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User Reviews for Bupropion

Also known as: Aplenzin, Budeprion, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL, Buproban, Forfivo XL, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "My depressive thoughts and ideation increased a lot within 2 weeks of starting. I called my Dr and tapered the dosage and they ordered extra small doses so my body would not be shocked. If you feel like you are having increased depression daily after starting this medication please contact your medical team and ask to taper off."

   
1.0

Vanilla mermaid (taken for less than 1 month) June 25, 2017

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Zyban (bupropion) for Smoking Cessation: "I quit in 1997 using Zyban. The only problem I had was my hands shaking and I went to 1 pill per day vs. 2 and I was fine. I never looked back and was so grateful for this drug."

   
10

Hoppy mommy (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 23, 2017

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For Smoking Cessation: "I started taking this to quit smoking and while it helps with that a lot and took away cravings, my anxiety has increased a lot, rapid heart rate, overthinking things, can't focus, it does feel like I have more energy but overall its not for me I'm gonna have to stop taking it"

crypt (taken for less than 1 month) June 20, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "Was prescribed this for depression. It's worked very effectively for that and it's helped me so much more in other areas in my life. I've been on it since 2011. It's helped me quit smoking 7 times now. It has also helped me with my ADHD symptoms. I am gaining weight but that's due to my antipsychotic. I have schizophrenia. This has been a great mood enhancer and has helped me so much. I started on 150mg for a month and was on 300mg for 5 years. I guess my body built up a tolerance and last year I was having extra depressive episodes. My psychiatrist upped this to 450mg (max dose) and added trintellix and my depression is back under control. That's the only reason I am giving it a 9/10. It has been truly helpful from the first day."

   
9.0

MillerMillion (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 18, 2017

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "Started today lets see if it works. I have taken several different depression medicines since 2007. So I will rate this drug weekly."

Tinaos June 17, 2017

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "I switched to Wellbutrin after a year of Zoloft mostly due to weight gain (I'd gained about 20 lbs. in a year). I started taking Wellbutrin 2x a day with a plan to eventually increase to extended release but the meds kept me up all night. I got maybe 4 hours of sleep a night even with Zzzquil. My sleep was extremely restless and I woke up about every hour. I called my doctor and asked if I could switch to the extended release version but she said it would probably be the same situation. I did like how the meds made me feel. Very little depression and I felt super energized and productive. Honestly I was almost too wired; I was very jittery and almost a bit manic."

   
5.0

cisuggs (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2017

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Wellbutrin XL (bupropion) for Depression: "Was on 150mg for three weeks then went up to 300mg for a week. Had to stop taking it. Had a weird experience where I was standing beside a running shower; just standing there in a daze. Not for like 10 seconds, but standing there, standing there... That was the last time I took them, now on Lexapro."

   
4.0

TriedWell (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2017

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "Wellbutrin is absolutely miraculous for me. The last nine months of my life, through which I’ve been taking Wellbutrin, were the best. I used to have dysthymia, apart from occasional episodes of major depressive disorder, and Wellbutrin put an end to both. The only side effect I noticed is a rise in my blood pressure (hence 9/10 instead of 10/10), which I’m not entirely sure I should attribute to the drug. But I’m young and my blood pressure used to be very low, so I am fine with that. I plan on continuing to take Wellbutrin, until someone stops me!"

   
9.0

Meg555 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 13, 2017

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Wellbutrin XL (bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I am currently using wellbutrin xl (150mg) a day as an add on to trintellix. I have been on every medication under the sun & always seem to have negative side effects. My biggest struggle with my depression is fatigue & no energy. I've only been on wellbutrin 5 days & I feel a tremendous difference. I am awake in the morning & don't feel like I am going to fall asleep at random times during the day. I also haven't taken a nap in 5 days either which is huge considering I always nap. I am a little anxious sometimes & am also dealing with sleeping issues so I may talk to my Dr about switching to the SR. I am also dealing with a lot of muscle spams but this always happens when I adjust a dose or try a new medication. Wish I tried this sooner!"

   
5.0

Lo Marie x June 12, 2017

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For Panic Disorder: "I have been on this medication for two months now and I see a big improvement in myself. I was having minor panic attacks from time to time and I was also depressed and lethargic. I was doing absolutely nothing around my home, just going to work and doing nothing else. Now, I have been working harder at fixing things around the home and I even started watching TV with my wife, even the TV shows that I think suck."

Iver Biggen (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 7, 2017

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For : "I was taken off Paxil and put on Wellbutrin XL (first 75, then up to 150, now at 300) in an attempt to alleviate weight gain and other side effects from Paxil. I'm noticing a return of the anxious feeling I get in the pit of my stomach and obsessive thoughts. So far it hasn't affected my sleep, and I have had the opposite of constipation. Otherwise I feel okay and I have lost five pounds since starting it, which is great. I'm going to give it 6 weeks to let my body adjust to it. I have bipolar II, I also take Abilify (25 mg), and I'm a 42 year old female."

   
7.0

TWG74 (taken for less than 1 month) June 7, 2017

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Budeprion SR (bupropion) for Depression: "I was on citalopram 20mg and due to a death in the family, I was unable to get my prescription renewed before I ran out. So two months passed before I got to my doctor and I had done extensive research before making the decision to switch to Bupropion. I have been on it for 4 days now, and I definitely have the get-up-and-go that I never had before. I am beginning to enjoy the things I used to again. HOWEVER, I am a serious coffee and sweet tea addict and for the first 3 days of use I had diarrhea and according to other people's reviews, it's actually quite common. I also was concerned because falling asleep is just a little more difficult but I still get 8 hours. I guess I'm still adjusting to the idea of being normal and stable."

   
8.0

Sarah Blasingame June 4, 2017

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For Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced: "I have been on anti-depressants/ anxiety medications for the last year now and have been on 3-4 (Lexapro, Celexa, Trintellix and Wellbutrin) to try to find one that doesn't give me sexual side effects. Lexapro made me feel the best but has the worst sexual side effects. Wellbutrin was my last hope and sadly it hasn't worked for me at all!! I see so many posts on here that says it is magical, which is great for many of you but so hard to believe. I still want to have sex but can't reach an orgasm the conventional way. I have lost all sexual sensation and that is so depressing because I never had issues in the past. Like another person remarked I would rather deal with my anxiety than deal with these side effects!"

   
5.0

SwitchedoffSally (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 31, 2017

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For Depression: "Age 59, the sexual drive is very good for my age. The problem ist ejaculation premature. The erection with the help of viagra comes easily, but the ejaculation comes much too early. I cannot help it. "

   
8.0

wfe May 25, 2017

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Wellbutrin XL (bupropion) for Depression: "Constipation"

   
8.0

Anonymous May 25, 2017

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "I love this medicine when I'm awake but it gives me the most lucid crazy dreams at night. When I wake up and try to go back to sleep my mind is crazy , thinking crazy scenarios. I wish I could take it for depression and smoking but the night time effect aren't worth it. So disappointed."

   
7.0

Anonymous May 25, 2017

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Wellbutrin SR (bupropion) for Depression: "The Wellbutrin XL gave me severe constipation and headaches, but the SR is working well. I have only been on it for 2 weeks and I notice a improvement in my moods, daily sleepiness and it has NOT decreased my sex drive. Prozac worked well for me also, but it just killed the sex drive and at my age that wasn't acceptable. (38). I feel myself eating less and hopefully it may lead to a few pounds weight loss."

   
8.0

sun78 May 24, 2017

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Wellbutrin XL (bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder: "Suffered three mental breakdowns, hospitalised three times & off work each time four months each. I am on Wellbutrin XL 300mg once daily in a.m. and find I can function fully during each day; also take 'Adco-Alzam' 0.5mg twice daily to suppress panic attacks. Been on this for >8 years; and have got my confidence back!! Symptoms UNDER CONTROL!!! At last confidence and quality of life, not going off these again.... NEVER!"

Cocoo-Land (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 23, 2017

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Zyban (bupropion) for Smoking Cessation: "I'm taking Zyban SR 150mg twice a day. I started with once a day for 7 days on May 10 2017. So I've been on on it for 12 days. I have stopped smoking which is the goal for 3 days. Should I stop taking this medication soon? The side effects are overwhelming. I am flush, chest pain, bad taste in my mouth, sweats, nausea, head feels foggy, ears are pain with fullness feeling, constipated, and more. Will the side effects go away?"

   
8.0

Rosesarred (taken for less than 1 month) May 22, 2017

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For Depression: "My doctor switched me from Prozac which I have been on for years and really works for me. The reason for the change was lack of sex drive. When taking this medication I became anxious and angry. My heart would palpitate and I would shake. Stopped taking and went back to Prozac and leaving good enough alone. This was scary stuff."

   
3.0

Depressed in Burien May 22, 2017

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Wellbutrin XL (bupropion) for Depression: "This medication is very activating without making me anxious. I take it for depression, but I also have general anxiety disorder, and OCD. I was a little worried about taking it at first because one of the side effects indicated that it could make anxiety worse, but I didn't have that problem at all. It definitely helps with depression and lifting my mood. It's not a "happy pill," but it is good with getting and keeping you going and not letting depression ruin you and keep you from doing what needs to be done and living your life."

   
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Gastroparesis Girl (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 20, 2017

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Budeprion XL (bupropion) for Depression: "This generic is not effective."

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 16, 2017

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "I have been on Wellbutrin SR prescribed off label for major depressive disorder for about 3 years now. Initially I had the same kind of side effects that are common such as headache, some anxiety and difficulty sleeping. The side effects diminished and pretty much went away after about a month, and I take my second dose at midday so that it doesn't impact my sleep. Overall, this medication has made a huge difference to my quality of life, and has stopped me experiencing cripplingly low moods and huge rapid mood swings and it continues to work as well now as it did at the start of treatment. It has also helped me to focus and concentrate on a task in a way that I found hard before. My main concern has been the impact on short term memory."

   
9.0

Mousedad (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 15, 2017

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I take this drug to help combat Major Depression (had for 1.5 years). I have also tried Paxil (made me crazier), Prozac (did nothing for me) and Effexor (worked well but the sexual side effects were worse than the depression). I started Wellbutrin at 150mg and slowly increased to 300mg by after completely titrating off Effexor, had to increase to 450 because MD came back. SO, here is the deal - at first this drug feels awful (realize that most anti's are like this in the beginning). I had to stick with it for at least a month and the extreme anxiety has always normalized. But OMG - this is the first drug that motivates me to get out of bed and face each day. for me it helps to balance my down mood & 'urge to isolate' and sabotage my day."

   
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StickwithIt (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 14, 2017

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For Depression: "I've been taking bupropion 150mg. For about a 2 week now I've been calm relaxed yeah awesome. I had one time when I was just extremely emotional that was the second day of taking it And my doctor told me it's ok if you breastfeed - it will not affect your child. In anyway I believe it's doing really good on me even though I lost a lot of weight with and then two weeks and I could have a lot to do with my breast-feeding but I will tell you I think it does some magic"

   
7.0

Hutchinson03 May 12, 2017

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