I was started out at 150mg a day and things were going ok. I was upped to 300mg and now I have bed drenching night sweats and wake up every hour on the hour to pee.
Does anyone have severe night sweats with bupropion hcl 150mg?
Question posted by beachflm on 20 May 2011
Last updated on 28 March 2022 by John-Collins
Yes, I get them just about every night. I sweat through my pajamas 3 or 4 times a night. The only thing that seems to work for me is to start off with a light blanket and when I get cold, I pull up another one.
YES!! What is weird for me is that I did fine on 300mg combined with Vyvanse. But when my dr. dropped me down to 150mg. I am sweating more during the day and getting having hot flashes and bad night sweats similar to when I went through menopause. My dr. said sweating is a known side effect of bupropion and when combined with Vyvanse, it is much worse. No idea why it was better with the 300mg for me.
Yes! I used to be on Wellbutrin and have horrific night sweats. I'm talking sleeping on a beach towel and having spares by the bed and getting up to change my pajamas and swap out towels 1, 2 & sometimes even 3 times a night. Since I'm 53, my doctor and I both thought it was menopause. I stopped taking Wellbutrin and sweats got better. I never put 2 & 2 together until now when I re-started Wellbutrin and the night sweats kicked in again with a vengeance.
Yes. My doctor suggested taking the first dose in the morning and the second between noon and 3 pm. That helped a lot. If I forget and take it at night, I’m guaranteed night sweats.
Yes!!! I have terrible night sweats. I know it is a side effect from this medication because the same thing happened when I took Effexor for three years. I wake up three to four times each night, drenched in sweat. Not hot but just drenched and miserable. Also, have noticed an increase in dreaming and also feel that I sweat while dreaming, almost as if it kicks in to high gear during that time. I do feel better mentally, I feel more joyful since beginning this medication reluctantly because of the fear of the side effects. I can't live with this side effect full time, so I plan to discontinue its use. I might also add, just to let you know if you are having other side effects that I experienced with Effexor, not Wellbutrin, but they were weight gain, 18 lbs, more hungry.
So far I have been a little more hungry than usual with the Wellbutrin but haven't gained weight yet. With Effexor the 18 lbs I had gained overnight were lost overnight as well. Effexor was not for me because of the side effects, plus, I didn't feel better. Wellbutrin does lift my overall mood, I feel happier and more optimistic, but insomnia, dreaming and night sweats make me miserable and exhausted, also noticed I get a headache almost daily that doesn't go away.
Yes. I experienced the exact same problems once I was increased to 300mg. Only at night.
The only thing that takes care of the sweats is clonidine tbd v
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Excessive sweating is a common side effect of Wellbutrin. The fact that it only occurs at night though is unusual. You may be having hormonal fluctuations that are causing this. The increased urinary frequency while not a common side effect is also listed as an adverse effect of the Wellbutrin. If these side effects become intolerable please discuss with the doctor.
Hello beachflm. No, to answer your question. I was on wellbutrin for some time (300mg) and never went through night sweats. I would call your prescribing physcian and tell her/him whats going on. It might be a delayed reaction, to the medication. There are several other members who will possibly beable to tell you more, for they also are taking bupropion.Hope that you find an answer to whats going on. I'll check in from time to time to see what some of the othyer members have to say, best wishes go out to you.
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