Posted by blondemomints on September 27, 2005, at 13:47:35
In reply to Re: SR or XL ???, posted by Jillian DW on September 27, 2005, at 13:25:45
I initially went on Wellbutrin SR (100 mg first thing in a.m. and 100 mg @ lunchtime...yep twice a day!).
Once the XL version came out my doc suggested I try it. Within 3-4 days I thought I was gonna kill someone, itching began (almost like bugs crawling in and outta my skin). There was something about the XL I just couldn't handle. I went back on the SR (still doing 100 mg in a.m. and another 100 mg at lunchtime) and don't have a problem.
My pdoc said there are some people (she has no explanation) that can tolerate the SR version but cannot tolerate the XL version?!?
I must also mention that I currently augment the Wellbutrin with 40 mg of Lexapro. (I have previously tried it with Zoloft, Effexor XR and Cymbalta as well).
(shrugs) I know it sounds odd but each one of us are different and can react differently to meds. There are some generics (that are 'suppose' to be the copy of the brand) that don't affect me at all!
Hope this helps, God Bless You!