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  1. Hello everyone, I have been on 150mg Wellbutrin XL for 4 years. Was previously on 60mg of an SSRI (Far too much. I had post natal depression - it was overkill) Over 10 years I tapered the dose and finally came off in October 2018. It was a bumpy ride. I would now like to taper off 150mg Wellbutrin XL slowly. My problem is that doctors/psychs in Ireland appear to know nothing. I have just been told told to try every other day. Wellbutrin is only really prescribed here for smoking cessation. I feel trapped on this drug. There is no guidance available in Ireland on tapering. Thing is, I'm still anxious - so while it fixed my exhaustion - life on it is not 'right' if that makes sense. My biggest concern is that, while I have friends, I am a single working mother with 2 children and no family support, so I would be doing this solo. That scares me. Right now COVID has changed everything so I won't be trying anything soon, but I like to plan ahead. So, advice and the feeling of not being alone would be wonderful. I have carefully read and bookmarked all the threads on how to taper off this drug. I don't think compounding is even an option here.
  2. Wellbutrin/Zyban - Pharmacies in Ireland have run out - can anyone help? Hey folks, I'm not sure what to do. The pharmacy has told me they only have enough for 21 days supply. There is no more Zyban or Wellbutrin in Ireland. Given how hard I have found going down by only 10% with gaps of 2 months in between - this is frightening news. Has anyone navigated this issue before? People take it for smoking cessation - I wonder might any one have packs they don't need out there? 😨
  3. I am brand new to this website. Here is my history and what I am looking for...sorry for the run on sentences - trying to get it all out! Let me know if you have any questions. I have been taking bupropion HCL XL 300 MG tablets for about 4 years. I was prescribed Wellbutrin 150 xl about 12 years ago. I had tried Zoloft and Lexapro but both left me feeling emotionally numb, then my doctor tried wellbutrin . Wellbutrin seemed to help with my "sad" feelings but the low sex drive was still a factor so my doctor increased my dosage to 300 mg. At one time, she introduced Cymbalta to be taken with Wellbutrin but I have since stopped taking this medication over 2 years ago due to the sexual side effects. In my past, like between 6 and 8 years ago, I tried to stop taking the Wellbutrin completely, thinking I was feeling fine and didn't need it... but after 1 - 2 weeks I would experience high anxiety and decide I needed to make some kind of life changing event like leave my husband...this happened a few times. As it turns out, I did need to leave that husband and I did. I have been happily married for over 3 years and have been taking my buPROPrion HCL XL 300 MG without fail since early 2014. Around that same time (2014) I was also taking clonazePAM 0.5 mg tablets for anxiety (as needed, not daily) but gradually tapered off on those and haven't taken any since JAN of 2018 . I think it is a good time to reduce my Wellbutrin to 150 mg but want to do it in a healthy way. I do not have insurance so can't go in to the doctor but think she would be okay with reducing my dosage if I show I have a plan of how to progressively get there...suggestions? Also, regarding withdrawal history - I don't know if this info helps but I used to take oxycodone 15mg twice a day back in 2015 / 2016 but started to taper off of that in AUG 2016 to 1 - 15 mg per day then 15 - 15 mg per month and stopped taking them all together as of January 2017. I do not take any pain medication at all. I am prescribed GABAPENTIN 300 MG CAPSULES 3 times per day but only take 1 - 2 a day and I also am prescribed ibuprofen 800 mg but rarely take them. There was a withdrawal period end of 2016 beginning of 2017 but it was brief and was controlled with short term use of clonidine.
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