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950277 tn?1247278151

wellbutrin:

Initially I was put on Wellbutrin for depression. Everything was great. I was always in a good mood. Now I feel like the same old me is resurfacing. Is the dossage to low? Did I build up a tolerance for the Wellbutrin? I made a doctor appt for next week. Just want to hear what others know about this drug. Thanks for your time.
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1033436 tn?1255699137
I'm on it. It helps me quite a lot with my depression; I get WAY more energy and it helps me not to dwell too much on depressing issues and actually get out and do stuff insead of just lying around staring at the ceiling. I do have trouble sleeping, which Wellbutrin (bupropion) often does with its somewhat "speedy" way of working. It makes some people more anxious as well. Most other anti-depressant today work on the serotonin level only or the serotonin and the noradrenaline level (ex: Paxil, Zoloft, prozac, celexa... ), while Wellbutrin works on the dopamine and noradrenaline levels. Google "SSRIs" and also Google "bupropion". Serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine are different types of what is called neurotransmitters and work differently in the brain. One can say that these meds boosts the neurotransmitters by preventing the brain to "absorb" too much of them, i.e. we need a certain level of them to feel ok, feel pleasure, motivation, joy etc.

Anyway, I am NOT a doctor, but in my experience, people that like Wellbutrin/ bupropion say that for them the most important thing is to stop being passive, chronically tired, lethargic, hence they can deal with the speedy part of the med. Others, who prefer the SSRIs can't deal with any kind of anxiety and prefer the calmer effect they have (lots of people worry a lot less on SSRIs, some people say they get numb, don't feel anything).

I surely miss sleeping well, but I also like being more active and hopefull. Also, Wellbutrin tend to NOT make you gain weight and does NOT affect your libido.  I take 150mg in the morning and 150mg in the afternoon. It works for now.  
950277 tn?1247278151
I  take only 150mg. I think I need a higher dose. When I first started on Wellbutrin I felt incredible. I have always had high energy levels. I dont mind staying up late. I just liked the calming feeling I got an wellbutrin in the beginning. It feels like the old me is coming back for another visit.
1033436 tn?1255699137
Hi! 150g is the smallest dose, really, that people take! Ask your doctor (I can't recommend you taking them like I do, since I'm not a doctor... but I'm feeling fine on what I take, know what I mean... ?  ;-)

Good luck and do tell what happens! Kindly/ Pia
950277 tn?1247278151
I  made a mistake. I believe the the pill I take is 300mg.
1033436 tn?1255699137
It seems like you may be on the original version of Wellbutrin. Now they have SR, i.e. slow release, which I take menaing you take 2 pills a day! Go to their website and check out the "difference"! Ask your doc for Wellbutrin or generic bupropion SR (I have taken both, there are absolutely no difference and generic is cheaper). Hope you'll feel better!
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Maybe it never worked for you.  It was just that you believed it was working.  Often people feel better with the hope of a new med.

I would try something else.  you will find something that works for you.
I went hyper for 10 days on it, then nothing, i gave it up after two months.
950277 tn?1247278151
I started taking double the dose. I feel much better. 300mg of wellbutrin seems to do the trick
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