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Re: Wellbutrin: sleepy at first, later activating

Posted by Mila S on July 19, 2004, at 13:56:32

In reply to HOW CAN WELLBUTRIN MAKE YOU TIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, posted by ravenstorm on July 18, 2004, at 18:52:09

I'm on 150mg of Wellbutrin and 150 mg of effexor. During the first few weeks I was very tired and depressed. In fact it seemed like I was more sleepy than ever. But I had been taking restoril at night at that time also. I stopped the restoril after a couple of weeks. I found I was still depressed and only a little less sleepy.

However: After about 6 weeks, the meds have finally kicked in. The Wellbutrin is definitely activating for me (I have been on effexor alone before so I know it must be the wellbutrin or the combo). Perhaps it is just a matter of giving it more time. However, the remeron may complicate things. Have you tried increasing the remeron dosage?--That often reduces sedation.

For me the activating effect of the Wellbutrin is pretty amazing as I've had a daytime sleepiness/fatigue problem since I was a child. This is the first thing that has helped without making me agitated and it has been a very unexpected surprise for it to suddenly start working so well. But its only been five days so keeping my fingers crossed.




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