I started out taking 150mg XL once every day in the morning for a week. On the 7th day, my dosage was upped to 300mg XL, or 2 150mg XL tablets at the same time in the morning. It has definitely helped with my anxiety and the other negative symptoms that it was prescribed to help with, but I have been experiencing strange sensations: throughout the day, it's like a wave that hits me and makes me feel disconnected from my body, and slightly dizzy. Things will suddenly look brighter or darker, as though the sun just came out from behind a cloud or vice versa. I also get sudden abdominal pains that last for about a minute or so and headaches that make my head feel heavy and swollen, like it's going to burst. The headaches also only last for about a minute or two. My question is how long will this last? Will these strange and sometimes uncomfortable side effects go away? And, if the side effects do subside, will the positive effects of the medication remain?
This is a good antidepressant, I have been on it and did not experience side effects, well everyone reacts differently to medications.
So we are clear of the side effects you are experiencing:
Wave like feelings
Disconnected from your body
Dizzy is a common side effect it should subside within the first couple of weeks.
Vision changes are always a side effect you must discuss with your Dr..
Abdominal pain a common side effect it should subside within the first couple of weeks once treatment has begun if it does not you must report it to your DR. along with dizziness if it has not subsided already.
Intense Headaches short term, although it is a very common side effect, discuss it with your as it could be a sign of somthing else and may need looking into, as it is not your ordinary headache.
There are two side effects I can not help you with, I hope another member can contribute and clarify them for you as well as for me.
- Wellbutrin Information for Consumers
- Wellbutrin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Wellbutrin (detailed)
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