WELLBUTRIN XL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Depression “150mgXL-brand WB , 2 wks, then 300mg. Day3 on 150mg, INCREDIBLY restless, irritable, angry which lasted 5 days then felt normal until I upped the dose. 2days, 300mg SO angry, irritable, restless more than before. Emotionally exhausting, Feel more depressed than ever. Lasted nonstop 3.5 weeks,. I was a nightmare. I isolated myself, luckily I work freelance so able to not work. Did have more energy, channeled into exercise, healthy diet, cleaning. It helped to focus on things, read many Wellbutrin reviews online. Helped to not feel crazy. Week#6 started to feel better. Not “happy” but no longer crazy emotions. Week 7 now. I have more energy than before starting, more goal orientated & drive to get things done. Again, don’t feel “happy” but don’t feel like depression is in drivers seat, so can do what needs doing incl. changing external factors that add to depression. Still quick to irritation. Stopped smoking week 5. Glad where I am now but adjustment period much more difficult than could have imagined”

raymondcalitz (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2018

For Major Depressive Disorder “I’ve been taking 150 mg of bupropion xl for years and it kept me from hurting myself but still had manic depressiveness. I also dealt with seasonal depressive disorder. It was taking the edge off. I wanted to feel able to do things without thinking of every negative possibility. My Doc raised the dosage to 300mg and my feelings also became elavated and feel alive again. Sad to say it has been two weeks and I have developed gouty arthritis in my right elbow and it is not going away. I was trying to not call the Dr. because of the good feelings I am having but the elbow is to painful and I feel it starting in my left elbow and fingers. I had gout in my feet never in my elbow until my sister mentioned that it sounds like gout and from the feeling and redness with the pain, it is what I felt years ago when I was drinking. Sober for 8 years”

MIKE (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 9, 2018

For Depression “I started taking 150mg, felt nothing, no improviment nor side effects. On the third week the doctor increased it to 300mg. Today is the 3rd day on 300mg, and the first time I feel anything, and its horrible. I can’t move, no energy, horrible saddness, can’t do anything. Hope I feel better soon.”

Kia (taken for less than 1 month) March 7, 2018

For Depression “I have ADHD/chronic pain and depression. I was put on the extended release formula about 4yrs ago , and it’s been great!!! I take 300mgs XR in the morning. It does a few things for me. After about 4 days on it by energy was so much better I was like a new man. My doctor told me it would also carry my ADHD med longer as well as my painkillers. He was right! I was able to reduce my ADHD med a bit. I have had a couple of good panic attacks from it’s stimulation, but well worth it to me. No weight gain at all. Kinda curbs your appetite. I’ve gotten used to it. In fact when I see my doctor next I’m going to ask to get bumped up to 450mgs a day. Best of luck to you!”

Bostong (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 7, 2018

“Wellbutrin XL cut my anxiety in half and so many less severe panic attacks. Helps with my depression too. Helped me quit smoking and have been smoke free for 2 years now. Only side effects are sweating and tremors but nothing is perfect.”

Hbunny (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 25, 2018

For Depression “I started taking this when I felt like I was at the end of my rope and was frantic to find something to help me feel better. I had previously tried Cipralex and Effexor. I started at 150mg XL and moved to 300 after 2 weeks. I noticed a marked improvement in my mood and energy within the first couple of days! I did errands that I hadn’t done in months, cooked, and wasn’t sleeping all day! The drastic change in energy subsided, but still I feel like it helps me wake up in the morning. It slightly elevated my anxiety at first, but that subsided as well. This medication worked really well for me.”

stephlyudmila January 26, 2018

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