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How To Wean Yourself Off Wellbutrin
Ask Rx doc: It will be best to have your treating physician taper you off. He or she will decide, after discussing with you, if and when it is time to discontinue the medication and how best to do so without a relapse of your symptoms. ...Read more
No: Mania, when triggered by an antidepressant, happens by being on it and being at risk for having bipolar disorder. It does not happen from stopping the antidepressant. Some antidepressants can cause withdrawal-related side effects if they are stopped suddenly. However, I'm not aware of any such side effects from wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more
How can I wean myself from wellbutrin (bupropion) 150xl? Have only been on it for 2 months. I can't sleep and feel jittery.
Over a week or two: There are no hard and fast rules regarding stopping medicines such as wellbutrin (bupropion). There is not a life threatening withdrawal syndrome. You can simply halve the dose, see how you feel for a few days, then halve it again, and so on. Be sure you are in contact with your doctor. ...Read more
None are needed: There are none that are needed. There are absolutely no withdrawal symptoms from wellbutrin (bupropion). Do not come off of that however unless it has been discussed with your psychiatrist or family practitioner. I don't know the details of your psychiatric history so I cannot tell you what your risk of relapse could be. It is not however something to be taken lightly. ...Read more
On wellbutrin (bupropion) 200 mg sr for about 7 months how do I wean off? My hair is falling out...
Although most: Physicians I know tell the patient to just stop the medication - I have my patients taper off by 50 mg every 4 to 5 days. Please do this under medical supervision. Take care. ...Read more
Good day, I put on Nuzak and Wellbutrin by my GP about 4 years ago due to depression. I hate being on it and would like wean off. Any advice please?
Weaning off: It is important to check with the treating doctor about going off or lowering doses of these medications. If you have been in remission and doing well, it might be possible as long as it is slowly weaned, one by one. Your doctor must guide you and plan it with you. ...Read more
I want to wean off of viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). The sexual side effects are too hard to work with even with wellbutrin in the mix. What's a safe timeframe to wean off something like viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride)?
It can be done fairl: Quickly, but why not talk to your doctor about how to do it? ...Read more
I'm on viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride), (vilazodone hydrochloride) nortriptyline and started wellbutrin 2 weeks ago, how long does it take for viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to leave the system as I'm trying to wean off?
Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 300mg daily & 40mg of Adderall XR. My doctor wants to wean me off the Wellbutrin (bupropion) eventually. Is this because off an interaction?
There really: Isn't any significant interaction. But to be honest, why not just inquire with your doctor why the desires to taper you off of the Wellbutrin (bupropion). As you are better just going to the source rather than possible guesses. Remember to always be your own patient advocate and always make sure that you are key part of your own care! Best of luck. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty focusing, lightheaded and slow thinking. I switched from Zoloft to Wellbutrin and have been weaning off the Zoloft.
See doctot: Need more information please the best thing to do is to return to the prescribing doctor and discuss your symptoms. ...Read more
My GP is weaning me off benzos too fast, having extreme rebound anxiety. Would Lyrica (pregabalin) be good support option, and Wellbutrin to reset GABA sensitivity?
No: Lyrica (pregabalin) is sodium channel blocker. It is widely used for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy as well as trigeminal neuralgia and atypical odontalgia. Lyrica (pregabalin) has also been prescribed as a prophylactic headache medication, but has no anxiolitic properties. Talk to your physician for medication adjustment. ...Read more
Was on wellbutrin. Doc changed to Zoloft and lamictil. Bad mania. Zoloft gone. Added straterra & abilify (aripiprazole). Bad. Stopped. Now want help to wean lamictil
New Psychiatrist: Sounds like you have had a difficult time recently. And that you don't have a good therapeutic relationship with your psychiatrist if you are seeking help in managing your own medications here. Change psychiatrists and find one that you can work with. Your situation seems more complicated than simply how to stop a medication. ...Read more
I'm on 40mg Prozac+150mg WellbutrinXL daily 4 GAD, my doctor want 2 replace Wellbutrin with Buspar, (buspirone)how to wean off wellbutrin, tablet minimum dose 150mg?
75 mg x 7 days: From 150 mg, you can probably cut in half to 75 mg for 7 days, then stop completely. ...Read more
What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc? On trileptal, wellbutrin, neurontin, klon.
Prescribed Ultram 300 ER and wellbutrin (bupropion) 300 xl-also weaning off Zoloft still @ 50 mg I'm worried about seizures and serotonin syndrome. I'm 32 f and don't have history of either condition. Thank you!
How do I wean off of bupropion sr 150 mg taken once daily? I am also on Lexapro 30 mg. I have been on the buproprion for a few years.
Psychotropic meds: I would not wean off any of your medications without discussing with your prescribing provider first. Although most providers often just discontinue at a dose of 150 mg, some will have you wean to 100mg and then stop. ...Read more
Off klonopin and welbutrin last week weaning clonazepam for one month now from 3mg per day to. 25 mg having severe ticks and twiches is this dangero?
Can be!: Klonipin is clonazepam, so your exact schedule isn't clear. But most important: changes like this need to be carefully supervised by a psychiatrist. He or she will be able to guide the process. There can be withdrawal effects, especially from benzodiazepines like k (c). And, yes, they can be dangerous. Speak to your md right away. ...Read more
My arnp has me on 20 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) 1x daily as well as bupropion HCl sr 150mg 2x daily. I'm reading they don't mix well? Should I wean off lexapro (escitalopram)?
Not sure where: You read that. Lexapro or other ssri's are often combined with wellbutrin (bupropion) to help people who have combination of atypical depressive symptoms ; typical depressive sxs or anxiety disorders. This is usually a well tolerated combination. I would not recommend coming off of this type of medication without discussing with the provider. ...Read more
I've taken 20 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) for 15 months for general anxiety. In June I was prescribed bupropion 2xday for weightloss. I want to wean off both. How?
Agree: Definitely discuss with your MD how best to do this. If different doctors are prescribing the medications then you need to make sure that they communicate. Both should not be stopped abruptly. Both can be safely tapered over several weeks. You might want to taper one at a time so that if your mood changes you know what caused it. ...Read more
With my doctor helping me, I am weaning very slowly off lexapro, (escitalopram) bupropion, & hopefully klonopin, taken for 13 years. What can I expect?
Not sure of question: Bupropion is used to treat depression & nicotine dependence. Works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. Because it is activating it is useful for patients with lethargic depression. Bupropion is not associated with weight gain or sexual problems. Overdoses are associated with an increased risk of seizures, changes in heart rate, fever, and breathing. Overdoses may cause coma & death. ...Read more
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