Re: How long till Wellbutrin kicks in?
I've been on Wellbutrin XL 300 mg. for two and a half weeks now. I started with the jitters terribly the first day I started taking it. But I'm a big caffeine drinker and my doctor also started me at 300 mg instead of gradually starting at 150 mg like most seem to do. After the first day of terrible jitters (felt like I had drank a hundred cans of mountain dew, I was so wired), I decided to stop drinking caffeine. I started feeling much better, but had headaches. I'm guessing the headaches were due to cutting out the caffeine rather than the Wellbutrin XL. The other side effect that really bothered me was extremely dry eyes, like my eyelids could stick to my eye. That has gone away after about the first week and a half. The only problem I continue to have is waking up really early, like 3 AM, and not being able to get back to sleep. But I've read that Wellbutrin can sometimes cause that problem. I'm going back to the doctor on Friday and I'm hopeful the Dr. provide a solution for that. I am feeling a little better on the Wellbutrin, but I know it will take time. MomLori, are you on 150 mg? If so, maybe you will notice more effects from the medicine if/when your doctor increases it to 300 mg. It may just take a higher dose for it to impact you. I wish you the best of luck and hope you find the right medication for you!