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kinda stopped taking wellbutrin [Jul. 5th, 2009|09:47 pm]
ok so i'm new to do this site but yeah i kinda got myself off my 400mgs of Wellbutrin a day. im on it for major depressive disorder but i dont want to be on meds. ive been on them too long and it just makes me feel bad that im so screwed up inside that i need meds. my family encouraged me to get myself off but i do feel like i may need it should i wait and see or try to get back on them?
 i was fine at first without them but very very slowly i started to just feel numb and whatever everything but when i did feel stuff it was me being sad and angry. i guess i am getting depressd (i hate admitting it). but yeah................ i dont know how to get back on my meds. when i have tried i got all shaky and nervous probly bcus i got used to being without them and they're sustained release so i cant crush them and take them at diffrent times to slowly bring myself back up. what should i do? also how could i go about getting back on them if things get worse?
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Wellbutrin and Eating Disorders [Jun. 26th, 2009|12:12 am]
I was wondering if anyone here has an eating disorder and prescribed Wellbutrin. I can't be the only one.
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Gah [May. 24th, 2009|03:35 pm]

I ran out of my normal wellbutrin (SR 200mg/bid) about two months ago.  From then I started taking the standard immediate release (75mg/qid).  That made me nuts.  Paranoia, mania, the whole crazy thing.  So I went and saw a new shrink, and he reduced me to SR (100mg/bid), but the prescription was too expensive.  Since then, I've been taking the budeprion (150mg/bid; an old prescription I had from just before they bumped up my dose), and I can really tell its not working as well.  Anyone know any companies that specifically sell Wellbutrin SR or even XL cheaper than $75 for one month's dose?  I don't have insurance at the moment :(
And does anyone here have any experience with Mirtazapine?  I've been taking it at night, before I go to bed, and it has been working really well.  I sleep much better at night, and my mood seems more stable.  Also, they put me on Methylphenidate (10mg/qam).  It worked great the first day, but pooped out over a period of three days .  I believe he is going to switch me to Adderall tomorrow, time release hopefully.  Anyone else here taken the step between the two medications?  How was the difference?
And Atarax.  I just want to say that it has been so helpful for me the past few years, as I have been battling socially-crippling anxiety.  I like it much better than Xanax, as I can still function at peak performance after dosing.
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Wellbutrin Pill Appearance [May. 11th, 2009|09:25 pm]

Hi there,

I'm in Canada and I just got some Wellbutrin XL, but it doesn't say wellbutrin on it, just a little
WB and 150.

Is this normal? All the pictures I've seen have the full name on them.
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Wellbutrin online [Apr. 29th, 2009|06:49 pm]

[mood |draineddrained]

Has any one of you ever ordered Wellbutrin online - like from a Canadian pharmacy?  I have a prescription however can't afford to pay for it right now.  I heard it's way cheaper to get it online but don't know which site is the best. Thanks for sharing
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Wellbutrin's Effects on Relationships With Others? [Feb. 14th, 2009|07:03 pm]

[mood |anxiousanxious]

Hi... so this is maybe a strange question. Or not. I tried looking this up online and couldn't find anything similiar.


Basically I was put on Wellbutrin in September, 150mg a day. I have had problems with depression for 15 years, since I was 13, but had never been medicated. I am an artist and was having the worst time concentrating on any new work, and was exhausted all the time. I wondered if I was ADHD-- or if tv commercials just made me THINK I was. I also had problems with compulsion as a teenager-- hair pulling, namely-- so my GP suggested I try Wellbutrin. Honestly, within a week, I felt a lot better-- more even keel. I was prone to fly off the handle before, and not so anymore. I could think more clearly. I was pretty happy-- and super excited about my libido kicking in, since it had been sucking on birth control.

Problem was, no libido ever came a'knockin'. This bothered my boyfriend, because I had kind of hyped up that supposed side-effect a lot. Due to some other issues with my birth control, I got off of it, and just waaaaited for the Wellbutrin to kick my libido in the ass. Never happened. 'Oh well', I figured, 'Maybe it doesn't happen to everyone'. I've been on it for months now, and recently, I've been reflecting and realized that not only do I ever have sex with my boyfriend, I don't WANT to. I mean, we get around to it sometimes, but I'm doing it kind of because I feel like a jerk for being so uninterested. And it's not that I'm not attracted to him. And it's not that I am attracted to anyone else-- I don't have any sexual feelings at all. What really struck me though, is that I've realized I become very annoyed and uncomfortable seeing couples exhibit affection, in real life, or even on tv. 

Okay, sure, now I sound like a frigid ice queen! But I've also stopped talking to people on the phone-- friends I don't know SO well, I'm almost afraid to call them. I text everyone. I like going out and having fun but if I don't have an obligation to do so, I just sit on the couch, doing nothing. The only creature I am affectionate with is my dog. I am slowly becoming someone who doesn't want to interact with anyone anymore. It's alarming me, because I don't feel like this is who I am-- it's not who I used to be. 


Could this be the Wellbutrin? I feel like I am slowly settling into that "fog" I always heard people talk about when they were talking about disliking or wanting to get off meds. I am aware they could be bigger symptoms that are perhaps growing too big for the Wellbutrin to tackle, but just wanted to know first, if anyone else had experienced this-- wanting nothing to do with anyone.

I want to want to kiss my boyfriend again or invite friends out for dinner... anything you know? But I'd rather just sit on the computer or stare at the tv. I'd rather be alone. I don't feel sad or have my moodswings. That's maybe what worries me the most about this.

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Just started Wellbutrin [Jan. 19th, 2009|01:53 pm]


I just started Wellbutrin on Thursday, and for the first two days, I felt more or less fine.

After using Lexapro for the last 5 months, for anxiety and depression, I talked to my doctor about switching medication last week, due to Lexapro disabling me from having any orgasms.

Yesterday was quite horrible - I was so nauseous and experienced vertigo to such an extent that I could not stand up. Today I had to go into work, and I suffered my way through three classes where the students more or less did whatever they wanted - I was so out of it.

I find that I'm very unfocused and forgetful - as I was driving from work to a store I know very well, I almost lost my way. Have anyone else experiences anything like that?
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intro... [Dec. 7th, 2008|02:38 pm]

Hi... I'm a 28 year old mother of three and I am going on my third week of Wellbutrin SR for postpartum stress/ seasonal affective disorder/ depression/ ...etc.  My family doctor (who I have a great relationship with) has been saying, "Just say the word, we're here to help" for the last year and I was finally ready to get help a few weeks ago.  The first thing we tried was Paxil which I was on for 9 days and pretty much wanted to die the entire time.  When I stopped the Paxil and started Wellbutrin I was just glad to feel normal--I mean not what I felt when on the Paxil. 

I started at 150 mg and after three days went up to 300mg, but after a few days went back down to 150.  I'm not sure if it was because I took my evening dose late and my morning dose early, because of too much coffee, or something totally unrelated, but my heart started pounding like crazy when I was just walking my kids into school--nothing strenuous.  It wasn't super fast like a panic attack, but it really felt bad.  When I got home and was taking my one year old out of his snowsuit, I noticed major visual trails.  Everything was kind of glowing.  Then it started to look kind of steamy, and the carpet seemed to be wavy.  It was exactly like being on acid (which I have not done in over ten years).  It was not a welcome psychedellic experience I'm afraid.  I called my doctor and asked if I could go back to 150 and told him what happened, leaving out the "just like acid" part, and he wasn't really sure what happened but said to go back down for now and we'll talk at our next appointment.  He said something about a slight risk of seizures but I don't really think that sounds like a seizure, does it?

Anyway, otherwise I've felt pretty good.  I don't have any bad side effects.  I had no ability to climax when I took the Paxil and that is definitely back and even better than ever.  I'm remembering my dreams every night, which I haven't done in years.  I feel sort of like I've been half asleep for the last few years and am just starting to wake up.  I don't feel super happy or anything, and have definitely had some very down moments, but for the most part I think I like Wellbutrin and I know I haven't been on it long enough to reep full benefits.

Has anyone else had any visual disturbances like I described?
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Wellbutrin combined with SSRI [Oct. 13th, 2008|01:30 pm]

What SSRIs are usually prescribed in combination with Wellbutrin? Right now I'm 1 week into taking 300mg of Wellbutrin and nothing else. My pdoc had mentioned that we may need to add another anti-depressant to my meds if the Wellbutrin is not enough on its own. Has anyone had success with only taking Wellbutrin?
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(no subject) [Sep. 2nd, 2008|11:03 pm]

I just started wellbutrin last week, trying meds again after three years. I was wondering if it's normal to feel really out of it the first few weeks on this drug? I've just had a total lack of concentration, more so than I was having with my depression before starting wellbutrin. I just feel in a general haze through out the day! I haven't felt terribly jittery or any of the other common side effects I've read about.
has anyone else had this problem?
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