Wellbutrin xl long term side effects

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Avatar n tn As with all medications, you may experience side effects when you take WELLBUTRIN XL. Side effects may be more common shortly after you start treatment. The most common side effects with WELLBUTRIN XL are weight loss, loss of appetite, dry mouth, skin rash, sweating, ringing in the ears, shakiness, stomach pain, agitation, anxiety, dizziness, trouble sleeping, muscle pain, nausea, fast heartbeat, sore throat, and urinating more often.
Avatar n tn Does Wellbutrin become ineffective after long term use? Do people develop anger issues over time? One doctor told me that these effects are felt early, but would not present after years of use, and today a Psychiatrist told me that my recent emotional (angry) responses were caused by the Wellbutrin and that I needed to change to Lexapro. I'm confused. Can you tell me which is the better answer?
Avatar m tn and it is not listed as a side effect in any drug book. But there are always side effects they never tell you about. And different ppl react differently. How long have you been on the Wellbutrin before that started happening? I have been experiencing short term memory loss and having a hard time concentrating, can't stay focused? Anyone else having that?
870215 tn?1242954724 30 PM, NO OTHER SIDE EFFECTS NOTICED.
587279 tn?1223700755 Has anyone had long term side effects from Wellbutrin or Zyban? I have had long term neurological problems that seemed to be triggered by a reaction to wellbutrin. I was wondering if others have experienced any problems from either of these drugs. Please contact me and let me know. I am suffering from muscle wasting, muscle twitching, severe memory problems and I am 32 years old. No doctor nor specialist can figure out what is causing my decline in health.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Wellbutrin XL (150 mg) for a week now. I feel jittery but no other side effects (so far). I've heard that Wellbutrin makes one lose weight--I haven't noticed that WONDERFUL side effect yet--any idea how long it takes to get in your system?
Avatar m tn in march 08 he started taking the welbutrin ..generic bupropion hcl xl 300 mg once a day ...to stop smoking ..he went from 2 packs a day to 1 pack a day ...however things started to get worse with his mood and i thought it was just because of the trouble in marriage but now that i have researched the welbutrin some i now feel it was the medication .my husband has never been depressed ...but he started being emotional ...fearfull i was going to leave him ..
Avatar f tn XL seems to have a few more side effects...per http://www.drugs.com/pdr/wellbutrin-xl.
Avatar n tn I have Social Anxiety Disorder (primary) with Depression. I took Lexapro 10 mg for a year and a half and gained 15 pounds and had a low libido. My doctor added Wellbutrin XL 150 mg about 6 months ago to counteract the symptoms, but it didn't help. My new doctor had me taper off the Lexapro (3 days off now - nausea, cramping, sleepiness, nightmares, headache, dizziness) and wants me to try staying on the Wellbutrin XL 150 mg alone.
Avatar n tn My 9 year old daughter is on 300 mg of Wellbutrin Xl for behavioral reasons. She is behaing much better but I'm worried about the long term effects of the drug and the 300mg odusages. Is this to much? The 150mg work for about 4 months.
870215 tn?1242954724 I have started welbutrin xl 150 mg for the 3 days today oh yeah name brand not generic and i got sleepy after i took it but other than that no side effects on this 1st day of a hopeful journey. i am a recovering meth addict of 668 days and had hoped maybe somebody else out there had tried this who is also a addict.thanks so much and i feel hopeful for the 1st time in a LONG TIME. Dr is upping dose to 3oo mg xl in 3-5 days if tolerated at 150 mg.
703852 tn?1233427763 Those are tough side effects to live with...ask your doctor about taking you off the xl and lowering the dose to see if you can acclimate to the medication without these side effects...you may have started too high.
1190024 tn?1264688422 We have some websites linked up on the welcome page for more information about mood stabilizers and mood disorders in general. Medications do have side effects both short term and long term but they are neccessary. It depends on what medication is right for you. Depakoate is a full mood stabilizer but it can sometimes work better on mania than depression. Seroquel is an antipsychotic that has mood stabilization properties and is FDA approved for that use.
Avatar m tn I like Welbutrin; you may need to up your dosage. I'm at 300mg. But the anti-ADD effects are kind of side effects of that medication while your body adjusts... mine only lasted a week. It may be because your body is so used to ADD meds and you've been on anti-depressants for awhile that you need a stronger kick. Oh, and I hear you on the education thing. I'm in my junior year as well, and I can't have this **** getting in the way again.
Avatar f tn All of these drugs come with many side effects -- some suffer more, some less, but all drugs have side effects. They are very powerful and alter the way the body functions naturally, so naturally they throw some things out of balance. How much depends on the person. General docs just don't know this stuff that well as they don't receive specialized training in it.
Avatar f tn I started the Wellbutrin XL 150mg about 2 weeks ago. No side effects, or positive effects - really, no effect at all. I just went up to the 300mg (it's been 2 days), and I want to make sure my side effects are normal. I have a call into my doctor as well. I have had a dull, constant headache. A little light-headed if I get up too quickly. Haven't been sleeping well, but that's not too bad. The worst symption I'm having is lower back pain...
Avatar m tn I also take Paxil for a sleep disorder (depression-related insomnia) and have for 11+ years. It works wonderously, but I gained 30+ lbs when I started the medication and have tried for years to lose it, unsuccessfully. I will lose some weight - and believe me, it takes an enormous amount of exercise and effort - but inevitably gain it back because Paxil makes my appetite so strong.
Avatar f tn They took me off of Wellbutrin and now i take Celexa and Remeron. However, i dont like their side effects. So today i switched back to Wellbutrin. Can i do this? i took it around 9:20am this morning, then 20 min later i began to feel lightheaded and my heart was racing. Is this normal?
Avatar n tn I have been on wellbutrin xl for 7 days now. The side effects I have are anxiety, dizzyand , dry mouth My doctor told me to take xanax with it until the side effects go away. Any idea when that will be??? I keep trying to take wellbutrin alone to see if the side effects are going away, but I usually end up taking the xanax a few hours in because I just can't handle al the jittering and other side effects I am getting. Should I hang in there a little longer of stop taking it?
Avatar n tn Is chronic sore throat and sinus inflammation a possible side effect of Wellbutrin XL 150? My doctor has been unable to clear up this problem with antibiotics, allergy medications, decongestants, expectorants, etc and the problem started within a few days of me started WB appx 6 weeks ago. Maybe it's a coincidence, but if not are these side effects transient? Thanks!
Avatar n tn its ideal for long term use, no sedative or withdrawal or cognitive impairment side effects. Takes three weeks to start working, and have to get up to dose of 30 mg./day to be most effective... Talk to your doctor about this medication.
Avatar n tn and loss of libido (Lexapro worked wonders for both Anxiety and Depression). I started Wellbutrin XL 150mg. with the Lexapro a few months ago to help counteract these side effects, but didn't have success. Now my Dr. wants me to taper off the Lexapro completely (2 more days of 5mg.) and try keeping the Wellbutrin XL 150 mg. My main concern is my anxiety returning since Wellbutrin has not technically been approved for Social Anxiety, but I'm willing to try it due to the weight gain.
Avatar n tn I was then put on wellbutrin xl, the side effects were less but the depression was not controlled as well? I spoke to my dr again about options andwe tried Effexor, this is the best med I've ever had as far as very little side effects, and great depression/anxiety control. Sex life was back and maybe even a little better?! I fully believe in effexor, it works awesome!!!! Think about it?
Avatar f tn I have switched from prozac to wellbutrin xl due to sexual side affects. Prozac worked great for everything else for the past 11 years. I have been on Wellbutrin for 3 days and have severe insomnia, constipation and dizziness. Will these side effects last long? Will they go away eventually?
656309 tn?1224489859 I went from brands name Wellbutrin SR 150 mg once a day, which made me energized and active, to brand name Wellbutrin XL 300 mg once a day. Now I am sleepy, lethargic and there is no buzz or energy at all. What's up??
4951398 tn?1365456743 I had spotting when I first took wellbutrin as well, it will go away.
Avatar f tn more sweaty hands and feet intermittently throughout the day, night sweats (not every night), I bruise more easily, and I get dehydrated easily (basically my mucus membrane, mouth, nose, eyes, and my V can be drier than normal) the biggest issue of dryness for me us actually my mouth because it results in bad breath.