WELLBUTRIN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Major Depressive Disorder “I have been on this medication for less than a month and I am staying angry and my blood pressure has gone up and it doesn’t seem to come down. I was on citalopram but wanted to see if I could use Wellbutrin to lose some weight but I will deal with the weight in exchange for a calm mind and getting along with everybody. I can’t get back to the Dr. fast enough.”

karon (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2018

For Depression “I tried it many times. The first 5 times, I got that stoned feeling. I mean stoned for days. As long as I was on it, I was stoned. Finally, I tried it and it didn’t make me stoned. I was grateful. Turns out that if my cortisol was already low, I didn’t get stoned. Found out the hard way that it also lowers cortisol so I couldn’t get off my chair for weeks and couldn’t figure out why until I realized it was the wellbutrin. But, it did make me a bit happier so I will have to try something else that is similar.”

loveydovey (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 9, 2018

For Major Depressive Disorder “Wellbutrin is an excellent medication. I take 1/2 of a 75 mg tablet in the morning after breakfast and at 14:00. I also take 10 mg of Lexapro at 16:00.Lexapro, on its own, was providing me relief from my major depression and occasional panic attacks. However, there were some days when I felt that it was not helping. Additionally, I often felt very lethargic by the afternoon and had occasional brain fog.My psychiatrist suggesting that I complement Lexapro with Wellbutrin explaining that it is an SSRI with mild stimulating effects and does not carry the risk of weight gain. I am a slim man, so weight gain is easily noticeable for me.The combination of Lexapro and Wellbutrin has been wonderful! My depression and panic attacks are very much under control; however, there are a few manifestations throughout the year during hectic periods. I have energy throughout the day, and I am very much happier with the quality of my well-being and life.”

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

For Depression “Took it in 2005, it was awful. I thought I was gonna lose my mind. Outbursts of anger, panic attacks, sex drive through the roof (that was nice though). I had to quit. Remeron was perfect. Taking it now, it’s great. I’m focused, no anxiety, I’m calm and lots of energy. What’s the difference? I think in 2005 I was burned out by stress and anxiety, I needed to slow down, Remeron worked. Now I’m depressed and slow, don’t wanna do anything, no energy and can’t focus. Wellbutrin feels right.”

WhatAboutBob (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 6, 2018

For Depression “Closing on 21 years with Wellbutrin. My depression has always been treatable, but a high dosages. Started with Pamelor after a lifetime of depression, worked up to 100 mg and it worked well; kicked-in in about four weeks. It also lowered my blood pressure about 20 points, which made standing up problematic. I was next switched to Wellbutrin, but not enough as it turned out. The dosage prescribed worked up to 300 mg . This dose left me on edge, and I switched again after 4 months. Then to Zoloft, 150 mg. This worked well also, but the sexual side effects were manifested after 5 months and totally unacceptable. I then switched back to Wellbutrin again, to mitigate the Zoloft side effects, but worked up to 450 mg, the maximum non-clinical dosage. But there is a cost. Now I am also being treated for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both common side effects of Wellbutrin but worth it for the mood stability.”

Rico Verde February 22, 2018

For Depression “A few days after starting this meds, I had the overwhelming feeling of really dark depression”

Lunchlady67 February 21, 2018

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