutrin was one of the only antidepressants that I felt did anything. I have since weaned myself off of it to see how I do without it. I think antidepressants can be a temporary blessing but I wanted to see how I would do once I was off the medication. I noticed no terrible side effects that I think this medicine caused. It was also easy to wean myself off and I had no withdrawal side effects. I used it for about 3 years and I think it made a difference in my overall outlook and attitude on life. Hope this helps a bit! Best of luck! Answered by Mathilde Dockett 3 months ago.
This is a great resource for panic and anxiety related issues, and I hope it helps Answered by Teodoro Benavidez 3 months ago.
How does Wellbutrin work to help one stop smoking?
Asked by Illa Marking 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin blocks reuptake of neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine) and the therapeutic effect is resultant enhancement of synamic central nervous system activity, producing antidepressant effect and eliminates nicotine withdrawl symptoms. Answered by Tillie Lucious 3 months ago.
Leonard Dale and Nicki Lewis asked the same question. You should read their answers side by side. Answered by Brooke Orloski 3 months ago.
Welbutrin works on your transmitters in your brain,and helps you not be addicted by the dopamine that is relesed in your brain. Answered by Hollis Hinson 3 months ago.
I'm curious too Answered by Julio Keogan 3 months ago.
My doctor just changed my anti-d from Zoloft 100 mg to Wellbutrin XL 150mg.....I had been on Zoloft for years but the sexual side effects are terrible......there is no desire whatsoever......my question is about WellbutrinXL .....if you are on it can you give me feedback on it....and how does the 150mg match up...
Asked by Andree Panton 3 months ago.
My doctor just changed my anti-d from Zoloft 100 mg to Wellbutrin XL 150mg.....I had been on Zoloft for years but the sexual side effects are terrible......there is no desire whatsoever......my question is about WellbutrinXL .....if you are on it can you give me feedback on it....and how does the 150mg match up to the 100mg I was taking with Zoloft......and what are the side effects with WellbutrinXL verses Zoloft.....other than the sexual side effects with Zoloft it has been a great drug for me.... I welcome anyone to comment.....thanks Answered by Yesenia Torbert 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin XL is reputed to be one of the extremely few antidepressants with little or no sexual side effects. It's not very well understood (even less than most other antidepressants). It does seem to target a somewhat different part of brain chemistry compared with Zoloft and similar. Wellbutrin can be a bit "activating" which may translate into a tiny bit of nervousness or agitation. However, the XL form is quite an improvement over the original form of the medication and by being released into the system much more slowly and steadily (rather than in big bursts) the effect is much smoother. I'd say most patients don't have much to worry about. The only patients, in theory, who should be much more cautious with Wellbutrin (XL or any other version) are those who have seizure disorders as it appears this medication is a bit more prone to facilitate seizures than many other antidepressants. But at the doses at which it is commonly used, this should not be a significant risk at all. In common with many other antidepressants, when Wellbutrin (any version ) works well, it can work quite beautifully. Answered by Marge Hachey 3 months ago.
I have beforehand been at the steady Wellbutrin without a issues what so ever. Then I stopped taking after many months given that I did not want it. However as a result of being laid off, strain and stressful continually I had to get again on anything. Due to a loss of activity and cash this time round I obtained the established kind of it. I have taken it up to now eight days. And the day before today I broke out with like welts in all places that itched. Plus my lip swelled up approximately three occasions it is average measurement. I began taken benadryl given that I did not recognise what brought about it and figured it used to be an hypersensitive reaction to anything. Last night time I used to be additionally tremendously stressed and might now not sleep. I awoke in these days with extra welts in one of a kind locations and really itchy fingers and fingers. My fingers at the moment are swollen and the itching is not going to give up it doesn't matter what I do. So I did not take it in these days and am calling my doctro immediately day after today. So to make a protracted tale brief I definately see a change among the established and steady company. Hope that offers you a few perception. Answered by Tamie Andreoli 3 months ago.
I was put on wellbutrin to quit smoking and it worked great for that... however, the side effects were insane! One day I was manic and felt like I was on speed all day. The next day I couldn't get ut of bed because I was hallucinating terribel things happening. Then I was unbalanced and could not get my grounding. I felt confused, neurotic, and a bit like I was going out of my mind. I knew all of these things were mild side effects, but the day before I quit taking it, my throat closed up and my swallowing mechanism STOPPED WORKING! You know how people that can't speak use the voice thing on theor necks and push it into their throats? For me to swallow, I had to push on my throat! Every time! Try sleeping and eating and drinking when you can't swallow! UGH! I called my doc that night and she had no idea why this would happen. The next day I researched the less common side effects and sure enough, difficulty swallowing and closing of the throat is listed. It seemed like I got all the side effects possible from it. Moral of the story is everyoe is different. But if you can't swallow, and feel like a lunatic, it may be the wellbutrin. Good luck! Answered by Jewel Vandusen 3 months ago.
i was on wellbutrinXL doing very well for two years. Then fell two times and had very bad head injury and then seisure. Th DR took me off Wellbutrin for fear of side effects. I was doing good on wellbutrinXL. Staying "in the mood" all the time. Not now Answered by Irvin Eberlein 3 months ago.
i've never been on zoloft but im on 150g morning and nite works grerat for me Answered by Sonny Contrenas 3 months ago.
Very bad for you mentally. I know 4 people who have suffered for major suicidal thought when taking this medicine. Please consider talking to your doctor & getting on something eles. Answered by Joey Finklestein 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin ... side effects ... withdrawal ... Symptoms when u decrease medication ... ?
Asked by Lia Chounlapane 3 months ago.
I've taken Wellbutrin, a.k.a. buproprion, on and off for the past six years or so. It's one of the few anti-depressant medications that sort of works for me. In terms of mood control, most anti-depressants create a sort of "floor" beyond which your mood doesn't sink. Wellbutrin isn't like that. It doesn't raise your emotional floor, but instead rather raises your emotional *ceiling*. There is some *slight* abuse potential because of this, but it is slight because of the main side effects. Wellbutrin in general has two really well-known and common side effects. The first of these is that it *lowers* your thresh-hold for having seizures, making it more likely that you might have them. So if your family has any history of epilepsy or seizures, or if you personally have ever had a seizure, serious head injury *recently* (within the past two years), or a serious eating disorder (bulimia and/or anorexia nervosa), you shouldn't take any version of buproprion (Wellbutrin or Zyban are its common brand names in the United States). The second of these is that it has a mild, stimulating effect that can kill your appetite, and/or weaken the grip of other habits (such as smoking, which is what the stuff is used for under the Zyban name). This can also make you get less sleep (insomnia) or make you more prone to anxiety issues and/or panic attacks if you were already having those. Some doctors will tell you not to use caffiene when you are on Wellbutrin for just this reason. Less common side effects are the withdrawal symptoms and mild sexual side effects. For some people, either not taking Wellbutrin or lowering the dosage suddenly can increase one's anxiety, irritability, and sleeplessness, I've had it happen to me this way. And....for some people being on Wellbutrin can also *increase* one's sexual sensitivity and/or responsiveness. In fact, some doctors will perscribe Wellbutrin in combination with other SSRI-types of anti-depressants in part to counteract the sexual side effects of drugs like Prozac, or Paxil, which it does to some extent. Generally speaking, it's been my experience that Wellbutrin starts to *work* faster than most SSRI-types of anti-depressants, and that the side effects, if any, go away more quickly as your body gets used to the drug, but your body *does* have to get used to *one* steady dosage, changing dosages doesn't work out so well. Also, if it's at all possible, you probably want to get on the Slow-Release (SR) or Extended Release (XL) versions as soon as possible. It isn't just about taking fewer pills in a day (1 XL pill versus 2 SR, versus anywhere from 4 to 6 normal release ones), but the slower-releasing versions of Wellbutrin are generally also easier to tolerate in terms of side effects. In short, the stuff is good medicine in my book, works okay on me. ^_^ But you do have to be *very* careful and follow the dosing instructions to the letter. Lowering the dose can cause withdrawal, and raising it beyond a certain point can *very dramatically* increase your seizure risk. And with this sort of medication you do want to *report* to your doctor if you experience any "auras" or sudden, bad muscle spasms or twitches, as they may be a sign that your seizure risk is too great. I hope this was helpful....thanks for your time. ^_^ P.S. One more small thing. If you need to do a regular drug test for your employer, *tell* the testers you are on Wellbutrin before the test, if need be show them a copy of your original perscription. With some drug tests Wellbutrin can show false positives. Answered by Jani Catena 3 months ago.
I got off Wellbutrin relatively easily, without any real withdrawal... Answered by Teri Lueder 3 months ago.
sorry, don't know never try Answered by Bryant Litzau 3 months ago.