Wellbutrin xl treatment

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Avatar f tn Personally i don't think you should increase your dosage and from what i read on Bupropion (Wellbutrin) would not be my first line treatment for depression or anxiety. If you can come back to me and tell why you have been on this medication i will suggest you other anti-depressants that are proven to be way more efficient but it all depends for what you are being treated for. Please note that I'm not a doctor and my suggestion should never in any way replace those of a qualified doctor.
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 Hmm...I am having similar episodes on Wellbutrin XL 300mg. I've been on this for maybe 2 months. I've had two anger outburst-type things, but they have lasted for days and usually present as extreme irritability and then anything can throw me over the edge. I start taking 150mg tomorrow... Sorry, I don't have an answer...
Avatar f tn Thank you for your educated response. Yes, the Wellbutrin I'm on is XL 150 mg once a day. The Lexapro is 5-10 mg depends on how much I can tolerate. What does QD mean? quarter a day??
1190024 tn?1264692022 Hi - I have a pretty extensive background, but will try to make this as short & easy to comprehend as possible. I'm a 33 year old single mom who has struggled with "mental issues" for many years. At the age of 15 I was placed on Prozac for depression. Over the next 15 years I tried Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and several others.
Avatar f tn Hepatic Impairment Wellbutrin XL should be used with extreme caution in patients with severe hepatic cirrhosis. In these patients, a reduced frequency and/or dose is required. Wellbutrin XL should be used with caution in patients with hepatic impairment (including mild to moderate hepatic cirrhosis) and reduced frequency and/or dose should be considered in patients with mild to moderate hepatic cirrhosis.
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 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..
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 m tn My doc recently prescribed Wellbutrin XL to me and while I am sick of feeling depressed and really want to start taking it I'm worried that it could be addictive. I think I do have an addictive personality - I already drink 3 glasses of wine every day! :( I don't need another addiction. Help!
Avatar n tn I am considering asking my doctor about adding Wellbutrin XL because it can help with this. I am hesitant because when I was on only 10mg Lexapro before (which worked much better, but caused low sex drive and weight gain), I added 150mg Wellbutrin XL and while it helped with the sex drive, it caused some anxiety. I take Zoloft for Social Anxiety and Depression. My appetite is better (normal) with Zoloft, but it's not as "potent" for anxiety as Lexapro. Always a trade off I suppose.
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 I've noticed that I become furious when I consume saccharin while I'm on Wellbutrin XL. Various other sweeteners give me negative reactions, except for Splenda and cane juice, for some reason. For example, white sugar makes me suicidal (literally.) If your husband eats a lot of sweets or sweeteners, I'd try to switch him to one that doesn't provoke a negative reaction. It may be Splenda that works for him; it may not be.
Avatar m tn I was prescribed bupropion xl 300 mg. for my anxiety, I suspect it is causing blurred vision possibly convergence insufficiency. (One eye seems to stay still while the other moves) This is the worst thing for someone who already has Nystagmus. I was wondering if there was an alternative to this medication without blurred vision or sexual side effects. While it is reported that Bupropion is the least likely anti depressant to cause sexual side effects, in my case it does.
Avatar m tn They gave me a non-addictive Anxiety Med called Buspar (Buspirone) It is used widely in treatment centers to detox off Substances. NOT Wellbutrin many people get them 2 confused! They will also use a med called Clonidine. It is a light BP med and it is used widely. I am telling you this makes no since to me at all and I was in the nursing field. I am also 57 and have some experience with many, many meds.I sure pray they do not do this..Good Luck!!!
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 Hello. New to this site so be patient with me. I am 35 years old and I am on wellbutrin 300mg xl for bipolar. I was on Celexa when my wife passed about 9 years ago. Felt better and stopped taking it . About a year ago became really depressed. My doctor put me on Celexa because it worked in the past. Gave me extreme headaches after being on it for a few months. Had a severe deprssive episode and was admitted to the hospital were I was diagnosed bipolar. Was put on the wellbutrin.
Avatar n tn I have been on wellbutrin xl for a little over a month. I feel like I am starving all of the time! I can't seem to control myself. My mood is better most of the time but I still feel like I could explode! Maybe I haven't been taking it long enough. Before I started taking it I had lost 40 lbs. I have started to regain some of that. Also, the seizures that everyone is talking about is making me a little nervous. I also take metformin.
Avatar f tn Hi all, Today is day 2 on Wellbutrin XL 150mg generic. First, I will list all the side effects I am noticing. None of which my dr mentioned, other than to take it in the morning: On my first day on Wellbutrin, I noticed an increase in energy and excessive yawning. Woke up today (day 2) with a piercing headache and the muscles in my legs are sore like I ran a marathon, my abdominal muscles ache like I did a ton of sit ups, and a couple hours ago I noticed lower back soreness.
Avatar m tn After 4-8 weeks of acute phase treatment we consider a maintenance treatment for a longer period, and if symptom resolution is satisfactory, the dose need not change. I am sure you will get more answers once you are able to discuss the issues with your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Good luck with your plan.
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.
Avatar n tn I was on that for two months with only modest improvement. I since have seen a new psychiatrist who put me on Wellbutrin Xl 150 for one week and felt ok, then increased to 300mg. He also increased the Buspar to 60mg a day at the same time of adding the Wellbutrin. The first couple of days I felt better but then I went down hill fast at the 300mg level and he reduced it to 150mg. I have this gut feeling that the Buspar and Wellbutrin are fighting each other, multiple reasons to believe this.
Avatar n tn my doctor has me on paxil 40 mg and wellbutrin xl 300 mg ..... is this combination beneficial to me cuz every since i've combined the two i been feeling more depressed than ever and i cant sleep at night so she has me on restoril for that ..... am i heading in the right direction? or am i making things worse?
Avatar m tn Hi, I have been on Wellbutrin XL for about 2 years now. I also have intrusive thoughts. In my opinion, I don't think the Wellbutrin works well for the thoughts. I think it helps more with energy and when you are feeling down that maybe it helps with you getting out there and doing stuff...like going out with friends and stuff. As far as helping with the thoughts, I don't feel it does anything. I am also on Cymbalta but want to get off of that and get put on a medication that helps more for OCD.
Avatar n tn My sister committed suicide 11 days after starting on Wellbutrin to help her quit smoking. She overdosed by ingesting the bottle of Wellbutrin. I looked into litigation...the lawyer reviewing her records said basically that the dr couldn't be considered negligent because she wasn't acutely depressed!?!? He didn't have any follow up appointments scheduled and prescribed her an enormous amount of medication. Nevermind the nightmare of trying to pursue the drug manufacturer.
Avatar n tn I'm 45, was diagnosed with ADHD in January at which time I started Wellbutrin XL 300mg/daily. It seemed to be effective within a short time and my functionality and focus at work improved markedly. I was taking this medication in conjunction with weekly to bi-weekly therapy. Within the last two weeks I have started on a downhill slide into depression. I didn't feel particulary depressed before starting my ADHD treatment.
Avatar n tn Do you know if there is more benifits as far as weight lost with the Wellbutrin SR then the Wellbutrin XL.
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.