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I Am On Wellbutrin

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    Be Aware Of Possible Side Effect. Heart Pain

    wellbutrin gave me anxiety. I had chest pain any time i got my heart rate up to 114 bpm. I mean grab your chest for 5 minutes pain. It was so bad I went for a stress test. result no heart trouble. i quit the pill and anxiety, chest pain is gone. I hope wellbutrin helps you but...
    ssbrix ssbrix 51-55 Oct 21, 2012

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    It's Finally My Turn

    I am depressive.  Never tought it can happen to me but it did.  It came so slowly that I never felt it, just thinking that it was normal to become more tired when youre aging.  Now I admit it, I was not living anymore, only surviving.  No more activities, no more sex, no...
    darkfiddler darkfiddler 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    I Felt Disconnected

    i was on 150mg of generic wellbutrin and i must admit i didnt take it for very long..the first few days i had major nausea and was dry heaving..i also just felt very cloudy and kind of depressed and disconnected. i have social anxiety and depression. im just starting cymbalta...
    Redbirdgirl88 Redbirdgirl88 31-35, F 3 Responses May 8, 2010

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    New To Wellburtin SR

    I just started the generic for Wellbutrin. I have taken it the last 3 nights at bedtime. I am extremely cloudy minded and somewhat dizzy/nauseaus. I am needing some encouragement..... Tell me it gets better. I have been on several antideppresants through the years and this...
    NewSB NewSB 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    Just Need To Hear Someone Who Is On This Med.

    I will be 44 years old in a few days an I have been on this med for one month.. I can feel the difference an I feel like i have more energy through out the day but I dont know if its worth it or not.. Before I kept all my feelings in, cried alone but when hubby...
    starlite44 starlite44 41-45, F 11 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    Was just recently put on Wellbutrin 300mg 3

    days ago I smoke a lot of weed and I'm wondering if this will have a negative or any sort of affect on me
    gwen8 gwen8 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    Here We Go!

    I have battled depression for the past couple years. A year ago I decided to seek help. My doctor prescribed Citalopram and it did not help me at all. In fact, it actually made me sadder (I drove home one weekend and asked my mom if I could end my life). After quitting...
    pjspelce pjspelce 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    Will I Lose Weight On Wellbutrin The 2nd Time Around?

    Will I lose weight on Wellbutrin the 2nd time around? The first time I took it, I was taking 300mg of the generic for around 2 years. I had lost about 10 lbs. Eventually I tapered off it and then stopped taking it completely and gained 25 lbs! (I had also started birth control...
    jillgrand123 jillgrand123 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    I have been on Bupropion XL

    for 5 months. My prescription is for 300 mg a day. I take 1200 mg A DAY through the day taking 150 mg every few hours or so with no side effects and I think this dose works for me. It puts me in a good mood and happy so I continue. Anyone else take this much daily? Again, no...
    sroyal1448 sroyal1448 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    Dlag

    Hi all. I am new here so this is my first post. I apologize in advance if it's on the long side. I have battled with depression and anxiety issues for about 8 years. I have tried three other AD's with little effect. My father takes Wellbutrin and has had good results. For...
    4 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I Have Been On Wellbutrin 300mg For 3 Months Now.

    And I am just now starting to notice changes. I am very over-emotional and before I would get upset about something and be pissed about it for a couple hours. I couldn't think about anything else but that and act completely ridiculous. It could be over something as little as...
    Threeootwo Threeootwo 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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    Just Started Taking It Again And I Feel Terrible....

    I just started back on Wellbutrin almost two weeks ago after being off of it for a little over a year and I feel terrible! I started back on it because I realized my depression had gotten completely out of my control. I don't ever want to leave my house, I don't care to see my...
    Erniesmycat Erniesmycat 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    All The Help I Can..

    I just started on Wellbutrin 150mg. today. I want my last night of trying to cram every bread product I have in the house in my mouth during the night. I am not even hungry while I do it. I have gained 20 pounds in the past year from eating packets of Pop Tarts in the middle...
    mariadomenica1 mariadomenica1 56-60 Sep 19, 2013

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    I Feel Great

    My doctor put me on wellbutrin 5 months ago. I was suffering from anxiety and severe depression. One and the only side effect of wb was it made my anxiety worse. So she put me on zoloft. Now i feel great. I dont experience any unusual anxiety and havent cried or been depressed...
    Aautumn Aautumn 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2012

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    On Wellbutrin For 12 Years, Off For 4 Months, Now Back On.

    I was on Wellbutin for 12 years, XL started at 150 and slowly went up to 450 over the years. I have depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder. I went off of it 4 months ago because my husband and i, wellll, more like only i wanted to try for a child and so i was...
    sleepyb sleepyb 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    It's my second week on Wellbutrin 150mg.

    I've been getting very emotional and had severe suicidal thoughts. First week the headaches were really bad, but went away after two days. Had less appetite the first few days, but this week I've been eating non stop. Energy levels were higher first week, but almost non existent...
    nuttyduck nuttyduck 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    Wellbutrin

    If you read my last Wellbutrin story, you know ive been going through hell. Today is day 15, & after doing some research i learned you are supposed to gradually up the dose instead of taking the full 450mg at once.... so today I only took one pill (150mg). I do feel better...
    Melocalypse Melocalypse 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I have been on Wellbutrin

    for about a month now. I used to cry very frequently, but now I feel like I can't, even if I wanted to. Mentally I still feel just as sad as I was, yet I can't seem to cry no matter how sad I am. Weird.
    missyaki missyaki 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    "What Do You Think? Might She Be a Wellbutrin Girl?"

    Apparently I am. My doctor gave it to me last august and I'm still on it, it helped pull me out of a deep depression.. Still glum now and then but it is a lot less dangerous. Side effects aren't great though, I am anemic and it makes me even more dizzy. Not as bad as my old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    3rd Day Of Wellbutrin And....

    I have battled bouts of depression all of my life. I would get on a medication, feel pretty good after about 6 months and slowly wean off of meds. I would be good for about a year or two, then the intense depression would come back. I used to have anxiety attacks, but I have...
    annaclair541 annaclair541 26-30 Jul 12, 2013

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    Uh mm... hi.. I'm new on this site,

    i was looking for people who can understand and maybe give me some guidance or just tell me everything I´m feeling is normal... OK, so I been struggling with this emptiness since I can remember, ... family doesn't believe in this kind of conditions and so now I am a 24 year...
    Daphxxsn Daphxxsn 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I was prescribed Wellbutrin (Buproprion)

    for ADHD and depression stemming from the ADHD. Before I share my experience with this medication you have to understand what I was like before. 10-15 Years of Age: I suffered from severe ADHD as a child. I was taking Ritalin for a while, and I was not allowed in classes most...
    WhiteCollarCountryBoy WhiteCollarCountryBoy 31-35, M Oct 1

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    I have been on wellbutrin

    for a year and a half and can answer any questions on it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 2

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    I Am On Wellbutrin

    Okay, I am going to lay this out, because I was so afraid of going on an anti-depressant.  I was only diagnosed with depression 5 months ago.  Although I most likely have had it for the last 20 years.  Who knew?  Not me. I have been on Wellbutrin for 9 weeks...
    gr8girl gr8girl 31-35 49 Responses May 10, 2008

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    Just Started On Wellbutrin.....Feeling Iffy.

    I am going to start by saying that I have had poor experiences in the past with SSRI anti-depression. The last one I was prescribed, Effexor, was one of the worst experiences in my life. With that said, I wanted to try something "different". I also was adamant in the fact that...
    Mykelley Mykelley 41-45 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    I WAS On Wellbutrin

    Why did I go off it? I have no idea, other than the fact that I was forgetting to take it and didn't want the hassle of having to take trips to the doctor every time I needed a prescription filled. The truth? It was because I recently got married and didn't tell my husband I was...
    jillgrand123 jillgrand123 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Incurable Depression

    hi evryone, i havent done this before, i just went from 10 years of celexa back to paxil i got sick so now iam to begin wellbutrin  tomrrow, and i am so afraid, i am crying becasue i am so afraid. i am on disability, and i have been on lithium, my doc thought i was bipolar...
    sadgirl7 sadgirl7 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    I Have Been On Every Anti-depressant and Am Now On Wellbutrin...

    I have been on every antidepressant available and am now on Wellbutrin.  For a while I was on Zoloft and Wellbutrin, but got off the Zolfot and just upped the dose on the other.  It doesn't make me feel really anything, but I do feel like I have some impulse control and...
    lonelyintexas lonelyintexas 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2008

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    15 Year Zoloft User Starting On Bupropion (wellbutrin)

    Feels good to write this down in words. Have been on Zoloft (Sertraline) 15 years. About 3 or 4 months ago I was in the worst depression I have ever experienced. Sure my business is slow and I have all the everyday stress that a family brings. This was different. Doing the most...
    4 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Just Started Taking Wellbutrin As Well:

    I'm on the 4th day taking 150mg in the mornings and have barely slept for the past 3 nights, I think that's the worse side effect so far. My anxiety has increased a bit but getting better each day. I have a little dizziness and just feel elevated like I've had an extra cup of...
    PoppyFoxx PoppyFoxx 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2013

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    It Works For Me So Far

    I've been taking Wellbutrin (100mg SR 2x daily) for 16 days now and I'm already starting to see good results.  I was on Prozac for 2 months (20mg/day) but that didn't help me at all.  It made me feel drowsy all the time which made me feel more depressed.  About 10...
    dm1290 dm1290 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    Side Effects

    Have been on wellbutrin for 5 days now, the second day I got really lightheaded and a fast heart rate.That has subsided now but I am waiting for the decrease in appetite to kick in.I changed from effexor xr which I was doing ok on but dr thought maybe I needed a change.How long...
    km122 km122 46-50, F 4 Responses May 7, 2010

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    I am on week 4 of wellbutrin.

    Yesterday I drank a few beers and today I feel like I partied all night. It is the worst hangover ever.
    Jane41 Jane41 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Zyban, Wellbutrin. Chantix Nitemare

     I lost someone I loved very much to Mania induced from these drugs. He was depressed and was prescribed Wellbutrin. He smoked and so started to take Chantix. Both of these drugs (Zyban is the same as wellbutrin) push dopamine and have the potential to make someone...
    getbigpharm getbigpharm 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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    I have been using for less

    than a month. The only side effects I have experienced are headaches and adverse reactions to alcohol. My depression is better and I have more energy. I am a lot more irritable though. Not part of my personality. The reaction to alcohol sucks because I am a social drinker...
    ateady ateady 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Wellbutrin and Me

    I began taking 150 mg of wellbutrin, as an addition to another antidepressant, more than a month ago.  In two weeks I was feeling with more energy but I did have some of the side effects like nausea and headache.  Last Monday the psychiatrist...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 3 Responses May 1, 2009

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    Yep Not Working

    It is sooooo not working. I have been on Wellbutrin for 4 weeks , and it is so not working , i keep waiitng ....
    ginaantonia ginaantonia 26-30, F 11 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    New To It....

    I started Wellburtin because I have been miserable most of my life, and learned that this drug is, like, the only antidepressant that does not cause sexual problems or weight gain. So far, so good. How does it work for everyone else?
    asina1985 asina1985 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    I was put on Wellbutrin

    when I was 11 years old. I'm 23 now and have lived a happy, successful life because of it. The key to making this drug work is exercise and staying off other recreational drugs as much as possible. My goal is to one day get off of it but I am afraid I will lose it (mania) like...
    wellby wellby 22-25, M Oct 3

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    Thank the Gods For This Drug

    I've taken generic Wellbutrin for years (bupropion) and every day I am thankful for it's existence. I lead a very stressful life and I was really crumbling before it. Yes, there are things I can do to reduce the stress and I do them when I can. But if I weren't taking bupropion I...
    mouse2cheese mouse2cheese 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    My Doc Said Stop Taking Wb

    Ok, so after speaking w/ my doc, turns out I had to completely stop the WB. I did some research & everything I was (still, although I stopped yesterday) experiencing was on the bad side effects list that say to call your doc ASAP. Glad I did & its been the 2nd day that I've not...
    LMTWYL LMTWYL 31-35 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    I was just recently put on Wellbutrin 150 mg

    that my doctor instructed me to take in the morning. She also put me on Lexapro to be taken at night as well at 1 mg of Klonopin. I'm extremely hesitant to take either the Lexapro or the Klonopin. Has anyone else put on multiple meds like this? This will be my first...
    Daphne75 Daphne75 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    I just started Wellbutrin 75mg (round purple

    pill)... I have taken it for two days and today will be my third... the first day I felt jittery at first and then nothing... I went home from work feeling down and went to sleep early like I always do... Yesterday I felt a little better, but I actually got really irritated...
    lostoam311 lostoam311 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    Wellbutrin Worse Than Depression?

    hi! I am on Day 14 of taking Wellbutrin (well, the off brand) XL 450mg a day. I filled this Rx because the stresses in my life bogged me down. The first few days, i thought it just hadnt kicked in yet. But i am experiencing the loss of appetite & more energy so i'm not...
    Melocalypse Melocalypse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    Not Sure Abour Wellbutrin

    I was very tired... lots of work... started on 150mg wellbutrin for a month and a month already on 300mg... I have moments of somnolence, dizziness. I can't describe properly. I feel a little more happy at times, maybe a little more energy occasionally... Can this get better...
    piolaboy piolaboy 31-35 1 Response Aug 4, 2011

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    Wellbutrin 150mg X 2 For Many Years

    I can't remember exactly when I started taking this drug, but I can remember exactly why! I suspect it was around 12 years ago that I finally got tired of being angry. I would get PO'ed about something and wouldn't be able to let it go. The anger would stick like glue until I...
    joken joken 61-65, M Jan 20, 2013

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    WB Makes Me Feel Worse Than I Started

      First, I am so glad I found this!! I thought I was losing my mind! Or even being a hypochondriac. I do not see a doctor often and have tried natural ways. But I felt I needed more consistency. I am on my 3rd day of WB. Iam taking 150mg of WB SR. I haven't taken it today...
    LMTWYL LMTWYL 31-35 1 Response Oct 12, 2012

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