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Comment from: Jo 45-54 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 10

Started Bupropion 150 mg. after Venlafaxine stopped working after the last few years of it helping quite a bit. Bupropion was NOT for me. After 8 weeks, I was more depressed and in darkness I did not want to be in. No ambition. Couldn’t get out to do things I would normally love to do. I stopped taking it and feel so much better. I’m going to try and stay off all meds. Stopped Gabapentin too. It wasn’t helping the pain for my Fibromyalgia after years of taking it. I decided, for me, the risks and side effects from prescription meds was not worth the outcome. I do take Ajovy injections for migraines as they work 100% for me. Now, it’s vitamins, Turmeric, magnesium etc. good luck to all fighting for any kind of relief in their lives. Keep trying and find what’s best for you.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | ajovy

Comment from: Jo 45-54 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 10

Started Bupropion 150 mg. after Venlafaxine stopped working after the last few years of it helping quite a bit. Bupropion was NOT for me. After 8 weeks, I was more depressed and in darkness I did not want to be in. No ambition. Couldn’t get out to do things I would normally love to do. I stopped taking it and feel so much better. I’m going to try and stay off all meds. Stopped Gabapentin too. It wasn’t helping the pain for my Fibromyalgia after years of taking it. I decided, for me, the risks and side effects from prescription meds was not worth the outcome. I do take Ajovy injections for migraines as they work 100% for me. Now, it’s vitamins, Turmeric, magnesium etc. good luck to all fighting for any kind of relief in their lives. Keep trying and find what’s best for you.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | ajovy

Comment from: Anxiety 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 23

I've been taking Wellbutrin for about 2 weeks now. Pros: more energy/motivation, less anxiety, I sleep well, really high sex-drive, less racing thoughts. Cons: Weird dreams, my throat feels tight all the time, skin discolouration (maybe related).

Related Reading: wellbutrin | anxiety

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Comment from: Jo 45-54 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 10

Started Bupropion 150 mg. after Venlafaxine stopped working after the last few years of it helping quite a bit. Bupropion was NOT for me. After 8 weeks, I was more depressed and in darkness I did not want to be in. No ambition. Couldn’t get out to do things I would normally love to do. I stopped taking it and feel so much better. I’m going to try and stay off all meds. Stopped Gabapentin too. It wasn’t helping the pain for my Fibromyalgia after years of taking it. I decided, for me, the risks and side effects from prescription meds was not worth the outcome. I do take Ajovy injections for migraines as they work 100% for me. Now, it’s vitamins, Turmeric, magnesium etc. good luck to all fighting for any kind of relief in their lives. Keep trying and find what’s best for you.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | ajovy

Comment from: Anxiety 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 23

I've been taking Wellbutrin for about 2 weeks now. Pros: more energy/motivation, less anxiety, I sleep well, really high sex-drive, less racing thoughts. Cons: Weird dreams, my throat feels tight all the time, skin discolouration (maybe related).

Related Reading: wellbutrin | anxiety

Comment from: Anna 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: June 10

I've been taking this for probably almost a year now, and it is a LIFE SAVER. I can't overstate how well this medication works for me, and I'm thankful for it every day. I was scared to start antidepressants my whole life, and we tried prozac first, which didn't work for me (made me hypo-manic.) Then, my doctor put me on Wellbutrin and thank goodness she did. I don't really experience any side effects other than appetite loss, which honestly is a good thing for me because I've struggled with binge eating disorder and it's worked wonders for that too (in combination with a therapy group.) I haven't lost a ton of weight, maybe 10 lbs, but that wasn't my main goal. The first thing I noticed is my focus was so much better. It has almost completely gotten rid of serious emotional outbursts and meltdowns/suicidal thoughts and actions that I used to experience at least once a month, particularly the week before my period (I likely have PMDD, which my psychiatrist is treating by increasing my dose from 150mg to 300 the week before my period, and it's helped a lot.) I remember when I started taking it, I noticed I felt emotions again instead of just feeling numb all the time — I listened to a beautiful song I love and actually felt moved by it for the first time in years. I felt love and compassion for those around me instead of just bitterness. It has definitely been a life changer and I hope I never have to go off of it (: everyone's body works differently, but I suggest giving it a try!

Related Reading: prozac | wellbutrin | binge eating disorder

Comment from: Jo 45-54 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 10

Started Bupropion 150 mg. after Venlafaxine stopped working after the last few years of it helping quite a bit. Bupropion was NOT for me. After 8 weeks, I was more depressed and in darkness I did not want to be in. No ambition. Couldn’t get out to do things I would normally love to do. I stopped taking it and feel so much better. I’m going to try and stay off all meds. Stopped Gabapentin too. It wasn’t helping the pain for my Fibromyalgia after years of taking it. I decided, for me, the risks and side effects from prescription meds was not worth the outcome. I do take Ajovy injections for migraines as they work 100% for me. Now, it’s vitamins, Turmeric, magnesium etc. good luck to all fighting for any kind of relief in their lives. Keep trying and find what’s best for you.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | ajovy

Comment from: Anxiety 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 23

I've been taking Wellbutrin for about 2 weeks now. Pros: more energy/motivation, less anxiety, I sleep well, really high sex-drive, less racing thoughts. Cons: Weird dreams, my throat feels tight all the time, skin discolouration (maybe related).

Related Reading: wellbutrin | anxiety

Comment from: Anna 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: June 10

I've been taking this for probably almost a year now, and it is a LIFE SAVER. I can't overstate how well this medication works for me, and I'm thankful for it every day. I was scared to start antidepressants my whole life, and we tried prozac first, which didn't work for me (made me hypo-manic.) Then, my doctor put me on Wellbutrin and thank goodness she did. I don't really experience any side effects other than appetite loss, which honestly is a good thing for me because I've struggled with binge eating disorder and it's worked wonders for that too (in combination with a therapy group.) I haven't lost a ton of weight, maybe 10 lbs, but that wasn't my main goal. The first thing I noticed is my focus was so much better. It has almost completely gotten rid of serious emotional outbursts and meltdowns/suicidal thoughts and actions that I used to experience at least once a month, particularly the week before my period (I likely have PMDD, which my psychiatrist is treating by increasing my dose from 150mg to 300 the week before my period, and it's helped a lot.) I remember when I started taking it, I noticed I felt emotions again instead of just feeling numb all the time — I listened to a beautiful song I love and actually felt moved by it for the first time in years. I felt love and compassion for those around me instead of just bitterness. It has definitely been a life changer and I hope I never have to go off of it (: everyone's body works differently, but I suggest giving it a try!

Related Reading: prozac | wellbutrin | binge eating disorder

Comment from: Lucana 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 10

Started taking this medication about 4 months ago to treat my anxiety. Initial dose of 150 mg didn’t quite work for me. So after a month, I went up to 300 mg. And I have never taken any anxiety meds before, so I have nothing to compare this to. By my anxiety started to affect me physically, which is why I decided to give this a try. This medication seems to be working for me. I am finally not overthinking everything, back to my calm and cheery demeanor. I always had a laid back personality and it was hard to get me imbalanced and riled up. Anxiety sure changed that for me. Started working out again. Initially, I did have a bad case of dry mouth, but then it went away. Some people mention irritability and aggression as a side effect, however, I was able to pinpoint that I usually get that way when I am hungry, which might not be a medication side effect at all. Unlike other anti-depressants, this one does not make you go on binge eating streaks, and can cause some weight loss as a result, which is why it’s more important to remember to eat your 3 meals or just snack throughout the day. Same thing with hand tremor. Initially, when I noticed it, it freaked me out. It wasn’t obvious at all, but my hands were jittery. And only I could tell. Come to realize once again, it happens when I’m hungry or haven’t eaten in a while. It did not inhibit my libido even one bit. And luckily, haven’t gotten any side effect while drinking alcohol. However, my consumption is relatively limited: once every week or two weeks. I’m not an avid drinker. I was also told this can cause an insomnia, so I just take it early in the morning right after I am awake and haven’t had any problems with going to sleep. Been getting my 8-9 hours of sleep each night.

Related Reading: anxiety | dry mouth | insomnia

Comment from: Jo 45-54 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 10

Started Bupropion 150 mg. after Venlafaxine stopped working after the last few years of it helping quite a bit. Bupropion was NOT for me. After 8 weeks, I was more depressed and in darkness I did not want to be in. No ambition. Couldn’t get out to do things I would normally love to do. I stopped taking it and feel so much better. I’m going to try and stay off all meds. Stopped Gabapentin too. It wasn’t helping the pain for my Fibromyalgia after years of taking it. I decided, for me, the risks and side effects from prescription meds was not worth the outcome. I do take Ajovy injections for migraines as they work 100% for me. Now, it’s vitamins, Turmeric, magnesium etc. good luck to all fighting for any kind of relief in their lives. Keep trying and find what’s best for you.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | ajovy

Comment from: Anxiety 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 23

I've been taking Wellbutrin for about 2 weeks now. Pros: more energy/motivation, less anxiety, I sleep well, really high sex-drive, less racing thoughts. Cons: Weird dreams, my throat feels tight all the time, skin discolouration (maybe related).

Related Reading: wellbutrin | anxiety

Comment from: Anna 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: June 10

I've been taking this for probably almost a year now, and it is a LIFE SAVER. I can't overstate how well this medication works for me, and I'm thankful for it every day. I was scared to start antidepressants my whole life, and we tried prozac first, which didn't work for me (made me hypo-manic.) Then, my doctor put me on Wellbutrin and thank goodness she did. I don't really experience any side effects other than appetite loss, which honestly is a good thing for me because I've struggled with binge eating disorder and it's worked wonders for that too (in combination with a therapy group.) I haven't lost a ton of weight, maybe 10 lbs, but that wasn't my main goal. The first thing I noticed is my focus was so much better. It has almost completely gotten rid of serious emotional outbursts and meltdowns/suicidal thoughts and actions that I used to experience at least once a month, particularly the week before my period (I likely have PMDD, which my psychiatrist is treating by increasing my dose from 150mg to 300 the week before my period, and it's helped a lot.) I remember when I started taking it, I noticed I felt emotions again instead of just feeling numb all the time — I listened to a beautiful song I love and actually felt moved by it for the first time in years. I felt love and compassion for those around me instead of just bitterness. It has definitely been a life changer and I hope I never have to go off of it (: everyone's body works differently, but I suggest giving it a try!

Related Reading: prozac | wellbutrin | binge eating disorder

Comment from: Lucana 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 10

Started taking this medication about 4 months ago to treat my anxiety. Initial dose of 150 mg didn’t quite work for me. So after a month, I went up to 300 mg. And I have never taken any anxiety meds before, so I have nothing to compare this to. By my anxiety started to affect me physically, which is why I decided to give this a try. This medication seems to be working for me. I am finally not overthinking everything, back to my calm and cheery demeanor. I always had a laid back personality and it was hard to get me imbalanced and riled up. Anxiety sure changed that for me. Started working out again. Initially, I did have a bad case of dry mouth, but then it went away. Some people mention irritability and aggression as a side effect, however, I was able to pinpoint that I usually get that way when I am hungry, which might not be a medication side effect at all. Unlike other anti-depressants, this one does not make you go on binge eating streaks, and can cause some weight loss as a result, which is why it’s more important to remember to eat your 3 meals or just snack throughout the day. Same thing with hand tremor. Initially, when I noticed it, it freaked me out. It wasn’t obvious at all, but my hands were jittery. And only I could tell. Come to realize once again, it happens when I’m hungry or haven’t eaten in a while. It did not inhibit my libido even one bit. And luckily, haven’t gotten any side effect while drinking alcohol. However, my consumption is relatively limited: once every week or two weeks. I’m not an avid drinker. I was also told this can cause an insomnia, so I just take it early in the morning right after I am awake and haven’t had any problems with going to sleep. Been getting my 8-9 hours of sleep each night.

Related Reading: anxiety | dry mouth | insomnia

Comment from: Chispy 25-34 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: June 08

So I started this medication for my ADHD as it is know to be helpful. I made it through the initial first weeks of getting use to being in your own skin feeling again. Super weird. But I continued on. After some time of taking 2 doses daily I was very agitated and angry which is uncommon for me so often. I dropped down to one dose and even switch to night to maybe help with the agitation and so I could have it in my system for the benefits of helping with my ADHD and probably depression because of the uncontrolled ADHD. Well I'm at a place now that I think I should not be on this medication. My other ADHD specific medication seems to be actually helping and the other symptoms have been subsiding. My journey has been helpful but difficult and questionable at times with Welbutrin. Unfortunately watch out for irritability, anger, and other side effects like this that seem to be common on this drug.

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Rachel 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 27

Pros: -helped with depression -gave me energy -lost weight -helped with ADHD -High libido Cons -IRRITABILITY AND ANGER -high heart rate (resting heart rate would be until the 100’s) -made me feel like I had a constant UTI -made my anxiety worse There are the pros but honestly I hated the side effects. I’m an easy going person, but on this med, everyone and everything made me go off. As little if someone yawned in front of me, I absolutely couldn’t handle it (it was so weird and I knew I was being mean but couldn’t stop myself.) It helped me lose 10 pounds because I gained so much on SSRI’s, but this made my anxiety worse so I added buspar. I could focus so well, and got a lot of work done while taking it. I stopped taking it due the people around me getting tired of being angry all the time. I definitely had more energy, but it wasn’t worth ruining relationships.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety | buspar

Comment from: Rachel 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 27

Pros: -helped with depression -gave me energy -lost weight -helped with ADHD -High libido Cons -IRRITABILITY AND ANGER -high heart rate (resting heart rate would be until the 100’s) -made me feel like I had a constant UTI -made my anxiety worse There are the pros but honestly I hated the side effects. I’m an easy going person, but on this med, everyone and everything made me go off. As little if someone yawned in front of me, I absolutely couldn’t handle it (it was so weird and I knew I was being mean but couldn’t stop myself.) It helped me lose 10 pounds because I gained so much on SSRI’s, but this made my anxiety worse so I added buspar. I could focus so well, and got a lot of work done while taking it. I stopped taking it due the people around me getting tired of being angry all the time. I definitely had more energy, but it wasn’t worth ruining relationships.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety | buspar

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

It made me anxious and angry and I wanted to kill someone

Comment from: Rachel 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 27

Pros: -helped with depression -gave me energy -lost weight -helped with ADHD -High libido Cons -IRRITABILITY AND ANGER -high heart rate (resting heart rate would be until the 100’s) -made me feel like I had a constant UTI -made my anxiety worse There are the pros but honestly I hated the side effects. I’m an easy going person, but on this med, everyone and everything made me go off. As little if someone yawned in front of me, I absolutely couldn’t handle it (it was so weird and I knew I was being mean but couldn’t stop myself.) It helped me lose 10 pounds because I gained so much on SSRI’s, but this made my anxiety worse so I added buspar. I could focus so well, and got a lot of work done while taking it. I stopped taking it due the people around me getting tired of being angry all the time. I definitely had more energy, but it wasn’t worth ruining relationships.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety | buspar

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

It made me anxious and angry and I wanted to kill someone

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

After taking Wellbutrin after almost 2 weeks I got angry and wanted to kill someone, anyone. I realized that this was not normal and stopped taking it and called my doctor and she said it could be a side effect of the drug

Related Reading: wellbutrin

Comment from: Rachel 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 27

Pros: -helped with depression -gave me energy -lost weight -helped with ADHD -High libido Cons -IRRITABILITY AND ANGER -high heart rate (resting heart rate would be until the 100’s) -made me feel like I had a constant UTI -made my anxiety worse There are the pros but honestly I hated the side effects. I’m an easy going person, but on this med, everyone and everything made me go off. As little if someone yawned in front of me, I absolutely couldn’t handle it (it was so weird and I knew I was being mean but couldn’t stop myself.) It helped me lose 10 pounds because I gained so much on SSRI’s, but this made my anxiety worse so I added buspar. I could focus so well, and got a lot of work done while taking it. I stopped taking it due the people around me getting tired of being angry all the time. I definitely had more energy, but it wasn’t worth ruining relationships.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety | buspar

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

It made me anxious and angry and I wanted to kill someone

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

After taking Wellbutrin after almost 2 weeks I got angry and wanted to kill someone, anyone. I realized that this was not normal and stopped taking it and called my doctor and she said it could be a side effect of the drug

Related Reading: wellbutrin

Comment from: Momof2 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

I was put on Wellbutrin and a month later my dose was increased. I felt great but the tremors came and certain foods that I once loved started to taste bad. My dose was decreased and I'm back to feeling depressed again. My taste for certain foods is still bad. This does help my all over pain so I really don't want to stop taking it. I just want to feel good 100% again and apparently this one isn't the answer.

Related Reading: wellbutrin | tremors

Comment from: Rachel 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 27

Pros: -helped with depression -gave me energy -lost weight -helped with ADHD -High libido Cons -IRRITABILITY AND ANGER -high heart rate (resting heart rate would be until the 100’s) -made me feel like I had a constant UTI -made my anxiety worse There are the pros but honestly I hated the side effects. I’m an easy going person, but on this med, everyone and everything made me go off. As little if someone yawned in front of me, I absolutely couldn’t handle it (it was so weird and I knew I was being mean but couldn’t stop myself.) It helped me lose 10 pounds because I gained so much on SSRI’s, but this made my anxiety worse so I added buspar. I could focus so well, and got a lot of work done while taking it. I stopped taking it due the people around me getting tired of being angry all the time. I definitely had more energy, but it wasn’t worth ruining relationships.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety | buspar

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

It made me anxious and angry and I wanted to kill someone

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

After taking Wellbutrin after almost 2 weeks I got angry and wanted to kill someone, anyone. I realized that this was not normal and stopped taking it and called my doctor and she said it could be a side effect of the drug

Related Reading: wellbutrin

Comment from: Momof2 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

I was put on Wellbutrin and a month later my dose was increased. I felt great but the tremors came and certain foods that I once loved started to taste bad. My dose was decreased and I'm back to feeling depressed again. My taste for certain foods is still bad. This does help my all over pain so I really don't want to stop taking it. I just want to feel good 100% again and apparently this one isn't the answer.

Related Reading: wellbutrin | tremors

Comment from: Be aware. 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 22

This medicine was giving to me for anxiety. After a week on it I felt just plain on edge and ready anytime to snap at anything. I also had a weird feeling in my head if I moved it too fast and also had more aches and pains.I really had hoped this medicine would have worked for me but I personally would advise to moniter any strange symptoms and call your Dr.,,,

Related Reading: anxiety

SLIDESHOW

Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: Rachel 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 27

Pros: -helped with depression -gave me energy -lost weight -helped with ADHD -High libido Cons -IRRITABILITY AND ANGER -high heart rate (resting heart rate would be until the 100’s) -made me feel like I had a constant UTI -made my anxiety worse There are the pros but honestly I hated the side effects. I’m an easy going person, but on this med, everyone and everything made me go off. As little if someone yawned in front of me, I absolutely couldn’t handle it (it was so weird and I knew I was being mean but couldn’t stop myself.) It helped me lose 10 pounds because I gained so much on SSRI’s, but this made my anxiety worse so I added buspar. I could focus so well, and got a lot of work done while taking it. I stopped taking it due the people around me getting tired of being angry all the time. I definitely had more energy, but it wasn’t worth ruining relationships.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety | buspar

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

It made me anxious and angry and I wanted to kill someone

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

After taking Wellbutrin after almost 2 weeks I got angry and wanted to kill someone, anyone. I realized that this was not normal and stopped taking it and called my doctor and she said it could be a side effect of the drug

Related Reading: wellbutrin

Comment from: Momof2 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

I was put on Wellbutrin and a month later my dose was increased. I felt great but the tremors came and certain foods that I once loved started to taste bad. My dose was decreased and I'm back to feeling depressed again. My taste for certain foods is still bad. This does help my all over pain so I really don't want to stop taking it. I just want to feel good 100% again and apparently this one isn't the answer.

Related Reading: wellbutrin | tremors

Comment from: Be aware. 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 22

This medicine was giving to me for anxiety. After a week on it I felt just plain on edge and ready anytime to snap at anything. I also had a weird feeling in my head if I moved it too fast and also had more aches and pains.I really had hoped this medicine would have worked for me but I personally would advise to moniter any strange symptoms and call your Dr.,,,

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: KingsChoice 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 16

I started Wellbutrin about a month ago and here is what happened. It worked for my depression. I stopped smoking cigarettes in less than 2 weeks. I didn't get the energy everyone else got so I didn't lose weight on it. In fact, I gained a bit but that could have been overeating (I didn't track it). I did have some side effects which I'd researched before and had solutions to. It made my skin very sensitive to soap so my feet would itch like crazy when I got out of the shower. So I used an anti-fungal foot spray to combat this. I also got dry mouth about 3 weeks in. There may have been minor side effects that I've forgotten because they were so minor. They couldn't have lasted longer than a week. I got this for my depression and was hoping to quit smoking and lose a little weight. 2/3 isn't bad. I recommend it if you need help. Good luck!

Related Reading: wellbutrin | depression | smoking

Comment from: Rachel 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 27

Pros: -helped with depression -gave me energy -lost weight -helped with ADHD -High libido Cons -IRRITABILITY AND ANGER -high heart rate (resting heart rate would be until the 100’s) -made me feel like I had a constant UTI -made my anxiety worse There are the pros but honestly I hated the side effects. I’m an easy going person, but on this med, everyone and everything made me go off. As little if someone yawned in front of me, I absolutely couldn’t handle it (it was so weird and I knew I was being mean but couldn’t stop myself.) It helped me lose 10 pounds because I gained so much on SSRI’s, but this made my anxiety worse so I added buspar. I could focus so well, and got a lot of work done while taking it. I stopped taking it due the people around me getting tired of being angry all the time. I definitely had more energy, but it wasn’t worth ruining relationships.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety | buspar

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

It made me anxious and angry and I wanted to kill someone

Comment from: Joyce 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 01

After taking Wellbutrin after almost 2 weeks I got angry and wanted to kill someone, anyone. I realized that this was not normal and stopped taking it and called my doctor and she said it could be a side effect of the drug

Related Reading: wellbutrin

Comment from: Momof2 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

I was put on Wellbutrin and a month later my dose was increased. I felt great but the tremors came and certain foods that I once loved started to taste bad. My dose was decreased and I'm back to feeling depressed again. My taste for certain foods is still bad. This does help my all over pain so I really don't want to stop taking it. I just want to feel good 100% again and apparently this one isn't the answer.

Related Reading: wellbutrin | tremors

Comment from: Be aware. 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 22

This medicine was giving to me for anxiety. After a week on it I felt just plain on edge and ready anytime to snap at anything. I also had a weird feeling in my head if I moved it too fast and also had more aches and pains.I really had hoped this medicine would have worked for me but I personally would advise to moniter any strange symptoms and call your Dr.,,,

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: KingsChoice 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 16

I started Wellbutrin about a month ago and here is what happened. It worked for my depression. I stopped smoking cigarettes in less than 2 weeks. I didn't get the energy everyone else got so I didn't lose weight on it. In fact, I gained a bit but that could have been overeating (I didn't track it). I did have some side effects which I'd researched before and had solutions to. It made my skin very sensitive to soap so my feet would itch like crazy when I got out of the shower. So I used an anti-fungal foot spray to combat this. I also got dry mouth about 3 weeks in. There may have been minor side effects that I've forgotten because they were so minor. They couldn't have lasted longer than a week. I got this for my depression and was hoping to quit smoking and lose a little weight. 2/3 isn't bad. I recommend it if you need help. Good luck!

Related Reading: wellbutrin | depression | smoking

Comment from: TashaM 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 04

Been smoking for 10 years or so. More recently, an average of 1/2 to 3/4 pack a day (definitely have smoked more in the past). I've been on the Wellbutrin ER 150mg for 2 weeks now - although I am supposed to be taking it twice a day, I've had to cut down to taking only the morning dose. This dose goes fine, gives me energy for the day. The night time dose amps me up too and I can't sleep. It did increase my anxiety the first 5 days or so, but that has calmed down. I had issues with clenching my teeth all the time and that has stopped within the last day or two. I've been using the 14mg nicotine patches as well. I've not been craving a smoke, and have gone 3 days without a cigarette. Minor irritability at times, but for the most part I'm typically in a better mood than usual.

Related Reading: smoking | wellbutrin | anxiety

Comment from: Anon 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: February 25

Made me have very bad anger outbursts, aggression, and intrusive thoughts that were very damaging to my self esteem. Nothing has changed in my life besides taking this medication, so no other external source could’ve caused this. It’s frightening because I feel like I have no control over these disgusting anger outbursts. My poor kids had to deal with it and that is straight up abuse on my part. I literally had to call childrens services on myself because of these stupid pills

Comment from: Anon 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: February 25

Made me have very bad anger outbursts, aggression, and intrusive thoughts that were very damaging to my self esteem. Nothing has changed in my life besides taking this medication, so no other external source could’ve caused this. It’s frightening because I feel like I have no control over these disgusting anger outbursts. My poor kids had to deal with it and that is straight up abuse on my part. I literally had to call childrens services on myself because of these stupid pills

Comment from: Karina 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 23

I usually never care to write reviews, however, I would love to share my experience with others so that it might help you to. I was prescribed this medicine and it took me about three months to actually start taking it because I was terrified of the bad reviews on this site and of starting a anti-depressant medication. (which I have never done before, or ever needed) I had been struggling for about a year and a half with a eating disorder and disordered thoughts, That led me down a very dark path of restricting, binging, anxiety, and severe depression. When you have an eating disorder, it is very common for anxiety and depression to also settle in. I reached a point where I would be normal one day, insanely depressed the next day, anxious the next day, and up-and-down throughout the week, or even sometimes throughout the hour. I felt absolutely no balance and I was not able to navigate my emotions or feel happy when I should’ve. I was always so wrapped up in my thoughts, my strict behaviors, restricting my eating, and focusing on all the thoughts that surrounded my body and my food. After a very Apprehensive three months, I decided to give this medicine a try and it has honestly changed my life for the best. I can now think so clearly and I rarely overthink too much. I am calmer, less anxious, more free with my food choices, I am getting my period again, I am happy, and I am able to think rationally when I couldn’t before. It has been an amazing journey to smile again, laugh again, be happy again, and realize that my body should be taken care of, not destroyed. I have a very rigid and strict way of thinking when it comes to food, working out, and overall life, but with this medicine I have been able to slowly let go and allow the freedom I deserve into my life. I still have anxiety at times and I rarely have depressive thoughts, But when I do, it is very easy to come out of them and realize that I am not thinking rationally. It has become so easy to deal with my symptoms and it has been so freeing to be able to begin the journey of recovery and conquering my eating disorder. I have physically gotten my period back, my acid reflux has gone down significantly, and all of my G.I. problems have gotten better. My hair is growing back normal and it is not falling out too much like it used to. I am able to think about food in a more neutral way and begin to eat the things that I want without having to restrict or punish myself. My friend see the difference, my family size difference, I see the difference, and I am so grateful to have chosen to take this. I know not everybody is the same and not everyone will have this reaction, however I wanted to write this just in case anyone needed that extra push and that extra confirmation to begin. I understand mental health struggles and I am here in support for anyone who is on their journey towards a better mind and a happier more balanced life.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | mental health

Comment from: Anon 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: February 25

Made me have very bad anger outbursts, aggression, and intrusive thoughts that were very damaging to my self esteem. Nothing has changed in my life besides taking this medication, so no other external source could’ve caused this. It’s frightening because I feel like I have no control over these disgusting anger outbursts. My poor kids had to deal with it and that is straight up abuse on my part. I literally had to call childrens services on myself because of these stupid pills

Comment from: Karina 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 23

I usually never care to write reviews, however, I would love to share my experience with others so that it might help you to. I was prescribed this medicine and it took me about three months to actually start taking it because I was terrified of the bad reviews on this site and of starting a anti-depressant medication. (which I have never done before, or ever needed) I had been struggling for about a year and a half with a eating disorder and disordered thoughts, That led me down a very dark path of restricting, binging, anxiety, and severe depression. When you have an eating disorder, it is very common for anxiety and depression to also settle in. I reached a point where I would be normal one day, insanely depressed the next day, anxious the next day, and up-and-down throughout the week, or even sometimes throughout the hour. I felt absolutely no balance and I was not able to navigate my emotions or feel happy when I should’ve. I was always so wrapped up in my thoughts, my strict behaviors, restricting my eating, and focusing on all the thoughts that surrounded my body and my food. After a very Apprehensive three months, I decided to give this medicine a try and it has honestly changed my life for the best. I can now think so clearly and I rarely overthink too much. I am calmer, less anxious, more free with my food choices, I am getting my period again, I am happy, and I am able to think rationally when I couldn’t before. It has been an amazing journey to smile again, laugh again, be happy again, and realize that my body should be taken care of, not destroyed. I have a very rigid and strict way of thinking when it comes to food, working out, and overall life, but with this medicine I have been able to slowly let go and allow the freedom I deserve into my life. I still have anxiety at times and I rarely have depressive thoughts, But when I do, it is very easy to come out of them and realize that I am not thinking rationally. It has become so easy to deal with my symptoms and it has been so freeing to be able to begin the journey of recovery and conquering my eating disorder. I have physically gotten my period back, my acid reflux has gone down significantly, and all of my G.I. problems have gotten better. My hair is growing back normal and it is not falling out too much like it used to. I am able to think about food in a more neutral way and begin to eat the things that I want without having to restrict or punish myself. My friend see the difference, my family size difference, I see the difference, and I am so grateful to have chosen to take this. I know not everybody is the same and not everyone will have this reaction, however I wanted to write this just in case anyone needed that extra push and that extra confirmation to begin. I understand mental health struggles and I am here in support for anyone who is on their journey towards a better mind and a happier more balanced life.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | mental health

Comment from: Monica330 35-44 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: January 28

I am a recovering addict that has been diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. I have been taking Wellbutrin XL 300mg a day for a year and a half now and it has worked great for me. I will say I do have a hard time falling asleep every now and then but if I take this medication as soon as I wake up I’m usually fine by the time I go to bed. I’ve noticed since I’ve been taking this that I just feel so much better. I have a lot more good days than bad. I have energy throughout the day and just feel like I smile a whole lot more. So for me this medication has been a blessing.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety | wellbutrin xl

Comment from: Anon 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: February 25

Made me have very bad anger outbursts, aggression, and intrusive thoughts that were very damaging to my self esteem. Nothing has changed in my life besides taking this medication, so no other external source could’ve caused this. It’s frightening because I feel like I have no control over these disgusting anger outbursts. My poor kids had to deal with it and that is straight up abuse on my part. I literally had to call childrens services on myself because of these stupid pills

Comment from: Karina 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 23

I usually never care to write reviews, however, I would love to share my experience with others so that it might help you to. I was prescribed this medicine and it took me about three months to actually start taking it because I was terrified of the bad reviews on this site and of starting a anti-depressant medication. (which I have never done before, or ever needed) I had been struggling for about a year and a half with a eating disorder and disordered thoughts, That led me down a very dark path of restricting, binging, anxiety, and severe depression. When you have an eating disorder, it is very common for anxiety and depression to also settle in. I reached a point where I would be normal one day, insanely depressed the next day, anxious the next day, and up-and-down throughout the week, or even sometimes throughout the hour. I felt absolutely no balance and I was not able to navigate my emotions or feel happy when I should’ve. I was always so wrapped up in my thoughts, my strict behaviors, restricting my eating, and focusing on all the thoughts that surrounded my body and my food. After a very Apprehensive three months, I decided to give this medicine a try and it has honestly changed my life for the best. I can now think so clearly and I rarely overthink too much. I am calmer, less anxious, more free with my food choices, I am getting my period again, I am happy, and I am able to think rationally when I couldn’t before. It has been an amazing journey to smile again, laugh again, be happy again, and realize that my body should be taken care of, not destroyed. I have a very rigid and strict way of thinking when it comes to food, working out, and overall life, but with this medicine I have been able to slowly let go and allow the freedom I deserve into my life. I still have anxiety at times and I rarely have depressive thoughts, But when I do, it is very easy to come out of them and realize that I am not thinking rationally. It has become so easy to deal with my symptoms and it has been so freeing to be able to begin the journey of recovery and conquering my eating disorder. I have physically gotten my period back, my acid reflux has gone down significantly, and all of my G.I. problems have gotten better. My hair is growing back normal and it is not falling out too much like it used to. I am able to think about food in a more neutral way and begin to eat the things that I want without having to restrict or punish myself. My friend see the difference, my family size difference, I see the difference, and I am so grateful to have chosen to take this. I know not everybody is the same and not everyone will have this reaction, however I wanted to write this just in case anyone needed that extra push and that extra confirmation to begin. I understand mental health struggles and I am here in support for anyone who is on their journey towards a better mind and a happier more balanced life.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | mental health

Comment from: Monica330 35-44 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: January 28

I am a recovering addict that has been diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. I have been taking Wellbutrin XL 300mg a day for a year and a half now and it has worked great for me. I will say I do have a hard time falling asleep every now and then but if I take this medication as soon as I wake up I’m usually fine by the time I go to bed. I’ve noticed since I’ve been taking this that I just feel so much better. I have a lot more good days than bad. I have energy throughout the day and just feel like I smile a whole lot more. So for me this medication has been a blessing.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety | wellbutrin xl

Comment from: Colin 0-2 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: January 08

Been taking it for 6 months. 3 months in it got bumped up to 300mg an now I cant get enough sleep. I've been sleeping 4 hours a night for 3 months because of this stupid drug. It's made me alot more irritable and short tempered. Also my Lobito has tanked from really high to nothing. Definitely going to get taken off of this thing or I'll just quit cold turkey. I've tried at least 6 other anti depresents and 5 mood stabilizers. All of which caused more shitty side effects. I'm 32 but the form won't let me put that in

Comment from: Anon 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: February 25

Made me have very bad anger outbursts, aggression, and intrusive thoughts that were very damaging to my self esteem. Nothing has changed in my life besides taking this medication, so no other external source could’ve caused this. It’s frightening because I feel like I have no control over these disgusting anger outbursts. My poor kids had to deal with it and that is straight up abuse on my part. I literally had to call childrens services on myself because of these stupid pills

Comment from: Karina 19-24 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 23

I usually never care to write reviews, however, I would love to share my experience with others so that it might help you to. I was prescribed this medicine and it took me about three months to actually start taking it because I was terrified of the bad reviews on this site and of starting a anti-depressant medication. (which I have never done before, or ever needed) I had been struggling for about a year and a half with a eating disorder and disordered thoughts, That led me down a very dark path of restricting, binging, anxiety, and severe depression. When you have an eating disorder, it is very common for anxiety and depression to also settle in. I reached a point where I would be normal one day, insanely depressed the next day, anxious the next day, and up-and-down throughout the week, or even sometimes throughout the hour. I felt absolutely no balance and I was not able to navigate my emotions or feel happy when I should’ve. I was always so wrapped up in my thoughts, my strict behaviors, restricting my eating, and focusing on all the thoughts that surrounded my body and my food. After a very Apprehensive three months, I decided to give this medicine a try and it has honestly changed my life for the best. I can now think so clearly and I rarely overthink too much. I am calmer, less anxious, more free with my food choices, I am getting my period again, I am happy, and I am able to think rationally when I couldn’t before. It has been an amazing journey to smile again, laugh again, be happy again, and realize that my body should be taken care of, not destroyed. I have a very rigid and strict way of thinking when it comes to food, working out, and overall life, but with this medicine I have been able to slowly let go and allow the freedom I deserve into my life. I still have anxiety at times and I rarely have depressive thoughts, But when I do, it is very easy to come out of them and realize that I am not thinking rationally. It has become so easy to deal with my symptoms and it has been so freeing to be able to begin the journey of recovery and conquering my eating disorder. I have physically gotten my period back, my acid reflux has gone down significantly, and all of my G.I. problems have gotten better. My hair is growing back normal and it is not falling out too much like it used to. I am able to think about food in a more neutral way and begin to eat the things that I want without having to restrict or punish myself. My friend see the difference, my family size difference, I see the difference, and I am so grateful to have chosen to take this. I know not everybody is the same and not everyone will have this reaction, however I wanted to write this just in case anyone needed that extra push and that extra confirmation to begin. I understand mental health struggles and I am here in support for anyone who is on their journey towards a better mind and a happier more balanced life.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | mental health

Comment from: Monica330 35-44 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: January 28

I am a recovering addict that has been diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. I have been taking Wellbutrin XL 300mg a day for a year and a half now and it has worked great for me. I will say I do have a hard time falling asleep every now and then but if I take this medication as soon as I wake up I’m usually fine by the time I go to bed. I’ve noticed since I’ve been taking this that I just feel so much better. I have a lot more good days than bad. I have energy throughout the day and just feel like I smile a whole lot more. So for me this medication has been a blessing.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety | wellbutrin xl

Comment from: Colin 0-2 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: January 08

Been taking it for 6 months. 3 months in it got bumped up to 300mg an now I cant get enough sleep. I've been sleeping 4 hours a night for 3 months because of this stupid drug. It's made me alot more irritable and short tempered. Also my Lobito has tanked from really high to nothing. Definitely going to get taken off of this thing or I'll just quit cold turkey. I've tried at least 6 other anti depresents and 5 mood stabilizers. All of which caused more shitty side effects. I'm 32 but the form won't let me put that in

Comment from: Grieving Mom 25-34 Transgender Caregiver Published: January 04

Double bad review: Wellbutrin caused extreme anger in me when I took it for postpartum depression. When my 18-year-old son took it for clinical depression, he committed suicide. Please use extreme caution with this drug.

Comment from: bailey :) 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: December 21

no side effects, but had to talk to my doctor to increase my dosage because the effects would only last for half a day. felt more motivated and energized than i had before.

Comment from: bailey :) 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: December 21

no side effects, but had to talk to my doctor to increase my dosage because the effects would only last for half a day. felt more motivated and energized than i had before.

Comment from: LaurieB 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 09

When I tried to stop smoking using Wellbutrin, I noticed my nerve pain was reduced about 90%. This drug is a life saver!!!! Not only did I quit smoking, it helped my depression, and nerve pain.The 1st week, especially first couple of days, it made me feel super energized. I assume it’s the feeling speed gives people. I was cleaning the house non-stop and really didn’t sleep much the first 2 days, but after that the jitteriness and speed-like feeling dissipated. It’s definitely a medicine you take early in the day. Everyone’s chemistry is different so it may help you a little or a lot, but the side effects of Lyric and Gabapentin, both of which I’d tried before, were awful and getting off those drugs was a nightmare. The withdrawals such as chills, hot flashes, general crappy feeling, tingling, bone pain, etc were horrific and lasted a month. I suggest trying Wellbutrin before Lyrica or Gabapentin. Hope this medication can help some of you reading this. It’s worth the 1st 2 days of speed-like feeling, plus you will have a very clean house, car, etc. :)

Related Reading: smoking | wellbutrin | depression

Comment from: bailey :) 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: December 21

no side effects, but had to talk to my doctor to increase my dosage because the effects would only last for half a day. felt more motivated and energized than i had before.

Comment from: LaurieB 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 09

When I tried to stop smoking using Wellbutrin, I noticed my nerve pain was reduced about 90%. This drug is a life saver!!!! Not only did I quit smoking, it helped my depression, and nerve pain.The 1st week, especially first couple of days, it made me feel super energized. I assume it’s the feeling speed gives people. I was cleaning the house non-stop and really didn’t sleep much the first 2 days, but after that the jitteriness and speed-like feeling dissipated. It’s definitely a medicine you take early in the day. Everyone’s chemistry is different so it may help you a little or a lot, but the side effects of Lyric and Gabapentin, both of which I’d tried before, were awful and getting off those drugs was a nightmare. The withdrawals such as chills, hot flashes, general crappy feeling, tingling, bone pain, etc were horrific and lasted a month. I suggest trying Wellbutrin before Lyrica or Gabapentin. Hope this medication can help some of you reading this. It’s worth the 1st 2 days of speed-like feeling, plus you will have a very clean house, car, etc. :)

Related Reading: smoking | wellbutrin | depression

Comment from: Anonymous Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: December 05

This wellbutin ruined my life it made have extreme ocd over body piercing it made me over sexed and have reckless behavior extreme panic attacks and diarrhea the worst ever.

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