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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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Reviews for Bupropion to treat Persistent Depressive Disorder

"This medicine has changed my life. I have energy for my family and friends, I'm much more focused, less irritable, and less anxious. My doctor tapered my onto the medication so I didn't experience the sleeplessness many have."


mommy q (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 20, 2017

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"I have been taking this medication for about 2 weeks now. I was diagnosed with Persistent depressive disorder P.P.D. and have been working with a psychologist along with my PC to get it under control. I have felt sad almost my entire life. So far, with this I have more energy and I'm not as "snippy" or short with people. The down side thus far has been the lack of sleep. I wake up at 2 or 3 and just cannot get back to sleep. I have always been a great sleeper 8 hours no issues. But these last few weeks its been more like 4-5 if I'm lucky I get 6. Another side effect I'm noticing is how dry my mouth is, it's terrible. But that is a small price to pay for not feeling like I just want everyone to go away (I still want that but its a lot less noticeable :P )!"


SadDaisy (taken for less than 1 month) May 4, 2017

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"I'm a 6'1" slightly overweight 19 year old male... Started taking this medication after being prescribed by my doctor to help me with motivation as I've gained a lot of weight and had become sluggish since about 2 years ago when I was first diagnosed with OCD and social anxiety. My hellish anxiety and insomnia have disappeared after a couple different medications and meditation. What I'm getting from these reviews, generally, is that Day 3 is when this medication takes effect, hopefully this will help me get back in the gym and lose the weight I have gained during the peak of my anxiety. Hoping to go from the fattest I've been in 2 decades to athletic Will post a follow up in the future, hopefully I won't be a tub of lard! -RJK"

OCD96 (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2016

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"Got Wellbutrin prescribed for dysthymia, 150 mg in the morning. On the fourth day, after a terrible night coughing, quit my 20-a-day cigarette habit cold turkey. Bupropion does work! The physical cigarette cravings disappear. You just have to fight the habit, which is not easy, but if you say no, well, no it is. And for the dysthymia, perhaps it is too early to tell. Irritation is not as bad as before, but it is more a flatliner feeling than a positive one. Not sad anymore, but not happy either. No bad side effects, perhaps the only one is that you do not sleep as much, so it is better to change your habits and start doing more things during the day and getting to bed later, so you can get at least 5 hours of decent sleep."


Notsadanymore (taken for less than 1 month) February 11, 2016

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"I didn't even have side effects"


phenylalanine (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 21, 2015

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