Hi I Was Put On Bupropion XL 2 Times A Day 150mg And Sertraline Tabs 1 A Day For My ADHD. I Was Reading All The Reviews And Seen That Is Lowers Your Sex Drive And I Am 26 And Need That, Also I Only Been On It For 3 Days But I Am Kinda Freaking Out About Other Reviews I Have Read, Obviously I Havent Got The Full Effects Of The Medicine But I Am Currently Eating Less Then Usual Because Before I Would Stuff My Face. But I Would Love Feed Back On What You Think And If I Should Worry About This Stuff And Just Experences You Have Had.
Bupropion XL is usually only given once a day while bupropion SR is given twice a day, just for your information. Sertraline can lower your sex drive, but for many the bupropion counter acts this. With the many good medications available for ADHD, not sure why the doctor prescribed these meds unless there is a component of depression and anxiety fueling the ADHD. You will have side effects in the beginning such as headache, nausea, diarrhea and possibly heightened anxiety, but these should subside in the first couple of weeks and it will take upwards of a month or so to feel the full effects of these medications.
These seem to be very odd choices for ADHD. As far as I'm aware, Zoloft has no effect on ADHD. And I speak from experience. I have ADHD, for which I take Ritalin, and depression, for which I take Zoloft. I have occasionally tried going off the methylphenidate in order to see if I had outgrown my ADHD. I'm 28, by the way. And the answer is a resounding no - and Zoloft offers absolutely no benefit for me in terms of ADHD. As for sexual side effects, I get them, as do a lot of other people. It's one of the most common side effects, not just of Zoloft, but of most SSRI antidepressants. Bupropion makes slightly more sense, since it is a stimulant - but, based on the research I've done, its efficacy in treating ADHD is inferior compared to the standard medications such as methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin), Adderall, or Strattera. I've tried all of those, by the way, including Bupropion (as Zyban, for quitting smoking). I found Bupropion made me very anxious, so I discontinued treatment. Frankly (and this is qualified by the fact that I'm not a doctor) - if I were you, I would ask to be taken off Zoloft ASAP, unless your doctor believes that you actually are suffering from depression. The longer you are on it, the harder it is to go off. For me, it's impossible. I've tried, and the withdrawal symptoms are unbearable. Essentially, I know I'm going to be taking some form of antidepressant my whole life because I can't go off them. Since I actually suffer from depression, the exchange is worth it - but if you don't, there's no sense in it. I would heartily recommend any of the standard treatments for ADHD - methylphenidate, amphetamine, strattera. I've tried them all, and I know they all work.
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