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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?
Avatar f tn I am close to 3 weeks on Wellbutrin xl and am getting pretty darn frustrated that side effects are NOT subsiding: flushing constantly, like hot flashes, nausea, and muscle aches. I have stopped Rebif and was hoping to feel better, but this WB is no allowing that to happen. I want to start Tecfidera next month, but if these side effects are not gone by then (so I can gauge the possible side effects of Tecfidera) then I am going to give up th eWellbutrin. Dr keeps telling me to give it a month.
Avatar n tn Apon a follow up visit, a different doctor than the original, prescribed wellbutrin XL 300mg instead of Lexapro. He stated that Lexapro was not effective for anxiety and he preferred to have me on wellbutrin. After researching, this does not seem logical. I am concerned about taking Wellbutrin especially with such a large dose.
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.
1699033 tn?1514116733 Okay, I have been on Wellbutrin 300 xl (generic) for more than a month now. I am still a little jittery in the morning but not as bad. I get headaches every afternoon/evening and so I have to beat them to the punch with an Aleve at about 2:00 and even then I may still get the headache but just not as bad. Constipation has set in, still dealing with the dry mouth, and I have breakthrough panic attacks. I have been trying to self-coach my way through them..
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?
Avatar n tn I tried Cipralex (5 mg for first two days and then 10 MG on the third day) for 3 days and did not react well to it at all - bad side effects, increased anxiety.. GP prescribed me low dose of Clonazapam to take the edge off during what I was told could be a week to two week "adjustment" phase. Didn't really like the idea of taking one drug to counteract the effects of another. So after 3 days I asked her if it was OK if I stopped and she said yes..
Avatar n tn I was wondering if anyone has any other suggestions of different medications that may not cause weight gain or sexual side effects? Could an increase in mg of Wellbutrin help? I am already taking 300mg of Wellbutrin XL.
Avatar m tn Im just worried now shes going to come off the methadome and she will have side effects from that and the venlalic xl side effects will come back and we will be back to square one again? Does this sound like a good idead to you?
Avatar n tn I actually was only recently diagnosed with bipolar a year ago after 3 years of trying to figure out if it was manic depression or something else. I was put of wellbutrin and had barely any side effects. I had to stop taking it because of military duties i had to perform and couldnt be on medication. ..
Avatar f tn After a year on it your body will be used to it and likely miss it so I'd expect some side effects. But don't expect horror shows as it's not certain what we experience. The worst I felt was a visual issue, hard to describe really but it stopped me looking left or right quickly else I'd get that falling feeling. I had to stop driving because of it. Other short term effects weren't memorable as I have no recollection of anything but this thing now.
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 n tn That is when the terrible side effects that I have read about on this forum can occur if you don't do it on a doctor approved taper system. Take the slowest path you can to get off Wellbutrin, if quitting is what your doc recommends. I hope the therapy session is working. Depression is different for everyone, so you have to experience the reaction then analyze yourself, which is not always easy since it involves your subjective side.
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 JSGeare, you make an interesting point about weighing how I felt on the Lexapro vs. the side effects. When I said the sexual side effects could hurt my marriage, I didn't mean that my husband was unhappy. As long as I feel good mentally (and continue to have sex) it was up to me if I wanted to live with the side effect of not having satisfying sex myself.
Avatar n tn Hang in there to anyone getting off of this drug. It will pass. I am on wellbutrin xl right now. Has anyone had bad side effects when getting off this one?
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 n tn At the time I wasn't aware about creeping up on the dose for either going on or off. Side effects were severe: on day 10 my right head side went numb. On day 11 the other side went numb. I was spaced and had trouble sleeping... felt ill all the time. The doctor told me to stick it out. It was the worst 2 weeks of my life. The worst is that on day 3 I got a full upper body shock followed by nausea, a feeling of doom, chills, clammy, etc and thought I had a pinched nerve or something worse.
Avatar m tn I have been taking ADs for about 15 yrs for fibromyalgia and for the last 6 have been taking the wellbutrin. The reason I stay with it is that the side effects varing from diarrhea to weight gain werent there with wellbutrin. Prozac was bad for me life didnt get me down anymore but nothing lifted me up either and I'm usually easily inspired by everything from sunshine to a new flower. Wellbutrin has not dulled my zest for life and I sleep well with it.
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 I felt nauseated, stopped sleeping, and had headaches. I then tried a couple of other buproprion meds such as wellbutrin and Wellbutrin XL at a low dose, for a few days. Eventually, my pharmacist found more of my regular generic buproprion and I started back on it. I took it for two weeks, and I felt horrible - burning, tingling arms and legs, can't concentrate etc. I have tried to go back on Wellbutrin XL at 150 mg.
Avatar f tn I would google and research some info on the wellbutrin and tapering off it, side effects, etc... You could be having withdrawals from it. I did from stopping too fast. I had sweats too, more when on it than off, but for awhile too after i stopped. insomnia also both on and off and no appetite at all either. Complete exhaustion too...it's a stimulant, and now your body isn't getting it. I don't know what the cymbalta may be doing also.
Avatar f tn As with any medication, it should never be stopped suddenly. These medications need to be tapered down slowly so that you don't experience side effects. The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor as soon as you can and tell him/her that you have stopped taking it. From my own personal experience, I take Wellbutrin 300 mg XL for my OCD. It is not commonly prescribed for OCD but I take it because it has less side effects.
200956 tn?1425595139 Hi and welcome to the forum. I am on Wellbutrin XL. I have a history of depression and was already on Wellbutrin when I found out I have Hep C. I have been on Wellbutrin since May 2011 and was diagnosed with Hep C in July 2011. The wellbutrin was working well by the time I was diagnosed and is still working well. I started triple med treatment with Incivek September 26th. Everyone is different. Originally, I chose wellbutrin because it is one of the few ADs that do not cause weight gain.
Avatar f tn I took Wellbutrin 300 XL mg daily. I was already on Wellbutrin XL 300 mg a day when I was diagnosed with Hep C (July 2011) and also when I started Hep C Tx (Sept. 2011). I had been on Wellbutrin since May 2011 when I was diagnosed with Major Clinical Depression. By the time I started treatment for Hep C, I was no longer depressed. I was anxious and concerned, but no longer depressed. I had zero problems with depression during 48 weeks of Hep C treatment. I am now off of the Wellbutrin.
Avatar n tn Was taken off EFfexor d/t side effects and am now only on Wellbutrins XL 150-300 daily. I was prescribed Ativan 0.5 mg and this casued me to be MORE anxious, cry out of control and feel out of control (paradoxical effect). If Ativan caused this to happen, would the same occur with Klonopin, Xanax, or Valium? I don't know what to do but am not functioning well with constant worry, exaggeration of emotions and inability to make small decisions.
Avatar m tn TEVA is currently under its second investigation by the FDA after reports of their generic for Wellbutrin XL "not working properly." I didn't know Effexor had a generic already. I was taking this until December 2009, and I was getting the brand name only- for 37.5, 75, and 150 mg capsules. You really would have to try both to see if one truly works best for you.
Avatar f tn My doctor has prescribed Topamax 50 mg in the AM and 100 mg in the PM plus Wellbutrin XL 150 mg one a day I take this mid morning. I am afraid of gaining more weight. Has anyone out there taken this combo of meds?
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.