A few months ago I quit taking Bupropion (Wellbutrin), which I was taking for reasons including depression. I don't feel depressed anymore, but I'm missing the heightened focus and productivity I had on Wellbutrin. I feel like I'm perpetually struggling to stay on top of things, and that's something that could
get depressing, and which at the very least is causing me some stress.
A little research taught me that both Wellbutrin and Adderall function as norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs), so either should be similar in effect and give me the kick I'm looking for.
But these are different molecules with different metabolites. I've read
that amphetamines like Adderall can be neurotoxic, which worries me.
So I have two specific questions, one technical and one anecdotal:
1. Which of these drugs is less dangerous?
2. For those of you who have been on both medications, what difference between the two did you experience?