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Old 03-01-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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When does Wellbutrin kick in?

I took my first Wellbutrin XL 150 MG pill Friday morning and as far as I can tell it's done nothing. I still feel like crap. When do you think it will kick in? And how effective is it overall?

 
Old 03-01-2005, 10:16 PM   #2
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Re: When does Wellbutrin kick in?

My husband was on Wellbutrin XL for some time......and he seemed to have fairly good results with it. Keep in mind though, like most AD's....they take about 4-8 weeks to kick in to "full capacity". Sorry I can't give you more possitive "news" than that. Don't dwell though.......it will happen!!

All the best,
mj

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Old 03-02-2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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Re: When does Wellbutrin kick in?

Macjuls is right...
It took almost 6 weeks for me to actually start 'feeling' the changes with Wellbutrin. And the aggitation, insomnia fades too (but exercise REALLY helps with that).

Give it time. I really like being on it and I have been on most of the AD meds.

Best wishes,
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Re: When does Wellbutrin kick in?

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Originally Posted by Scooterman
I took my first Wellbutrin XL 150 MG pill Friday morning and as far as I can tell it's done nothing. I still feel like crap. When do you think it will kick in? And how effective is it overall?
Wellbutrin started to increase my energy level within the first couple of weeks, so depending on your type of depression, that may help you. For me, anxiety was a primary issue, so the increase in energy that left me "wired" was not a good thing. Now, I'm taking a combo of Wellbutrin and Lexapro and starting to feel better.

In general, I think it can start to work anywhere from like two weeks to two months. Other people may notice a difference in you before you notice it in yourself.

Good luck!

 
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