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A 24-year-old female asked:

Got atypical depression. gp prescribed wellbutrin (bupropion) but need to wait for 4 weeks to get the supply. wt t do meanwhile to overcome oversleeping?

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Dr. Phil Chen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Fatigue and oversleep is sometimes part of the symptom for depression. If you just start the wellbutrin (bupropion) it should take 4 to 6 weeks to improve the symptom. You could talk to your doctor add other medication to keep you alertness, such as Provigil or Nuvigil or other medication.
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