Ideas & Opinions Bupropion - Wellbutrin

ridefar

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#1
Recently I started taking medication to improve my mental health. As of yesterday I'm experiencing that it does help a bit.
It is expected to have benefits of taking Bupropion to take about 2 weeks. The dose is at a low level so far, side effects are okay.
I actually don't like taking any form of medication, not even painkillers. Except when I really need it.
Does anyone else have experience with Bupropion, I'd like to hear other opinion. Also on the effect in the long term.
 

kat319

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#2
I've been taking Wellbutrin for about two years. I started taking 150 mg. I now take 450 mg. I first I was very jittery but that has dissipated. I believe helps me not get as low as before.
 

ridefar

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#3
I've been taking Wellbutrin for about two years. I started taking 150 mg. I now take 450 mg. I first I was very jittery but that has dissipated. I believe helps me not get as low as before.
That sounds good, I'm glad it helps for you this way. For me the side effects are increasing the last days. Did you have any other side effects besides feeling jittery?
I'll have to keep monitoring if this is the medication that suits me. I hope the side effects dissipate soon.
 

kat319

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#4
That sounds good, I'm glad it helps for you this way. For me the side effects are increasing the last days. Did you have any other side effects besides feeling jittery?
I'll have to keep monitoring if this is the medication that suits me. I hope the side effects dissipate soon.
No other side effects. Hope you find something that works for you. I tried Lexapro. Didn't do I thing for me.
 

Walker

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#5
Wellbutrin has worked for me for several years now. In my opinion, which means nothing at all, it seems like it works best for those without very severe depression. But the flip side of that is it's generally seen as one of the antidepressants with the least number of side effects so there's a trade off. Could I feel even better on something else? Almost certainly. But I experience zero effects from this med so I don't want to trade. I've taken a lot lot lot of antidepressants now and this one has been easiest for me. If you're feeling better on it then that's great. You said you're on a low dose so just carry on... See how it goes ok? You might not like taking medication but we really want you to live.
 

ridefar

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#6
Both my therapist and I have decided that Wellbutrin has too many side effects for me, so next week we'll look into different meds
 

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