How long for wellbutrin xl to work

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Avatar f tn I'VE SUFFERED FROM PANIC DISORDERS FOR A LONG AS I REMEMBER. SO I WENT TO MY PHYCHITRIST AND SHE SUBSCRIBE WELLBUTRIN XL FOR A BOOSTER. PERHAPS TO HELP MY EMOTIONAL EATING AND DEPRESSION. I'VE BEEN ON IT FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW FIRST 150 MGS FOR 7 DAYS THEN 300MGS THAT I'M AT NOW.
Avatar f tn My doctor started me on Wellbutrin XL 150mg and I felt great the first couple of days, however I now get very depressed in the afternoons, dwelling on the past - how I could have done things better and how messed up my life is now, the doc wants to increase the dose to 300mg but these pills are expensive!! I can't afford to pay $120/month just for these....isn't there anything cheaper that would help?
Avatar n tn For some reason, this works for me. I too was changed from Wellbutrin XL 350 to Budeprion XL 350, and the difference was very obvious. Good luck!
Avatar f tn These meds are not a cure-all, take time to work and you have to find the right balance for your brain chemistry. With all meds you will probably experience some side effects, but as long as they aren't "deal breakers" and the benefits outway the side effects to you it will be worth it.
Avatar n tn Just started Wellbutrin XL 150mg a week ago. How long before it works and I also heard you might lose some weight on it how long before that usually happens?
Avatar n tn Like so many have said, what works for some may not work for others. Has it helped with the other problems though? How are things going other than the nasty side affects? Let us know.. We will be keeping an eye WAY down here.
Avatar n tn Could the Wellbutrin have made the outburst harder for him to control his anger and be contribting to his bad behavior. The hardest part to understand is afterwards he remembers the whole incident totally wrong, and acts like he really thinks he was in control. I always wonder if its denial or trouble remembering when he is that stressed.
Avatar f tn I felt it had less side affects than any other drug. It calmed my heart, mind and soul. Give it some time to work. Also make sure you are taking the long release. XL.
Avatar n tn Those are usually given for seizures and maybe for depression or severe anxiety but they're definitely not the appetite suppressants and they're not didrex or Phentermine and the anti-seizure seizure medication drug you're speaking of I don't recommend I know people who have taken them for a year and they have many bad problems from taking them because they took them for over a year don't use the seizure medicines to try to lose weight they're not for weight reduction go to a doctor or nurse pra
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin XL 150mg works really well for me for two weeks of the month, and then I drop into a really bad pre-menstrual cycle of hopelessness, moodiness, rage even. I'm planning to ask a doctor about upping my meds for those two weeks. The thing is, for the two weeks it's working, Wellbutrin is really great. No side effects for me at all. No weight loss, unfortunately, but I didn't gain either (been on it for over a year now). And my libido is much stronger.
Avatar f tn I tried to take it only when I needed to concentrate at work and not on days I donĀ“t have to work. He told me it is not good to interrupt intake like that. I am very interested in knowing your experience with Adderal and Wellbutrin. Did your doctor check your clinical history to be sure that there is no high risk of seizures?
Avatar n tn I have an eye condition called Ocular Histoplasmosis (similar to macular degeneration). I took wellbutrin for about a week to quit smoking. Then my unaffected eye started to develop a blind spot. THEN I found out that Wellbutrin is a vein-growth promoter (similar to tylenol). So, I urge anyone w/a similar disease to stay away from this drug. And my doctor was clueless. I found out about it on a website devoted to my particular weird disease.
Avatar n tn I have been thinking about quitting Wellbutrin XL 150 for a long time, too. I've looked and looked, and had difficulty finding information online about the best way. I have a new doc, who I do not have a good rapport with, and I told her I wanted to quit taking it. She said same thing another person's doc said on this thread, no, not during the winter. She also said she would make me come in more often than my old doc to monitor, I guess. I've been taking Wellbutrin for about four years.
Avatar f tn I have been taking it for about a week and feel like I did before I started meds. How long until it works if it is going to work at all? Also did anyone stick with an SSRI and the anorgasmia went away or changed their SSRI to mornings and had better results with anorgasmia.
Avatar f tn (I am wondering now if you were referring to your personal experience and tried to use it to both stop smoking which worked and anxiety/depression which didn't work for you. Correct?) Perhaps I misunderstood your post because 41 minutes ago you are posting that SSRI are used for anxiety and depression, so you are actually agreeing with me. This is an anxiety forum and I am pointing out that WB is a drug prescribed for depression, which goes hand in hand with anxiety.
Avatar f tn You obviously need something, so work closely with your doctor on this. Knowing how you are reacting to this medication will help him in determining a better one for you, plus he needs and wants to know. Take care.
Avatar n tn for me, NO DRINKING AT ALL on lexapro. it did seem to work better for anxiety, but not for the depression. Wellbutrin, however, has been excellent for depression. I've lost wheight (also working out, but not very much) and quit smoking. Also, on wellbutrin (my experieince) heavy drinking = mild depression the next day or so, but just a glass of wine or one beer is not a problem at all. the first time I switched from lexapro to wellbutrin, I was on it for a year.
370801 tn?1264408618 So far no side effects but after reading these post about generic wellbutrin XL I am going to ask my doctor to switch me to Bupropion 75mg (they have this on the ''wallgreens 400'' list which would give 180 pills for $12). I figured I could take 2 of those 75 mg pills in the morning and 2 in the evening. Any comments are welcomed.
370801 tn?1264408618 After searching the internet and coming up with nothing time and time again about this mix... I am left in a slight dilemma. Firstly,I take Wellbutrin XL 150 mg per day for depression. I find it is working well for me. It does not cause me to be agitated at all. In fact, I feel totally normal on it. It has had the opposite effect on me I find, making me more relaxed or sleepy at times. I take the Wellbutrin XL at 8am everyday. By the time 5pm rolls around, I want to hit the gym.
Avatar n tn I want to stop wellbutrin xl, efferor er and ambien cr all at once. I have been taking them for over a year and have decided that it is time to stop.
370801 tn?1264408618 After searching the internet and coming up with nothing time and time again about this mix... I am left in a slight dilemma. Firstly,I take Wellbutrin XL 150 mg per day for depression. I find it is working well for me. It does not cause me to be agitated at all. In fact, I feel totally normal on it. It has had the opposite effect on me I find, making me more relaxed or sleepy at times. I take the Wellbutrin XL at 8am everyday. By the time 5pm rolls around, I want to hit the gym.
Avatar f tn Now, you do what you feel is best -- some general docs are just great at this -- but I'd venture to say most would say wellbutrin is known for having fewer side effects than any snri (Pristiq is basically a newer form of Effexor). But again, as to your original question, the ssris are known for weight gain because they tend to be more sedating since they only target serotonin.
Avatar m tn I forgot to say, the reason she kept overdosing was more of a cry for help as the doctors didn't seem to be doing anything she felt like it was her way to prove to them how unhappy she was. However as much as I've tried to stress to them that this has only been since the medication change they still haven't changed them.
Avatar n tn I think we're going to get a divorce, if only to protect my children and myself. At this point, I have no idea how to help him or what he should do. Any advice or suggestions would be helpful.
1390847 tn?1344661068 As someone who also struggled with major depression and anxiety throughout high school, my best advice to you is to try to remain positive. Try to remember the progress you have made and how much strength, integrity, and insight you've gained through your struggles. There are positive aspects and lessons to be learned in every single negative experience - think of the ways you have grown as a result of your experiences with depression and anxiety.
351846 tn?1273619144 I feeling lied at and betrayed by the maker and the doctor who told me I could just stay on for years without issues when trying to get off. Be prepared for a long road to being normal.
Avatar n tn I know it is hard to do but if you dont care for yourself ,it is hard to care for others. Let me know how you are and anytime you wnat to talk I will be here.
Avatar f tn Sorry, my question was will this have any lasting effects on my heart or body and when can I expect that I will be back to normal? For instance, how long does it take to get out of my system? I'll be going back to the Doctors that treated me and have them re-run the blood work, etc. I'm really surprised you have not heard of this before, could you perhaps look it up? I think people could be really suffering out there like I was and they really need to be put back on the TOPROL XL brand.