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 3  anxiety it really doesnt help my problems i rarely sleep more than 3-4 hours----it kills my appetite which isnt good b/c im already thin--it would b a great pill for some one who wants to loose weight and stop habits that r not good fior u --i was able to easily give up dairy and caffeine on this pill- i rarely drank b4 but now i have no desire to drink -i do not feel mentally alert but i do like it for the "upper" effect but i do not i accomplish anything while im taking this pill.....so if u want to loose weight, curb ur appetite, over come addictions to food (or drinking)that is bad fir u , get by in very little sleep , b mentally dull but not alter ur personality -go for it..... this is ur pill---- enough 4me---- my problems r b/c of the situation i am living n not a chemical imbalance and when ur problems r situational all the pills n the world can not fix that you hav to do that on ur own F 53 10 months
300
10/18/2014

 1  ADHD Bad Cystic Acne, Loss of concentration and motivation, depressed/withdrawn feeling, Foggy, Horrible headaches F 24 10 days
150mg
10/16/2014

 4  anxiety Side effects I've had are chest pain and head aches along with feeling itchy all over but no rash.iv been able to easily manage the chest pain and head aches with 60mg my of ibuprofen takes care of it but nothing for the itchyness. At least it's not driving me crazy. F 23 4 days
150mg
10/11/2014
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 1  A 91 year old senior is taking it It causes him to drink alcohol M 91 2 days
150
9/28/2014
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 3  depression Irritated angry sad emotional. F 26 2 times
300
9/25/2014
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 1  for depression MY SONS STOMACH STOPPED WORKING AND HE LOST 40+ POUNDS, VOMITTING, ETC. THIS MEDICINE IS VERY DANGEROUS After many tests, upper endoscopy, complete blood work up, etc. it was determined that Wellbutrin was causing my son to lose weight and vomit. By last Friday, 9/19 he could not drink a small glass of orange juice without throwing up. He lost 40+ pounds and was getting very weak.. all the while with no help with his depression. I am so mad that this medicine did this to my son. Wellbutrin caused my son's stomach to stop working!! He could not digest food. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE. IT IS POISON. Read online how awful this medicine is. I am angry that my son's doc gave it to him. It did not help him at all with depression. FDA is aware of serious problems with this medicine. M 15 300 days
20mg 1X D
9/22/2014
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 3  Depression dizziness, confusion, headaches, tremors, feeling zoned out - I noticed these side effects on day 8 of taking 150mg XL, these side effects went away in 4 days. On week 3 my dosage was increased to 300mg. I'm having the same side effects and it's awful. I hope they subside soon, I can't take it. Has anyone had the same experience? Should I stick with it? F 33 4 weeks
300mg 1X D
9/17/2014
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 5  depression, hopelessness, anxiety Jittery in beginning This medication has worked so well for me. 2 years ago I was so hopeless I began researching antideprssants, and after a lot of reading and also reading the reviews on this site I chose to ask my doctor for Wellbutrin, XL, name brand. When I first began the medication I felt so jittery, like I was going to come out of my skin, so I took the 150mg pills and cut them in half, and took the half dosage for a week or so before going back to the the full dosage, and that did the trick. It took several weeks to feel any effect, but I went from feeling hopeless - as though I had nothing at all to look forward to in life - to feeling much more positive, happy, and normal. I think I had been depressed my entire life and these somehow normalized me. These have a slightly energizing effect until you are used to them, but they do not keep me up at night (I take in the morning). I have remained on the 150mg dosage. Its seems to have a mild appetite curbing effect, although I was not overweight to begin with, these at least do not increase appetite. I am not mixing these with any other med, so it is easy to tell the effect these have on me, as I have stopped taking them for short periods and then gone back. The trick is to take as low a dosage as possible, in the beginning, or you may feel more nervous and anxious for a short while until you adjust. I would suggest trying 75mg to begin with if the 150mg is too much, and then GIVE IT TIME to work. F 46 2 years
150mg 1X D
9/4/2014

 2  Anxiety My doctors prescribed me this for my anxiety and said to take 1 pill a day for 7 days at 100mg on 7th day take 2 a day. Today is the 7th day. Since I've been taking this I've had random dry mouth, and huge loss in appetite, I have however had a huge increase in energy and felt a little more happier and less stressed and worried like I usually am. Very hard to fall asleep at night I actually would take zquil just to fall asleep. Today is the 7th day,first day I've taken 2 pills. I have already left a vm for my dr. I feel extremely nauseous and light headed when I stand up. No appetite, dry mouth, and it feels like my blood is just rushing through my body and heart is pumping fast. Horrible headache. And anxiety is building it feels like its bursting through my body. I can't keep still I feel very anxious.. Still want to give this medicine a chance because it has helped a little, just today's side effects are kicking my ass.. F 24 7 days
200
8/22/2014
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 3  Depression Posting here because I've only found one other person on the net with my side effect of vulvodynia and I think it needs to be registered. My genital area is on fire and not in a good way. All the sensitive tissue down there is constantly burning like a Uti except on the outside and from front to back! It happens soon after I take the pill and lasts the time of the extended release. I've stopped it today fearing nerve damage and already have relief. Also, I feel it has negatively affected by libido, duh right. But I have no desire either and feel numb. I'm on name brand Wellbutrin. Giving it a 3 because my mood has slightly improved and I didn't have my typical PMS symptoms. I did have the common initial side effects of headache, irritability, and CRYING which have subsided. It seemed to make me sleepy at times during the day and at night I was able to sleep but less than usual. Going back to my old faithful Prozac brand name 20 mg. F 47 21 days
150mg 1X D
8/13/2014

 2  Anixety/panic attacks My doctor prescribed this to me, I've have headaches, horrible dizziness, loss of appetite, limbs feeling numb, horrible nausea, constipation and still having panic attacks!!! My doctor told me to stop the medicine, and go see a psychiatrist. I'm not Crazy, and I hate being sick!! My mom is on this medicine, and she does fine with it, guess it's not for me!! F 19 7 days
150MG
8/6/2014
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 5  Depression I started talking Wellbutrin two months bc I was so depression. I'm an Army wive, so I don't get to see my family bk home and my husband is always gone. Bc of those reasons I didn't want to have sex or deal with kids. I can see this medication has helped me in both area and plus more. I'm extremely happy now, I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids. I'm like an energized bunny and very focused now. I'm thankful for Wellbutrin :) F 28 2 months
150 mg
7/28/2014

 4  Depression Helped with depression may need a companion pill to go with it as I may be getting used to it. Want to masturbate excessively libido sky high M 57 5 years
300 xl
7/25/2014

 5  Slight Depression/Anxiety, ADHD 1st Day: Mid-afternoon had sudden onset of extreme nausea/stomach cramps, headache, drowsiness, and a feeling of being "not with it". 2nd and 3rd Day: Same as 1st day, but headache worsened and also felt irritable and agitated, excessive thirst 4th-6th Days: Nausea and agitation subsided, slight headache and stomach cramping, insomnia, marked increase in energy 7th Day-Present: Insomnia (i.e. I go to bed at 10pm, but don't fall asleep til 3am..which only lasts about an hour or two); General feeling of well-being (i.e. happy and content, feeling that everything is going to be ok and things will only get better); Significant increase in energy, motivation, and concentration For the past 20yrs, I've dealt with varying degrees of emotional "issues". However, despite everyone telling me I should get some help, I've been in denial. Beginning at age 18, I self-medicated with alcohol and painkillers (prescribed to me for my Crohn's Disease), which eventually led to a heroin addiction. Upon entering rehab in April 2005, I was put on Suboxone 24mg for my opiate addiction. In the past few years, I have been weaned down to a maintenance dose of 8mg. Due to the long term use, it has been extremely difficult and made my "issues" worse. Not only has Wellbutrin helped my emotions, but it's given me energy and helped with my procrastination/disorganization. Since my issues destroyed my relationship and ended our engagement, I'm now a single mom to 4 young children. For the 1st time in years, I don't feel so overwhelmed and can handle what's in front of me. I'm finally tackling things that I've been avoiding, and my family is noticing a change. I'm being a better mom and, for the first time in years, I feel good about myself! Suboxone withdrawal is long and difficult, and I think Wellbutrin will help when my doctor and I decide the time is right. The insomnia is a little frustrating, but the benefits FAR outweigh any side effects. Since I now see what everyone else has seen (and had to deal with) all these years, I only wish I had discovered this medicine sooner. I truly believe it would have saved my relationship and kept our family together F 36 2 weeks
150 mg 1X D
7/7/2014
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 5  Depression Every time my dosage was increased the buzzing in my ears got louder. I always felt high when the dosage was increased. Things sounded really loud and I had delayed reactions for the first few days but then it would subside and I would feel great. I took it with lithium and Zoloft for couple years. It helped but now I'm only on wellbutrin 400mg. 300mg AM & 100mg afternoon. F 29 5 years
6/8/2014

 1  depression This drug not only served to worsen my depression and make me suicidal but also made me extremely irritable at everyone and everything. I am still struggling with what this drug has done to me and it has been a month since i stopped. M 19 2 months
150mg xl
6/5/2014
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 4  Anxiety, Fatigue Itchy scalp, very mild hair thinning, panic attacks although rare, heart palpitations first day or two I never wake up groggy anymore. More energy, less fatigue. General anxiety is gone more often than not. May help social anxiety a bit. Caffeine increased panic attacks and anxiety of course, so avoid it. F 32 2 years
300 1X D
5/21/2014
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 2  Nerve pain due to muscle tightness COMPLETE loss of appetite (I'm surprised this drug is not marketed for weight loss.) Listlessness, slight depression & it seemed to make muscle tightness worse so I'll be going off it. I really wish this drug worked for my primary concern as the loss of appetite was a very welcome side effect. F 62 7 days
150 1X D
5/20/2014

 3  Depression added to effexor xl 1 days
4/6/2014

 5  Depression F 31 1 years
300 mg
3/31/2014

 4  I have a Mood Disorder NOS Blurred vision and intense suicidal thoughts . M 21
300MG 1X D
3/29/2014

 5  Atypical Depression Headache for the first week, and some insomnia. It curbed my appetite. The insomnia hasn't really bothered me since I was going to bed at 8:30 p.m. and now I go to sleep around 10 p.m. I would wake up around 2:30 a.m. and it would take a half hour to go back to sleep. It helped to increase my energy level. F 37 14 days
300 1X D
3/19/2014

 1  Depression Irritability, anger, violent outbursts, headache M 20 1 months
300 MG 1X D
2/16/2014
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 1  Stop smoking. Caused a 'Prolonged QT Wave' in the heart, which was potentially fatal. Although the QT was present, we did not know this until a syncope episode sent me to the hospital by ambulance. End result 10 days later was an ICD/pacemaker. Wellbutrin caused an additional Prolonged QT and could have resulted in death. Be sure to check all side effects and drug interactions along with your current health conditions. Had the Neuro consulted with the heart Dr before prescribing this medication, it would not have been allowed due to danger it can present to heart patients. M 57 5 months
75 mg 2X D
1/28/2014
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 1  Smoking cessation Extreme increase in sex drive. Odd, powerful, and sometimes scary dreams. Aided in weight loss. Did not help with smoking cessation. Withdrawal effects included "brain zaps," flu like symptoms, and all these side and withdrawal effects of this supposedly "safe smoking cessation med" we're then misdiagnosed as one of the "life long, incurable, genetic mental illnesses." What a nightmare it was dealing with psychiatrists not intelligent enough to read their own DSM, where it clearly states that if a person's symptoms were the result of a prior drug, then it is a misdiagnosis to claim the ADRs are a "life long, incurable, genetic mental illness." I understand the US psychiatric industry has committed this same malpractice (misdiagnosing the ADRs from antidepressants as bipolar) in over a million children so far. I'd like to see this massive psychiatric malpractice end soon, US psychiatrists, please. F 36 1 months
12/6/2013

 3   1 days
12/1/2013

 2  anxiety/depression Anger, insomnia, easily agitated, headache, nausea, headache F 28 7 days
300 mg 1x
12/1/2013

 3  Depressio Exhaustion while exercising, nervousness around people, insecurity for no reason, rapid heart beat. M 40 6 years
150mg
11/12/2013
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 4  Depression/Anxiety Practically none. Initially I had slight loss of appetite, but it went away. It's the ONLY antidepressant I've ever used that I did not suffer side effects from After years of trying Zoloft, Paxil, Pristiq, and several others, this was the first drug that ever significantly helped my depression. Even better, I was able to lose some weight, it did NOT kill my sex drive, and it helped me cut back on smoking. Miracle drug as far as I'm concerned! I even went off it entirely for several months, and I had zero withdrawl symptoms. F 27 2 years
300 1X D
9/19/2013

 2  Bi-polar and depression 1st day: full of energy and calm. 2nd day: dizzy and nautious all day with a headache. 3rd day: the same as say 2. 4th day: I still had a bad headache and was dizzy and nautious, but I also got so irritated, annoyed, aggravated, angry and aggressive very easily and snapped on people. 5th day: all same side affects, but even worse. 6th day: I was all over the place. Having angry little outbursts where I was rude and then I randomly started crying then laughing then I went back to angry. The past 2 nights I woke up at 3 and couldn't go back to sleep. Last night couldn't fall asleep. Day 7:(today) I felt nautious and dizzy with a headache. I've had those 3 symptoms every day since I started it. I almost feel like I'm pregnant with morning sickness. It's a terrible feeling that I hope goes away soon cuz my heads gonna explode and Advil does not work. I don't see it helping me at all yet. F 28 7 days
150 mg
9/11/2013
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 3  Anxiety/depression I've been taking 150 mg a day for a total of 5 days. I take my dose in the mornings. I've experienced a couple of reactions during these past 5 days, none of which bugged me too much. First day energy and focus. This is my first time taking medication of this kind, but before it I never wanted to get out of bed, I was sensitive, angered and irritated by everyone and everything easily and had no motivation. Day 2 I had less energy. Day 3 I flipped out on my boyfriend and was experiencing sensitivity to lights. Day 4 I had giggles and then felt no difference. I still have the same thoughts of worthlessness, I still don't get up and do anything. I'm not sure if its too low of a dose or I just haven't been taking it long enough. Last night I did experience some insomnia. I woke up at 2 am and didn't go back to sleep until 4:30 am. I'm not on any other medications so I'm hoping for the best and I will be giving it a few weeks. F 23 5 days
150 mg
8/9/2013
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 2  Smoking cessation Have had monthly bouts of laryngitis to the point of having 2 throat scopes to find very swollen vocal cords. Steroids used and acid reflux meds. I'm down with it again for the 7th time. I quit taking Wellbutrin XL 3 days ago as I cant be with out voice and painful swallowing. I gave also noticed no libido, easily agitated, irritable. Sleep is an issue. Weight increase. Have not decreased cigarettes smoking even though tried. F 37 7 months
150 in AM
7/28/2013

 4  PTSD Slight Tinnitus, Insomnia, Anxiety I really dislike taking meds. I have tried so many , I can't remember half of them. I always look at reviews until my doctor said I needed to stay on Wellbutrin XL if I wanted to get better. I've started and stopped WB many times but this time I stuck with it. I have gotten past all the side effects and I do feel better. I have some energy, work full-time and so far it's working for me. The only problem I have is that I have lost 45 pounds since January , I think most of it is diet change but I also think some of it has to do with WB. From 170 lbs to 125 lbs now. I'm hungry, buy food to fix and end up not eating it. F 64 8 months
150 MG 1X D
7/14/2013
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 2  No joy, can't focus, concentrate F 68 1 weeks
300mg
7/13/2013

 2  Chronic Anxiety and Depression Much worse anxiety and depression. Slight insomnia. Pleasant Vivid dreams at first. Extremely lethargic - couldn't even watch TV. Sky high libido but too lazy to do anything with it. I started out on 150mg XL (Generic - Par) in the morning then titrated after a week to 300mg XL (Name brand) per day. I was so filled with anxiety and depression that I had to go on short-term disability at work. THEN the doctor titrated the Name Brand to 450mg XL once in the morning. I was a nervous wreck, couldn't think, too lethargic to do anything. Please keep in mind, I was also on 6mg (yes, 6mg) of Xanax XR even before taking the Wellbutrin XL. Well the 450mg dose made me a non-thinking, non-productive, shuttering shell. The doctor dropped me to 300mg and I still feel AWFUL! I have no Bi-Polar or any other condition but he is going to add Abilify to the Wellbutrin. I'm already insulin resistant, 50 lbs overweight and petrified of permanent Tardive Dyskinesia, Diabetes and extra weight on Abilify. Please offer some advice. Thank you much!! M 49 7 weeks
300mg 1X D
7/12/2013
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 3  Depression(stress/cfs/fms) (namebrand)2 150mg wellbutrin xl iAM for yrs, but with recent new order nervousness, sleeplessness, muscular burning/clenching spasms, sob and gastro complaints similar history with generics tried. . have appt for dr to evaluate first available F 54 7 years
150mg 2X D
6/11/2013
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 3  Postpartum depression I have been on 150 MG of Wellbutrin xl for a week now. The only side effects I gave noticed are loss of appetite, light headed (almost passing out) even after a full meal, and slight nausea. My dr switched me from 50 Mg of Zoloft after my complaints of no energy, and slight weight gain. Anyone else experience light headed symptoms? F 33 7 days
150mg
5/20/2013
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 5  Depression, Anxiety, Extreme Stress headache for the first day or so, joint pain (although that's common with a hyperlaxity disorder) increase in sexual libido (no complaints) ... falling asleep and/or staying asleep is the worst - currently 7am and Ive been awake since 2pm yesterday. ..... I am finding issues with short term memory at times .. but that could just be the hundred things I have going on at once. I work in the medical field and deal quite a bit with medications. Other than clonaz 3mg/day, I don't take other meds. I researched and researched this drug, I even discovered a co-worker and a friend have been taking it for awhile and they had nothing but great things to say about it ... plus it helped them stop smoking, something I have been trying to do for a year, as well as lose weight. -- so far so good ... appetite is decreased ALOT ... Im not hungry therefore have trouble deciding what to eat .. but once its infront of me, I will eat. Smoking, no change (esp at work!!) ...... looking forward to seeing whats to come from this ..... the reviews have been fantastic so I am very very hopeful and look forward to the "new me" M 29 2 weeks
300 1X D
5/18/2013
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 4  Atypical Depression Short Term: Dry Mouth, Slight Headache, Vivid Dreams, Slight Insomnia, Slightly Moody (but happy) I will have to give it 2 months before I can truly say if this worked. The initial effect at 300 mg was an amazing rush of energy. I was socializing with everyone around me. No social fear. No paranoia. I am expecting this to to decrease and stabilize in 2-3 months. I hope this medication helps me become me again. I have been experiencing emotions for the first time in a long time. It's such a good feeling. Slight headache is common, but it's not painful enough that you'd want to take anything for it. Usually you're distracted and don't notice it until you're alone with your thoughts. So that's alright. M 26 2 weeks
300 mg 1X D
5/16/2013
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 1  Quit smoking Parkinsons-like head tremors, easily angered, aggressive, hand shaking, severe anxiety, agoraphobia, nausea I had stopped smoking, cold turkey, and after 2 weeks began to feel extremely depressed and had crying spells. My doctor prescribed Wellbutrin. The drug did stop the crying spells but I had major anxiety. I had severe hand and head tremors I was stressed. I looked like I had Parkinson's disease. I do take Paxil for depression (30 yrs) and a sleeping pill along with Ativan for anxiety (as needed). Maybe adding the Wellbutrin just put me over the top. Stuck it out for 2 1/2 months, then started smoking and weening myself off the drug. I'm going to try to stop smoking again and try to tough it out without meds. I will not go back on Wellbutrin. The worst experience of my life. F 59 75 days
300 mg 1X D
5/16/2013
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 2  mild depression Very mild side effects that lasted a few days: dry mouth, vivid dreams. Lasting side effects: increased hunger, weight gain, fatigue I've never been on any antidepressant and I barely take any drugs at all including ibuprofen, so I thought this would work for me. For me it seems to have the opposite effects of its intended ones, I don't really feel better at all and now I'm tired all the time. I am usually very, very energetic, but since taking this drug, my energy has been sapped. I'm very physically fit--i work out hard 6-7 days a week and now in each workout I feel out of breath. I've never had that problem before. My usual 5-7 mile runs feel like I'm running with weights. Anyone else experience fatigue/shortness of breath on this drug? I told myself I'd give it 5-6 months, but I don't think I can tolerate feeling tired all the time. Also, I have no decreased appetite--I seemed to have gained a few pounds (not in a good way) and feel no effect on my libido. Anyone else had as similar experience? F 36 3 months
300mg 1X D
5/9/2013
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 3  Depression, anxiety Started with 150 & 40 of Selexa. Dr weened from Selexa gradually and increased to 300. Since then, by mid afternoon everyday Im having some intense anxiety, sobbing and or angry . This is disappointing as I was sure this med was working so well. it's a scarey feeling though when im getting so anxious for no reason and so dispairingly sad and crying. F 44 7 weeks
300
4/22/2013

 4  Anxiety Vertigo, increased energy and motivation, fuzziness, loss of memory I took Wellbutrin 5 years ago and have recently started taking it again. Although it's only been 2 weeks, I notice an increase in energy levels - I am awake before my alarm goes off in the morning and have started running. I feel more motivation to be active - I'm not sure if that's the medication or the fact it's spring time. I had started smoking again 3 to 4 months ago after having been quit for almost 6 years. Within one week of taking this medication cigarettes were disgusting and I just stopped smoking. It's only been 4 days, but I have zero cravings. I'm concerned with the vertigo symptom as I read on-line this could be in relation to a seizure. F 35 2 weeks
150mg 1X D
4/9/2013

 5  Depression and pain My husband of 26 years wants to know where his old wife went because our sex life was none existence because I just had no desire and now since being on Wellbutrin my sex drive has went thru the roof. I can't keep the man in bed enough lol he ask me jokingly the other day if I was trying to f.. him to death. It also has just made me feel young again I have had a great increase in energy. I am never coming off this stuff. I have taken several antidepressants and none have help me the way this Wellbutrin has. F 46 2 months
300 mg
4/5/2013
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 1  Depression/Anxiety/Panic Attacks Extreme Nausea (all day on the bridge of throughing up) / Dizzy spells It hasn't helped with anything its just made me feel sick all the time F 22 1.5 months
150-300MG 1X D
3/30/2013
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 2  Clinical Depression, Anxiety, ADD Moderate to severe stomach pain, hungry until food is presented and then all appetite is completely lost, short term memory loss, fogginess, increased anxiety, loss of articulation, severe dizzy spells after smoking the occasional cigarette, huge increase in sexual libido, not wanting to talk, tired all the time but can't fall asleep, loss of articulation with speech. I realize that I have not waited the period of time enough to judge this medication, but the initial side affects are intense. For the first time in years, i'm able to focus, but it's incredibly hard to do so with the pain in my stomach and increased anxiety and panic attacks. I personally felt affects the first day I took it, mainly the focus. But I also noticed a lack of articulation with outward speech and short term memory loss almost immediately. Any caffeine consumption leads me to severe anxiety, tremors, constant sweating, and lightning fast heartbeat. Have that feeling in your throat right before you cry all the time, which I usually only have during panic attacks. Every little thing sets me off. Irritated with everything. I will stick with this for a few more weeks just because that's what everybody keeps saying but this is fucked up. M 17 4 days
150mg 1X D
3/25/2013
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 5  depression slight headache F 31 2 weeks
150
3/23/2013

 5  Bipolar II, depression headache, metallic taste in mouth, very slight nausea I have been depressed and moody since I was a small child. The only drug that helps seems to be Wellbutrin. This is a wonder drug for me. I feel energized and happy, I sleep better (contrary to most people's experience), and best of all I don't have the horrible depressed thoughts I tend to have when I don't take meds. I also take lithium 600 mg/day with the Wellbutrin, and I think the lithium helps me not get too hyped up and anxious. When I started this drug 15 years ago I took Wellbutrin (not XL) and it was almost as good. The XL is nicer though, it smooths out the troughs and peaks and seems to be easier on the system. Love, love, love this drug. F 57 15 years
300 mg 1X D
3/20/2013

 1  Depression, Anxiety Major anxiety, heart racing and major insomnia. Nausea, dizziness F 45 1 days
150 mg
3/20/2013

 2  smoking cessation increased libido, energy, intense itching and hives Wellbutrin was GREAT for the first 2.5 weeks I took it. In the 3rd week I started itching, then I started to get roving hives all over my body. I wanted to wait it out, so I started taking allegra every day with benadryl 3 or 4 times a day, but after 8 days of the itching and hives becoming worse I had to stop. It seems to be a fairly common occurrence with the SR and XL versions, unfortunately. I tried both generic and namebrand. F 42 21 days
150 1X D
3/4/2013
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 5  SAD and depression none This is the second time I've been on this medication. Neither time have I experienced any side effects other than an occasional slight headache. F 38 3 months
300mg 1X D
1/24/2013

 3  Depression Insomnia, jitters, shaking, anxiety, rapid heartbeat. I have been taking this for two weeks now. I have no trouble falling asleep but I only sleep for a couple hours and then I can't get back to sleep. I have stopped caffeine intake to help with the anxiety. As of now I'm not feeling any positive results and the side effects have not subsided. I'm holding out though since everyone says it takes 6-8 weeks. I'm hoping it starts working soon and the side effects subside. M 42 2 weeks
150 2X D
1/12/2013

 3  Depression,anxiety,&to quit smoking Increased crying spells for first 4 or 5 weeks. Quick to anger and a lot of agitation and irritability. Dry mouth but not bad. Some insomnia. Binge eating, I'm not hungry but can't stop eating. I had tried taking wellbutrin in my early 20's and had to stop because of suicidal thoughts etc. however it has been about 15 years since then so I decided to give it another try. I did not start feeling any relief from depression (and seemed to have gotten worse) until about week 6. Now I don't feel so extremely low and sometimes have a good day. Honestly I have noticed no increase in energy but have noticed an increase in libido, which happened around week 3 or 4. I have cut down my smoking to a few cigarettes a day from over a pack for almost 18 yrs. However due to my agitation, irritability, and anger I am not quitting completely at this time. Interestingly I have severe menstrual cramps and it seems to help this ailment somewhat. When I was taking Prozac I always lost weight so it is interesting that on Wellbutrin XL (a drug known to help with weight loss) I am quickly gaining weight by binge eating. Perhaps it is due to cutting down on smoking, however most information I read led me to believe this wouldn't be much of an issue. I am hopeful that the Wellbutrin's effectiveness will continue to increase over the next month and that my anger and irritability will decrease, as well as my appetite. It is worth a try for anyone thinking of getting on it but keep in mind it can take several weeks of misery before you feel some relief, not always the case but something to keep in mind. This med seems to have helped an awful lot of people. F 37 7 weeks
300 mg 1X D
12/21/2012
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 1  Depression Nausea, Headaches Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Fatigue, Dry Mouth, Tinnitus, Anxiousness, Increased Agitation/Irritability, Drowsiness, General Abnormal Aches and Pains. M 18 4 weeks
150 2X D
12/19/2012
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 4  depression anxiety I have tried others like celexa,zoloft,seroquel...this one is it. I feel amazing situations that would make me cry are more tolerable I look at things differently now...it is week 4 and I hope it just keeps getting better...I am more focused,doing more things I used to enjoy and also enjoying my family again...I have lost weight not sure how much I don't go on scale but I fit into my pre pregnancy jeans now with ease...this med has given me happiness back. F 35 4 weeks
300MG
12/7/2012

 5  depression Major Hair loss, Sexual complusions always horny, vomiting, stomache aches, weight loss Awesome med! I had to stop taking it because it was making my hair fall out. First medication I have ever been on that helped for my depressin. Gave me energy and I felt motivated. I also lost weight without trying and went from smoking a pack of ciggs a day for 4 years to now being a non-smoker. It did however cause stomache aches when I first started taking it. Also it made me hyper sexual. F 25 8 months
300 mg 2X D
12/2/2012

 4  depression dry mouth, anxiety, weight loss, headache, insomnia This drug saved my life. I gave it time to work (I didn't feel anything until anout 2 months in) and now I feel normal again. I can feel joy and sadness and I can laugh and cry and go to work and hang with my friends and just enjoy life! F 34 90 days
300 XL 1X D
11/19/2012
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 4  depression At first, I had extremely bad headache, dry mouth and horrible heartburn. Those symptoms went away after about 2 -3 weeks. After one month, my dr upped my dosage from 300mg to 450mg. The max dose. Before the meds, I had a hard doing anything. I had to force myself to go to work. I felt like I was watching life go on without me. I just wanted to lay in bed. I cried very easily about anything & everything. Now, I feel like I am my normal self. I get up, clean my house, play with my kids, work and all with out crying! I haven't had weightloss or problems sleeping like others. I do take the generic but it works. I am grateful for this med. It helped me find my hope & life again. F 36 4 months
450mg
11/13/2012
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 5  Depression Feel nauseated but take gravel every so often & it stops the nausea for a couple days. I can't sleep much..4 hrs a night. With a sleeping pill I get about 5-6hrs. Hoping these side affects subside. F 38 2 months
300
11/10/2012

 4  Depression Diarrhea and increased sex drive F 38 2 weeks
150
11/6/2012

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