Wellbutrin xl initial side effects

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Avatar n tn While it is not as effective as originally for weight loss, I have kept the weight off that I lost and never fluctuated more than 5 pounds. For me it has been a miracle drug, and while I had initial side effects of constant dry mouth and a tremor they have disappered. When I take more than 200 mg. a day I sometimes have trouble urinating. While I wonder about the long range side effects, I am afraid of going off it all together as I don't want to gain my weight back.
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.
370801 tn?1264408618 To the point of just wanting to hide in my room and not see anybody. So, I went back on my wellbutrin xl, which is what I was taking before.. It has only been a few days.. today is the first day where that initial "high" has sort of seemed to cease. And I woke up feeling a bit dreary again and down. Is this because my body is re-adjusting? Will I balance out and start to feel better eventually? Also, the wellbutrin makes me a bit very mildy almost-manic at times..
Avatar n tn My husband has had so many problems trying to find a good medication for his chronic depression. The others had such side effects that he stopped taking them (lack of libido). Now he's on Wellbutrin and it's turned him into a cold, distant, and mean monster in less than a week. 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.
Avatar f tn All the health professionals I have spoken to are astounded by how little it takes for me to feel those types of effects. I just want to feel the initial great effects that I felt with Wellbutrin - the increased energy, better concentration, etc. And these other types of medication are really interfering. And I'm really reluctant to try any other form of anti-depressant when I'm so sensitive to effects of drowsiness and Wellbutrin couldn't possibly create drowsiness.
Avatar n tn So far so good. Wellbutrin seems not to cause the unwanted side effects I was experiencing with all of the others ( I tried everything over the years) The big one is that I can acheive and experience orgasm again. I was absolutely dead from the waist down with all the others. This is only supposed to happen to Men - this is what my Dr. told me but I think it happens to lots of women too.
Avatar n tn i have been taking effexor for about four years and i find the drug has made me a new person,but if i miss a dose i have severe withdrawls.it feels like i am living in hell.but when i get back on track i feel great.since i started taking these meds, i have put on 40 pounds and i eat very little.and if i try to wean my self down to a lower dose the side effects start all over again.my doctor told me i will probably be on this for the rest of my life.
Avatar n tn Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
Avatar n tn In their TV ads for Wellbutrin the manufacture now mentions seisures as one of the main side effects. I did lose some weight and at 55 my libido went through the roof. Thoses side effects were great :-) But the seisures caused me untold grief with the Motor Vehicle Department. I believe the higher the dose the more likely the seisure and as far as I know nothing such as too much coffee contributes. It's the drug and your particular body chemistry.
Avatar f tn Ihave tried Cymbalta, didn't do anything for me, also Lyrica for fibro, still no help, I'm not sure if I have tried Pristiq but have been on almost every med for depression, stay with the Wellbutrin because as I previously explained, It doesn't make you tired, also is know not to have sexual side effects(most decrease your libido) and if you smoke or use tobacco products it contains the same properties found in the drug they prescribe to help quit; so that may be an added bonus for you.
Avatar n tn Unless you are already on an SSRI it is not going to be helpful (for most) during withdrawl. Initial side effects compound sleep problems and anxiety. Seretonin increase along with Dopamines being whacked does not make a good combo. I cut my lex intake from 16 to 5 from withdrawl and it helped.
Avatar n tn What about Benzo, like Konopin, which will neutralize some of the initial side effects of some antidepressants? Benzo is good if you use it carefully.
Avatar n tn I think since its been 6 weeks its time to consult your doctor about this,usually initial side effects pass after 2 weeks but it can last longer.
Avatar n tn After a couple of years (too long I know), all I received from the Wellbutrin were the negative side effects. My new doctor then thought it would be a good idea to start me on Cymbalta. I was quite hesitant due to the fact that I had been on Wellbutrin for so long--going from a dopamine reuptake to a SSRI. However, shortly after the initial side effects went away, I began to feel better. I have recently moved so I now I am seeing an Internist in the city I now live.
Avatar f tn It may not have been considered but your symptom time frame in general, appear to coinciding with rx of Wellbutrin XL and there is a 'possibility' what you have been experiencing are known side effects of your medication eg http://www.webmd.
Avatar n tn a year. He advised me to take 5 mg of Lexapro for 2 weeks along with 150 mg of Wellbutrin XL (after 2 weeks stop the Lexapro & continue w/the Wellbutrin). Since being on the Wellbutrin alone, I am experiencing the same sensation that you describe along with a queasy feeling. I haven't spoken to my Dr about this yet but will asap. I will let you know what my Dr has to say.
86075 tn?1238118691 I read somewhere that getting of Efflexor is hell. My own little experiment with ADs only lasted three days. Besides coming down with my scientific self diagnos of the "jitters", I developed a sore throat with fever the next day. While the shink thinks it's a coincidence, "sore throat" is listed as a common initial side effect plus I haven't had a cold over a year and a half. I may try Lexapro next but not for awhile.
Avatar f tn I have tried all the antidepressants. Zoloft, lexapro, wellbutrin, wellbutrin XL, and cymbalta. Zoloft worked wonderful, but I got tired of not being able to cry and having no sex drive. Lexapro put 20lbs on me and that was just enough. Wellbutrin XL didn't address the issue and straight wellbutrin cut my apetite too much and made sleep difficult. the cymbalta was great for pain but again caused weight gain.
Avatar m tn I've tried Paxil, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Celexa and others, but always seem to suffer with some pretty bad side effects on all of them. With the Paxil, I had insomnia, really bad night sweats and GI problems. With the Effexor, I had really bad insomnia, heart palpitations and anxiety. With the Wellbutrin, I actually got more depressed and even had a "road rage" incident while on it.
Avatar n tn that doesn't mean that you aren't still feeling shaky, nervous, twitchy, achey...Wellbutrin XL is a very good anti-depressant which USUALLY shows the least amount of side effects of those available. Has any Dr. talked with you about the drug Klonopin? Although it is in the same drug classification group as Xanax is, Klonopin(which your Neuro should be fully aware of because of its use in Neurology as well as Psychiatry,) lasts 12 hours in the system vs. Xanax's 4 hours...
Avatar n tn I also get the weird usual side effects of trouble with word finding and what not but I kind of get a kick out of those side effects, for the most part I really like Topamax, it has really helped me as long as I am careful with it but it can really pack a wallop.
Avatar n tn Hi, I was scared too! And I even went and found a site that has nothing but the bad side effects and then went and found another site that was all good stuff! So...I have to say WB has worked for me...and I am terrible at reading labels and side effects info...I worry I will get all of them!! I am only 150 daily...if I got to 300 my ears ring... Good luck and let me know how it works out!
Avatar f tn I think it is worth trying and I often to talk to my patients about considering them. Package inserts always list alarming or frightening side effects -- they have to. The reality is that SSRIs are very well tolerated and can be very effective. If they do increase your PVCs, yu can stop the medication and try a different one. They have many different receptor affinities and there may be some that help and others that don't.
Avatar n tn I know this side effect doesn't seem like such a big deal after overcoming the initial side effects of the drug but it has gotten so bad that I am considering trying something else. I am reluctant to do this because I have had such success with Effexor but this side effect has become unbearable.
Avatar f tn A number of the effects you mention as having are also listed as side effects for Paxil. And Paxil is a med that you want to slowly withdraw from. Lamictal is probably worth trying and certainly has less side effects then Paxil. People with ADD do get college degrees, but typically they have to work very hard, suffer a lot of stress, and many times are squeaking through. Hopefully, he asked you more about your college experience then just noting you have two degrees.
Avatar n tn As much as I want to lose weight, the list of side effects for Topomax scares me. My current med, Effexor/Lithium has side effects such as weight gain, constipation, tremor, etc. While I hate being fat, blurry vision ans brain fog don't appeal to me either. Of course there are also the risks of diabetes and heart disease from being overweight too. I'm having a very hard time deciding about this. Any advice is welcome.
Avatar n tn They had me up to 150mg which made me feel unreal and out of it so they put me back down to 75mg. I know its not right for me the side effects are too bad. My question is how to get off I am so scared of the withdrawl symtoms. I have had every s/e on it including confusion muscle tension dizziness insomnia agitation to name a few so will the withdrawl symtoms be worse.
Avatar n tn I'll not take it again because of the side effects and the withdrawl. My Dr. acknowledged the sexual side effects but said that the withdrawl symptoms were due to my depression still being presant, not quitting the drug. I'm sure he knows more about it than I do but it really doesn't matter what the reason, it was not pleasant.
Avatar n tn My psychiatrist is weening me off the Lexapro and is giving me Topamax which should induce weight-loss and also lessen the side effects of going off the Lexapro. Unfortunately, there is a lot of side effects of Topomax as well but weight gain is not one of them and need to loose the weight now !!!!
Avatar f tn I have been on it for a bit, slowly have gone up to 300 mg, slowly been having the wonderful weightloss side effect, but all my other side effects are oppisite of what is stated as what are probable side effects. Ok, no, I have not had any hairloss. As a matter of fact, if anything, it has been making my hair grow faster, and of that I am thankful, for I have had some mighty funky hair cuts this year. lol.