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    Old 10-23-2004, 01:19 PM   #1
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    Question Wellbutrin/ Pros & Cons

    I am trying to find as much info I can from people who have been on Wellbutrin.
    I welcome the good, the bad and any comments you may have on this.
    I have been on Prozac for many years(currently on 50mg).
    It has worked really well for me but lately not as much. I also would like to try an anti-D that does not have weight gain as a side effect.
    I would appreciate any feedback!!!
    Please let me know if you also suffer from OCD and Anxiety as I am wishing to combat these conditions first and foremost.

    Thanks for listening!
    Take Care all!!!!
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    Old 10-23-2004, 01:31 PM   #2
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    Re: Wellbutrin/ Pros & Cons

    Hi. I took prozac for years, and it stopped working for me, also. I've been taking Wellbutrin for about six months now. I've actually lost weight, and feel a lot better. It took about a month or so for the side effects to disappear and to reach it's full effectiveness. About the anxiety, I'm not sure if Wellbutrin will help that or make it worse. Wellbutin is considered a stimulating anti-depressant. I'm bipolar, so I take a mood stabilizer along with this to prevent the possibility of a manic episode.
    I'm sure you'll find a wide range of experiences on this board. Sometimes you can't predict how a med will effect you until you try it. If you decide to take it, I hope you have good results!

     
    Old 10-26-2004, 10:41 AM   #3
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    I've had good results with Wellbutrin, but I have it combined with Effexor. When I first started Wellbutrin it was combined with Serzone.

    It doesn't do much for OCD, I don't think. I suffer from life-long depression and on occasion I have anxiety attacks (they are rare since I started anti-depressants).

    Good luck!

     
    Old 10-27-2004, 01:50 PM   #4
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    Re: Wellbutrin/ Pros & Cons

    I've been on Wellbutrin for two years (first regular, then SR, now XL). I've lowered my dose, but I have to say, this drug saved my life. I was shaking and really wired at first, which was disturbing, but I did lose about 5 lbs, and finally evened out. I wouldn't take it close to bedtime--the XL is nice because it's once a day.

    I have experience (bad) with Celexa, and Trazodone (mostly to help me sleep), but no other meds. There is no reason for me to switch as this has been so effective for me.

    Good luck!

     
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