I Am On Wellbutrin

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 214 People

    Just Switched From Cymbalta

    I just started takin Wellbutrin 4 days ago. I am bipolar and also take Trileptal, Abilify and Buspar. I stopped taking Cymbalta because I was having problems every month getting my insurance to pay for it. I am taking 300mg Wellbutrin XL. I started taking 150mg but only felt...
    bipolargurl bipolargurl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2012

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 11, 2014

    Wellbutrin Helping The Anxiety But May Be Causing Hearing Loss....

    I was taking paxil for 3 years and my medical professional advised it wasn't a good idea to continue that long on paxil. Started Wellbutrin @ 150mg just over a month ago. Sudden hearing loss happened just 9 days ago. I have been given antibiotics to help a sinus infection...
    ZaZaVlas ZaZaVlas
    46-50
    1 Response Sep 14, 2012

    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

    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...
    fcksociety fcksociety
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 6, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    54 Responses May 10, 2008

    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

    first day of wellbutrin.

    ..hope this works
    tammyjo7 tammyjo7
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    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
    46-50
    1 Response Apr 4, 2013

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2013

    I've been on Wellbutrin

    for about 3 months. 150mg for about 2 months now I'm on 300mg. But since I've been on the 300mg I've put on almost 10lbs. I had just lost 20lbs before I started taking the Wellbutrin so I'm a little pissed right now because I walk like 2 to 3 miles 3 times a week and I eat right...
    Blackangel Blackangel
    46-50, F
    Apr 14

    Been on WB SR 150 am 150 pm

    for 10 days. Side effects are ******* me off. Sweating. Peeing. Zaps. Insomnia. Crashes. Shortness of breath. Just hoping this will eventually stop.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 13, 2015

    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

    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, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    I feel like I am at the end of my rope.

    I have known something was "off" with me since before I can remember. Unfortunately, it's nothing I can put my finger on. My mother is severely mentally ill and I don't identify with any of her symptoms (manic depression, bi polar, borderline personality disorder, etc.). I don't...
    KMink88 KMink88
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    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, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2013

    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

    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

    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, 2014

    I have been on celexa

    for about 6 years now. Over the past year and a half, I felt like I was slipping back into depression and that the meds were no longer working. First my doctor upped my dosage of celexa to 40mg/day but it didnt seem to do anything. Recently my doctor suggested I try Wellbutrin...
    lucy9900 lucy9900
    26-30, F
    Nov 11, 2014

    Week 3 about to start.

    I'm ready for this to start doing it's magic for my anxiety
    Danibelle17 Danibelle17
    26-30, F
    Mar 20

    One and a half weeks into Wellbutrin,

    and I'm having some worrisome symptoms. I've been experiencing mood swings--somewhat elated and happy to crying and feeling awful two hours later. And today I felt really, really angry for no good reason. It just sort of overtook me. Now, that's happened before. My anxiety...
    memyself131066 memyself131066
    22-25, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    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...
    5 Responses Jan 21, 2013

    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

    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

    I have been on Wellbutrin

    for about a week. It has definitely helped with my depression, giving me a lift up to start dealing with life, instead of avoiding it, I'm able to do things more instead of just putting them off, It takes the edge off things and allows me to deal with them better, reactions to...
    kg7596 kg7596
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    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
    61-65
    Sep 19, 2013

    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
    8 Responses Mar 19, 2013

    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

    I am on day 11 of the generic of Wellbutrin.

    I like how it makes me feel. Except that yesterday I woke up with a bad sore throats. I figured I was getting sick. Today the pain isn't as bad but my lymph nodes in my neck are swollen and painful. I looked at my throat. Nothing there to indicate strep. Anyone else experience...
    megz327 megz327
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2015

    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

    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
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

    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

    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
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2014

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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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