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Old 12-22-2005, 11:13 PM   #1
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hi to all, i am new here and have a question i hope someone can help me with. I have been on wellbutrin XL for 5 weeks now and when i first started taking it i had a wonderful reation...lots of energy, happy, less over evaluation of things, etc.that was when i was taking 150mg. Well 5 days ago i started thaking 300 mgs and really haden't noticed a difference until today. One thing i should mention is that i am hormonal due to getting my period yesterday(not to be too personal, may be a factor?) anyways, today i had extreme bouts of anger and i could not stop crying and i just feel worse then i did when i began taking the med. so, what do you think? i remember the doc saying something about a reation of irritability could mean i may be suffering from something other then depression.....any of this click with anyone out there? has anyone gone through this?
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:02 AM   #2
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no idea the only side effect I had with this meds was weightloss. and that I had no complaints about. lol
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:35 AM   #3
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I noticed some of what you are feeling also when my dosage was increased. Then, I realized that I was feeling sadness and anger but it had been disguised under all of that depression before the med change.

When the dosage increased for me from 300 mg to 450, the med made me jittery.

Wellbutrin has not had much of an impact on my periods.

I hope that you will be back to your happy, energetic self soon.
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:51 AM   #4
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Hi, KLW26!!

When my pdoc started me on Wellbutrin 150 XL, I had that irritable feeling - I wanted to bite people's heads off. Plus I felt like I had the flu. The effects would wear off by evening. My Dr. took me off that, then when my depression still wasn't responding to my current meds, he put me back on Wellbutrin, but this time the SR variety. I had a week of some uncomfortable side effects but NOT the irritability like with the XL. (I'm not sure why the XL seems to vary from the SR in that respect.)

Larry, are you out there...I've wondered about this?

Anyway...that's been my experience. Hope it helps a bit.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:49 PM   #5
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I took myself off Wellbutrin due to the anger and frustration I experienced while taking it. At first, things seemed alright... I had loads of energy and I seemed a little happier. Then after it got in my system real good, I started becoming enraged. I snapped at anyone who even look at me a certain way. I started cutting again (which I hadnt done in a long time) and all I could do was cry and lash out at people. It was terrible. I'll never take that drug again.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:07 PM   #6
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My experience has been that it makes me irritable and fogs me in mentally - I notice a fairly sharp decrease in cognitive function. After taking it (this is SR) for about 5 years I developed spasming things and a few other side effects that were severe enough to taper off it. Then I got really depressed about 3 weeks after the last dose and had to restart just before xmas. Now I am feeling better depression wise but also feeling that fogged-in mental thing -cognition and memory. Also lethargic, but that may be because my trazadone dosage was upped as I was tapering off the Wellbutrin. So far no re-emergence of the spasming side effects and I don't think I would describe myself as irritable.

I think I was overmedicated at 450 mg/day. So far 300 mg/day is doing the trick. Side effects are not too bad, although they are lowering my functioning a tad. I'm not irritable ... yet.

I like the drug because it has been around for quite a while and is generally relaitvely benign. For various reasons I don't like SSRIs or SNRIs.
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Wellbutrin XL gave me a horrible burning rash and it didn't help my depression at all. Turns out my depression was linked with adult ADD, and so I take a cocktail of Lexapro and Adderall XL which really helps.

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thanks guys - i have been trying to give this a go and am starting to think it isnt for me. I know that when you take such a drug you should not drink, but, i have been a bit and the day after i tend to feel like i have been hit by a car and extreme extreme depression follows. I have been having extreme depression alot lately and i feel like this drug had made it worse - but alot has been going on too, dealing with my child hood abuse i went through, plus i lost a friend this week and my bo has been working 7 days a week which makes me pretty damn lonely and frustrated with two little ones you know.......not to mention that the terrorist shot scares the hell outta me and i obsess over it a bit........sorry, not trying to get a free session here, just wanna vent a bit. ; )
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I was on 150 for a week and felt pretty good, had energy and motivation, then the doc upped it to 300. Within three days I started having tremors, extreme insomnia, worsened depression, suicidal feelings, crying, weight gain, feelings of hopelessness, horrible irritability (my poor kids). I'd get out of bed, try to work, and just start crying because I was so exhausted and couldn't fathom sitting at a computer for 10 hours and trying to concentrate.

I dropped back down to 150 and felt better again, but he said 150 is too low of a dose. I'd go back on 300 and have the same problems. He switched me to Lexapro and I feel good now, but no different than when I was on Celexa (which he took me off of to put me on Wellbutrin when I said I wanted to increase my Celexa dose that my GP had put me on. He said Celexa is basically worthless. Uh, okaaaay).

Anyway, Wellbutrin XL bad, Lexapro good but same effect as generic Celexa at four times the cost (once I stop getting samples).

I was so hoping Wellbutrin would be the one for me since it's an activating antidepressant and I really would like to be a little more awake feeling. Oh well, can't have everything. I'd much rather be laid back than a drug-induced, sleep deprived banshee.
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KLW,

What your doctor was saying about your reaction may indicate another condition--a quick reaction to an a/d is a classic indication of bipolar disease...the smaller dose pushed you to a hypomanic (mildly manic) state, the larger dose pushed you farther... plus, there is evidence that a/d's can worsen the cycling in bipolar, making you MORE depressed. Call your doctor Monday and tell him what's up...Good Luck.

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