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    Old 11-02-2006, 08:44 PM   #1
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    Wellbutrin XL 300mg to XL 150mg

    Has anyone had success going from Wellbutrin XL 300mg 1x daily to XL 150mg 1x daily?

    I am currently on the XL 300mg, and have major insomnia, agitation, anxiety, and feel spacey at times. The drug has definitely helped my depression, and has increased my ability to focus (I have ADHD), but the side effects are a bit much for me.

    I am wondering if perhaps a move to 150mg would help me.

     
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    Old 11-02-2006, 08:51 PM   #2
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    Re: Wellbutrin XL 300mg to XL 150mg

    I would check with your doctor before making any changes. I would think the drop might effect the way it fights your depression.

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    Old 11-02-2006, 08:57 PM   #3
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    Re: Wellbutrin XL 300mg to XL 150mg

    My doctor isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. He, he. In fact, he knows so little about the drug that he initially prescribed me 300mg (instead of 150mg, moving up to 300mg). I just don't think he's very experienced with anti-depressants, for whatever reason.

    I am more or less looking for anecdotes here. If 150mg didn't work out, I could always bump the dosage back up.

     
    Old 11-03-2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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    Re: Wellbutrin XL 300mg to XL 150mg

    Maybe you should find a different doctor. These meds are way too potent to play around with.....

    My husband was switched to Wellbutrin this past February. He became very aggresive, delusional, and paraniod - to the point he ended up spending a week in the hospital.

    It's certainly not something to take lightly. Be very careful....

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    Old 02-07-2007, 01:15 AM   #5
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    Re: Wellbutrin XL 300mg to XL 150mg

    Well, I made the move to 150mg and didn't have much success. My physician has moved me to the Wellbutrin SR formulation 100mg twice daily. I hope I get a better result.

     
    Old 02-07-2007, 02:22 AM   #6
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    Re: Wellbutrin XL 300mg to XL 150mg

    I am weaning off Wellbutrin XL (was on 300mg daily). It caused my anxiety to go through the roof. My legs wouldn't stop moving and I was restless whenever I sat down. I am on 150mg for 5 days and so far, notice no differences. And thankfully, no withdrawal effects yet. When I am off this, I will be starting Effexor (the horror med, from what I'm reading?). My gynecologist was the one who prescribed the Wellbutrin and like your doctor, is not an expert on AD meds. So, I went to a psychiatric nurse practitioner who is one "smart cookie". She has wonderful explanations as to why she is putting me on Lamictal and Effexor. I wish you luck and hope you can find the right med for you.

     
    Old 02-07-2007, 06:44 PM   #7
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    Re: Wellbutrin XL 300mg to XL 150mg

    [QUOTE=roz5;2785592]I am weaning off Wellbutrin XL (was on 300mg daily). It caused my anxiety to go through the roof.QUOTE]
    I hope the Effexor works out for you. Please come back and leave a follow-up post on your experience.

     
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