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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 XL (bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I am a 25 yo female. I started taking Wellbutrin XL150mg after being diagnosed with MDD in April. I have done CBT in conjunction with taking medication. On Wellbutrin I feel more energetic, focused, & present. The black haze I saw my life in cleared and I feel normal. The main side effects I feel are: -increased energy soon after I take it -insomnia -appetite suppression. - some impulsivity -some forgetfullness -irritability sometimes -during high stress events I felt a build up of nervous energy & a 'drunk' feeling. I did try other doses. -75mg once daily did nothing for me. -100mg of an instant release once daily for a month. I felt an instant energy & focus in the mornings but by the evenings my mood would fall very deeply & found evenings difficult to get through. @100mg I didn't experience appetite suppression, insomnia, irritability or impulsivity. I plan to continue 150mg wellbutrin xl and may elect to take an SSRI to help with anxiety."

   
8.0

RememberToDrinkWater September 19, 2018

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Wellbutrin SR (bupropion) for Depression: "I recently had to move to a different city, and to find a new doctor. So, he took me off Clonazepam 0.5 for anxiety. Instead, he prescribed Wellbutrin 150 mg 2x to go with my Zoloft 100 mg. I've never taken Wellbutrin, so why did he put me on a high dose right away? I'm irritated at the slightest thing. Trying to get a new psychiatrist."

   
4.0

PTSD crazy (taken for less than 1 month) September 11, 2018

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "This is the worst antidepressant I've ever tried. It was an add-on after a partial response to Effexor, and I got much worse while on Wellbutrin. I took it for 6 weeks, and I couldn't get out of bed, had severe constipation - my stool became hard as a rock. Going to the bathroom to poop became a nightmare. I often saw a lot of blood on toilet paper and on my gum after brushing my teeth. All these disappeared after quitting."

   
1.0

gcarvalhomaciel September 11, 2018

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For Depression: "I'm taking 300mg of Wellbutrin per day to treat both ADHD and mild depression. It also helped me kick a nicotine addiction. I've heard a lot of people complain about this drug, for me it's been a godsend. While on it, I feel more focused, and after a few weeks of taking it I began to feel a little more social and energized. I hear a lot of people have problems sleeping on it, but I haven't had that experience at all. There's two side effects: I have to pee more often and it takes a lot more effort to orgasm. However, the latter has actually been a blessing. Since I have more energy, my libido is higher and also I can go however long I need to now to finish. I recommend it. I'd give it a 10/10 but I still have to pee a lot and that can be annoying."

   
9.0

Anonymous Mid Twenties Man September 10, 2018

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Wellbutrin XL (bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I have major depression disorder & panic moments (that’s what I prefer to call them). I take 10mg of Escitalopram & 150 mg of Wellbutrin XL spaced out by 2hrs . Wellbutrin was added as Escitalopram does not last 12 hours. I’ve been taking Wellbutrin for 2 weeks now, no side effects 1st week however this week I’ve had: headache, nausea, my big toe gets a numbness or tingle. (I’m a runner so this bugs me) frequent urination, a slight loss in appetite, I also get nauseous & gassy after I eat or drink coffee and I seem to have more bowel movements but not diarrhea. Not sleeping thru the night has happened twice. I can still have a panic moment if I think about things too much so I use Clonazepam or Lorazepam when needed. I do not “feel” any different (in a bad way) since I’ve started taking it. I did try Zoloft and it was a nightmare, so I know the difference. I would recommend trying it, but stoping if any wild side effects begin."

   
8.0

Susie September 8, 2018

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Remember XL last 24 hours and takes 5 to kick in. Taking it on the morning means it is out of your system the next. I had 5 hours of awfulness everyday for years, now on SR (slow release) 2 x a day. Let’s see how that does."

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 7, 2018

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For Smoking Cessation: "I’m taking Wellbutrin and have been smoke free 6 days now. This medicine works but you still will have cravings. The first 3 days was super hard now much better. This medicine makes you very thirsty and a slight weird taste in mouth. I actually found that helps with quitting. Always drinking water and brushing teeth. I do find it to make me scattered brain and somewhat restless"

   
10

T (taken for less than 1 month) September 1, 2018

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Wellbutrin XL (bupropion) for Depression: "On my second day of taking wellburtrin 150 I woke up and went to gym . I had not been in 12 months. I also called my best friend whom I have been avoiding for 12 months. I had been in a very dark space where I wanted to be just alone . I had sex with my husband twice in one week I and that hadn't happened in a while. Now I don't scream at him and my children but I don’t talk much like I used to before depression (but I think that’s better than screaming at everyone) . I don't take things to heart and I listen and smile. I don't have to talk if it’s unnecessary. I’m happy to function but my doctor added dapamax saying they work well together and a sleeping tab I take when necessary."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 31, 2018

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For Depression: "I was on cipralex for 2 months and while it helped with my anxiety I found it had no effect on depression. I switched to Wellbutrin and experienced very positive effects almost right away. I am just over 2 weeks in and feel better every day. My motivation is back, I am enjoying my friends and hobbies again, sex drive is back, and I feel hopeful and positive about the future. I find this medication can make me a little over-energized otherwise I would give it a 10, but after months of trying to function in a depressive state it isn't entirely negative feeling so energized. If one isn't working for you, don't give up, try something else until you find the right one!"

   
9.0

JT (taken for less than 1 month) August 31, 2018

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Budeprion SR (bupropion) for Depression: "My wife and I were going through a really rough patch and I just couldn't seem to get out from under the looming depression of inevitable divorce. My Dr. started me on 150 mg in the morning and a week later 300 mg in the morning. I got panicky with 300 mg dose and had chest pain and palpitations. He dropped me down to 150 mg in the morning. After about 4 week, I really started to see a mood improvement. My wife dropped the divorce bomb on me and it didn't even hurt. It literally bounced right off me and kept on with my life. Two weeks after that, the "guy I was told not to worry about" moved in with her. I literally didn't feel sad or depressed. It bounced right off me. I wished them well in their future endeavors. This medicine is exactly what I needed! It is life changing! My life is continuing to improve daily! I've entered the dating world again and it seems to be easier than ever. I don't fear rejection anymore. It has given me strength and courage I never knew I had."

   
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Kase (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 29, 2018

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "I have generalized anxiety and just worry so much all the time. This medication has helped me with my anxiety. It has kept my mind from constantly running and thinking too much (about bad stuff). It has also gave me a little pep in my step and has made me a lot nicer to be around especially for my kids and husband. I have had some side affects but it did take about 2 weeks for it to finally start working. I am pleased with this med so far. No libido problems either. So I am happy."

   
10

Luvnhugz954 (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I was only on this medication for 2 weeks but it was awful. I suffer from general anxiety disorder and this sky rocketed my anxiety through the roof. Panic attacks daily, emotional wreck. I would not recommend this to anyone!"

   
1.0

Gero0007 (taken for less than 1 month) August 28, 2018

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For Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced: "My doctor switch me to bupropion 300mg because Zoloft caused me sexual dysfunction when I was changed to it at first it was great I had orgasms again but, after being on it for over a year I have lost interest in sex and when I have sex I couldn't have an orgasm so needless to say I'm no longer taking this medication."

   
4.0

SIA1979 (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 19, 2018

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For Persistent Depressive Disorder: "Although everyone handles medication differently, I want to just give my experience since I've been consistently on this medication since the beginning of this year. I am in my 20's and have suffered with chronic depression and anxiety since my childhood. Although this medication has helped some with my depression, it had increased my anxiety off the roof. The only positives as of now from taking Bupropion, would be that I've had no weight gain and helped lift some of the fog of my depression. The anger I felt on this drug was immense. Since my doctor added an SSRI to this medication two months ago, my mood swings have levelled and my anxiety and more of my depression is dissipating. Anyways, talk to your doctor please, especially if you have anxiety and are on this medication or planning to begin Bupropion. I plan on tapering off of this with my doctor's advice, because the negatives outweigh the positives for me on this one."

   
3.0

hopeful21 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 19, 2018

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For Depression: "This was amazing... but it gave me severe hives which was a huge bummer. I had to discontinue because of the allergy and it's actually a common problem for certain people to have. Loved it but couldn't make it last."

   
6.0

lee50005 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2018

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For Smoking Cessation: "Doc put me on 150mg bupropion to stop smoking. Didn’t work after a few months. Doc put me on 300mg bupropion and what a whirlwind! I felt like I think a man feels... thinking of sex 24-7, always keen, sleeping around (after no sex for 20 years) and never satisfied. It was horrible! Even watched porn which I never do. After a few months of this, I realized this was so not me and went off it when I thought it might be the Bupropion. Whew, back to normal, thank goodness. I never did quit smoking yet, haha. Needed that after sex cig during this escapade. Would probably be awesome for anyone having trouble enjoying sex."

   
5.0

Tammy August 12, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Been using this medication for a few years to treat my severe anxiety and I've never looked back!"

   
9.0

Chase (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 11, 2018

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For Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced: "46 year old male. Started taking Bupropion (branded as Zyban) to help stop smoking. Unfortunately, within 1 day I completely lost the ability to o orgasm. I persisted once and 'forced' an orgasm. I immediately had an awful migraine-like headache. I suspect that those who find Bupropion helps their sex life, had low dopamine levels; Bupropion increases the effects of dopamine. For those like me, where Bupropion has killed their sex life, I suspect dopamine levels were already high - If you take a NDRI when you already have high dopamine levels, it will kill your libido/ability to orgasm, as the brain literally thinks you are always 'post-orgasm'! Orgasm is the point when the brain releases the most dopamine (narcotic drugs aside). If dopamine levels are too high, the brain thinks you have recently reached orgasm and will not allow you to orgasm (easily) to prevent very high dopamine levels, which can be harmful (can cause psychosis). This drug is certainly not for me."

   
2.0

David August 11, 2018

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Wellbutrin SR (bupropion) for Depression: "Switched to Wellbutrin after being on zoloft for two years and it has been awful. I suffer from depression, PTSD and anxiety. Wellbutrin has made me extremely irritable and I'm constantly tired."

   
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Ht1990 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 10, 2018

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Wellbutrin XL (bupropion) for Depression: "I’m very wary of meds as I hate the idea of a band aid for something that could be fixed in other ways... however my depression got so bad I couldn’t stand myself anymore. I work in the mental health field so obviously I need to be well to help others. When nothing I tried was working and I was really beginning to lose hope, I finally gave in and tried Wellbutrin. I’ve had excellent results! Occasionally have weird dreams, but it’s nothing I can’t handle (I enjoy dreams!). My energy is back to normal, I’m able to enjoy the things I’d lost enthusiasm for! I’m hopeful again. I do want to note that I also work at doing a bit of exercise each day, eating healthy, sleeping better, and avoiding substances that harm me in any way. The meds also helped me reconnect with my spirituality! It’s truly been an amazing experience."

   
9.0

Better now (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 9, 2018

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "I have been on bupropion for about 3 years. Recently my pharmacy got bupropion from a different manufacturer. After about a month on this "new" bupropion I have felt terrible! Worse than when I started in the first place. Crying, angry, tired, depressed, no joy at all. Talked with my Dr. and was able to get my meds from the original lab. So bear in mind that all generics are not created equal. If I had started with this one, I would have said bupropion was awful, turns out it was just this labs formulation. Can't wait to get it out of my system and for the old one to kick in."

   
7.0

Namma (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 7, 2018

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I want to preface this with a note: we all react differently to medicine; my experience is not indicative of Wellbutrin itself, nor is it premonitory of how you will react to the medication. My psychiatrist prescribed 150mg of Wellbutrin at the beginning of July. He added it to my Prozac 40mg to help with some major depression I've been having as of late. When I began the drug, I took it in the morning because it is supposed to give you energy. I immediately felt like a zombie! I could not function -- everything was in slo-mo. I walked as though I was drunk, I forgot words while speaking, I was forgetful in the midst of doing a task. It got really bad when I was driving so slow and swerving into the curb. I dropped from 150mg to 100mg. It did not a difference. That day, my mother took my to the hospital. I was given fluids and immediately stopped. I've been off of it about a week and a half and I am feeling so much better."

   
2.0

KateD777 (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2018

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "I have been on Wellbutrin immediate release for over 20 years. It has been a lifesaver for me. The second day I took it, I thought this is what it feels like to be normal. Yes, I had to adjust to side effects but it was worth it to me as it changed my life. Zoloft was added for side effects, and here I am 20 years later -- functioning and happy with a few exceptions. Why is the original name brand no longer available? None of the generics have worked as well. Insurance keeps changing the manufacturers I can use so its always a new experiment. Not good. Where is the original? How and why did this happen?"

   
9.0

Dora (taken for 10 years or more) August 6, 2018

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression: "This medicine saved my life. I have been on 300 mg for a few months now and I feel like me again! A couple years ago my son was diagnosed with cancer, he beat it, but the fight left me as an empty shell. I didn’t even realize how bad I was struggling just to make it through the day. When I first started Wellbutrin, I thought I had made a mistake, but my husband and I agreed that it would be best to give it a chance. After about 4-5 weeks, everything suddenly seemed better. I have energy, I’m sleeping well, I wake up early and feel rested, my libido is back, and I lost about 10lbs of the weight I put on while my son was sick. I am not just feeling better, I am genuinely enjoying my life. I’m happy, my husband is happy, and life is good. I’m so glad I stuck with it."

   
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Justme (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 4, 2018

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For Anxiety: "From what I’ve been told and read, this medication is not for anxiety. You need an add on for that. I am on buspar for anxiety and bupropion for depression. I went off of Prozac because of weight gain and sexual dysfunction. Bupropion changed dramatically for me when buspar was added. Sex has never been better (libido went back up) For some strange reason it also helped the pain I had with sex occasionally from endometriosis. My anxiety is now much better. I take 15 mg of buspar 3 times daily and 300 XL bupropion. The only issue is lack of sleep but I was like that before."

   
8.0

HB (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 4, 2018

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