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Hi my name is Diana and I have been taking 150 mg of welburtin (bupropion SR) for nine months and I am going to talk to my dr tomorrow about tapering off.. does anyone have any suggestions?






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Welcome to the forums :D


I have replied to you in the tapering forums, I'm probably first one up as I'm in the UK and up early LOL

*** Please note this is not medical advice,discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner***

Original drug was sertraline/Zoloft, switched to Prozac in 2007.
Tapering from 5mls liquid prozac since Feb 2008, got down to 0.85ml 23/09/2012, reinstated back to 1ml(4mg) 07/11/2012, didn't appear to work, upped to 1.05ml 17/11/2012, back down to 1ml 12/12/2012 didn't work, up to 1.30ml 16/3/2013 didn't work, bumped up to 2ml (8mg) 4/4/2013 didn't work, in July 2013 I reinstated Sertraline (Zoloft) 50mg, feeling better now. 

A few months down the line I switched to 5ml liquid Prozac and tapered down to a compromise dose of 3ml liquid Prozac and have stayed there ever since, no withdrawals and no emotional blunting/loss of libido.


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Welcome, dianajl.


Withdrawal syndrome from Wellbutrin is not as common as others but some people do have trouble with it.


As strawberry said, you might do a small trial cut and see how you respond to it. As she posted, this topic has a lot of information http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/877-tips-for-tapering-off-wellbutrin-sr-xr-xl-buproprion/


Your doctor may believe Wellbutrin does not need tapering at all, as few doctors understand withdrawal from psychiatric drugs.

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Thank you so much for all of the advice.. I will start off slow... I have a dr's visit in a few hours so hopefully he will be helpful.. I will be back to update on my visit and see what i will need to do next..



thanks again,



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