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Re: Wellbutrin Discontinuation

Posted by SLS on December 18, 2022, at 13:33:22

In reply to Wellbutrin Discontinuation, posted by exisessentialist on December 18, 2022, at 11:08:01

Hi, exisessentialist.

> Hi, all. I have this longstanding habit of dismissing side effects when starting a new medication in hopes that they either will subside or that the positives will outweigh them and then ultimately only recall the profound negatives several months later. As a consequence, I am needing to discontinue wellbutrin Xl 300 mg and I'm wondering how quickly it is safe to do so. I am also on Adderall Xr 30 mg in AM, 15 mg in afternoon, Lamictal 100 mg morning and night, Paxil 60 mg and lorazepam 1 mg four times daily. I decreased my dose of Wellbutrin to 150 mg on Friday and have seen an almost immediate improvement in rigidity within my body and intrusive thoughts. OCD with confounded major depressive disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified are my diagnoses. I also just started drinking coffee again, one cup spread out over the course of a full day recently, which was the impetus for discontuining wellbutrin as it helps more with energy and intrusive thinking than the wellbutrin ever did. I want to increase my coffee consumption without fear of a seizure due to the interaction between wellbutrin and caffeine, I'm also on a keto diet which affects electrolytes, so that's a concern with the wellbutrin. Thank you all for your time.

Your posting name is intriguing.

I am delighted to see your/your doctor's treatment approach. Someone knows what they are doing. I haven't yet seen someone describe a withdrawal syndrome when discontinuing Wellbutrin. I think it is one of the antidepressants least apt to produce one. I was placed on 900 mg/day of Wellbutrin in 1983. I don't remember using a taper to discontinue it, though. I'm pretty sure I didn't.

Dont use me as a definitive source. I would suggest using *both* Google and PubMed:

Unfortunately, I dont think you will receive any more responses. As weird as it seems, people stopped posting when I suggested that the majority of the membership had developed extremely counterproductive self-treatment behaviors. As an example, one of the brightest members with a posting history of over 20 years is now using Effexor for a few days at a time every so often as a PRN. Perhaps he has found as palliative use for Effexor, but he pretty much guarantees himself that he will never get well. This bad habit is infectious and malignant.

Strong language, I know. So, you can blame me for the posting boycott. There arent more than a handful of people posting regularly, so I dont know that you are missing much. The only thing is, I dont know any alternative sites. Early in the history of Psycho-Babble, the New York Times published an article about the website and its founder, Robert Hsiung, MD.

One suggestion I have for you is to review the posts that exist and choose a member who you would like feedback from using the Psycho-Babble Babblemail function. It is totally anonymous. You type your letter in a message box and send it, much like posting. Your letter first goes to the websites server, whereupon it is forwarded to the person you wish to contact. You must open a post of theirs, and then find the link to their name at the top of the page.



Wellbutrin Discontinuation

Posted by *exisessentialist* on December 18, 2022, at 11:08:01


If you wish to correspond with me, you can use Babblemail.

I am posting a revision of my Consider the source very soon. It expands on the first version and shouldnt have so many dumb errors. Proofreading often eludes me.

Try this:

Good luck.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.




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