Wellbutrin xl every other day

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Avatar n tn I only took the Wellbutrin for about 3 years and I tapered off a few months ago, mainly because I had a bad drinking problem and and Wellbutrin is pretty hard on your liver. I cut back to every other day, then one every 2 or 3 days and I did okay. But I was taking GABA (a supplement) at the time I cut back and I swear it seemed to make the withdrawal much more bearable. I basically just dealt with headaches for a couple of weeks.
Avatar n tn Sometime the generics may dissolve into your body at a different pace or timing than the regular Wellbutrin XL and there are other ways the inactive ingredients can affect your intake of the meds. Anway, even though the name brand is more expensive than the generics, I switched back to Wellbutrin XL because it works much better at keeping me stabilized. Hope this helps from experience!
Avatar n tn During the first week you get yourself to the lowest possible dose of both medications that you can take on a daily basis. The second week you take that same dose every other day. The third week you take that same dose every third day. Then you stop. You should have little or no withdrawal effects after that.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your educated response. Yes, the Wellbutrin I'm on is XL 150 mg once a day. The Lexapro is 5-10 mg depends on how much I can tolerate. What does QD mean? quarter a day??
1190024 tn?1264692022 Hi - I have a pretty extensive background, but will try to make this as short & easy to comprehend as possible. I'm a 33 year old single mom who has struggled with "mental issues" for many years. At the age of 15 I was placed on Prozac for depression. Over the next 15 years I tried Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and several others.
Avatar f tn The dose should not exceed 150 mg every other day in these patients. Wellbutrin XL should be used with caution in patients with hepatic impairment (including mild to moderate hepatic cirrhosis) and a reduced frequency and/or dose should be considered in patients with mild to moderate hepatic cirrhosis (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, WARNINGS, and PRECAUTIONS). http://www.drugs.com/pro/wellbutrin.
Avatar f tn It didn't take long for my doc to confirm my ADD-PI and he prescribed Aderral 10 mg to take once a day along with Wellbutrin XL 150. He said I might need a higher dose or switch to the XR later. Has anyone tried both at the same time? I got the generic version of Aderral and surprised how cheap it was. Should this be taken every day or only when I have lots to do and need to concentrate? Thanks!!
Avatar n tn has supported me in my goal of trying more holistic methods, neither dr or pharmacist can give me advice on weaning off since I am on the lowest dose of the XL. Pharmacist said try just taking every other day, that's not working. About 26-32 hours after taking last dose, get more anxious and edgy. Am looking for natural supplements that will be mood balancing, neither depressed or anxious.
Avatar f tn hi. i recently started wellbutrin xl for anxiety. i'm having upset stomach and nausea. i've been on it for 5 days now. is this just a side effect? or allergic reaction?
Avatar n tn How do I switch frm Wellbutrin XL 400 mg to Prozac? Doctor is suggesting this weaning schedule: First week cut from 400 to at 300 mg 2 + 3 week decrease to 150 mg 4th Week 150mg every other day Week 4 start Prozac with 20 mg for 2 weeks then to 40 mg > Also taking abilify > Week 5 start to pull of abilify - cut tab in half (1 mg) week 6 stop Started first week and felt miserable. I have to work. Is there a better way?
Avatar m tn My doc recently prescribed Wellbutrin XL to me and while I am sick of feeling depressed and really want to start taking it I'm worried that it could be addictive. I think I do have an addictive personality - I already drink 3 glasses of wine every day! :( I don't need another addiction. Help!
Avatar n tn told me I appear to have a low tolerance for these drugs and said I could stop taking the Wellburtin because the dose was small 150mg XL per day and I would likely have no real signifant withdrawal symptoms. I am on day 2 of not taking it and it was a bit rough today - still aggitated..tingling in arms and legs.. had to take .25mg of Clonazapam to take the edge off (which Dr.
Avatar f tn I felt better and had no side effects other than anorgasmia on Celexa..... I just feel like Wellbutrin isn't doing anything but giving me vivid nightmares.
Avatar f tn Well, I did call him and he said to take one every other day. Today is the 2nd day I haven't taken any Wellbutrin, despite of what he said, and I felt great! Calm and in-control, not freaking out over everything and no racing heart either. Headache persists but much better then on that drug. I'll try to stay off of it as long as I don't experience any withdrawal side effects.
Avatar n tn After about a month, I started taking them every other day. By the second day, I knew I needed it.......... When I moved my head the slightest, it was like my head was moving, but everything inside was trying to catch up. In time, that was ok, but if I went too much longer than taking it at the same time, the feeling started again, so I would take it asap. Having not done this yet, I decided to go online and check out "Effexor withdraw"..................OMG!
1070971 tn?1299617710 Also, the doctor prescibed me Zolpidem to help me sleep. I have been taking it every other day so I do not get addicted to this but I need to get some sleep somehow. Could taking this prolong the withdrawal effects from the Wellbutrin? I would love to hear from you since I am having problems getting answers. Thank you.
656309 tn?1224493459 Since last week I have stopped taking it every other day, and can tell I already feel better, then when I stopped for two days, better again. I am wondering if I should just take it every other day, or one day on, two days off for a month, then three days off, then four, etc.. Wish I could talk to my Psych about it, but he's really not very nice. I was sent to him by the Insurance Co and have no other choice. I just want to be done with this med, as it does not work for me.
370801 tn?1264408618 My doctor gave me a perscription for severe depression but he wrote it for Wellbutrin XL 150 mg. The past 3 days I have been on the W XL and my mood has worsened to even worse than it was before taking Wellbutrin. I'm going to try and go back on the SR 100mg now and see if there is a difference.. My question is it possible that once version of the drug makes me more depressed while the other once makes me happier?
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 sg/search?q=wellbutrin+cut+OR+divide+OR+crush One doctor suggested tapering off by taking every other day, then every 2 days, then every 3 days, etc. Does that sound right? Or would that cause the drug concentration to fluctuate too much? The problem is that wellbutrin SR / XL does not come in small enough tablets. So should we cut them to taper off? Thanks.
1390847 tn?1344661068 Personally, I found Wellbutrin to be a very helpful addition to my other medications. Granted it has been 10+ years since I was on Wellbutrin, but I do not recall experiencing any side effects or symptoms of withdrawal. 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.
Avatar f tn Hi there. What I would do is start taking them every other day for a about 5 day then every 2 days for about 5 day and then 3 and so on. I did it that way without a problem. You most likely will be aware of some strange or different feelings but they should subside. Good luck with it.
Avatar f tn if you just stopped, you might go back on small dose for a week, then wean yourself over next two weeks, every other day for week two, and every third week for week three.
Avatar n tn Hey Doc, I posted a few days ago, if you could refer to that and this as a follow up. I saw my doc today, and he prescribed me 1mg tablets of Klonopin, and 150mg of Wellbutrin XL. His only concern about the Wellbutrin was that it isn't effective with anxiety disorder (which I originally was being treated for) as it is depression, but I have had more symptoms of depression than anxiousness. The Klonopin works much better than the Xanax. I feel more myself, and less disconnected and impaired.
Avatar f tn I do not want to take this medication any longer, when I called my doctor he recommended that I taper off by taking it every other day, then cutting the XL in half and discontinue after several days of doing that. My problem is that I have been experiencing awful side effects the whole time I have been on wellbutrin, I do not know why I have to continue taking it to taper off. Is there a comboniation of st.
Avatar m tn There is no conclusive evidence of alternate day dosage being as therapeutic as the initial dose or even the maintenance dose of XR 150mg per day. What we do know at this stage is that the dose of XR/XL 150mg every other day is recommended and appropriate for those who cannot eliminate the drug in time, such as in liver diseases. But with other conditions being normal, we are not sure about the effectiveness of 150mg alternate day dosage over a longer period than needed for a taper off.
Avatar m tn Yesterday morning I popped my first Wellbutrin XL. Wellbutrin for those neuro pharmacologically healthy is an AD (antidepressant). First time with ADs, and as mentioned in a previous thread, it's not so much I feel *depressed* as feeling a lack of motivation to get back to what is left of my former life.
Avatar f tn They are activating...XL. So you want that during the day. I tried it and I sleep good. Hope that helps. But every one is different. Good luck to you. I like the Wellbutrin because the side effects are non existant for me.
Avatar n tn just switched me to Wellbutrin XL 150mg per day. I feel like I have more energy but I am still feeling depressed. Can anyone tell me how long it took before they started to feel better emotionally? Also if anyone has been changed from Lexpro to Wellbutrin how was the withdrawl from the Lexpro?