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Re: SWITCHING TO WB XL...ANY ADVICE?

Posted by chicago77 on October 25, 2003, at 23:41:31

In reply to Re: SWITCHING TO WB XL...ANY ADVICE? nemo kitty, posted by Cybele on October 25, 2003, at 13:40:22

No, no, no!! If you are already taking 300 mg of WB SR (150 mg bid), then you should go right to the WB XL 300 mg!! It's the same amount of drug, just release over a longer period of time!
From what I've read in other posts, I'll just comment on my experience. I also switched b/c I was always forgetting to take the 2nd dose (or couldn't remember if I took it, etc). I have found the transition to be seamless and also agree that the XL is much "smoother." Many times I would only remember my 2nd dose b/c I started getting irritable and crabby. Typically WB causes sleeplessness (not drowsiness), so this is great for me b/c the med is less and less in my system by bedtime. I have never noticed a change in taste (or thirst). And even though this med is marketed to quit smoking under the trade name Zyban, I continue to smoke... which I'm sure interferes with my taste sensation anyway. I have NEVER noticed weight gain due to WB (and this is my 3rd episode of major depression, and 3rd experience w/ WB). My only weight gain is due to overeating and lack of consistent exercise (only about 20-30 lbs overweight... by no means obese). So now I am looking into the Topamax craze, since I also get migraine headaches (you can see my post on that thread). That's all I can think of with my WB experiences, but I must say that the XL has worked out VERY well for me. And I would like to again state that, if you switch from SR to XL, you should take the same amount of XL as your total daily dosage of SR (see above).


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