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 Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced
"A bit concerned over some of the comments. I took buproprion in the past for smoking cessation and am now on it again for depression. However I work in the mental health field and specifically requested it for the least likely to affect my sex drive. However, prescribers should not be prescribing it to people with anxiety issues as it's known to increase anxiety. I know when I requested it, I was grilled to ensure that I didn't. If your prescriber knew you had anxiety and prescribed this, I would find a new prescriber."
I work in mental health (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 25, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
"I’ve been taking Zoloft for three months and after one month it was damn near impossible to orgasim. I still had the desire for sex and would reach the peak before the orgasm, however, the orgasm would never come! It was so frustrating that I gave up on even trying. I told my doctor and she added the lowest dose of Wellbutrin. I’ve been taking it for four days and I’m proud to say I had an orgasm within two minutes the other night. I also feel a lot better and a lot more calm. I also like how I’m able to focus on a task like I use to pre medication. With the Zoloft it made me so lazy and even took away my good anxiety. I have a high metabolism and felt the effects of Zoloft and Wellbutrin within the same day. Which isn’t typical."
Bullet777777 November 24, 2017
2 users found this comment helpful.
"I was prescribed this drug for my depression and I've been in it now for about 6 months. It's definitely made me a happier person over all. I feel great until I try to have sex... I'm 24 years old and the only significant change in my life recently has been this drug. At first I thought it was me, but I'm convinced it's the drug. I used to be a stud in bed but now it's nearly impossible for me to get hard. I'm going to talk to my doc about getting off this pill before it ruins my relationship."
Young Soldier (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 22, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
"My husband is 49 and I am 36 and since he has taken this med now for 5 yrs we have no sex life! Makes me mad! What other med can he be put on to help bump it up to even 1 day a week?!! I thought about having him stop taking it but the only problem is with that.. He is horrible and very mean without this med. CAN SOMEONE HELP?"
Husband68 November 21, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
"this medicine has decreased my my libido. I'm just 24 years old and cannot reach orgasm after taking this med. horrible."
Ron92 August 23, 2017
11 users found this comment helpful.
"I've been on Bupropion for about 10 weeks now, and while Bupropion has significantly helped me with depression, I have found that it has reduced my sex life tremendously! I'm glad to see it has increased others, but it has done the exact opposite for me."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 14, 2017
21 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
SwitchedoffSally (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 31, 2017
22 users found this comment helpful.
"Was on Lexapro, first 10mg, then up to 20 after two weeks. It worked for the anxiety component, but my depression spiralled out of control to the point that I was starting to have suicidal thoughts, and had missed work because I was in a very very dark place. Also, I had almost no sexual function at all. I had no drive, no desire, I was functional but had very little sensation and it was almost impossible to get to the finish line. My doctor stopped the lexapro and started me on Bupropion XL 150. After a week on that I am like a 15 year old again in the sex drive department! My libido is through the roof all the time, and I have wonderful sensation and I am VERY VERY VERY happy about that! Time will tell, but this is a solid 10, or 11. Yay."
I feel like a teenager again! (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2017
39 users found this comment helpful.
"Check out the article entitled " The antidepressant drug best for sex". Phycology Today"
Anonymous March 5, 2017
9 users found this comment helpful.
"This medication triggered a panic attack 2 hours after taking it. I suffer from panic disorder but it is well controlled with medications. This medication felt like it nullified my other medications and I had a panic attack the likes of which I haven't seen in months. I finally was able to cobble together a medication cocktail that calmed me down, it made me sleep but I would rather sleep than be in a panic attack. I would totally NOT recommend this if you have anxiety or panic issues."
Jwright7784 (taken for less than 1 month) February 18, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
"I am a 35 year old woman, and I've always had a pretty healthy sex drive...but this is insane. I have been on this drug for three days and I can orgasm at the drop of a hat. Best day ever."
I am constantly on the brink.. (taken for less than 1 month) February 14, 2017
34 users found this comment helpful.
"My experience with wellbutrim has been awesome. I'm 33 year old male. The first weeks was a bomb on my sexual desire...it went to the roof!!! I felt like I was 15 year old again. I called my doctor worried I didn't know that this could happen ja ja ja !! But it help me a lot with my depression and with my ADHD!! I'm the owner of, with my family, major chain of pharmacies here in my homeland 600 employees!! So you can imagine the stress I being all this time. But this wellbutrim has worked miracles !! Thank you buprobion!! I'm in the 7 month taking this wonderful pill!!!"
William Edward (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 8, 2017
18 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking welbutrin for about a 18 months. At first my libido came flooding back as it does whenI am no longer feeling the pangs of deep depression. It eventually settled in to normal levels but my main problem is my endurance! I have always been able to go the distance more or less but these days I climax in 60 seconds every time! It doesn't matter if we just had sex 5 minutes ago....60 seconds and I spill the beans!! I am a 37 year old male so maybe time is catching up with me??? Idk..."
MrQuick (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 9, 2017
14 users found this comment helpful.
"Bupropion will ruin your sex life. No more sexual desires, no more full erections , if you really don't need it, don't take it. I am a a pharmacist , I hear complaints all day. Good for depression"
Johnny bgood December 22, 2016
32 users found this comment helpful.
"I added this to my dosage of Sertraline because I was always tired and foggy and sex had become really difficult. It initially helped for these issues, but it worsened my anxiety and caused constant fluttering heart. I went ahead and tapered up to the dose the doc told me to start with, and suddenly I began developing horrible hives all over my body. It was easily the worse itching I have ever experienced. My hands and feet blew up like balloons and I couldn't walk as a result for over a week. I stopped taking the Buproprion the day after my symptoms appeared, but they also stuck around for over a week."
Ememem December 14, 2016
8 users found this comment helpful.
"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! UPDATE (3 mo use): Wellbutrin XL still doing wonders for my depression. Still helps with sexual side effects from the Lexapro, but not as much as the first week mentioned above. Def helping but not eliminating. I'll still take it though b/c I def need some serotonin too"
allison_G (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 29, 2016
24 users found this comment helpful.
"This is my third time on this medication for depression. I struggled with e.d. off and on. In June I started testosterone replacement therapy. It had me feeling like I felt in my early 20s. My wife couldn't keep up. I suffer from anxiety and depression, so my doctor recommended that I start Bupropion again. I believe that it causes sexual dysfunction in men. For the last month and a half, I have had no desire to have sex with my wife and I wake up with the most weakest erections possible. I'm still on testosterone replacement therapy and having suffering again with e.d. Today is November 29, 2016. I'm stopping the pill and will take my chances with depression and anxiety until I'm prescribed something different."
Indianapolis, IN, Male, age 38 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 29, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
"I must be far off from where I should be, hormone-wise, because I've only been on this Medicine for one full day when I woke up extremely aroused. I'm not taking this for libido, but for depression. A nice side effect, although I imagine it will balance out soon."
Alora23 October 30, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
"I love this pill! I call it the happy pill ! 32f. After the first few months of nightmares - I've become the happiest person alive. After reading all the comments. - my sex drive seems to have increased but reaching orgasms has been hard. It does gives me energy. I quit cigs. And it possibly lowered my blood pressure. I can't comment on the weight part cause I'm already chubby and love food. I've been way more nice and friendly to people too."
Weirdncrazyk (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 15, 2016
24 users found this comment helpful.
"I used Wellbutrin it for a month to start stopping smoking. I used it as you should use Zyban (first week one pill in the morning, then the next two months two pills a day with min. 8 hours in between, best long before evening). After 2 weeks of use I lost a lot of libido and nearly all ability to get fully erected. Now I stopped it by eating one per day for a week. Since two days I've fully stopped and am still waiting on the libido and erectability I had before that idea stopping smoking and eating Wellbutrin...."
Mat E. male, 51 years old (taken for less than 1 month) September 13, 2016
12 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
22Female (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 19, 2016
29 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
Nindelicato (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 10, 2016
27 users found this comment helpful.
"I am concerned, I see people claiming a side effect of Wellbutrin as an increase in sex drive and a magical increase in orgasms. There is not a single clinical trial that says it increases sex drive. It has been proven to decrease sexual ability. So I wonder who all the people posting on this site are, that claim a magical increase in not only sex drive but also multiple orgasms???? for giggles lets say it does increase multiple orgasms . That would be a very very small percentage of people, yet on this site, it is the majority of posts .....That I find to be not credible and question the validity of this site."
knowles21 August 6, 2016
67 users found this comment helpful.
"Male 30. I've been taking it to control add and depression and as a pleasant side effect it allows me to go 2-3 times a night if she'll let me. I have not been this horny since I was 13 . Thank you magic chemists for making this drug."
Woweewow (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 6, 2016
20 users found this comment helpful.
"After 3 weeks of being on this medication, I can say it was the best thing I could have done for my marriage. I was starting to think I was asexual, but nope. Nope I am not, it acts like lady viagra for me. I just had multiple orgasms with my husband It has also helped me control my weight and smoking, but who cares in comparison to a dozen orgasms in 24 hours!"
Amazon woman March 28, 2016
39 users found this comment helpful.
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