Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 479460

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Is 300mg a high dosage of Wellbutrin?

Posted by Colleen D. on April 3, 2005, at 20:43:22

That's what my GP prescribed since I don't have a pdoc at the moment. I'm not sure it's doing much for me. I feel more irritable some days when taking it and short-tempered with the kids.

On a positive note, this my 2nd day back on 75mg Effexor (+ 300mg Wellbutrin + 1mg clonazepam + 25mg doxepin) and I have felt my spirits lift substantially! I guess I was too eager to jump on the Cymbalta bandwagon when it became available. Effexor is a much more energizing, mood enhancing SNRI for me than Cymbalta.

I went to the casino today and had a blast on $10! I didn't feel that urge to keep feeding the slots (an impulse control problem?) and I was very social even though I went there alone.

I hope this is a sign that things are turning around for me again. I may even drop the Wellbutrin and use Effexor and clonazepam as my main meds. (It would certainly be cheaper!)

Spring break is over and I will be back to work tomorrow. I can't wait to see how the med change affect my feelings and actions in the classroom. (Sometimes 17 pre-schoolers and be hard to take - LOL - thank God for the 3 other adults there too!)

Colleen
SP, OCD, GAD and major depressive disorder

 

Re: Is 300mg a high dosage of Wellbutrin? Colleen D.

Posted by Iansf on April 4, 2005, at 0:45:12

In reply to Is 300mg a high dosage of Wellbutrin?, posted by Colleen D. on April 3, 2005, at 20:43:22

> That's what my GP prescribed since I don't have a pdoc at the moment. I'm not sure it's doing much for me. I feel more irritable some days when taking it and short-tempered with the kids.
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300mg isn't particularly high. It's probably about average. The official maximum dose is 450mg (which I take), but there are doctors who prescribe up to 600mg. However, it might not have been wise of your doctor to start you out at 300, if that's what he did. He could have started you at 150 or even 100 and push the dose up gradually over one to two weeks, even longer if it takes you time to adjust to it.

 

Re: Is 300mg a high dosage of Wellbutrin?

Posted by B2chica on April 5, 2005, at 11:18:53

In reply to Re: Is 300mg a high dosage of Wellbutrin? Colleen D., posted by Iansf on April 4, 2005, at 0:45:12

i think it's average also. i was on 300 last year and it worked great.
i took myself off it, lost more weight and they just put me back on it at 150 and seem to be ok, i think 300 may be too much for me right now but i think 150 is too small. wish i could go inbetween.
best of luck.
b2c.


> > That's what my GP prescribed since I don't have a pdoc at the moment. I'm not sure it's doing much for me. I feel more irritable some days when taking it and short-tempered with the kids.
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> 300mg isn't particularly high. It's probably about average. The official maximum dose is 450mg (which I take), but there are doctors who prescribe up to 600mg. However, it might not have been wise of your doctor to start you out at 300, if that's what he did. He could have started you at 150 or even 100 and push the dose up gradually over one to two weeks, even longer if it takes you time to adjust to it.

 

Re: Is 300mg a high dosage of Wellbutrin?

Posted by AuntieMel on April 5, 2005, at 12:22:46

In reply to Is 300mg a high dosage of Wellbutrin?, posted by Colleen D. on April 3, 2005, at 20:43:22

I take 300 and 150 effexor. The combo seems to help.

Effexor alone wasn't cutting it.

 

Re: Is 300mg a high dosage of Wellbutrin?

Posted by Iansf on April 5, 2005, at 20:11:45

In reply to Re: Is 300mg a high dosage of Wellbutrin?, posted by B2chica on April 5, 2005, at 11:18:53

> i think it's average also. i was on 300 last year and it worked great.
> i took myself off it, lost more weight and they just put me back on it at 150 and seem to be ok, i think 300 may be too much for me right now but i think 150 is too small. wish i could go inbetween.
> best of luck.
> b2c.
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You can go in between. Welbutrin is available in 100mg doses. This is not Welbutrin XR or SR, just standard. So you could go to either 200mg with two 100mgs or to 250 with one 100mg and one 150mgXR.


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