Drug Ratings for WELLBUTRIN

Average Rating: 3.2 (1093 Ratings)

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 4  to fix Luvox sexual side effects none Wellbutrin has worked well to help remove the delayed orgams I experienced from Luvox. It isn't a perfect fix for everyday (ie. I can't orgasm 6 times in a row anymore or for 6 days in a row) but it has restored both my sex drive and orgasm ability! I love this med! LOL M 33 5 months
6/27/2008

 3  Depression Jittery for first several weeks but that subsided. Great energy, weight loss, HUGE increase in libido. Definitely helped depression, but threw me into mania, which of course I loved for a bit, but then it got worse and really messed up my life. Now on Zoloft and Risperdal for Bipolar and I don't like this combination. F 37 5 months
5/22/2005

 2  depression speedy heart rate, paranoia, increased anger, loss of libido, extreme memory loss, feeling flat emotionally(as an opera singer this sucks!) I am grateful that Wellbutrin has been able to help me quit smoking (5 mnths clean!), but the price has been too much. It has really dampened my sex drive - I normally have a high sex drive. But since taking WB my drive has disappeared. Moreover, I've developed some really anxious behavioral traits. I'm really anxious and can have a difficult time making eye contact with people. My thoughts race. My memory sucks. My PMS has skyrocketed and I'm almost dangerous during that time. Most of all I no longer feel like myself. I'm going to stop taking the WB, with the guidence of my doctor, and go the route of talk therapy and spiritual exploration. F 26 5 months
7/25/2007

 2  Depression and Anxiety Anxiety, Restlessness, Jittery Feeling, Racing Thoughts, Weight Loss, Stomach Pains, Abdominal Pain, Significantly decreased libido, impaired sexual functioning Was taking zoloft (75mg - 200mg) dosage dependent on stress or , for 5 yrs. Switched to Cymbalta this yr. Gained ~ 15 lbs on SSRIs. 7/08, I started Welbutrin---150mg SR, down to 100mg, now 75 mg (all doses 1x/day).Been on Klonopin for sleep .5 - 1mg pm. Sober from alcohol-20 years. Wanted to end the Klonopin - feel dependent for sleep. I feel SSRI's work great for Depression, OCD & anxiety, esp. if spinning thoughts cause anxiety but you may find fatigue, lethargy & decreased libido & decreased sex response. The discont. of Cymbalta was among the worst discontinuation I've ever had. Zoloft also has discontinuation syndrome. Now Wellbutrin is 75 mg 1x/day.I'm very anxious, restless due to the med- the jittery feeling & lack of any direct stimulus to produce anxiety. I'm going to go off the Wellbutrin & Klonopin. I lost 20 lbs (while going to gym, changing diet, reducing coffee to 2 cups before 10am) I hope w/ focused relaxation, exercise, journal, therapy, environme M 44 5 months
12/16/2008
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 1  depression Slowly growing feeling of anxiety. After about two months complete anhedonia followed by constant day-long panic over the anhedonia. Had to seek out diversions such as TV's 'Fear Factor' to try to get my mind off of the panic. One morning woke up and knew that I would kill myself; told wife to put guns in gun safe, locked it and told her to hide the key. Two days later checked into mental hospital for severe depression. Great for weight loss; during my months long panic I lost over 45 pounds. M 52 5 months
150 1X D
7/15/2012
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 1  depression didn't want to kill myself anymore but wanted to kill everyone else. i would go into a screaming rage and I believe igf I still was on this I would have killed someone loss of appetite, lost weight, stopped smoking with out trying, sex dive went into high gear since I went off of paxil and on to this unfortunaletly had to change to a differen anti depressant Only on for 5 months, been on many other antidepressants, nothing made me feel like this F 32 5 months
2/26/2007

 5  Depression Very fast heartbeat when starting on Wellbutrin. Headaches that feel like a clamp on the left side of my head. These seem to come and go and are much worse if I drink coffee. Alcohol also increases the frequency and intensity of the headaches, even in very small amounts. I have tried all the SSRIs and hate the side effects. 10 years a go I tried Wellbutrin and had great results. This time when I tried to go on Wellbutrin I had terrible side effects - rapid heart beat, insomnia, inability to remember things. I was going to give up and live with depression and all my suicidal thoughts when I finally found a patient psychiatrist and he suggested that I go on Wellbutrin very slowly to avoid the side effects. I went on Wellbutrin by making in into a 1% solution (crush the tablet and disolve it in 150 ml hot water) and then going up 1 ml at a time (1 mg). It took me 6 months to get up to my current dosage of 15 mg per day. This allowed me to get on the drug and to take the right amount which for me is 15 mg a day - 10% of a "normal" dosage. My depression has dramatically improved, I no longer sleep all the time or have suicidal thoughts. My doctor tells me he doesn't know of anyone else taking such a low dose, but if it works, go for it. F 48 6 months
1/4/2007
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 5  Depression Started at 150 mg XL and the first 3 days I had a deblititing headache. Then had a bad headache again when I was up to 300mg/day but I could still function. I had some trouble sleeping for the first week or so after when I first went on it and when it was increased. Since the first side effect went away I have had no problem with the drug. It been great and real has help me out and made dealing with my depression a lot easier. It is not a happy pill just makes it easier for me to deal with it and not to get suck into it. Over all it really has made my life better. M 24 6 months
4/17/2007
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 5  Depression The first two weeks very vivid dreams, anxiety, heart palpitations, some unusual thoughs, weight loss (losed 25 in 3 months lbs but i needed it). After the first couple of weeks the side effects are minimal. Slight increase heart rate, some anxiety, occasional weird dreams. My miracle drug! Lost weight that I need to, brought back my sex drive and no longer depressed... I can deal with the minimal side effects it causes. F 39 6 months
150 mg 2X D
2/9/2011

 5  Moderate Depression Constant burping and nausea for the first few weeks, but it eventually went away. Slight weight loss. Increase in sex drive. I went on this because talking about my problems wasn't enough. I was reluctant to go on an antidepressant because they usually cause weight gain and a decrease in libido. (just what a depressed person needs, right?) The side effects are well worth the benefits. F 33 6 months
12/11/2008

 5  Anxiety and depression None. I am 450mg a day. I have been on Effexor, Cellexa and Zoloft and had very bad side effects with all. This is the best. I have no depression or anxiety. Much more energy and great felling of well being. Dreams are vivid and sometimes bad, but not freak you out bad like I had on Effexor. I have been able to lose 27 pounds since being on just Wellbutrin, instead of the combo with Cellexa that I had prior. M 6 months
9/6/2009

 5  ADHD A BIT MORE IRRITABILITY. BOLDER ( I AM NOW MORE CAPABLE OF EXPRESSING MY OPINION..I WAS SHY BEFORE). MORE ENERGY; HIGHER SEX DRIVE; SLEEP LESS; CONCENTRATE BETTER... M 44 6 months
6/24/2007

 5  smoking cessation/depression I noticed when I took it in the summer I would itch horribly to sun exposed areas. So I waited to take it in the fall to quit smoking. After the suggested time to set the quit date, I could quit "cold turkey." It worked wonderfully, took away those jittery feelings you get when you just have to have a cigarette without gaining weight, in fact I lost weight. It seemed to take away my appetite which I didn't mind at all. I continued on Wellbutrin along with Paxil to help with some depression after the breakup of a relationship. F 38 6 months
1/25/2002
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 5  depression None I hope there will be weight loss, because I gained 28 pounds when taking Anafranil for 4 months F 58 6 months
2/24/2005

 4  Smoking Cessation First Week: Difficult sleeping thru the night. Vivid dreams (not bad ones, just intense). Wake every couple of hours. Get up early. Feel energetic, sleep 2 hours less per night. Third Week: Sleeping more This is an AWESOME aid to quit smoking. Using Wellbutrin and a good program, it has worked beautifully for me. Also, I think I have been mildly depressed for a large part of my life, and taking Wellbutrin has provided a welcome side effect of lifting that M 50 6 months
2/6/2005

 4  depression could not sleep 300 mg , overall very good, lately it's been tapering off might need to up the dose. M 33 6 months
12/30/2004

 4  Quit smoking and depression Disturbing chest pains and uptight feeling, insomnia which is no worse than my normal insomnia. I take 75 or 150mg of SR formulation 3 to 5 mornings a week to minimize these affects. Originally prescribed to quit smoking, I took the recommended 300mg a day for that purpose when I was not depressed, and it made quitting very easy. I'd tried only twice before, and both failed attempts were really agonizing. 300mg a day was damned unpleasant, and I discontinued Wellbutrin ASAP after about 2 months, but it really did just make me almost indifferent to cigarettes, after 30 years of smoking 2 - 3 packs a day. About 6 months later, I started to get really depressed; I had some Wellbutrin left over, so I tried it, and it literally relieved depression in a matter of a half hour like an amphetamine without any addictive or "crash" affect. I used Prozac for 3 months after running out of it, but I now take the small dosage of Wellbutrin I use now as maintainance/relapse prevention. It's affects are energizing for 3-5 days in a row, then it turns "mean" and I take a few days off it. I remain in a good mood for 2-3 days during these "drug holidays", then resume taking it again when I start feeling down. It continues to bring virtually instant relief whenever I resume taking it. (If I felt that I could stop, I would.) I have ADHD also; Wellbutrin has slightly helped some of those symptoms, but is far inferior to amphetamines for that purpose. M 44 6 months
6/29/2002

 4  ADHD None Has worked very well for my son in treating his ADHD F 24 6 months
1/2/2002

 4  depression/ ADD One of the side effect I noticed was an increase sensitivity to the sun in which I had wear sunglasses consisantly. Another side effect I noticed occured as the blood sugar rose,(over 200)(I'm a diabetic) I had to wear my glasses.(Before wellbutrin-I didn't need the glasses as much.) Taking wellbutrin gave me a CAN DO attittude I didn't have before the medication. I noticed this effect within the first couple of weeks and was able to accomplish projects that I would not normally do. It also allowed me to focus more attention in longer spurts. In addition, the stress that normally was on my shoulders was relocated to the left shoulder blade. (For me,it was great NOT to have stress on the shoulders for once). (I switched to prozac, to see if the medication changed the side effects- yes, the side effects of sun sensitivity,increased glasses wearing HAVE GONE AWAY,in addition, the stress IS back on the shoulders again.) F 40 6 months
7/3/2003

 4  Depression Dry mouth, nausea, headache/eye hurtings, inability to sleep, extreme jitteriness at times, strangely focused other times. Accelerated heart rate. I started taking Wellbutrin a couple of months ago for depression. The side effects were horrible but I hung in there. I was taking about 150mg a the time. It helped a lot, gave me that extra boost so that I could see tasks that are extremely difficult for me through to the end. Recently, I hadn't been benefiting from it lke before so I went up to 300. Taking this amount has brought back the side effects and given me, so far, a few days of eery focus. I am scatterbrained, never finishing a task that i begin. Well on wellbutrin I have definitely been improving in that regard. I'm just desperately hoping that these new side effects will diminsh as my body adjusts. F 29 6 months
5/6/2007
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 4   F 59 6 months
5/22/2007
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 4  Depression Irritability, Mood Swings, Gas, Bloating, Brain Fog, Insomnia I am a man who has been taking the generic form of Wellbutrin for about 6 months. It has cured my depression! I actually have the energy now to get out of bed and live. I've been exercising and have lost 50 lbs! A lot of the emotional eating has stopped. However, the medicine has come with a price. The mood swings are pretty bad. Some days I'm friendly and outgoing. Other days I'm so irritable, I bite people's heads off if they even look at me wrong! Honestly, I'm surprised I still have any friends left. I have a crying spell at least once a week. My brain is often foggy, also. And the gas and bloating of my stomach is pretty bad. I'm taking Ambien to help me sleep at night. I'm going to see if I can afford to switch to the name brand Wellbutrin instead of generic and see if that helps relieve the side effects. These meds have been a wonderful thing for my depression but I don't want to lose all my friends and have a bloated stomach, to boot! M 38 6 months
9/19/2009

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5/22/2007

 4  depression Severe dry mouth, poor appetite, weight loss, anxiety, feeling generally "off", loss of concentration Side effects passed after about 6 weeks. They were a terrible thing to endure and I understand why many people quit this drug. After the side effects Wellbutrin works great for mild depression. F 31 6 months
150 2X D
11/20/2010

 4  Depression I first took this years ago at high doses (150 mg or more), and this made me agitated and irritable. But trying only 75 mg per day made the difference. You have to work to get the dosage right. Too many drs start people at a high dose when they are sensitive to meds as I am. My current dr was wise enough to try a baby dose, then said I can step up if I choose. I did once step up to 150, but went back down because 150 mg is too much for me. You can't always tell by weight how someone is going to respond because I'm average weight. I can't take SSRIs or SNRIs because of nausea, lack of sex drive, feeling lethargic, etc. This drug doesn't cause any of those nasty effects for me, just have to deal with the stimulating effect, which is sometimes a good thing because depression makes me lethargic in itself. Try it, but work with your doc to find the right dose or if this drug is right for you at all. F 46 6 months
75 1X D
9/22/2011
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 4  depression nervousness, dizziness, increased appetite relieves depression quickly not for anxiety though , had to take xanax too to calm down M 60 6 months
75mg 2X D
3/31/2010

 4  depression Okay i have given this drug a good while to see it true effects and i would like to be very honest with those reading. I like this drug BC i have more energy, i believe that i take things in more stride than i once did and i believe i feel happier with it. Now here is what my husband and friends say. They want me to stop BC the suicide ideation is more real than ever. When its good its good, when its bad its bad. Strange i know for me to like taking this drug. But in truth drugs that alter chemical balance also alter perception. If anyone else believes they may be experiencing similar thoughts plz email me. I don't want to put everything on here but it is always positive to speak to those with similar experience. That being said, i still find it a helpful drug. People just need to be careful with any of these types of drugs. F 26 6 months
150mg x2
2/19/2013
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 4  depression My only negative side effect was a little anxiety. Benefits have been a healthy weight loss and incredible sex drive. I was suffering from severe depression and lethargy. Within a week that was gone and I was a little anxious. Now, after about 6 months, I'm really happy, focused and committed to my business and life! M 42 6 months
1/11/2007

 3  depression very few at first, had been through Paxil & Lexapro but both gave me horrid headaches. Am supposed to be taking 150 mg of the SL twice a day but usually only take the morning pill--never remember the second one. while i was away on vacation i had time to take the correct dosage (150 mg 2x day) and about a week after that i had the most gawd-awful headache and nasea/vomiting. am very prone to migraines anyway so i don't know if this is coincidence or the effect of taking the higher dose, but i am going back to 1 pill a day. as for helping w/depression, i guess it's okay, i am still likely to cry easily but i don't feel as negative/angry/hopeless as i used to F 54 6 months
8/16/2005

 3  major depresion Loss of appetite F 34 6 months
300 mg
12/14/2012

 3  with effexor for depression teeth grinding I was taking this with effexor to help with the sexual side effects of the effexor. I ground my teeth so bad I had to be fitted with a $400 night guard. When I ran out of wellbutrin, the grinding stopped and I realized that the med was causing it. My doc had never heard of this before. It didn't really help witht he sex drive, either. M 29 6 months
8/15/2006

 3  Depression Increased agitation. I have to take Valium (5-10 mg/day) to calm me down. Increased sweating indoors which causes me to be very cold when I go outside (I live in the NE). I have to wear summer clothes if I'm going to be indoors. And although I'm normally sensitive to fabrics, many of those fabrics I used to be able to wear are now uncomfortable. I used to take Prozac (for 15 years) and increased to the maximum dose in the last few months I was taking it, but it wasn't having any good effect (lots of the side effects). Since I've started taking Wellbutrin, I've been a lot less depressed, I've been a lot more energetic, and my libido has significantly increased. Aside from having to pop Valium 2x per day and being uncomfortable in my clothes, the Wellbutrin has been a big help. I'm taking 150mg XL. M 48 6 months
2/19/2008

 3  depression Increased libido, weight loss...hey, what more can you ask for? Can cause irritibility. Don't take with any ephedra drugs (like Sudafed) or you can become a bit manic. F 44 6 months
10/7/2004

 2  depression mini seizures, muscle flinches I felt this medication worked helped me start to overcome my depression. Unfortunately after about six months of taking this drug. I felt uneasy all the time. I couldn't keep my head in a comfortable position. I felt like my head was always twitching. I went to the doctor and he told me he had recently seen a patient on the same medication with the same side effects and she was having mini seizures from this medication. If this medication works for you, great, but be careful. F 23 6 months
10/11/2006

 2  Depression Shortly after taking Wellbutrin XL 150, I felt like I was on speed. I couldn't sleep and it seemed like everything was moving too fast. Considering I had pretty severe depression, my doctor kept upping my dosage to 450mg. I honestly believe it did nothing to help my depression. I was able to work through the problems myself, and after my doctor suggested I I've been stepping down very slowly with this medication-it's very important to do that with all anti-depressants. F 22 6 months
10/11/2004

 2  for depression; I also take Prozac Mostly constipation. I don't feel a difference. I'm doing about the same. My doctor just increased it to 150 mg. twice daily. F 6 months
8/7/2002
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 2  depression sore stomach, bloating, sweating, tiredness I have heard great things about Wellbutrin but it did not have a positive effect on me. I experience a sore stomach, loose bowels and extreme sweating pretty much from the start. I kept taking it it hopes of things improving but they did not. F 30 6 months
12/11/2007

 2  depression/anxiety extreme agitation and increased anxiety. I take 150mg in the morning and it seems to be making me extremely irritable to the point that friends have mentioned to me that "whatever you are taking for your issues you might want to consider quitting because it's making you go off the deep end." If you suffer from anxiety you might want to discuss this possible side effect with you physician or pharmacist. M 46 6 months
7/13/2008

 2  anxiety, depression Increased anxiety, constipation, tremors, facial tics, strange thoughts, irrational anger, increased libido but decreased sexual enjoyment, made me feel like a Stepford Wife I probably shouldn't have been prescribed this, the only reason I was depressed was due to the side effects of the anti-anxiety medication I was on previously. On the upside, I did lose 35 pounds but honestly I'd rather be overweight than live with the side effects. F 41 6 months
300 mg 1X D
9/14/2010

 1  depression Took Wellbutrin XL for 6 months. started at 150 mg. then went up to 450 (after 300 mg). Very irritable. Easy to anger. Also lost some weight. Libido slightly increased after years on Prozac. (I was on Lexapro before this and that did zip for me) --- My anxiety (another problem I have) really skyrocketed and my blood pressure increased. Finally put 2 and 2 together and bet the Wellbutrin caused the spike in my B.Pressure. My Dr. finally took me off of Wellbutrin XL and now I'm on Paxil CR (25 mg.). We'll see what happens. M 42 6 months
8/28/2005
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 5   None whatsover All of you on here, with the exception of myself must be real nutcases or hypocondriates. There are NO side effects associated with Wellbutrin or any anti-depressant for that matter. It's all in your screwed up heads. Depression is not real, it's not a chemical imbalance it's a state of mind. You create your own happiness. Stop popping a pill thinking it's going to magically make you ALL better and start digging deeper into your soul to find out why you are the way you are. You probably screwed up somewhere along the line and now feel guilty well guess what? Everyone messes up - it's called life. Get over it. Stop looking for pity. I take this medication for ADD, a legitimate brain disorder and I felt no side effects at all. It's all in the preception of this drug. Power of suggestion. M 7 months
3/8/2008

 5  GAD/Depression None. This has neutralized my GAD and the depression has lessened a great deal. Other meds (Effexor/Pamelor) were not effective. Still have a bit of anhedonia at times, but I recognize it for what it is and move on...eventually things improve. I accomplish more, can maintain my focus and function well in situations that were impossible to deal with before I began to use this medicine. My advice is to give it a chance to work and hang in there. M 52 7 months
5/24/2009

 5  Depressoin weightloss I have taken many different meds for depression over several years, and nothing has worked for me. Finally, wellbutrin was prescribed, and I feel like it is a miracle drug for me. I was hospitalized last April of 2005 for severe Depression and suicidal thoughts while on another med, and the Dr. I was seeing monthly would not listen to me about how I was feeling until the day came that I could not cope anymore. My husband and family saw me fall into a pit that I could not crawl out of, and finally, a mix of meds along with proper therapy has helped me to find a way out of that cycle of depression and realize that I do not need to feel that way, and that there is a med that can help me to feel whole again. While everyones chemical makeup is different, those of us that have tried this med, and it has worked for us, we know how much it has helped us, thanks goodness. I took 150 mg for several months, and the Dr. has currently raised it to 300mg. F 37 7 months
1/22/2006
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 4  depression memory loss, sudden anger, increased libido, anxiety I'm glad I stuck it out. I started out on 150SL. The depression was gone but the anxiety was terrible. I had tingling and numbness on my lips and tongue, and feelings of tension in my mouth with the anxiety. Dosage was increased to 300XL (generic). Anxiety increased, then gradually, after about 3 weeks, anxiety was gone, and I felt leveled out. Xanix helped me with anxiety when the dosage was increased. Energy level is higher, libido is out of sight, sudden anger gone, weight loss, and no cravings. At this point the only negative side effect is memory loss which started immediately when I began the 300XL. I don't like the memory loss but hope I can live with it since I feel so much better in all other respects. F 59 7 months
12/20/2008

 4  depression / anxiety/ add dry mouth, constipation, chest tightness, spacey if dose is wrong, disconnected at times, not being able to express emotion as fully. Depression better, able to snap myself out of it where I used to be on the floor crying. Still have mood swings at times, but not really bad ones and hey, we are human. But 300 was too high for me when i abruptly switched from 150 and side effects were VERY bad that day, went back to 150.. always taper. I have taken many drugs for depression, this has made me feel the most "normal" for extended amounts of time. My advice: -don't take the generic (fillers really upset my tummy, they are not the same as the real thing) -always taper up slowly (I went straight from 150 to 300 as mentioned and felt suicidal) - I like the 150XL better than the 150SR(XL way smaller pill, less additives? SR is twice the size) - you must give it time to start really working (@ a month) - Stay on it once you feel better.(I didn't after 4 months of feeling fine, got sad, went back on and felt better.) - make sure someone is aware of whats going on when you change doses. Any change in doses can abruptly change your mood. I am still not convinced this is the one for me, but it has worked the best so far. I feel fairly normal mostly. (on paxil or prozac, I was an uncaring space cadet.) Overall there is no Majic pill, you have to make an effort too. Don't settle for being drugged up, you should F 31 7 months
2/19/2008

 4  major depression decrease in appetite, lost 18 lbs. also experienced frequent severe headaches, constipation, trouble remembering, confusion, very rapid heart rate, and actually felt pretty euphoric when i first started the medication. Wellbutrin has really changed my life, although i am not completely recovered from major depression, my views on life have changed for the better. This drug gave me an ease of mind, energy, motivation, happiness, and helped me concentrate. I love wellbutrin, it helped me so much. I was on 450mg of XL. F 20 7 months
7/9/2004

 3  Depression I started with the 150MG XL and was on that for 6 months. I initially had night sweats, couldn't sleep and was jittery with legs shaking all the time when sitting. I just moved upto 300MG XL because I still felt depressed. I have been on this dose for just about 4 weeks and I feel great except for the rash, raised bumps inside my mouth, awful headaches, joint pain and more jittery and jumpy. I have also been having more dreams. I think its a great drug. I am sensitive to all kinds of M 31 7 months
2/23/2005
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 3  bipolar II aside from lithium, i was taking 200mg of zoloft, and my depression persisted while the hypomania was controlled. wellbutrin was added, and i've been on 300mgs for a week now, and am feeling some positive effects. we're trying to back down the zoloft b/c of the continuous tremors. F 22 7 months
6/9/2005

 3  Depression Deep depressive episodes; severe premature ejaculation The occasional "dark" feelings were more severe than with Paxil or Effexor--felt utterly hopeless, but would pass within a few hours. This was almost offset by fine periods of contentment and optimism. Hair-trigger sensitivity/ejaculation. Libidinous thoughts, however, increased. A curious situation: My interest in my wife's body rose above its usual high pitch, but since my "reaction time" was so fast, I wouldn't even bother with my needs, just focused exclusively on hers. She didn't mind at all, though it was still the usual scenario of man pestering woman for sex.... M 49 7 months
11/29/2007

 3  major depression/anxiety heart palpitations!!some trouble sleeping. irritibility and anger. I have tried a number of meds. Wellbutrin has really helped with the depression. I take only 100mg of SR, can't tolerate any more... puts me in absolute mania/hyperactivity. But my heart is skipping beats more and more, and my legs seem to be fatigued while on it -- so, finally, I have decided tghat it has to go. But if you can stand the side effects it can be helpful. M 49 7 months
3/5/2006
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 3  ADHD symptoms Weight loss; occasional paranoia ; increased energy & productivity; shaking/trembling feeling; auditory hallucinations Of course the weight loss and increase i'n energy was phenomenal bc it came off it seemed like w/out even trying and the increase in energy certainly helped my workouts but w this came tremors and frequent auditory hallucinations- it was so strange! I would have this song playing like it was playing right beside my ear & sometimes songs I swore I had never even heard before!! It was so crazy- this would occur almost every night right before I would fall asleep- it got intense to the point where I heard voices- thinking that someone was yelling my name is another room- that was it for me!!! I stopped cold turkey- F 27 7 months
150mg 1X D
10/24/2011
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 5  depression/anxitey the first 4 weeks were not fun...very quick to anger, bigtime moodswings, just didnt feel for me this is a great alternative to the slugishness/weight gain/obliterated sex drive experienced on the ssri's. its rough in the begining, but well worth the discomfort. it has a very refreshing energizing effect, allowing me to accomplish much more during my day and still have energy to exercise and play with my daughter, wich in turn help keep depression at bay. highly recomended. F 27 8 months
8/10/2005

 5  depression, social anxiety None This is the drug for me. I have more energy and less anxiety. I'm more able to deal with problems as they come at me. I'm happier. I work better. I've stopped grinding my teeth at night. I have better sex. I spent two years on SSRI's and quit because they slowed me down and damped down my emotions. Wellbutrin doesn't: it gets me moving and thinking and focusing on what's going on around me. I can't recommend it highly enough. M 39 8 months
10/8/2008

 5  Smoking Cessation and Anxiety Dry mouth, jaw clenching, loss of appetite, dizzyness,insomnia, agitation, First three weeks of taking this medication, my side-effects were quite difficult, however, after the third week they pretty much went away. I do have to take a benadryl every night before bed to help me sleep, but I'm okay with that. Before taking Wellbutrin, I smoked for 22 years, roughly 5-10 cigarettes a day. This is the first time I've felt like I'm really done with smoking. Haven't had one in 8 months! Also, I DO NOT take the generic. Tried the generic once before and it didn't work well for me. My anxiety is greatly decreased as well. F 36 8 months
11/5/2009

 5  depression none on the reg release, hives on the SR. Enjoyed the SEs of the SR of increased energy and decreased appetite. I adored the SR - within 2 hours of taking the first dose it was like the sun rose. I loved it's side effects and was bummed when I discovered I was allergic. A few years later after a cancer diagnosis I wanted to retry it because it had worked so well but was afraid of the SR. I take 100 mg of regular release (I call it homeopathic) and it works great. Energy is good. Unfortunately, it doesn't decrease my appetite! If I take two I get kinda jittery but not bad. Overall, I love it. F 50 8 months
7/29/2007

 4  depression Initially: Headaches, ear ringing, irritability, metallic taste in mouth. (the headaches went away when I switched from IR to XL after a week, but returned for a week each time I upped my dose.) I've used SAM-e and SJW, but aside from that, this is my first experience with AD meds. When starting, I had horrible headaches. They went away after a week or so, but really were bad to start with. And ear ringing that went away within a few weeks. I started off on 75mg twice daily of immediate release (IR), generic, and had the worst side effects (of the headache, feeling irritable)of any dose. I am not sure if it was the IR or the generic, but I wouldn't go on that again. I also was peaking and valleying from the two doses. When I switched to the 150 XL it was like the sun shone and the rainbows came out, way better. I asked to move up to 450 because i thought i could improve a little more, plus i wanted the weight loss. But after 3 or 4 months of the 450, I don't think i am as happy as i was on 300 so i will probably drop. My pharmacist recommended i go on 200 twice a day, so i will only need one rx instead of two, so big money savings.. I'm considering it.. F 35 8 months
5/5/2007

 4  depression Jittery, nervousness. It's great, but makes you a little nervous. I don't think it will help anyone to stop smoking. F 42 8 months
7/21/2004

 4  depression, mood swings decreased appetite, heart palpitations, jittery feeling, anxiety I started taking 300mg Wellbutrin (150mg 2/day) back in Feb and initially it worked wonders. My friends said I was more relaxed and happy, and I was able to take a 2-week trip overseas with none of my normal anxiety/antisocial episodes. I started forgetting to take the second dose, and while I notice a slight decrease in the benefits, I could not get back to the full dose without feeling like I was having constant anxiety attacks. My doctor tried me on 200mg once a day and I started having heart palpitations 5-6 times a day. I started Trazodone at the same time which could have contributed, but when I stopped the Trazodone the palpitations decreased but continued. The very minute I went back to 150mg the palpitations stopped completely. The benefits of 150mg decreased a bit over the last 8 months, but I started 25mg Lamictal recently and that seems to help. F 34 8 months
10/23/2008

 3  bulemia Sweating at night, talking in sleep, rapid heart beat, more energy in the first month which goes away, decreased appetite, less urge to binge and purge. About 5 years ago i started on prozac, which was supposed to help with eating disorders, but I could NOT have an orgasm, which is very important to me! So my dr. put me on Wellbutrin. With Wellbutrin i have no sexual side effects. I stopped taking it (suppose ignoring my problem) but have started up again. I went 10 days without vomiting and felt like a million dollars, then I had to go to another psych for insurance reasons and she wouldn't write me a prescription because it specifically says do not take if you have bulemia! SOOOOO, i was devastaed and started back in my old routine. I pretty much called her and cried on the phone, I was willing to take the risk to feel better and worthy of living! I am trying so hard, but I have been dealing with this for, lets see, 9 years. Sad, but true. F 27 8 months
10/4/2006

 3  depression I get hot every onece and a while, and sometimes I get stomach achs. F 15 8 months
12/2/2002
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