Wellbutrin sr effects

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Avatar n tn How can I take myself off 300 mg of Wellbutrin SR without having any side effects?
Avatar n tn I was just prescribed wellbutrin sr. I started it today. I have been reading the side effects of this drug and also the warnings of this drug. I am petrified of what this drug can do to me, with or without asprin, cigarettes, and partying. I am currently a bartender. I tend to drink very heavily on weekends and am wondering how the alcohol will effect me while taking wellbutrin sr. i take two doses of it a day equaling out to 300mg a day.
Avatar m tn I've been on Wellbutrin SR for about 3 weeks and seem to be doing pretty good. No major side effects like I had on SSRI's and am feeling better. I've noticed that after about 6 hours from taking my dose, I'm on 200mg/day, I begin to experience itching sensations on various parts of my body. Sometimes in the lower back, feet, thighs, shoulders, stomach but never in more than two places at once and usually not on consecutive days.
Avatar n tn I had been taking Wellbutrin SR with Paxil for three and a half months (300mg of Wellbutrin SR + 5mg of Paxil in the morning, and 150mg of Wellbutrin SR in the evening). I was prescribed 37.5 mg of Effexor to replace the Paxil. 9 months ago when the depression started, I was only taking Paxil. I was upto 40mg a day and I didn't feel that it was working as much as it should, plus many many side effects (mainly sexual and weight gain).
Avatar n tn I was irratiable and depressed, so I had it changed to Wellbutrin SR 150 mg twice a day. This changed happened 6 days ago. I stopped taking the Lexapro and started taking the Wellbutrin- there was no tappering off. The Wellbutrin makes me feel to bad that I have been scared to take the second dose everyday- therefore I haven't. When I take the Wellbutrin I become very nervous and sick to my stomach. I feel almost drugged..
Avatar n tn I recently started taking Wellbutrin SR 150 mg for the treatment of moderate depression. I have tried other ADs in past; Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor, Serzone and Norpramine, they either didn't work or caused sexual dysfunction. Wellbutrin was tried because of low incidence of side effects, especially reduction of sexual function. The medication was working very well. I was starting to feel definite relief of depression symptoms and still felt like having sex.
Avatar n tn What is the actual difference between Wellbutrin XL and Wellbutrin SR. Will both cause the same weight loss.
Avatar n tn I am switching from Effexor 75 to Wellbutrin SR 150. I want to know,is it better to begin the Wellbutrin and then wean off the Effexor or wean first then start Wellbutrin ? I asked my dr, she told me it made no difference, she also downplayed the withdrawls, judging from this site I am in for a treat. Please help .....I'de like to have as minimal side effects as possible obviously .......
Avatar f tn Like you it muted all emotions, caused me to gain weight and I did not like it. Tried Trofinil, that didn't work either. Last July I began taking Wellbutrin SR 150 mg 2x day. For me it is the wonder drug. 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.
Avatar n tn I've tried Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac and as I've already said, Lexapro. Wellbutrin has the least side effects. I switched back about a week ago and the withdrawl symptoms from Lexapro are the pits. Wellbutrin may not work as well for you, Everyone is different. As you can see, it may take several attempts at medication before you are on the right one. Just be patient. Once you find the right one, you'll feel so much better. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn I started taking Wellbutrin SR about 2 months ago and since then I have been experiencing some short term memory loss and have had a decrease in concentration, along with decreased inability to stay focused. Is this a normal side effect for this med?
4753943 tn?1359938169 I think my withdrawals are mixing with Wellbutrin side effects. Maybe? This feeling is just really scary. I also have a major issue with depth perception at night now. I can't really drive because of it.
Avatar n tn I used to be on Prozac and asked my physician on switching to another anti-depressant because of sexual side effects. So she added Wellbutrin with my Prozac, well I noticed that I got very agitated when I started this and told my physician and was put on Wellbutrin completely (no Prozac). Well I noticed that I have become moodier, still agitated at times, and cry very easily.
Avatar m tn I've been off of Wellbutrin SR since 1/2/08. Had real bad itching sensations that consisted of red rash types bumps on my skin and small welts in the areas affected. Since neither was consistantly on my chest, my Pysch Dr wasn't concerned. I was, so I quit. I cancelled my appointment for today with the Pysch Dr until I meet with my MD next Tuesday regarding the itching sensations. I really don't think that it was just dry skin. I'm feeling "O.K" but not great.
Avatar n tn What is the difference between Wellbutrin and Wellbutrin SR? I realize that the SR is a sustained release, but I would like more information. The reason for this is that I am looking into buying drugs in Mexico, where they can be a lot cheaper, and still be the exact same med. They have Wellbutrin, but I don't know if it is the SR yet or not, and want to know if the difference would make a difference with my spouse.
Avatar n tn I remember when I started paxil I didn't notice any different feelings except that I wasn't depressed. Is this a side effect of Wellbutrin SR or is it from coming off the paxil? I have to go to work tomorrow & not sure if I can make it through the day feeling so disoriented.
Avatar f tn After being on prozac since march and it killing my sex drive,my dr told me to stop it and start wellbutrin sr tommorow..plus the prozac didnt help my depresssion much...he told me it would say on the papers that come with it that it can cause seizures..but he said thats only if you r prone to seizures...so i went to drug checker and put in all my meds ritalin,xanax and wellbutrin....it says the combo of wellbutrin and ritalin really increases the chance of seizures and so does the xanx..
Avatar f tn Followed up yet again with my doctor, he definetly says this is all related to depression and anxiety and put me on Wellbutrin SR 150 mg twice a day, and is going to add Buspar if in a month I don't feel better. My hubby and I are planning on trying to get pregnant soon, so that's why we aren't trying Xanax or anything like that. Anyways, I am on day 5 of the Wellbutrin, and the past two nights I have had some trouble sleeping.
Avatar f tn I was on Paxil for almost fifteen years but switched to Wellbutrin SR 150 mg 1x daily two weeks ago. I have experienced every side effect in the book so far--nausea, dizziness, and severe muscle pain. I have not noticed any benefits yet to this medication. My mood is flat other than wanting to burst into tears, and I am ANGRY. When will (and do?) the side effects fade? When does the Wellbutrin start to boost mood?
Avatar f tn my hormones were low so dr put me on hormone pills and thyroid pills,i haad been on wellbutrin sr about 1 year 300 mg to counteract sexual side effects from prozac,it didnt help though,so my dr changed me from 300 wellbutrin sr to 450 mg xl,tonight for the first time in ages i feel kind of dizzy..ondering if it might be to high of a change over on the wllbutrin,,hoping after prozac is out of system i will have a sex drive any info would help or has anyone switched from the sr to the xl?
Avatar f tn I wouldm't be overly worried about that. While side effects are pretty common initially with Wellbutrin and other similar meds, keep an eye on them and certainly keep in contact with your doctor. If you notice anything extremely severe, or unbearable, call your doctor right away. Wellbutrin can be quite activating, which explains the sleep disturbances too.
Avatar f tn Wellbutrin can take up to 4 weeks and sometimes more until you can see the full effects. Adderall is supposed to help with sex drive but it's effects, unlike Wellbutrin, are immediate and by the time you go to bed it's effects are gone, little doses of Adderall don't help that much too.