I had started on a low dose 150mg 6 days ago and I could not stop eating it was very strange so I upped it to 300mg 3 days ago is this ok or is it too soon? Also does anyone have raging heartburn from the drug? Will it go away.
Hello Efarms & welcome to the site. Wellburirin can cuase stomach problems, & you should contact your doctor before increasing your dose anymore. I am giving you a link below to read about the side effects. Wishing you the best...
I found that most of the antidepressants I ever tried caused me heartburn when starting on them, some worse than others. I took Zantac temporarily when starting an antidepressant, and with time, it settles down and I no longer have to take something because the heartburn subsides.
Some antibiotics cause heartburn, but they are necessary to take for certain conditions, right? But we have to take them. Same with an antidepressant. Take it, and take a heartburn medicine initially to make it tolerable.
I started on Wellbutrin 4 weeks ago. Initially, 150 mg XL. My doctor increased my dose a week ago to 300 mg XL. The heartburn started the next day. I woke up in the middle of the night, feeling like there was a vise grip clamped to something inside - maybe my esophagus. The pain was excruciating. The next morning, the heartburn started raging. I was taking tons of Tums and it wasn't helping. I returned to my physician today and my dose is being decreased back to 150 mg and I am taking Zantac twice a day. Darn - minus the heartburn, the last two days were pretty good.
Other than that - I am experiencing the 'no appetite' side effect and profuse sweating.
- Wellbutrin Information for Consumers
- Wellbutrin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Wellbutrin (detailed)
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