... I'm not feeling any better yet. I know it takes time. I was hoping it would help me to cut back on smoking, I'm not taking it for that reason but I just figured it might be an added benefit to taking the med. Anyway it seem like I am craving the cigarettes even more. I am still exhausted perhaps even more than before, and the past 5 days my pain level has increased also! I haven't noticed any side effects either. If ANYONE has tried wellbutrin sr could you please comment? I plan on sticking this out for awhile to give it a chance because all I want is to get back to a semi-normal life, and to smile again. I have fibromyalgia, chronic back pain (fibro?) anxiety, and depression. I take 150mg wellbutrin sr in am, 90mg kadian in am, 60mg in pm, and when I have them soma 350mg in the pm. Please I need advice
i was on wellbutrin for years it never took the craving aways, its also used for drepression which is why I took it. I think to quit with it you need to be determined and set a date, also ask your dr for chantix I was on both but for 2 different reasons. If you have to choose do chantix it takes about 9-11 weeks to stop the cravings. I heard that on commercial and it seemed to be accurate. hope that helps
I hope I can help you too! I suffer from depression myself. I have heard wellbutrin is sometimes prescribed for stopping smoking on its own so you may get results with it.I hope you do! I myself hoped it would help me lose some weight, as my lexapro is NOT good for that. Unfortunately the wellbutrin gave me headaches and anxiety so I stopped- and for me personally lexapro has been great for depression, better than anything else. I also know lexapro is favorable for fibro- according to my gp. I do know antidepressants in general take a while to work though for me it was very rapid.
hope you feel better- meggie
Hello, I think that this is a great example of how different medications affect people individually.
Lexapro helped me so much when it came to anxiety and anger, but I still struggled with depression and addiction to alcohol and cigarettes. I started taking Wellbutrin while I was on Lexapro. For me, I found that Wellbutrin really helped with cravings and my desire to smoke and drink were greatly reduced. Surprisingly, Wellbutrin also pretty much cured my chronic hip pain. I tried to go off Wellbutrin recently and my hip pain reoccured within a few days so I'm back on it.
I used to think all antidepressants were the same but through this experience I've learned that everyone's chemistry is different and if something isn't working, I can pursue other options.
Best wishes to anyone struggling with depression and pain. I'm sorry that you're going through it but you're not alone and there is hope! Take care!
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