I'm a woman that generally doesn't think about sex all that often - at least not to this extent! I started taking Wellbutrin a week ago and am only at a dosage of 150mg, but the thoughts just won't stop! Has anyone else experienced this?
Hi, Christina! What a novel problem! All kidding aside, an increase in libido has been reported by some users often enough that Wellbutrin was once touted as the *skinny, horny pill*. Fortunately (or unfortunately for some?) as with almost all side effects of psych medications, it will subside over just several weeks. It takes about four weeks for the drug to reach peak therapeutic levels and all you should be feeling by then is better overall!
19 Jul 2017
Yes my previous girlfriend was on anti depressants and was prescribed Wellbutrin to help our failing sex life. It did work short term. I am no longer with her because no matter how much love there is I personally believe a healthy sex life is vital. At least for me... I sincerely hope it continues to work for you. Thanks
19 Jul 2017
Christina as my friend Wildcat has said yes this is common in fact this medication is reccommended for people with low sex drive due to SSRI and other medications that drop your drive. if it is a problem let your doctor know.
22 Jul 2017
Wellbutrin inhibits dopamine reuptake slightly and that extra dopamine is whats causing your issue. Most any stimulant will have this effect
28 Jul 2017
Was on venlafaxine that decreased my sex drive. However, I am now only taking wellbutrin and my sex drive is back to normal! Maybe a little higher than normal.
28 Jul 2017
Are you having any other reactions to Wellbutrin such as compulsive buying, or some other impulsivity that you don't normally experience? I'm wondering, with your abnormal increase in sexual thoughts, could it be a possibility that Wellbutrin could be putting you into a manic episode? Maybe it would be good for you to notify your doctor about this and see if he might want to adjust your dose, or put you on a different medication.
3 Oct 2017
I am experiencing sexual thoughts that won't stop. Started since switching from lexapro to Prozac last week. It's scary. I feel like a piece of dirt.
5 Dec 2018
I'm a 22 year old college student who has been on bupropion for about 6 weeks now. I have been struggling with depression since I was 20 and tried zoloft a few times but never continued use due to sexual side effects. Since starting bupropion I have noticed an increase in sex drive and especially performance which has been a lot of fun for me and my girlfriend lol. I self medicated a lot with adderall as well and not having to take that has also contributed to this. I never really had sexual issues at all except for the brief stints taking zoloft. I needed medication to address my depression which bupropion has helped and the main thing I was hoping for were no sexual side effects. I'm writing this post because my normally good sex life is even more energized than ever and its honestly kind of funny. Also, since its not an SSRI you can skip taking it if you want to drink like a college student with friends.
12 Aug 2019
Yes - My Wellbutrin was upped from 150mg to 300mg and holy hell... Sex drive is crazy And I think about the next time I’m going to have sex or possibly have it Explicitly too