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Re: Differences between Wellbutrin and Wellbutrin SR? JohnX

Posted by terra miller on March 2, 2001, at 20:58:19

In reply to Re: Differences between Wellbutrin and Wellbutrin SR? terra miller, posted by JohnX on March 2, 2001, at 4:23:11

> > Can somebody tell me or provide a link where I can research the differences/effects/side-effects of Wellbutrin (the plain old thing, compared to the SR version)?
> >
> > I'm taking Well. SR now, but I seem to be metabolizing it faster than usual (pdoc's thoughts) and if 100mg twice a day doesn't work, he thinks 75mg might be the next option to try though it is not SR.
> >
> > Thing is, Well. SR doesn't feel SR to me. I feel it the whole time. I can tell when it kicks in, when it peaks and when it is declining below acceptable levels. It's a total bell-curve.
> >
> > I am stabilizing on the Well. SR and liking it, except for the hypothermia/sore hands and eye strain. (The eye strain side-effect is familiar from my time on serzone.)
> >
> > Thanks for the input, again.
> >
> > Terra
> Terra,
> I had the same eye-strain effect with Wellbutrin
> SR.

I am SO glad to not be alone! Sometimes you begin to think you're just nuts with the different side-effects. THANKS!

> Many times the clearance of a drug can be influenced by interactions with other medications that you may be taking? Are you taking anything else? This occurs because the amount of enzymes in the liver that metabolize the drugs can change.

Great question. I have ativan that I take as needed (1 mg) which lately is once a day. (That's the whole point for me to be on a longer acting med so that I don't have to be benzo-dependent; PTSD/anxiety stuff.) I have ambien for sleep induction (10mg, but sometimes I take 5mg but really I need 10mg). And I go through phases when I'm pumping the advil for headaches, but that hasn't been too bad the last couple of weeks. That's it. Fairly simple I think compared to some.

> I'm very curious as to what mechanism is used in
> medications that are sustained released. I'll look into this and see if I can find out any more answers.

That would be interesting to know.

Thanks for your thoughtful replies.





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