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Is this all there is to Wellbutrin?

I've been taking Wellbutrin for depression for about 5 months now. It helps, but not as much as I hoped. Is this a common experience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2014 - 25 answers

People that picked themselves up after long-term depression?

Just need to hear some stories of people that managed to turn things around after a long-term depression. Explanation below. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on May 30, 2014 - 18 answers

Wellbutrin not working - other antidepressants with no effect on libido?

I am a naturally anxious person. I have been on Wellbutrin 150XL for over a month now for various life issues, and my anxiety, which was bad before, has gotten worse. It has manifested as extreme muscle tension/stiffness along with a bit of pain. My jaw is clenched 24/7, and my face and shoulders feel stiff. So, I would like to wean off, and I would like to find an antidepressant that gets me feeling good again - but doesn't affect my libido to the point where I am basically asexual. [more inside]
posted by BuddyBoo on Feb 21, 2014 - 26 answers

Alcohol makes me depressed, when it didn't before. Aging, or Wellbutrin?

As I age, I've noticed a trend: The older I get, the less it takes for me to feel depressed after a night of drinking. Like, not just hungover, but in a generally terrible mood. In my college days, I would naturally feel hungover after drinking a bit too much at a party, whereas having a glass or two of wine wouldn't make me break a sweat. These days, if go overboard I am basically dead to the world for the next two, even three days; but what surprises me is that even having 1-3 drinks with friends turns me into a mess the next day. It seems that no matter how little I drink I wake up groggy, in low spirits, and don't really feel like doing anything - God forbid I have to work the next day. I am usually a pretty happy person, and it was never this bad even a decade ago. These days, if I get invited to have a drink with friends, I often times turn them down since I know that even one drink could might a mood swing that could last days. [more inside]
posted by BuddyBoo on Feb 1, 2014 - 21 answers

Just started Wellbutrin: Muscle tension?

I have just started up on wellbutrin XL 150mg about a week ago, and my shoulder has been getting really achey. My shoulder is tiring out very quickly when lifting things/typing. My hand is tingling a little, and it feels like my left pec is really tight. and doesn't think it has anything to do with the med. But it says online that muscle pain could be a rare side effect of wellbutrin. Has anyone who has taken wellbutrin had difficulties with, or even had to quit, because of muscle tension? Do these problems go away after the startup period?
posted by Thanquol180 on Jan 30, 2014 - 11 answers

Anorgasmia and Antidepressants

I am having unpleasant sexual side effects from my antidepressant. I am wondering what my options are. I am a 28 year old male. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2013 - 11 answers

A Digestion Question

YANMD. I take a certain daily medication and am questioning its digestion (TMI within). [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Sep 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Please share with me your experiences with Adderall XR for ADD!

I am in my late 20's and have had Inattentive ADD/comorbid anxiety for as long as I can remember. I am considering an ADD medication (Adderall XR) for the first time. I am scared of the long-term effects of the drug, as well as afraid of getting addicted and becoming unable to function without the med. I would like to hear from people who have been taking Adderall long-term: How has it helped/change your life? Both positive and negative stories welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2013 - 15 answers

I want a new drug, one that won't quit.

Didn't take my meds for a few days, then started them up again. I am like a new person. What gives? [more inside]
posted by cuppycake gumdrops on Jan 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Have you been on Wellbutrin and used propanolol as needed?

YANMD: I recently started Wellbutrin (150 mg) for SAD. So far, no side effects. I haven't noticed an increase in anxiety, faster heart rate, etc. I also take around 5-10 mg of propranolol as needed (beta blocker) for performance anxiety. It works really well. My question: has anyone else had this combo of meds and noticed that the beta blocker worked differently? My shrink says it should be fine, but I'm interested in hearing any stories. This is probably my anxiety talking, but I'm just worried I'll take my beta blocker before a performance situation and it won't work, or won't feel the same. Thanks in advance.
posted by namemeansgazelle on Nov 25, 2012 - 5 answers

I think I'm dumb-- or maybe just happy.

Wellbutrin flattening out creativity? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Nov 16, 2012 - 16 answers

I feel like a crying vampire mole.

Weepy and photophobic. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Nov 10, 2012 - 10 answers

buproprion and e.d.'s

Why is Wellbutrin contraindicated for patients with eating disorders? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Sep 27, 2012 - 5 answers

wellbutrin makes me feel worse

My doctor prescribed me buproprion (generic Wellbutrin) for anxiety/depression and I feel like I'm even more anxious. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2012 - 38 answers

Pregnant; send help.

I am pregnant and on meds and terrified to not be on meds. Can you help me sort this through? I'm five weeks pregnant and on 300 mg/day of Wellbutrin XL. I promise I don't think you are my doctor or my pharmacist. I'm looking for advice from women who have Been There or those with concrete science-y knowledge. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2012 - 20 answers

Just tell me what to eat so I don't have to think about it.

What's the best/easiest way to increase my protein intake when eating is difficult for various complicated reasons? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Apr 30, 2012 - 29 answers

In a haze, and I don't know what to do about it. Depression, school, work, &c.

In a sleepy haze, and I don't know what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Feb 22, 2012 - 18 answers

I want to withdrawal from wellbutrin

Can you tell me your Wellbutrin Withdrawal Stories [more inside]
posted by BettyBurnheart on Feb 1, 2012 - 19 answers

take the blue pill and be svelte or take the twinkie and stay fat

Do bariatric specialists use Wellbutrin specifically to stop the craving for foods to help weight loss? [more inside]
posted by xetere on Jan 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me come up with a quitting-smoking Plan B

So I kind of made up my mind a few days ago to quit smoking via the Wellbutrin/Zyban method. But now I can't get a Doctor's appointment until Feb 8 and I'm already losing my resolve! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Health insurance is hard; let's go shopping!

[Massachusetts filter] Anyone have any experience with Tufts medical plan and getting Wellbutrin XL (or any other brand-name psychiatric meds with generic equivalents) covered by them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Bupropion vs Adderall

Should I go back on Bupropion (Wellbutrin), or give Adderall a try? [more inside]
posted by edguardo on Oct 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Will these little blue pills steal all my words?

Your experiences with antidepressants and, uh, word-forgetting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2011 - 14 answers

I need to stop thinking about sex for the next week and a half. Yes, really.

Short-term coping techniques for Wellbutrin-related hypersexuality? (likely NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Morning headaches?

Why am I waking up with a headache almost every day? [more inside]
posted by edguardo on Jan 6, 2011 - 24 answers

Is Wellbutrin making my hair fall out?

My doctor doesn't think it's possible, but could Wellbutrin make my hair fall out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Am I really a terrible wife?

My husband is on a new psychiatric medication and he is now convinced that he was abused as a child. I am not sure... and it is tearing us apart right now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 - 27 answers

Flight attendant drug testing and Wellbutrin

In the not-so-distant future I might have to take a DOT/FAA drug test to become a flight attendant. I'm taking Wellbutrin prescribed by a psychiatrist. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Medication-induced hives: try, try again?

YANAD filter: took a new med, got hives. My doctor's advice on what to do next is troubling me a bit. Wondering if anyone who's suffered the same can tell me what their course was. [more inside]
posted by mylittlepoppet on Sep 23, 2010 - 19 answers

Are there any dangers or health-related reasons one shouldn't go on and off Wellbutrin this

Are there any dangers or health-related reasons one shouldn't go on and off Wellbutrin (as opposed to "you shouldn't do it because your moods will vary")? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Side effects of Cymbalta and Wellbutrin SR taken together.

asking for a friend: looking for what side effects may happen (mainly weight gain or slow metabolism) when taking cymbalta and wellbutrin SR together.
posted by elle.jeezy on May 11, 2010 - 19 answers

He's stopped returning my calls. And he's my doctor.

It seems that my psychiatric nurse practitioner, who prescribes my crazy meds, has quit me without notice. The Problem? I take a hefty dose of meds, I'm out, and I don't really want to have to quite cold turkey. An explanation and a few questions under the fold. [more inside]
posted by The Pantless Wonder on Feb 23, 2010 - 31 answers

When will Wellbutrin XL stop making me not sleep at night?

I started taking Wellbutrin XL on Monday and I have been experiencing insomnia since then. Will this go away, how can I make it go away, etc? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Feb 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Dealing with a sore tongue and hair loss: advice from the hive mind?

I'm coping with two different side effects from two different medications--hair loss and sore tongue/dry mouth. Any advice from the hive mind? Teal deer explanation and questions inside. [more inside]
posted by elfgirl on Aug 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Opinion needed on meds and conception.

My meds and the conception of my second child. I know you aren't my doctor, but I'd like an opinion. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Please help make sense of my brain chemistry

Guess what! I know you're not my doctor. Get over it. I'm seeing one for depression, though, and need to know what to say next time I see her. I'm losing my marbles here. [more inside]
posted by tigrrrlily on Jul 14, 2009 - 33 answers

Zoloft is making me fat. Help!

I've been on zoloft for a year, and just started taking wellbutrin in addition. Zoloft has made me gain quite a bit of weight, even though I exercise regularly and eat well. How have other people dealt with this?
posted by Lutoslawski on Jun 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Is it okay to take Effexor without its capsule?

Is there any particular reason that Effexor comes in gelatin capsules? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Can't I be happy AND be able to have an orgasm?

Argh. So, a while back I was diagnosed with dysthymia (which is a clinical term for long-term moody, irritable, melancholy, anxious...while not quite clinically depressed and not quite having anxiety disorder). I've felt this way forever, and I'm trying to figure out my next step. [more inside]
posted by The Dutchman on Jan 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Can Wellbutrin SR be a short term (one day) substitute for Wellbutrin XL (in a bind here)?

I have left a msg for my pdoc, but haven't heard back from him yet, and see below, it wouldn't really matter. Anyway I've found myself out of Wellbutrin XL this morning (i take 1 300mg tablet every morning) and I'm out of refills AND there is no opportunity to get to the pharmacy till this evening. Just not possible, tho the pdoc will call in my prescription today. I do have a bottle of Wellbutrin SR 150mg tablets. The reason I switched off of the SR was because I generally can't remember to take a pill twice a day, and I needed to go up to 300mg which can't be taken all at once in SR form. I think that today, this once, I can remember to take the pill 2x a day -- but is Wellbutrin SR in 2 150mg doses ok to substitute for Wellbutrin XL 300 mg for one day? I don't want to get off my med schedule because it makes me crazy. Thanks, if you have an answer?
posted by Soulbee on Nov 14, 2008 - 13 answers

I've got the opposite sleep problem!

Instead of not being able to get up in the mornings, I have a problem with waking up TOO early. Typically I go to sleep around midnight-1:00 am (it's when I start getting tired) but for the last 2 months or so I've been waking up anywhere between 5:00 am to 7ish, and my alarm doesn't go off until 8:15. [more inside]
posted by dithmer on Aug 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Lexapro/bupropion: light at the end, or just a really long tunnel?

Without going into whole life stories/clinical history, I just want to know - does the exaggerated anxiety that appears as a side effect of Wellbutrin subside after a while? [more inside]
posted by anthom on Jul 25, 2008 - 27 answers

Experiences coming off Wellbutrin?

Experiences coming off Wellbutrin? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2008 - 14 answers

No, It Probably Wouldn't Result in a Relaxed Kitty

A medication pill has dropped on the floor and seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth. I'm concerned for my cat. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 26, 2008 - 30 answers

at this point I'll keep the smokers cough over the alternative!

Zyban/ Wellbutrin side effects... how long did they last for you? [more inside]
posted by Kellydamnit on Feb 19, 2008 - 28 answers

What's happened to my sexual response?

My physical sexual response has suddenly vanished. I'm feeling the same emotionally, and "the captain stands at attention" in the morning, so I'm not entirely sure whats going on. This hit suddenly about a week ago. I've already made a Dr's appointment about this, but I won't be able to get in for a while. Is this likely something physical? Relevant details below. [more inside]
posted by MysticMCJ on Feb 1, 2008 - 32 answers

Is itching an okay side-effect for Bupropion?

I'm on day three of medicating with Bupropion (Wellbutrin generic), 150mg once daily, sustained release. This is my first time on any sort of anti-depressant, and I've started itching. I'd rather not call a doctor (I realize that's silly, but humor me), and webpages I've looked at seem split about whether itching is a rare, Stop Medicating Immediately side-effect or a common nuisance. Please advise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2007 - 14 answers

Why Does Wellbutrin Cause Weight Loss?

Why does Wellbutrin cause weight loss? Even my doctor doesn't seem to know for sure. Are there unproven medical hypotheses or studies amongst doctors or pharmacists or anyone else that lean towards an as-yet-unofficial answer? (Feel free to get technical. If I don't understand, I'll Google.)
posted by WCityMike on Jul 20, 2007 - 10 answers

A Noob's Guide to Wellbutrin

I have just started taking Wellbutrin. What should I be feeling? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2007 - 30 answers

All ADD drugs suck.

I am taking Wellbutrin for ADD, and (like other posters here) I've noticed that my personality seems to be flatlining. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2007 - 22 answers

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