I have been taking 150 mg of Wellbutrin for a month. My Dr wants me to go to 300 mg. Will I feel a lot better taking the 300mg? Has anybody gone from 150 to 300 mg of Wellbutrin. I feel good, my Doctor said I will feel great on 300mg.Want to get over depression, not wanting to do things, not social, etc. Any side effect issues. I tolerated the 150 well.
Hey there! I started on 150 mg and after a few weeks went up to 300 mg. I honestly didn't experience any additional side effects. They only side effect I get ( which i had from the start) are little muscle jerks, but they aren't noticeable to others or bothersome to me. I feel pretty good on it! Sounds like you'll do great!
This is the exact question I wanted to ask so I appreciate the responses even if most of them are 6 years old.
I just increased yesterday and I don't feel so much drowsy as "out of it". I have chllls and my extremities feel a little disconnected from my brain-if that makes any sense. I feel groggy and foggy.
I am wondering how soon this will subside because I am afraid to take my next 150 mg if it's going to elevate this bad feeling. With my doctor's permission I increased my dose because 200 mg a day was not working well anymore. So at this point I am going on faith that it will be ok.
February 1, 2017:
In late August of 2016, I'd been just above suicidal for over 3 months; I was just barely functioning at work, and I'd completely shut down emotionally outside of work.
I couldn't advocate for myself in my "romantic" relationship (which was toxic). I'd been taking various psych meds for over 20 years at that point.
I began 150 mg Wellbutrin XL. I did experience some side effects, such as clenching my jaw and two other things that I can no longer recall.
After a week, I was doing much better, but still not as good as I'd hoped that I could. I followed my doctor's advice and waited the recommended three more weeks to have our appointment without increasing the dosage on my own. By the time the second appointment came around, the side effects had lessened a lot.
At the second appointment (4 weeks after beginning the 150 mg XL), my psychiatrist increased my dosage to 300 mg. While I did experience a slight resurgence in the side effects, they went away completely within 2 months.
I feel great now. I'm not sure what feeling better could possibly feel like. I'm now cheerful most of the time, yet I'm still able to feel sadness when appropriate, like when a guy told me he didn't want to date me anymore. The difference now is that I can cry for a day or two and then I'm honestly able to move on from those unpleasant feelings.
Yes, I was taking 150 Wellbutrin XL for over a year along with Lexapro 20mg.
Take Lexapro at night & Wellbutrin in am. Wellbutrin compliments a SSRI as they affect different chemical in brain.
Recently because my husband has been very ill, I started suffering more with depression, lack of motivation & just getting by. My dr. approved an increase to 300mg. I was afraid of going through some side effects however, I really smoothed through with taking Bonnine Sea Sickness Tablets that help with dizziness & upset stomach. I read a tip about this to help with transitions. I only noticed mild side effects for about 3 days. I immediately started to feel better! It has helped with motivation, emotions, better focus, etc. And, I'm noticing it is helping with appetite control which I so desperately needed. I have started a short walking program at the beach whereas, before I couldn't get off the couch or out of the house easily. I'm so thankful the increase has helped me & I hear if it agrees with you, your depression gets better & better!
This is my experience with the increase & it has been a life saver for me & my caregiving for my husband. I hope anyone that goes to the increase has an improvement!! XO
- Wellbutrin Information for Consumers
- Wellbutrin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Wellbutrin (detailed)
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