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kidofdarkness: Should I retake Wellbutrin at this point?


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Hi Im new here, I took Wellbutrin for 6 months and I have severe symptoms that got worse over time which can't be explained by any doctor.

Extreme fatigue, high bp, extreme dizziness and a feeling of being drunk, muscle twitches, nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, appetite loss, derealization and more.

Got to the ER twice, did all the bloodwork, got checked by internists, did an EEG and even a MRT.

They said I have GAD and its kinda true?but only since like 3-4 months around that time when I stopped.

I took 300 then 150 (which didn't affect me that bad) for a couple of weeks and then went to zero.

I told my psychiatrist and he said it isn't possible cause none of his patients in 20 years had wd cause if Wellbutrin for that long. Its been 15 weeks and Im anxious about taking it again cause here in austria we don't have the SR or IR versions - just the 150 and 300 XL (!). So I cant take like 75mg and try if it works .. either 150mg or none .. cause as far as I know you shouldn't cut the extended release tablets ...

I really need advice ...

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  • getofflex changed the title to kidofdarkness: Should I retake Wellbutrin at this point?
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Hello, and I'm sorry that you are in this situation. We will need more information from you before we can help you.  I believe your doctor is wrong when he says that withdrawal symptoms from Wellbutrin is not possible.  


First of all, the symptoms you describe in the first paragraph, was this while you were on the drug, or after you got off?  If these symptoms you described was while you were on the drug, what symptoms are you having now?  


Secondly, we will need to know your drug history in specific detail 

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You are right - an extended release tablet should not be cut. Here is some more information on Wellbutrin 


Tapering Wellbutrin


When we know more about your drug history, we can provide you with more specific help.  Hang in there.  

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***Please note this is not medical advice.  Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a doctor who understands psych meds and how to withdraw from them, if you can find one.


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