For those who have been on Wellbutrin/buproprion... please rate your experience in the following areas and what dosage level you are on ? (1) Energy (2) Motivation (feeling of getting things accomplished) (3) Weight management (weight loss or weight gain) (4) Libido (increase or decrease)?
(This question was originally posted in 2013, so I am starting a new thread to update the same question, since it has been commented on many times.)
For the past 14 months I have been on Lexapro 20mg. Completely lost my "libido" and gained weight (10lbs). I have been on various antidepressants for 35 years. This year I was doing "ok" but lost motivation and was becoming more reclusive. I asked my Dr to add Wellbutrin in April '17 since it had helped many years ago. It definately increased my motivation around the house and brought back my enjoyment of sex. I take Wellbutrin XL 150 mg every AM.
7 Mar 2019
When I went to pick up my wellbutrin the pharmacist said to take it at night (HUGE mistake). I took it at 8pm hoping it would help me sleep, and its currently 3am and I'm still wound up, so there's definitely an energy boost. I cleaned my entire room and my mood is a LOT better I've been able to handle people being rude a lot easier and it rolls off my shoulders easier. I've eaten a little more than I usually do but since I haven't been on it long I haven't noticed any weight difference. Also my libido is higher than normal. Hope this helps!
12 Nov 2019
Hello, I have taken a 150 mg dose of Wellbutrin XL for nearly 2 months now. I had small side effects (sleeping issues, head-spinning) but they passed fairly quickly. Sometimes it is a bit difficult to fall asleep but this is not a problem for me. (1,2) I felt this energy boost after the first pill I took. Then, my usual struggle with feeling 'muddy' all day long and being totally unable to think clearly disappeared. However, now this effect seems to lessen. I wonder if someone else also noticed that this effect was only temporary??? I am really worried. (4) Well, it is better than it was...