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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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For ADHD: "I have always had such a hard time learning and was diagnosed with depression by the age of 8. After trying many antidepessants nothing worked for me besides Bupropion. Not only am I confident and happy again, I'm able to actually understand information that I am learning unstead of it going in and out as I focus. It has helped me achieve time and time again my goals. I recently graduated from college and am so impressed where I stand today. I have taken 300mg mg with another ADH medication. Once my doctor took me off of it due to unrelated problems and everything in my life fell through the.floor. My grade went from a B down to a D. My personality went from happy to bitchy. Once I started taking it again, everything is went back to normal."

   
10

Confidents August 25, 2016

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Zyban (bupropion) for Smoking Cessation: "I took Zyban for about 2 months back in 1999. I had smoked for about 25 years before that and had tried to quit with no success. I was sceptical about Zyban because I was a hard core smoker, and was only half motivated to quit. Nothing changed for the first two weeks or so, then I thought I would limit myself to 3 per hou, next week the limit was one per half hour, then one per hour.Now I was about 5 or 6 weeks in. I stayed on Zyban, and would take a few smokes with me to work. One day on my way to work I was having a smoke and thinking about it and realized the only reason I was smoking now is because I was bringing them with me. I butted it out, and never looked back. I can be around smokers and not be tempted by it now too."

   
9.0

Nikkithetwister August 25, 2016

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Wellbutrin XL (bupropion) for Depression: "Initially this medicine seemed to work well for me and it made me feel good...so to speak. But all of a sudden , and I do believe it was Wellbutrin XL, I started tripping the f out....I had dreams that were almost real full of insane anxiety, like the inside of my body was shaking and i could feel my teeth make a noise bumping together super fast....I was having imaginations of people above me using dangerous weapons on me through the ceiling and I was not to move out of my bed like I was tied down there forever. I had the most insane trips ever...I had dreams where I had to act certain ways or I was to be punished, it was truly insane... one time I was in my room and I swore I heard rap music and gangsters outside and no one was outside."

   
4.0

Not Sureh (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 24, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "I was on venlafaxine for 4 months. I decided to discontinue use due to its side effects (just couldn't handle weight gain, laziness anymore). My GP had me start taking bupropion 75mg 2x a day and quit venlafaxine cold turkey. It worked decently as a bridge to fight the nasty withdrawals from ven. Yes, I had crazy brain zaps for a whole week. The first week it gave me a few Manic episodes, anxiety and energy. The next week, today i am feeling very depressed!!! I had a crying spell in front of my girlfriend for no reason. Iam embarrassed and I lashed out at her. Have to make it to Friday to switch to fluoxetine and hope it'll change. God bless!!"

   
3.0

A bad seed (taken for less than 1 month) August 24, 2016

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Wellbutrin SR (bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I hated this medication. It gave me insomnia, I was agitated and fidgety all the time. I was on it for 3 days and noticed I couldn't handle it. I was on for 200mgs per day. In order for me to sleep I had to take 10mgs of melatonin. I was good prior to being on antidepressants. I was also shuddering and had tremors."

   
1.0

Aschaufsa August 23, 2016

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "I am on day 3 of wellbutrin. I have a special 70mg doseage as in Europe not easily available. I did day 1 and day 2 on 35mg. I just slept all the time and thankfully was the weekend so off work. I felt so great though apart from being zombie. Was hungry alot too. Day 3 - I've taken 35mg morning now my second 35mg at evening. Am wondering will the sleepiness go away? I've tried loads of SSRI'S and SRNI's and just sleep all the time on all of them. Very frustrating as I know lots of people who are on anti depressants and they don't have the zombie affect and it really improves the quality of their lives. Am probably going to have to come off anti depressants as no quality of life with the zombie affect. Any advice be appreciated. :("

   
6.0

SpaceCowGal August 21, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I was having really bad panic attacks,anxiety had me feeling like I was going crazy ! I went to my doctor he put me on bupropion 75 mg 2x a day I started taking this medication 5 days ago and I feel that I can finally get my life back ! I had a lilttle anxiety for about 3 days nothing major but I'm feeling so good I sleep well,I can think without answering myself, I have energy I'm so happy my doctor put me on this. I pray to whoever going through this I hope that you will find comfort as I did."

   
10

MrsB. (taken for less than 1 month) August 21, 2016

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For Smoking Cessation: "I was prescribed Wellbutrin after breaking a dependency to prescription stimulants. I was able to break that habit but I couldn't get my head out of the fog and I continued to have cravings for adderall. My psychiatrist said I was probably low in dopamine and Wellbutrin could increase the brain's dopamine levels. Now, after about 1 month on 300mgs of Wellbutrin XL I can think clearly and I have no more cravings for stimulants. I thank God for this medication."

   
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Dan9447 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2016

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I was prescribed 150mg of Wellbutrin after I had attempted suicide twice. It really didn't help me. For a while I kind of just felt empty and it didn't really help my mood. To be honest, it made me worse. My anxiety was at its worse and I was still self harming and thinking about suicide. This was definitely not for me."

   
4.0

Edgemeister36 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I started taking Wellbutrin 2 months ago. I do not suffer from depression, I have generalized anxiety and panic disorder. It is definitely very helpful for the generalized anxiety as I am not feeling anxious 24/7. But the longer I take it, the more I experience unpleasant side effects. Out of any antidepressant I have tried, it is the only one that does not effect my sex drive, which is a plus. But I have a very difficult time falling asleep, even with the addition of sleep medication, I get constipated frequently, it makes me nauseous and dizzy, my muscles ache even though I work out regularly, I am itchy all the time, my appetite is irregular, I'm moody, and I still have panic attacks."

   
6.0

Samm R August 21, 2016

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder: "This medication has been a godsend for me. I've been on some other antidepressants, namely Cymbalta and Buspar but I couldn't quite get my head out of the funk. Now, with Wellbutrin I feel like I'm awake and enjoying life again!"

   
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Dan9447 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 20, 2016

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For Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced: "Have found it impossible to orgasm on this medication, and I will be in the middle of sex and suddenly loose all drive. It helps with everything else, but I'm in my prime. I miss the crazy sex I used to have."

   
6.0

22Female (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 19, 2016

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "I've been battling depression for quite a while now. It all started after a cancer diagnosis. I'm currently a survivor but feel extremely depressed after my long time boyfriend left me. I feel extremely lonely without him and couldn't cope with life. I would think about suicide day and night so I realized I needed help and decided to take Wellbutrin. Good thing is that it gave me lots of energy and was able to focus better but the downside was that I couldn't sleep. I'm looking for another medication now."

   
5.0

Morgan12345 August 17, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I have taken this medication on two separate occasions: first in conjunction with Seroquel (quetiapine) and Neurontin (gabapentin) and second by itself without other psychiatric medications. Both times I took the 150 mg extended release form. When I took it the first time I didn't experience any mood-altering effects, but I did lose a significant amount of weight. In fact, my psychiatrist had to take me off the medication when I dropped below 90 lbs. The second time I took bupropion was when I had to come off lithium due to thyroid damage. This time it was life changing. All of my depressive symptoms melted away without inducing any hypomania. I still lost weight, but not as much this time around. This medicine makes me feel normal again."

   
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Bipolar2happy August 14, 2016

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Zyban (bupropion) for Smoking Cessation: "I tried to quit on many occasions prior to using Zyban. My friend who smoked 2 packs a day quit using this drug which totally amazed me. I am a very cheap person and when a carton of generic cigarettes went up to $15.00 (which by todays prices is cheap, but not then) I swore I had wasted enough money harming my lungs. I started Zyban and set my quit date for 2 weeks. On the last day before that date, I was sitting around and realized I had not had a cigarette all day, and I haven't had one since. That was 19 years ago. I would highly recommend Zyban to quit smoking now before any more damage is done to your lungs. The cost of the medicine is no more than the cost of a carton of cigarettes for a month."

   
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GrammaC (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 14, 2016

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For Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced: "36, female. I have been on Lexapro 10mg since late March '16. I'm very active... running, hiking, yoga and still managed to put on 10lbs in 6 months and the sexual side effects suck! Pdoc added Wellbutrin XL 150mg/day to try to help with SSRI induced SE. I have been on the WB for 2 days now and I could not believe that it already brought back much of my libido, as well as sensation and faster orgasm. I hope this keeps up- if so the WB/SSRI combo may save us all! Good luck!"

   
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allison_G (taken for less than 1 month) August 14, 2016

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For Depression: "All positive effects. The only complain about Wellbutrin XL that some people have is a severe and strange anger. I also experienced severe anger the first 2 weeks, but the key is exercising only 20 minutes daily(Running and walking)."

   
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Elham F August 14, 2016

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For ADHD: "If only I had this as a teenager and young adult. No telling where I might be by now. At 50, this has changed so much for me. I'm focused, I've begun organizing and cleaning my home. I'm taking care of myself more. I have a more positive attitude and less anger. There's still a long way to go, but this could change my later years for the better."

   
8.0

T Roy (taken for less than 1 month) August 12, 2016

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "I enjoy reading everyone's stories as I search for an answer to my depression and anxiety issues. I think it is important that you state the dose (regular, SR, or XL) and mg you are taking as it makes a difference. I am assuming we are all talking generic as well. My MD psychiatrist will only prescribe the SR and says the XL "is garbage," I was interested in the Xl because of the convenience of taking one a day. My brother, who is year younger and hardwired like me, swears by the 300 XL and says it helps him tremendously. I was trying to sell that to my MD but he was not buying it. Anyways, I have been taking 2 x 150 SR daily and I feel more energized, level headed, with less binge eating. No luck on Celexa, Paxil and Effexor.."

   
7.0

DaddyO/3boyz August 12, 2016

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For Smoking Cessation: "I have been on zyban just over 2 months. During the first month I smoked between 1 and 5 a day (I used to smoke 15 cigarettes a day). Now I don't smoke any. The most significant side effect that has caused me stress is HAIR LOSS. I am a woman and it is giving me a receding hair line and thinning at the hair line, plus I'm losing hair all over my head. To the point where I may need to stop taking this drug. I like the mood lift zyban gives me. It also gives me more energy and more focus to get things done. I've had an increase in sweating, some loss of appetite, I've lost a little weight (I don't consider this a bad thing). I'm worried when the 3 months are up that a withdrawl may send me into a depression."

   
7.0

Eprious (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 11, 2016

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For Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced: "I've been on Prozac for just over a year now and one of the side effects for me was decreased libido (it was almost extinct before the Prozac..) and my psychiatrist thought adding this would help. I was excited because of the supposed weight loss and appetite suppression that goes along with this medication. Unfortunately it did not help me weight wise...but my libido went from 0 to 100! My husband couldn't keep up! I'd never, and I mean NEVER been that...ready to go..in my whole life. After a few weeks the effects wore down to more like a 20 so I still have that desire..just not 6 times a day (seriously...) I called it my women's Viagra lol! I also managed to quit smoking last year while on this too. Yay!"

   
9.0

Nindelicato (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 10, 2016

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Wellbutrin SR (bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I have been takining Wellbutrin for a month and only seen a slight improvement. I see the md in the am and going to ask for an increase in dosage. Currently I take 75mg once a day. I am sensitive to medications and the md wanted to start low and go slow. Hopefully with the increase it will help out. I rated it 7 because the only side effect that I experienced was a headache"

   
7.0

Katolove August 8, 2016

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For Smoking Cessation: "I smoke cigarettes for 10 yes.. I tried chantix before the side effects are horrible.... Went back to my doctor he gave me bupropion I've been smoke free for a month now and don't think about or desire a cigarette anymore..."

   
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SmokeFreeNow (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 7, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Wellbutrin 150mg; Within 36 hours I suffered from psychotic symptoms, ended that day with full blown mania and delusions. I barely remember something from that day. I remained extremely sound sensitive for another 10 days. An antipsychotic and benzo were needed to get me symptom free again. Never was psychotic before, diagnosed with BP 2"

   
1.0

Joyce_68 (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2016

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For ADHD: "Bupropion, the generic version, makes me feel more on top of things. I do feel the medicine kick in after about an hour and I get a bit "high" if you will. It's a feeling of motivation to go do things and be productive. The first time I was on Wellbutrin (one month), it only lasted about 2 hours (at least what I could feel) and ended up not caring about anything for the rest of the day. Then recently I started Wellbutrin XL 150MG and it lasts much longer. I made the mistake of taking it at night, when I should have taken in the morning. Bad insomnia because of it, but I learned my lesson. I'd say it is the only antidepressant that has worked on both depression and ADHD by helping me concentrate, remember, stay on track, and also motivation."

   
8.0

Jelly94 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 6, 2016

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