Wellbutrin xl to stop smoking

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Avatar n tn Both of these medications can have a stimulant effect that makes you agitated and triggers anxiety attacks. There are other ways to stop smoking than medication, and you should try them, and avoid these medications.
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin 150 mg xl worked great for me while quitting smoking. Today I am tapering off the wellbutrin and I have 60 quit days from the cigs. I also lost 8 lbs in 2 months, however not sure if it was the xl or sr or even the current 75 mg hcl that I'm currently on now.
Avatar m tn I don't want to stop taking it because it has helped me quit smoking, gives more energy, and I've lost 20 pounds already. BUT, my hair (on my scalp) is falling out/thinning. WHAT TO DO?
Avatar f tn I am not a health nut, i am wanting to find out taking Wellbutrin SR 150mg. it is twice a day, i take for depression and hope to help on stop smoking and lossing weight and the Tramadol(not prescribed for me) 50mg taking for pain and hope weight loss. I do not even know if it is safe. buuuuuuuut anywaay. funny you are sunny66, I am mary66.......
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 I was given Wellbutrin by my doctor as a "stop smoking" aid. I took it for 1 week and had to quit it because it turned me into a super nasty, bitchy person, not like me at all. I used it on 2 different occations about a year apart and the same thing happened both times. Needless to say, I won't use it again. It can cause weight loss also.
4753943 tn?1359938169 With Wellbutrin there are a number things good for. For example, weight loss, stop smoking, anxiety, sex drive. There are different types of Wellbutrin as well, there is SR and XL.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Its not caused by the wellbutrin. It has helped me stop smoking, I just stopped and have no desire to smoke. Alcohol-i can drink on wellbutrin and I'm fine; Wellbutrin may not work for everyone, doesn't mean its a bad drug. Each person responds differently. I've tried many other antidepressants which I thought were awful!! Wellbutrin has helped me improve my life, you can't simply rely on a drug to make you happy, only help you along the way. Its a conscious decision to be happy!
Avatar f tn Currently, I take them both in the morning and I feel myself kinda shifting back and forth between feeling focused and awake or tired and dizzy and I want to know if it would be better to just take the Wellbutrin in the morning and the Lexapro at night? Like, would that change anything or does it matter?
Avatar n tn Well, I quit smoking, I am in therapy for the depression, and I have made some lifestyle changes (healthier diet, regular exercise) to help with my fatigue. I wish to stop taking the Wellbutrin, but I am on the lowest dose. How do I stop taking it without suffering withdrawal symptoms?
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 I am switching from Effexor 75 to Wellbutrin SR 150. I want to know,is it better to begin the Wellbutrin and then wean off the Effexor or wean first then start Wellbutrin ? I asked my dr, she told me it made no difference, she also downplayed the withdrawls, judging from this site I am in for a treat. Please help .....I'de like to have as minimal side effects as possible obviously .......
Avatar n tn Think about this, you are already addicted to Lexapro or you wouldn't have to wean off lexapro you would have just been able to stop. Yet, your doctor will not admit to it. They call them withdraw side effects so that theydon't sound like they put you on a med that causes addiction. Xanax like anything else can become addictive if you take it more often than you should or double your prescribled dosage.
Avatar n tn Hi, my sister was on wellbutrin a while back to stop smoking, she lost alot of weight, she got very thin, did your Dr. prescribe this or did you get it off the internet? I'm curious because I was thinking about when she lost all that weight, weather is was because she had an addiction or the pill just works like that. Good Luck! I'm not sure about the sleeping thing she was a manager @ Bennigans so she worked late hours!
Avatar f tn As for taking the Wellbutrin to stop smoking, how is lung cancer for a reason? Wellbutrin has been very effective for me to stop smoking and continue to stop smoking. I have had one lobe of my lung removed. I think it is well worth the risks and even the side effects. I am hoping that this subsides. I am reading and finding that a lot of the side effects come and go. This didn't start until I was on the medication for over 6 months.
Avatar m tn I am a good friend of the whole family of antidepressants. I started with effexor but I had sides such as urinary retention (T.M.I.) and restless leg syndrome so I guit. Later I tried celexa, loved it and put on 40 lbs in 4 years. Could be related to the 52 part of ladybug but I don't know. Next, I c/o weight gain so the doctor prescribed wellbutrim. It did feel like a stimulant but actually increased my anxiety so I quit. Next went to Lexapro, still on it but also take adderall for my ADHD.
Avatar m tn although I'm assuming you mean what in the US we call controlled substances because they're addictive, but antidepressants might as well be called addictive, they can be very hard to stop taking, though Wellbutrin isn't high on that list as of yet.
Avatar n tn I have gained about 15 pounds after having been on Paxil for a few months and decided to switch to Wellbutrin XL for the potential side effects of curbing smoking cravings and because of all the information reported about practically guaranteed weight loss. While I was on the brand name, my cravings for fast food and carbs was off the charts and almost impossible to ignore.
Avatar n tn I was put on 150mgs of Wellbutrin XL roughly a month ago. In addition to Wellbutrin XL, I was also taking .5mgs of ativan 2x daily prn, 150mgs Straterra, and 100mgs Lamictal before bedtime. Shortly after taking the Wellbutrin, I began to feel very irritable and angry towards others.
1056851 tn?1318724578 I took Wellbutrin XL 300 mg for a number of years. Last year I was given effexor with the Wellbutrin. I was also taking Topomax, 25 mg twice a day. I have since slowly weaned off all three because of the combined side effects. I lost weight very rapidly, started twitching, had anxiety, etc. I am now taking nortriptyline with dry mouth being the only significant side effect. You should not stop Wellbutrin without weaning. It can cause "brain zaps" which can be quite painful.
Avatar n tn I know the Effexor withdrawls can last 10 days to 2 weeks, and my plan is to stop taking the wellbutrin as the side effects get better. I'm also taking good vitamins everytime I put a pill in my mouth, and drinking alot of water. I've indulged in a few glasses of wine, and ambien to help me get a little sleep. I know this is not healthy, but it seems to help. The dizziness/vertigo is still there, but not so unbearable that I can't take care of my kids, or go to work.
5050843 tn?1362873926 New lab test reveal extremely underacttive thyroid so synthroid dose increases along w recommended Wellbutrin XL to control further depression I was feeling. I assumed I was to immediately replace the Zoloft w the Wellbutrin, I've had life altering change in emotion and behavior and I don't recognize myself. Increase of synthroid has led me to the hyper active side which means a total of 15 hrs of sleep in 4 days.
Avatar f tn I was put on the Wellbutrin to help with my depression, not to quit smoking but I guess between the two of them, my depression should get better. I know it will take time. I thought when I gave up the oxys that all would be well. I just forgot that life continues (with normal ups and downs) and I have to learn to deal with it as a sober person. I am about 2 1/2 months clean now. Thanks again and I hope you are feeling better.
Avatar n tn i see my psych later next week and he's suppose to up my wellbutrin sr to 350mg plus start to wean me off all the other ssri's and depakote i've been on. i am nervous about weaning off the other meds because i know the agony that it can be. i have a very difficult and responsible job and it's hard to cope when my heads all weirded out all day. i'm sure a lot of you can relate!! i'll update as things progress. i'm praying about it every day. wishing the best for all of you!!
Avatar f tn (I am wondering now if you were referring to your personal experience and tried to use it to both stop smoking which worked and anxiety/depression which didn't work for you. Correct?) Perhaps I misunderstood your post because 41 minutes ago you are posting that SSRI are used for anxiety and depression, so you are actually agreeing with me. This is an anxiety forum and I am pointing out that WB is a drug prescribed for depression, which goes hand in hand with anxiety.
Avatar n tn I am abts to start bupropion to stop smoking and I don't want to lose weight I want to gain weight is this pill okay for me to take
Avatar n tn I am also taking Wellbutrin XL and have experienced missed periods. I've been to two doctors- both claimed that my missed periods were attributed to stress and/or increased exercise and not Wellbutrin. Though valid reasons, I do think that Wellbutrin XL is playing a factor. You're not alone, but it might be a good idea to see a doctor.
Avatar n tn i called him backand told him i was real sick he told me that he could not take me off it.i tried to stop but i just got sicker.so i started it back up, mind you i could only stop for four days.ihad zapping though my hole body,anxiety, sweating,and more.i then went to another doc,and another and anotherand none of them would help.by this time its now been two mounths,despertly trying to get someone to help.knowone would.