Wellbutrin sr how long does it take to work

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Avatar n tn For some people the SR causes difficulties sleeping. I take Wellbutrin XL and supplement it with 5htp. Wellbutrin does not work on serotonin, while HTP will help with serotonin. After being prescribed other antidepressants which caused a lot of weight gain-I will not take anything else but wellbutrin. The distress that the weight gain caused is more distressing than anything else to me. It is very difficult to lose weight gained from antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs.
Avatar m tn have only been on effexor 150 for a few days. not working yet.
Avatar n tn i recently switched from celexa to wellbutrin sr and my PCP told me to stop my celexa (without tapering down) and to start the wellbutrin sr that day. she told me that b/c they were in the "same class of antidepressents" i would be fine without tapering down. i'm not feeling well and don't believe that celexa and wellbutrin are in "the same class". i also believe that she made a mistake by not having me taper down.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Wellbutrin SR for three and a half months now. Before Wellbutrin SR I took Paxil. I weaned myself from 40mg of Paxil to 5mg, but I can not seem to stop the Paxil. I started off taking one 150mg of Wellbutrin SR and 5mg of Paxil in the morning, and for the last 2 months I have been taking one 150mg of Wellbutrin and 5mg of Paxil in the morning and another 150mg of Wellbutrin in the early evening (no paxil).
Avatar n tn Do I need a prescription? How does it work? If I am on Paxil am I allowed to take it? Whats its international name? TY for your assistance.
Avatar f tn 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..so im scared to take it now,dr also said i could drink a couple beers and i think that increases seizures to.............I have never had a seizure so maybe im worried for nothing ..anyone been on this combo?
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?
1226489 tn?1267201838 In order to continue to provide you with immediate relief from your anxiety, it is often useful to begin an antidepressant and an anti-anxiety simultaneously due to the fact that the antidepressant (i.e., Wellbutrin SR in your case) will take about four weeks to get in to your system and start working. While my guess is that your doctor would like to see you perhaps halve your current dose of 0.25mg Klonopin in addition to beginning 0.
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 day....best to you.
Avatar n tn My husband was taking Wellbutrin sr 150 the doctor upped him to 200 sr and they gave him buprion 200 sr(on the bottle it says just Bupr). He had lots of energy on the Wellbutrin sr150 and was a pleasure to be arounds, but on this 200 buprionsr he goes to sleep and is like snappen at me all the time. After reading some of these questions I am worried that things are going to go back to the way they were before he started taking his meds.
370801 tn?1264405018 Thanks Staley.. Your info has really helped me out. I have been back on the 100mg SR Bupropian the past two days ( i take it at night because it was making me a little drowsy ) -- But I have to say I take 100mg SR at 6 pm .. I am still feeling great at midnight.. But by morning it has started to wear off I have noticed that is like 8 or 9 am-ish... The 150mg Wellbutrin XL i only took for 3 days but couldn't handle it -- I was feeling more depressed.
Avatar n tn Generally, Wellbutrin helps when SSRIs like Prozac cause a decrease in sexual desire.
Avatar n tn Has anyone else experienced heartburn with Wellbutrin, and if so how did you treat it and did it eventually go away? I'm wondering if a switch from SR to XL is indicated in order to slow the release of the drug to potentially help with my stomach issues. Thanks!
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 It may take up to 6 weeks for your new medication to work at 100%. Yes, you can have a normal, happy life in every aspect. Be patient, and know you're not alone and can always talk to us. Take care...
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.
Avatar n tn Pat, The difference between Wellbutrin SR and Wellbutrin is that the SR(sustained release) only needs to be administered 1-2 times daily as opposed to the other form which requires 3 daily doses. I generally only prescribe the SR form because its more convienent; they are both the same drug (equally effective).There is no evidence to say that the SR form works any better to treat sexual dysfunction but it may be worth a trial.
Avatar n tn I am on 300 mg of wellbutrin and I am supposed to take it in the morning. I usually take it at different times and my Dr. has told me I need to take it at the same time every day. I'm thinking maybe that is why I'm not feeling any better. I have been on it for 2 months now. With meds for depression I think you have to take them exactly as prescribed in order to get any benefit from them. Hope things get better for you.
Avatar n tn I take the same dose also, It is suggested not to take and consume alcohol. The meds do enhance the effects though I only found that it doesn't take as much for me to feel buzzed. If I do plan on drinking I only take one dose that day in the am. I don't wake up with a hang over, headache, etc. just feeling a bit groggy. When I was taking Paxil I had to take it before bed. I couldn't drink and take this at all. It would make me sick to my stomach along with a headache.
Avatar m tn Sorry for the long rant, I am just so tired of being scared to death about this, the wellbutrin does seem to helping some but then the pain or palps come and I get freaked again. The palps feel like they start at my adomen then move upward and I definitely feel it in my pulse when it happens.
800430 tn?1237762624 I personally have a weird reaction to Wellbutrin (I break out in a rash) but I know a number of people who take it successfully. It may take time for the drugs to take effect. However drinking is probably not helping as the drug will have a reaction with the alcohol. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I seem to be sensitive to most ADs. It sounds to me as if you cannot take this drug, either. You need to call the dr. and discuss what to do next. You shouldn't live with those symptoms. I totally understand.
Avatar n tn ) I take both Effexor and wellbutrin. I take 450mg of wellbutrin sr and 37.5mg (for now) of effexor. I have been told that the recommended dossage should not exceed 450mg of wellbutrin sr due to the siezure increase.
Avatar n tn The doctor even prescribed me sleeping pill, and I take two and feel nothing. How long does it take for Wellbutrin to kick in...like...energy wise...and am I always going to have trouble sleeping?
Avatar f tn And very importantly it does take communication between you and your doctor so that he does understand how all of this is affecting you. I think that it is good to worry (slightly) about anything you take. People who take meds without understanding what is going on are really open for anything to happen. I do have the feeling that you are still a bit unsure as to why you are taking the ritalin and its possible effects on you.