Wellbutrin xl side effects withdrawal

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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 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 I have never experienced any side effects from Wellbutrin, so I wasn't sure if it was related. The 2nd day it happened again at the same time, so now I am wondering if I am experiencing some kind of withdrawal as the new Rx is not the extended release and I just need to take the 2nd one before I feel like that. I have also had terrible night sweats the past 2 nts and had to get up to change my shirt, as it was soaked.
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.
Avatar f tn I have felt sick but am not sure if it is the withdrawal effects from stopping Effexor or the mixture of Wellbutrin and Ritalin. I feel brain spasms, especially in the back of my head. Today I did not take the Ritalin and felt no spasms. On the other hand, my doc told me to take the Ritalin constantly. I tried to take it only when I needed to concentrate at work and not on days I donĀ“t have to work. He told me it is not good to interrupt intake like that.
Avatar n tn Can Wellbutrin XL cause nightmares? I have noticed since I have been taking it since November 16th that I have nightmares every night.
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 m tn This happened again the following two days. Could this be from stopping the Wellbutrin XL? If this is a side effect of withdrawal, does anyone know how long I can expect this to last? Am I in danger of more side effects to come by quitting "cold turkey". Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I will call my Dr. on Monday, but was hoping to hear from anyone familiar with these symptoms.
Avatar n tn if it is wellbutrin withdrawal, how long do you think it will last? or, if its not wellbutrin withdrawal, could i be getting side effects from starting with 100mg twice a day of zoloft rather than 50mg for the first few days (i've only taken one dose of zoloft today, so i really don't think its from zoloft)?
Avatar f tn I have had no bad effects from the wellbutrin withdrawal since ending the wellbutrin except this week--is it wellbutrin withdrawal? I have just moved and will start my new job next week. i have had several severe nocturnal episodes this week, so started taking the seroquel more regularly--~25mg/day.
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 have been on Wellbutrin XL 300 & Effexor XR 150 for about 3 1/2 years. I also go through the withdrawal symptoms of 'zapping' and nausea if I miss for more than 48 hours. I will need to be on antidepressants my whole life and I feel comfortable with the combination of meds now, but it does concern me that in such a short period of time I can start having physical effects from missing the meds.
Avatar f tn Long story short, my prescription service ***** and I ran out of both Wellbutrin XL (450 mg) and Effexor (75 mg) almost 2 weeks ago.
1070971 tn?1299617710 I stopped taking Wellbutrin XL 150 mgs about 6 days ago. When will the withdrawals end? Four weeks ago my doctor switched me to Lexapro. Four days later I started having severe withdrawals from the Wellbutrin (vertigo, loss of appetite, insomnia, feeling out of it, acne, tast differences..etc) I stopped the Lexapro and went back onto the Wellbutrin to find out my body was rejecting it. I decided to taper off the Wellbutrin and now have been off for 6 days.
Avatar n tn side effects and withdrawal. I also draw comfort from the posts in this and other threads in the forum because its helped me know what to expect. That understanding has made the process much more bearable. I share my experience with the hope that it might also open a window for others.
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 f tn I'll try to stay off of it as long as I don't experience any withdrawal side effects.
Avatar n tn Is it safe to take 5-htp and Wellbutrin XL 150mg at the same time.. (ok, spaced by 10 hours.. another words, not swallowed at the same time). And have there ever been any weird weird side effects from 5-htp (such as in feeling hot and sweaty for about 90 minutes after consuming 100+ mg of 5-htp? as I remind my doctor, I am an atypical patient, what happens with others doesn't always happen with me... it has been this way all my life..
Avatar n tn unfortunately, happiness is not one of the emotions. How long before Wellbutrin starts working? Do most of the side effects go away? If so, WHEN? I am depressed and weepy after two weeks.
Avatar n tn Anyway, I'd really like to change to a Effexor plus Wellbutrin combo, hoping that each would help mitigate the other's undesirable side effects. Is this a reasonable option? And what kind of dosages would be indicated for each? I'd like to have some suggestions for when I go talk to my doctor.
Avatar n tn I am certain that I am over the emotional pain the put me on this nasty drug and certainly would not ever take it again, or any other ssri that has such horrible side effects and you can bet your bottom dollar that I will check out any drug side effects or withdraw symptons before I EVER take anything else again.............. Thanks for any information...........
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.
1390847 tn?1344661068 Side effects of Wellbutrin SR include agitation, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia, nausea, rash, sweating, and/or weight loss. Side effects of Wellbutrin XL may include abdominal pain, agitation, anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, heart palpitations, increased urination, insomnia, muscle soreness, nausea, rash, ringing in the ears, sore throat, and/or sweating.
Avatar m tn I was on effexor xr 75mg for about 4 years until it quit on me, I added wellbutrin XL 150mg and stayed on the effex. for another year and weaned off just the effex. I've been on the wellbutrin fro another 4 years and I was great until I had to take methylprednisone (steriod) and I went off the deep end. But if I hadn't taken the steriod, I would be fine.
656309 tn?1224493459 The elements that are taken away had a lot of side effects. This more purified form (called Wellbutrin) has little, if any, side effects for most people and is really safe to use. It DID have one very bad side effect for me though. I was already having trouble sleeping (due to anxiety caused by a very stressful job environment) and the Wellbutrin gave me SO much energy that I couldn't sleep at nights. (Needless to say, I took it first thing in the morning.
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 f tn Your symptoms sound like the withdrawal effects are masking the positive effects of the wellbutrin...did you wean yourself slowly or just stop...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 I spoke to a pharmasist who suggested stopping the effexor straight away and continuing with the Wellbutrin.
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 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?