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Old 12-16-2006, 03:29 AM   #1
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Wellbutrin Impatience

Can anyone tell me how long it will take before I begin to feel the effects of taking Wellbutrin XL? I have been on 300mg for 2 weeks now and honestly feel no different. I had an emotional meltdown and am now wondering if, perhaps I should be seeking out hormone therapy rather than anti-depressants (had a hysterectomy last year). sex drive/libido...(though, that had disappeared before even starting the Wellbutrin). Thoughts, anyone?

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Old 12-16-2006, 07:05 AM   #2
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Re: Wellbutrin Impatience

I've been on 300 mg of Wellbutrin for three months to help with quitting smoking. I'm not smoking, so that is something , but I feel as depressed as ever. BUT, I am new to the depression (and these forums) and have not yet been to a therapist/psychiatrist to diagnois me, I got the Wellbutrin from my GP. A social worker I've been to has told me that it doesn't seem like the drug has 'kicked in', whatever that means. Hope this helps.

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Old 12-16-2006, 09:51 AM   #3
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Re: Wellbutrin Impatience

It can take up to six weeks before you feel its full effect or it kicks in.

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Old 12-16-2006, 10:02 AM   #4
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Re: Wellbutrin Impatience

Been there, tried that, had the same reaction (no noticable response) as you. Some people swear by it. I'm just not one of them.

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