How long does it take wellbutrin sr to work

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Avatar n tn ve just read that once you stop taking it, you can gain the weight back. I was hoping to only take Wellbutrin for 6-9 months than stop taking it. Is the boost in metabolism truly only temporary? Will one gain weight after stopping to take Wellbutrin?
Avatar f tn I feel so much better and until I began to feel better I didn't know how bad I felt. If I am not mistaken Wellbutrin was used to treat anxiety long before it became a drug used for smoking cessation. As with any new med give it time to reach a therapeutic level and watch your symptoms. If you feel it isn't working do what you did before...see your dr. Hang in there sooner or later you will hit on the med that is right for you.
Avatar n tn When I started wellbutrin the pharmacist told me not to take it to close to bedtime because it is sort of an upper. I found this to 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 to ramble) I know that it will take a while for the wellbutrin to 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 to take it for it to 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 to ask to do .. My idea was to take 100mg SR twice a day. But I'm afraid to get Wellbutrin 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.
Avatar f tn I am having really bad anxiety and i dont know if it is from the medication or me worrying about taking it. How long does it take take effect? anything anyone could tell me would be great.
1691275 tn?1322331107 Nuvigil is a relatively fast-acting material and in a day or 2 one gets it, unlike SSRIs or SNRIs which take 3 weeks or more to work. Wellbutrin 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 Wellbutrin to be a great medication and have worked with many clients who have found it to 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 However, my question is if anyone has lost weight on Wellbutrin sr 300mg, how long did it take to lose the weight and how much? What did it do to you, suppress your apetite or just made you lose weight? Please respond back if you can answer any of these questions, im in desperate need of some answers and hope ! ! Thank you.
Avatar f tn If you need it long term than you need it. However, when you do decide to discontinue it, do it very very slowly otherwise the withdraws can be awful.
Avatar n tn It 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 n tn I have read about some people liking it though and we are all unique in our chemistry so it may work for you. I hope it does. Not for me though!
Avatar m tn How long did they last? How long does it take for the AD to 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 to give this 6-8 weeks to work, but how long 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 Wellbutrin, because it does take a while before it has any effect. I tend to 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 f tn These side effects peter out as someone gets used to meds, in that 6 to 8 weeks it takes for the med to work. But other side effects that are longer lasting begin around then or after if you are going to have them. But we DO appreciate your contribution to the forum and hope you come back!
Avatar n tn I'm not taking Effexor, Prozac or Zoloft. I plan to ask for a higher dose of Wellbutrin but, I'd like to know how long it takes to 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 to, marijuana DOES not make it better.. it only took 4 months for me to 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 Wellbutrin, and that I did not need to ween off one to start the other. It 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 to take the generic of wellbutrin sr. Well it 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 to take it, or get it filled and take it 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 to up my wellbutrin sr to 350mg plus start to 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 take it for ADD andwhen I was boosted from 150 sr to 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 Wellbutrin SR. Took 40mg of Celexa for a year and Psychiatrist switched me to Wellbutrin 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 to expect? How long they take to 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.