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Re: Postive experiences with Wellbutrin SR

Posted by Wendy B. on May 30, 2001, at 12:43:20

In reply to Postive experiences with Wellbutrin SR , posted by carolwl on May 25, 2001, at 11:34:02

Hi Carol,
I've been on Wellbutrin SR, 200 mg in the am, 100 in the pm, for several months. I love it, too.
I was put on it after almost 4 years on Zoloft, which pooped out after 3 yrs., I think.
Then did a 2-month trial of Effexor, where, if my clouded brain remembers, I spent most of my time on the couch, unable to get up or motivated for *anything*. I mean it, it was terrible...
So then did a ssllloooowwww withdrawal off Effexor, thanks to the advice of the many good people on this bulletin board, or I wouldn't have known it was necessary, and that worked fine except for some bad nausea, and started Wellbutrin as I withdrew.
It has been very helpful for me, kicks me in the ass and gets me motivated to do things. I have had no side effects with it.
I have been able to work again, and get out of the house at 7:45 am. Amazing, since I've hardly ever been able to do this with any consistency in my adult life!
The other great thing about Wellbutrin is that it has made me stop obsessing about food- I don't always have to have some tidbit or other.
I used to sit at the computer with coffee and some terribly fattening thing like chocolate croissants or one of those huge muffins.
Since Wellbutrin is the same drug as the anti-smoking drug (can't remember its name now), this makes sense, it keeps away the obsessive thoughts of putting something (cigarettes, food) in your mouth all day.
So I lost 25 lbs. of the 30 I gained while on the Zoloft. I feel so much better about myself, and that really helps the depressed side of my bipolar-ity (is that a word?).
I'm also on a mood-stabilizer (Neurontin), along with the Wellbutrin.
Anyway, I'd highly recommend it... And best of luck,


> I am having trouble finding positive/good experiences people have
> had with Wellbutrin SR. I do understand that negative side effects
> do occur, and I am not minimizing that information.
> I want to read what I have to look forward too, for I am anticipating
> this to work. I have all the info of what bad to expect and I am
> trying to not let this color my world. Please give me info of
> good to also influence my world.
> Thank you very much everyone.




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