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Re: WELLBUTRIN and my husbands now a JERK!! HELP!!

Posted by Greg on October 27, 2000, at 12:07:55

In reply to WELLBUTRIN and my husbands now a JERK!! HELP!!, posted by tearful tiffany on October 27, 2000, at 8:31:31


Being a 31 year veteran of the smoking wars and numerous attempts to quit. I feel like I understand a little of what your hubby is going thru. The Wellbutrin could definitely be a contributing factor to your husband's irritability due to it's activating properties. This could be especially true if he has a tendancy to be hyper in the first place. Something that might be being overlooked here is the long-lasting effects of the Nicotine. I've gone as long as 6 weeks without smoking and had the cravings for it be as strong then as when I first quit. I have friends who have quit years ago and still have cravings for cigarettes. Nicotine is a monster drug and it takes prisoners. In some of the other posts people have suggested something to help calm him down a bit, I think this is a good idea. Perhaps something like Depakote or Neurontin might help, but only on a short term basis.

I'm not trying to make excuses for your hubby's behavior, you might try to discuss it with him during one of his calmer moments. I'm just trying to give you some thoughts from a smoker's viewpoint.

My wishes to you both for a joyous and happy anniversary.


> My husband was prescribed wellbutrin about 5 weeks ago to stop smoking. He smokes a pack in about 2-3 days. He has slowed down a bit, BUT he is so agitated. Last night he told me to f** off. WHAT is this? I'm walking on egg shells with him, trying to be extra understanding, and it doesn't seem to matter. He's coming home and going directly to bed sometimes, and then sometimes he's up half the night. Sometimes he looks at me like he wants to rip my head off. This is causing lots of problems. I've got my own depression issues, and this does not help. Being a user of several different antidepressants over periods of my life, I know that there are mood changes that you've got to go through until you stabilize. But, I'm wondering is there anyone out there who had these side effects which were relieved after some time? If this is the way he is going to be, I might tolerate his smoking rather than going through this. Next month is our 5th anniversary, and if he keeps this up, I don't know how we'll make it!
> e-mail me at if you have any helpful info~




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