Which is better wellbutrin sr or xl

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Avatar n tn 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 n tn Sometime the generics may dissolve into your body at a different pace or timing than the regular Wellbutrin XL and there are other ways the inactive ingredients can affect your intake of the meds. Anway, even though the name brand is more expensive than the generics, I switched back to Wellbutrin XL because it works much better at keeping me stabilized. Hope this helps from experience!
Avatar n tn I am 49 years old, female, and was taking celexa 15mg, I was having a real emotional teary day, I'm divorced with my only daughter leaving this year for college, so not wanting to be a "pyscho" burden on her or myself I asked my doctor to give me Wellbutrin 300 XL. I was kinda nervous at first, its only been a week or two, then someone asked me if my daughter was a senior and I welled up with tears. I want to be able to control my emotions and not be a wreck.
370801 tn?1264408618 But by morning it has started to wear off I have noticed that is like 8 or 9 am-ish... The 150mg Wellbutrin XL i only took for 3 days but couldn't handle it -- I was feeling more depressed. Tommorow I am going back to the doctor and I am trying to decided what to ask to do .. My idea was to take 100mg SR twice a day. But I'm afraid to get Wellbutrin over Bupropian because I feel too good on Bupropian so far. I know this sounds funny but almost too good.
Avatar n tn It did not seem to do the trick so about 3 weeks ago, my psychiatrist started me on 150 mgs of Wellbutrin and gradullaly reduced the amount of Lexapro by 10 mgs every 3 days and taking 10 mgs until the prescription ran out. Last week we decided to increase the Wellbutrin SR to 2, 150 mgs doses per day. In the last couple of days I have been feeling really strange and sort of sickly.
Avatar n tn i have been on wellbutrin sr for a year,it saved me it and prozac,i recently torally stopped thje prozac as no sex dive i went from 50 mg to 10 on the prozac now my dr has just switched me to 450 mg of wellbutrin xl..
Avatar n tn hi_im new here but not to wellbutrin or psych drugs--I am pretty sure that it is not safe to break apart SR or XL forms of wellbutrin as they are timed-release and will release all wrong and do "who knows what" if you break them--not good I don't think.
Avatar n tn Has anyone switched from Lexapro (or like SSRI) to Wellbutrin XL for Anxiety or more specifically, Social Anxiety? If so, what were the results? My Dr. wants me to try Effexor if this doesn't work, but I'm not excited about the reported side effects. If I gain any more weight I'll be even more depressed. Also, my Dr. won't give me Benzos since they're potentially addicitive. I tried Xanax in the past and it worked so well! Sigh... Thanks for any help!
1390847 tn?1344661068 To reassure you, development of seizures when taking the newer forms of Wellbutrin (SR or XL) is very rare, particularly when prescribed doses less than 300 mg. Only individuals with a history of epilepsy who are not taking adequate anticonvulsant medication are likely to have a problem. Hopefully this information is helpful. Don't hesitate to ask any additional questions you may have. Best of luck!
Avatar n tn I believe that Wellbutrin XL has DANGEROUS side-effects for some people that will never experience these effects under Wellbutrin SR. This is a long post about an interaction with Wellbutrin XL. If you have not experienced the effects of Wellbutrin XL causing Anger, inability to concentrate, irrational behavior - you would do well to skip reading these first hand accounts. I was using Zoloft 200mg for over three years with no Anger problems.
656309 tn?1224493459 Not sure if it's withdrawals from Celexa, or side effects from the Wellbutrin SR. Took 40mg of Celexa for a year and Psychiatrist switched me to Wellbutrin SR 150mgs a day. He told me to stop the Celexa cold turkey. That I'd be fine, and just start taking the Wellbutrin SR the next day. This was on Oct 4th that I started the Wellbutrin SR and stopped the Celexa. Glad my sex drive is back, but other than that, I feel like taking my head off with a chainsaw about 1/2 the time.
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 What I am told is the difference between the Wellbutrin SR and XL is only that the SR is taken more than once a day depending on your dosage. I am on the XL 150mg and I only take it once a day. That is what the pharmacist told me anyway. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn It works on another nueral transmitter, dopamine. The differance between SR and XL is one of release time. 300 mgs of SR requires a 150 mg tablet twice a day. XL is one 300 mg tablet once a day. Antidepressants often become ineffective over time. Wellbutrin worked well for me for about 3 years and then it didn't. Adding Remeron helped but everyone is different. Now I'm back to Zoloft which worked very well but left me with no libido.
Avatar n tn Your mood will likely sink as the morning dose wears off in the afternoon if your system rids it then, which you mentioned. I don't think that med gives you energy though, so you should check with your pharmacist or doctor about that issue first to make sure you are not misreading the effects. The sleep issues could be related to your depression instead.
Avatar n tn I started taking Wellbutrin XL 150mg a day about 2 weeks ago. I needed to start something new because the Lexapro 10mg I was on for 2 years made me gain so much weight and I had a loss of libido. From what I read the Wellbutrin acts like a time released stimulant. I have anxiety very bad also and it did somewhat heighten my GAD. I'm actually more concerned about the withdrawal effects of Lexapro from getting the brain zaps for the pass 3 days.
Avatar n tn 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 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.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure if I'm feeling this way just because of the withdrawal, or if it's the Wellbutrin that is making me angry and irritable (I think I've just been feeling so angry since I got off the Effexor, not the entire time I've been on the Wellbutrin, but I've read that it can have this effect), or if I just need the Effexor in order to not be such an angry, horrible person--it just seems like there's too many variables, but I need to figure out which one is causing it because I can't stand mys
Avatar n tn which is why all of our doctors advise that we are able to take antidepressants like Wellbutrin (or whatever type it is?) and tylenol without a problem.
Avatar n tn 30pm, and by 9 I felt okay enough to come home. Today I took it at 11:35, and it's 7:45 right now and I still feel kinda ******. I definately can see where people could consider suicide! If I was already having really depressing episodes this would not help at all... this would make it feel almost justified to stop the constant nerve-racking. I'm taking this for anxiety though (probably GAD) and I am not contemplating suicide. But man, this is absolutely ****.
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 Hi, I have never taken klonopin, I took xanax instead which worked great. I am on wellbutrin right now and doing really well on it. I am on the SR version versus the XL but so far it works great!
Avatar f tn According to Web MD it is the extended release of Wellbutrin that is most likely to cause the anxiety. Which one are you taking. I was taking the extended release and stopped because of the jitters. I'm thinking of asking Doc to let me try the immediate release. Is it ok with Paxil?
Avatar n tn Does anyone know how lexapro is? I will be paying almost as much as the wellbutrin xl, which i am willing to do to feel better. Do I have to slowly get off of the celexa and make the switch to wellbutrin or can i just switch the next day?
Avatar n tn My doctor had given me a prescirption for Wellbutrin XL not for depression or anything like that but for weight loss. Apparently the most common side effects of XL is a reduced desire to eat, and an increased libdo. My insurance would not give me XL only SR. The first few days I wasn't hungry after that... well lets just say next week i am going to get the B!@ shot. How long have you been on Wellbutrin? If not at all i would wait and see what type of effect that has on you first.
1831414 tn?1318862548 Just checking on the " DRUG....Adverse Reactions.....area". You didn't by chance ever take " WELLBUTRIN"........for depression? It can cause all.......adverse reactions you've described....YES,and DEATH! Wellbutrin destroys brain neurons in the 1 ) Temporal Lobe: Memory, Judgment,90%.....after taking for a while....neuron degeration continues...causing "Mild Cognitive Impairment"...
Avatar n tn Hello, I've been on Wellbutrin XL 300mg (2mos) and prior to that, I was taking wellbutrin sr 100mg 1x/day (1.5 yrs). I take wellbutrin for depression and anxiety which I've suffered with since I was a teen-ager (I'm 33 yrs old) but only started treatment after the birth of my daughter who is now 2 1/2 yrs old. Wellbutrin works well with depression and anxiety but lately I'm very short tempered. I could be feeling great then something slightly annoying happens and I start to boil.