How long does it take wellbutrin sr to work

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Avatar n tn When I started wellbutrin the pharmacist told me not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> close <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> bedtime because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> is sort of an upper. I found this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be true. I also take Paxil, which for me has a very smoothing effect for anxiety. it was too smoothing as I felt like a zombie during the day. I was taking it in the morning and my doctor said to take it before bed. That worked.
Avatar n tn so, thus we are a much better match for each other, (sorry <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> ramble) I know that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> a while for the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> kick in so I dont expect positive results from it yet, like the weight loss, I understand that. But, as of now, I still have head shocks, about every 10-15 seconds but I think I can deal with them until they diminish. I will write back.
Avatar f tn Eventually I became the world's worst employee, spending 50 seconds out of every minute fighting anxiety but I managed to survive 8 weeks then switched to Celexa which gave partial relief within a week but like everyone else, I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> build for a month or so before I got full benefit. I see wellbut advertises they have the least side effects, so if that one works for you, great.
370801 tn?1264408618 tommorow I am going back to the doctor and I am trying to decided what <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> ask <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do .. My idea was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> 100mg SR twice a day. But I'm afraid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span> over Bupropian because I feel too good on Bupropian so far. I know this sounds funny but almost too good. LIke for about 4-6 hours after taking the 100 mg I feel pretty euphoric and my sex drive is back. But by mid afternoon the following day or even noonish I'm down in the dumps.
Avatar n tn Klonopin is the type of medication that stays in the body for a long time so it isn't necessary to "refresh" it...if your doctor said to take it in the morning and then at night, I would stick to that ritual until your doctor comes back and you can discuss it with him. .5 dosage in the a.m. may not be enough dosage for you to "kick off" the to you.
1691275 tn?1322331107 Nuvigil is a relatively fast-acting material and in a day or 2 one gets <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span>, unlike SSRIs or SNRIs which <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> 3 weeks or more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span> is an SNRI and unlike the SSRIs it tends to--surprisingly--enhance sexual interest, not lower it as SSRIs are known for. I cut the wellbutrin dose in half 5 days ago. I've asked my girlfriend to watch be very closely in terms of mood, attitude and behavior.
Avatar n tn I do remember someone mentioned that wellbutrin made her feel "forgetful/hazy" so she switched to Paxil and it seemed to work much better on the mental clarity. (ok it was Brooke Shields it's in her new book "down came the rain.
1390847 tn?1344661068 From a professional standpoint, I believe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be a great medication and have worked with many clients who have found <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be incredibly helpful. I have yet to hear of any "failures" with regard to wellbutrin. In general, wellbutrin takes about 4 weeks to start working. Side effects of wellbutrin SR include agitation, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia, nausea, rash, sweating, and/or weight loss.
Avatar n tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> is usually recommended that you taper off over a two week period, usually by either progressively halving the dose or taking a slightly smaller dose every other day, then three day intervals, etc. the idea is to do it gradually so at the end you are taking about one tenth of your starting dose and then just stop.
Avatar m tn how long did they last? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> for the AD <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> start working? When I tried Lexipro some months ago (for two days) I noticed a spurt of energy right away. But nothing yet. Shrink says it will take several weeks. Hope this finds everyone well.
Avatar n tn I know I need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> give this 6-8 weeks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span>, but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> do I deal with the side increased anxiety and a little depression now too!? I really want to throw the towel in but will not. I also was given Xanax .5 mg to take 3 times a day as needed. I have been fighting to take it so I don't get addicted! If I would take the Xanax to help deal with the anxiety...let's say everyday, maybe 1 or 2 a day for the 4 weeks, will I become addicted? Somedays I haven't had to take it.
Avatar n tn I don't know if your panic attack had anything to do with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span>, because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> a while before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> has any effect. I tend <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> think your state of mind - your feelings about yourself, your depression, your anxiety - are the real triggers. You can also talk to your doctor about additional medication to treat panic attacks, btw, but again, I think therapy is essential to getting better. I wish you all the best.
Avatar n tn I'm not taking Effexor, Prozac or Zoloft. I plan <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> ask for a higher dose of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span> but, I'd like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> takes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> start working before I do this. My doctor seems to think it should start working fairly early after you start taking the drug, but I don't trust her. Also, she mentioned Ritalin. Has anyone taking Ritalin? I heard the side effects are pretty bad. What about adderall? Thanks for your response. Sorry if it looks like I crammed 50 questions into my essay.
Avatar m tn b) I have major depression <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span>, marijuana <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> not make <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> better.. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> only took 4 months for me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> start getting marijuana panic attacks. c) paranoid thinking...not good d) Don't believe all this pro-marijuana internet propaganda. Marijuana doesn't KILL you at high doses, but may permamently affect the way you think or cause psychosis. Remember its classified as a "Halucinogen" for a reason. In short, I bought into all the hype to. it's a big load of trash.
Avatar n tn He suggested I try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span>, and that I did not need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> ween off one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> start the other. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> has been two weeks now and I'm unable to determine if I'm just withdrawaling from the Lexapro and the wellbutrin isn't working yet, or if this is just the right drug for me. I have had a considerable decrease in appetite, which is a good side effect to offset some of the weight gain, but I have been crying uncontrollably over anything and everything, I feel shaky and irritable.
Avatar n tn I am a 30 year-old male and have been taking SSRI medications for Depression and GAD for about six months now (the first two months Celexa and the last four I crossed over to Paxil.) I am very pleased with these medications and have had good results with both of them. They have improved my life a great deal. however, both medications instantly caused a weight gain of 10-15 pounds, a side effect my Psychiatrist mentioned might happen.
Avatar n tn I too tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> the generic of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span> sr. Well <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> didn't go well i was crying every day and more depressed then before I started any of the anti depressants. Generics are supposed to be the same chemical formula. Well something was wrong, so I went back on the brand wellbutrin sr. Flash forward a few years and I purchase my wellbutrin sr from a canadian pharmacy because its so expensive here. They substituted zyban, I thought ok I'll try it.
Avatar n tn When the doctor prescribes a medicine, either say right then and there that you don't plan <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span>, or get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> filled and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> as prescribed. Don't leave the office seething, and thinking that you know better than these medical professionals. Be responsible. Act as an adult. You cannot blame the doctor if you are the one who is not following the proscribed advice and schedule of medicines. You are playing Russian Roulette with your life.
Avatar n tn i see my psych later next week and he's suppose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> up my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span> sr <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> 350mg plus start <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> wean me off all the other ssri's and depakote i've been on. i am nervous about weaning off the other meds because i know the agony that it can be. i have a very difficult and responsible job and it's hard to cope when my heads all weirded out all day. i'm sure a lot of you can relate!! i'll update as things progress. i'm praying about it every day. wishing the best for all of you!!
Avatar f tn Personally I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> for ADD andwhen I was boosted from 150 sr <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> 300sr I frlt as if I were losing IQ points by the minute. Currently I am on 150sr and then in the afternoon another 75 regular release pill. This seems to work much better.
656309 tn?1224493459 Not sure if it's withdrawals from Celexa, or side effects from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span> SR. took 40mg of Celexa for a year and Psychiatrist switched me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wellbutrin</span> SR 150mgs a day. He told me to stop the Celexa cold turkey. That I'd be fine, and just start taking the wellbutrin SR the next day. This was on Oct 4th that I started the wellbutrin SR and stopped the Celexa. Glad my sex drive is back, but other than that, I feel like taking my head off with a chainsaw about 1/2 the time.
Avatar m tn What <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> expect? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> they <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> kick in? Any side effects? Were they energizing or the opposite? Did they help motivate and give you focus? Did you take them during treatment or when not treating,as I imagine there may be a diffence. Currently, I'm 19 weeks post treatment.
Avatar n tn This is because zinc/mag depletion was your original problem so you should give yourself an ongoing supplement <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> make sure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> not happen again. I now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> 2-3 per day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> maintain my health. I have had no failures with this treatment (everyone OK after less than a month) and have treated addictions (including my own) as varied as methadone and cigarettes. The cigarrete smoker reduced from 2 packs per day to just 5 cigarettes per day in a week without any discomfort.
Avatar n tn My meals consist of vitamins and bottles of Ensure, which passes through my system in what seems like minutes, which I know is not possible, but tell that to my out of whack digestive system. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> for the digestive system <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> finally normalize? I know that I have been on the meds for a very long time, but I was always monitored my a physician.