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Old 07-19-2018, 09:38 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I wanted to hear some opinions or experiences on Wellbutrin XL?

I got the prescription, but which makes it back to 5 medications. (Bright side is no more lithium)
One could debate that it is too much, but that is another story.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:07 AM   #2
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It's one of my meds, I have found it helpful, no side effects.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:27 PM   #3
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I have found wellbutrin to be very helpful with depression. One of the side effects was that I quit smoking.
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Three antidepressants....how do you feel about that. Since you're counting prescriptions is it possible to increase two of them and come off of one? Just a thought. ...
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Im on wellbutrin XL for about the past 2 years, recently my Nurse Practitioner raised the dose to 450mg once a day. Ive had no negative side effects that I can notice. Currently on Effexor 225 mg and the 450 mg Wellbutrin XL. I had been on Rexulti with the effexor and 300 mg wellbutrin, but I couldnt control my cravings for FOOD. So I had to get off of it.
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Three antidepressants....how do you feel about that. Since you're counting prescriptions is it possible to increase two of them and come off of one? Just a thought. ...
I am going to do a separate post on that topic.
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:42 AM   #7
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Bupropion works well especially as an adjunct to other meds as it has a unique mechanism of action (not fully understood given how "weak" it supposedly is). Have taken it for a while-very few if any side effects in my case. Is very "subtle".
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Overall, I think it's directly helpful for my depression and indirectly helpful for my anxiety.

Only side effect I noticed was increased irritability/agitation for the first week or so, but it passed
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Bupropion 300XL once daily has been one that really helped me to stabilize and live an actual life over the past 2 years. For whatever reason, it's been so much more effective for me than any SSRIs I ever took. It's been the one that has stayed around (along with lithium) while I got rid of the other 3 (revolving door of mood stabilizers/benzos) that I was on. It's almost like a nice cup of coffee in the morning that gets me going a lot of days.
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