Wellbutrin xl time to work

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870215 tn?1242958324 is it ok to take tyrosine along with wellbutrin? i uhave used it as a tan enhancer when i go to tanning beds?
Avatar f tn My doctor started me on Wellbutrin XL 150mg and I felt great the first couple of days, however I now get very depressed in the afternoons, dwelling on the past - how I could have done things better and how messed up my life is now, the doc wants to increase the dose to 300mg but these pills are expensive!! I can't afford to pay $120/month just for these....isn't there anything cheaper that would help?
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 n tn I have been taking the wellbutrin xl 450mg for an extended period of time. I wish I had lost weight, it seems like I never have that side effect, only the weight gain. As for being "very gripey", I think sometimes the depression can be a cause for that also. I bite my tongue a lot and just keep quiet rather than say what I am really thinking. Good luck to you and I hope you find something that will work well for you.
1190024 tn?1264692022 I just cant afford the $200 per visit/weekly costs. I saw another MD I know last week, who didn't seem to have much time to spend w/ me but suggested I get back on Lexapro to help w/ the anxiety. I told him I wasn't going to take anything that was going to make me gain weight & he mentioned Wellbutrin. I've done my research online and feel as though the wellbutrin may help, but can be bad coming off xanax. I have 3 refills left and that in itself gives me great anxiety.
Avatar f tn These meds are not a cure-all, take time to work and you have to find the right balance for your brain chemistry. With all meds you will probably experience some side effects, but as long as they aren't "deal breakers" and the benefits outway the side effects to you it will be worth it.
Avatar n tn im notorious for stopping meds before i let them work..i really dont like to take prescription meds, infact sometimes i have a hard time taking aspirin or tylenol. I should explain, i spent a lot of time with my aunt when i was little, who is a hypochondriac (sp?) so i used to think i was dying whenever i had a little cut or scratch..to this day i dont complain about much, only because when i was younger i got in trouble for complaining. So i think i will wait it out..friday will be 2 weeks...
Avatar m tn I am currently on paxil 40mg a day and wellbutrin xl 450mg a day. I have been on these meds for probably 2 months or more. started at low dosages but increased as me and my doctor seen fit. I increased the wellbutrin because of the sexual side effects, but even still didn't get the results I wanted, sexually. Since the new year, I have cut back on my drinking big time.
Avatar n tn Just started Wellbutrin XL 150mg a week ago. How long before it works and I also heard you might lose some weight on it how long before that usually happens?
Avatar n tn But my life outside of work has been destroyed because of Wellbutrin. I reached out to a top neuropsych to find out that i have been having seizures on the Wellbutrin. I am not a happy person at the moment because of the damage that has been done. Do the research and READ the side effects!!
Avatar f tn I felt it had less side affects than any other drug. It calmed my heart, mind and soul. Give it some time to work. Also make sure you are taking the long release. XL.
Avatar n tn not working but have been very happy with the weight loss so I don't want to stop (gained LOTS during paxil period) I just want the wellbutrin to work so bad that I keep giving it more time to see if it kicks in (about 4 weeks now on 300). I am not suicidal AT ALL but I would really not mind dying, so I know something needs to change. Ultimately, my question is what do I do? If I gain more weight I couldn't deal with it, but wanting to die, albeit naturally, isn't healthy either...
Avatar f tn I tried to take it only when I needed to concentrate at work and not on days I don´t have to work. He told me it is not good to interrupt intake like that. I am very interested in knowing your experience with Adderal and Wellbutrin. Did your doctor check your clinical history to be sure that there is no high risk of seizures?
800430 tn?1237766224 Hello, I am looking for general feedback from anyone that's on or has been on Wellbutrin XL or SR, did it work for severe depression and make you happy again and actually look forward to things.. I'm starting to give up hope.. Also, does anyone have any feedback on consuming alchohol while on Wellbutrin?
Avatar n tn I have recently been put on Wellbutrin XL 150 mg for two weeks, then it goes to 300mg. I have also given Klonapin .05mg twice a day. I used Wellburtin 150SR to stop smoking, I did not seem to have problems, however in all the research I have read , it says that Wellbrtin should not be given to patients with eating disorders. Can you please explain why, and should I be taken off this medication? Due to the fact that I am bulimic, and have been for quite some time.? Please advise.
1699033 tn?1514116733 Unless they can give me Prozac and then wean me off of the wellbutrin. Help...I don't know what to do. I went to bed crying thinking I am just not myself anymore.
Avatar n tn I have an eye condition called Ocular Histoplasmosis (similar to macular degeneration). I took wellbutrin for about a week to quit smoking. Then my unaffected eye started to develop a blind spot. THEN I found out that Wellbutrin is a vein-growth promoter (similar to tylenol). So, I urge anyone w/a similar disease to stay away from this drug. And my doctor was clueless. I found out about it on a website devoted to my particular weird disease.
Avatar f tn hi. i recently started wellbutrin xl for anxiety. i'm having upset stomach and nausea. i've been on it for 5 days now. is this just a side effect? or allergic reaction?
Avatar n tn In the meantime, any advice of weaning off smallest dose of Wellbutrin XL since pharmacist said it was dangerous to split this type of time released drug and I'm taking smallest dose already. I don't feel too bad the first 12-18 hrs after taking but after that the anxiety I originally wanted a drug to get rid of is worse and I'm starting to feel a little obsessive compulsive. Also can't sleep while taking Wellbutrin unless I take ambien.
1699033 tn?1514116733 Do most people take in the am? My bottle of 150 xl said to take it at bed time which was why I took the 300 at bedtime. Does the edgyness go away? Anyway, I think I'm going to ask to switch to Prozac instead. Just curious about the timing and the edginess. Thanks.
Avatar n tn I know these meds take time to get used to in your system and I have been travelling alot for work lately so not really in a scenario where I can "suffer through" the side effects right now. I take Clonazapam (Klonopin) as needed (very low dose .25mg) if I feel myself getting wound up and that seems to work but very careful not to rely on it too much as the Benzos can cause a dependancy and don't want that demon to deal with as well.
370801 tn?1264408618 I don't know what to do. Should I try Effexor? Would it be good for since Wellbutrin seems to make me a bit high strung at times ( and then very relaxed and sleepy at others?) ... and also a little paranoid still? Hope I am making sense. Thanks.
Avatar n tn Since Budeprion XL’s introduction in 2006, numerous consumers who had previously been treated with Wellbutrin XL reported adverse side effects upon switching to Budeprion XL, including headaches, insomnia, nausea, and mood swings. Many patients also reported a loss of antidepressive effect.
Avatar n tn Hi there! This is a forum so that folks can share their experiences with others as well as support, there are no medical personnel here. It's better anyways to seek help in person. Have you thought about seeking out a psychiatrist? At this point, with chronic depression, it's important you see a p-doc, a GP isn't educated enough to make a firm diagnosis. I should say that depression can hit anyone, whatever they look like, their intelligence or their social status, it just happens.
Avatar f tn About 5 months ago my doctor put me on citalopram which made me feel like a zombie and I started gaining weight so we decided to switch to the wellbutrin. I have been on the wellbutrin for about 7 weeks now and off the citalopram for a little over 1 week. Im having a completely different experience than I did before. No dry mouth or weight loss instead headaches, ringing in my ears, clenched jaw, continued weight gain and irritability.
Avatar f tn About 5 months ago my doctor put me on citalopram which made me feel like a zombie and I started gaining weight so we decided to switch to the wellbutrin. I have been on the wellbutrin for about 7 weeks now and off the citalopram for a little over 1 week. Im having a completely different experience than I did before. No dry mouth or weight loss instead headaches, ringing in my ears, clenched jaw, continued weight gain and irritability.
Avatar f tn How long until it works if it is going to work at all? Also did anyone stick with an SSRI and the anorgasmia went away or changed their SSRI to mornings and had better results with anorgasmia.
656309 tn?1224493459 I switched from Wellbutrin to Celexa and had no problems, but Celexa can take a long time to get rid of. I know nothing about Klonopin but maybe someone else on this board can help.
Avatar f tn I've had horrible nausea and have been crying all the time for nothing. I initially switched to Wellbutrin XL to see if it would help with my weight but the side effects are so awful for me that I want to go back on my zoloft. That seemed to work perfectly for me. Can I stop taking the Wellbutrin since I've only been on it for 2 weeks and start taking my zoloft right away? Thanks for any advice!