Bupropion - How long to take effect?
- 6 Jun 2015 by crysc1015
- 16 July 2015
- wellbutrin, wellbutrin sr, depression, bupropion, generic, prescription, diagnosis
Ive been net diagnosed as having mild depression, and was prescribed Wellbutrin SR 150 once a day (I got the generic version). It is now day 2 and I literally feel nothing. No negatives, no positives, just feel like I never took anything at all. I'm so frustrated because all I want is to feel normal. To wake up everyday with a zest for life. To have ENERGY! After reading all the reviews I was so excited about the possibilities; thought this was going to be my miracle. Am I just not allowing enough time?
Yes, you must give this medication time to work. It takes a week to build in your system and upwards of a month to become fully effective. So be patient and give it time. You'll be glad you did.
Some people have a placebo effect and feel better at first. It takes 4-6 weeks for it to reach peak effect. I switched to it from a different one and the first few days I felt that kick. It doesn't stay until the pills are truly working.
Hello Crysc, Give it some more time. It can take up to 4-6 weeks to reach the full therapeutic benefit; however, you may start feeling better within 1-2 weeks. I started feeling better in about 10 days.. hang in there... pamee
It can take 2-4 weeks to feel better!!! Don't give up on this medicine it does work and it works great!!
Thank you! Just Out of curiosity, what has each of your experiences with Wellbutrin been? In terms of what changed? What can I expect to feel?
I take Welbutrin and Zoloft. They work great for me. I agree with everyone else..it takes 4-6 weeks to really start working because it has to build up in your system. I see you posted this in June... how are you feeling now?
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