Wellbutrin xl long term use

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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 n tn I went to get a higher dosage of Wellbutrin XL today and they gave me Budeprion xl 300 mg. They told me they now have the generic form which is cheaper. I was wondering if this will make a difference compared to taking the brand name? Wellbutrin 150 has worked wonders for me and now they give me this budeprion. I just want to know if it's the same thing, more importantly, work the same?
1190024 tn?1264692022 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.
579473 tn?1226024185 That can act as an antianxiety drug, short term, Probably make you sleepy, but it sounds like you could use some sleep. Take care, hon. It's going to be OK.
587279 tn?1223704355 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.
370801 tn?1264408618 This is a fairly accurate comparison for someone who knew nothing about neurotransmitters/science. Point being, you're probably not at any fatal IMMEDIATE health risks. But long term use (and high magnitude of scoops) will wreck havoc on your body and psyche. I know because it's happened to me a few times. Too much of this stuff might cause substance induced psychosis. Do as I say and not as I do. Get off of it and eat a banana before you go to work out.
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 Buspar is the medication you are looking for..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 m tn We've told the doctors all this and there still keeping her on them saying that its in her mind and apparently will help her get off the diazepam which she is addicted to as her doctor wrongly pescribed her them which wasn't meant to be long term but she didn't know this and wasn't aware how addictive they were. One doctor did say about putting her back on mirtazapine but the consultatant said to keep her on it. Are things ever going to get better?
Avatar f tn FX is pretty much one of the most used A/D's around and has been for quite a long time now so there are many who use it and get benefits else it wouldn't be prescribed as much as it is. There are a number of posts on this forum asking about coming off and that's to be expected as it does do that for some people, if not many. Don't assume you will be one until you feel something at which time talking to the doc is an option.
Avatar n tn If you did have a decrease in cravings and noticed weight loss, do you recall how long after starting WELLBUTRIN XL you experienced this? Was it within the first week or first month, first couple of months? Best of luck to all of you. It is so fantastic to find blogs discussing real and serious issues and questions. Unfortunately, so much of what we report doesn't match what the drug companies release so that we end up knowing more than our doctors and pharmacists.... serious problem!
Avatar f tn Elavil is to help me sleep at night. I also have chronic pain medication use daily. I have recently stopped Wellbutrin and Elavil and smoking and had either something else come along....Restless leg syndrome or I was withdrawing from the above medications. I am a wreck. Are these supposed to be stopped by weaning or instantly stopped. And did I add to the problem by stopping smoking at the same time (I went back to cigarrettes today, and feel horrible for it). I need to sleep.
Avatar n tn I was depressed after i ended a long term relationship so i went to my doctor for meds and he gave me a short course of wellbutrin. After about 5 days i couldnt sleep at night no matter how tired i was and everything was making me really irritable.I lost all interest in sex and my body felt totally numb like i was high but my mood still felt low if anything worse. I gave them up after 10 days and my sleep improved but i dont get the 8-9 hours i used to get only 5-6.
Avatar n tn ) is low and by how much. Wouldn't this help in RX. Are there any neg. long term side effects from Effexor or other SSRI's? My Dr.is thinking that I may need to consider being on meds for quite a while(lifetime?). *I have a cousin who is severly bi-polar and my Mom (30 yrs ago) was quite stressed out and anxious during her 30's. During my teens, I was anorexic and then bulimic.
Avatar m tn I have very strong feelings for all of them. I have cycled weakly while at 150mg on Wellbutrin XL, I have moved up to 300mg four or five days ago. I am anxious that when I am actually in their presence I may have a full blown episode. They don't last long with me, 4-5 days up, 4-5 days down. At this point I am looking for a short-term "insurance policy" to take only if I feel myself flipping out.
Avatar m tn LOL. Sounds like you're taking Wellbutrin and not Wellbutrin XL which I believe is a newer formulation. Wellbutrin XL is once a day dosing while reg Wellbutrin I think is 2X a day. I guess you don't know how these things will hit you until you take them. How long was it before you felt the effects after you started. Thanks.
Avatar f tn I have been using wellbutrin xl 300mg for 15 days and my appetite almost gone but I did not lose weight yet,I do exercises 4 times a week. Has anyone taken wellbutrin or topamax for weight lose?Why topmax cause loss weight? Please share your experience about this medicines ,how long?how many kg lost? mg etc...
351846 tn?1273619144 I have never heard of anyone being on Suboxone for more than a couple months....It is not meant for long term use at all because of how hard it would be to come off of. Buprinorphine (one of the drugs in Suboxone) is very Physically addicting....Gosh I'm in shock for how long you have been on it...there might be a lawsuit worth looking into...I don't know how close you are with your Doc...but you should have never been put on it for that long.
Avatar f tn I have been taking Wellbutrin since 2000. Should I be worried about long term use? It works well for me.
Avatar n tn I can tell you from my experience when I went to see my psyciatrist after a very, very long time with anxiety, stress,sweats, nervousness, feeling of worthlessness and depression, this is the first doctor that has finally found the medication that works for me, he did not prescribe me the quick help meds such as Xunax or Actvin because of my family history with addiction, so he prescriped for long term use Trilepal 3 times a day at 600 mlgs and Wellbutrin XL 150 mg, and Remeron ( also a depressi
Avatar n tn I am a long-time OCD/anxiety sufferer so I consider myself an expert at HAVING OCD/anxiety. I take 1 mg of Klonopin at night to sleep and I take 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL in the morning. So, my thought is that if you are switching from one benzo to another there may not be withdrawal symptoms at all as long as the dosages are similar. You would have to calculate how much klonopin is equal to how much Xanax.
Avatar f tn Probably should drop the Wellbutrin. For know I'm on 0.25 Klonopin and 150 mg XL Wellbutrin. I will know more when I see the psychiatrist this week. It's hard when your life gets turned upside down but I'm trying to keep things in perspective.
Avatar n tn In my experience with medications, I personally believe as long as you are taking them as prescribed, in the long term you are doing the right thing. As with any medications, there are risks versus the expected benefits, but if you need them and they are working, then by all means if the doctor's say it is okay, then I believe you are definately doing more good than harm. I know people that have been on ADs for over 12 years and they are in 'tip top' shape/health.
Avatar n tn This is a long post about an interaction with Wellbutrin XL. If you have not experienced the effects of Wellbutrin XL causing Anger - you would do well to skip reading this min-bio. I was using Zoloft 200mg for over three years with no Anger problems. However, I was lethargic and had no desire to do anything, kind of Zombie-like. My doctor dropped the zoloft to 175 and then 150 however, after about 10 days there was still no change in my condition.
Avatar m tn 1) whether depression medications are really helpful long term and are they overly prescribed (and worth the side effects and eventual withdrawal "fun") and 2) whether you think your psychiatrist/prescribing doctor really takes the time to understand what they are prescribing and whether they listen (or discount) when you have a problem with a medication.
Avatar n tn These pills seem to work but my doctor said I can't use them long term. Also the Wellbrutrin is the ONLY medication that has not cause the sexual side effects so I hope it's not the medication. Thank you for your time.
17338875 tn?1455780302 Effexor Xr - 225mg replaced Zoloft 200mg a few weeks ago. Wellbutrin XL - 300mg Topamax - 200mg Lamictal - 400mg D3 - 1000units From Doctor (Daily): Metformin - 1000 - mg Melatonin - 10mg Pantoprazole sod - 20mg Pravastan - 20mg D3 - 2000units Zantac - 20mg Feel free to ask me anything. Thanks if you take the time to respond.
237509 tn?1189759428 Will your doctor switch you to something with a longer half life like valium and then you could get your dose down with the asssistance of you doctor.. Long term use of meds like xanax cause depression in alot of people.. 3 years would be considered long term.. Getting on a lower dose of benzo could really help you.. but going on something longer acting would help the switch..
Avatar m tn The problem is long term, use of Omeprazole (prilosec) causes your body to ramp up stomach acid. A never ending cycle. From personal experience, my hiatal hernia and GERD due to it, caused me to have anxiety like issues.
Avatar n tn put me on zoloft 50, then 100, well it worked wonderful and I was so relaxed that I couldn't get anything done so he put me on Wellbutrin XL 150 to try and even me out and the combination of the two worked wonderful together. Recently I decided to ween myself off of the Zoloft due to sexual and weight issues with this drug. It's been about a month now and I am so irritable I can't stand myself, I am arguing with everyone and have been so depressed I don't know what to do.