Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 744723

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Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?

Posted by deniseuk190466 on March 27, 2007, at 15:46:12

How long, generally, does Wellbutrin take to work?

When I took it I didn't really notice a difference either way and I took a pretty high dose but only for a week.

Denise

 

Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?

Posted by Racer on March 27, 2007, at 15:55:23

In reply to Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?, posted by deniseuk190466 on March 27, 2007, at 15:46:12

I noticed a difference in a much shorter time than I have for other ADs. I think it was within two weeks.

Instead of taking a higher dose for a week, maybe you'd have done better on a lower dose for a longer time, maybe titrating upwards? What happened?

 

Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?

Posted by Joe Bloe on March 27, 2007, at 15:55:52

In reply to Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?, posted by deniseuk190466 on March 27, 2007, at 15:46:12

I noticed stimulant effect within hours of my first dose, (which also produces some anti-depressant effect, like Ritalin might). I experienced "full-blown" anti-depressant effect sometime around 3-4 weeks.

 

Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?

Posted by football on March 27, 2007, at 17:37:23

In reply to Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?, posted by deniseuk190466 on March 27, 2007, at 15:46:12

It typically takes about 3-4 weeks to feel significant improvement, though everyone's different and it may work quicker or slower then that for you.

Or not at all, as was the case with me.

 

Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?

Posted by valene on March 27, 2007, at 19:54:13

In reply to Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?, posted by deniseuk190466 on March 27, 2007, at 15:46:12

> How long, generally, does Wellbutrin take to work?
>
> When I took it I didn't really notice a difference either way and I took a pretty high dose but only for a week.
>
> Denise

My doctor has me on it now, began one week ago at 37.5mg. and just went to 75mg. so am titrating up slowly. I have not noticed much of any difference yet but I also read it takes around 4 weeks to have antidepressant effects. Feel a bit hyper on 75 mg., very med. sensitive. Had just gotten used to 37.5mg with no anxiety.
Val

 

Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?

Posted by Phillipa on March 27, 2007, at 20:16:01

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?, posted by valene on March 27, 2007, at 19:54:13

One week and my pdoc threw me in the hospital said I was becoming hypomanic and took me off the 150mg. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?

Posted by football on March 27, 2007, at 22:54:09

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?, posted by Phillipa on March 27, 2007, at 20:16:01

> One week and my pdoc threw me in the hospital said I was becoming hypomanic and took me off the 150mg. Love Phillipa

I would love to become hypomanic. I don't see the problem with it.

 

Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?

Posted by deniseuk190466 on March 30, 2007, at 14:07:20

In reply to Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?, posted by deniseuk190466 on March 27, 2007, at 15:46:12

Thanks to you all for your responses.

Denise

 

Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?

Posted by pearlcat on March 31, 2007, at 7:54:09

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?, posted by Phillipa on March 27, 2007, at 20:16:01

For 3 weeks I was absolutely miserable. Wanted to kill everyone in sight. I hope it works for you. After 3 weeks if it does not work get rid of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pearlcat

 

Re: Wellbutrin

Posted by Deniseuk190466 on March 31, 2007, at 16:25:27

In reply to Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?, posted by deniseuk190466 on March 27, 2007, at 15:46:12

I ordered mine off the internet. Could it be that they weren't the real thing because I can't understand why I didn't notice anything on them, not even side effects?

Denise

 

Re: Wellbutrin

Posted by linkadge on April 1, 2007, at 9:28:16

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin, posted by Deniseuk190466 on March 31, 2007, at 16:25:27

Thats a possability. Ususally wellbutrin is activating.

Linkadge

 

Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work? deniseuk190466

Posted by kaleidoscope on April 1, 2007, at 11:05:08

In reply to Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?, posted by deniseuk190466 on March 27, 2007, at 15:46:12

Hi Denise

Wellbutrin seems to produce a 'stimulating' effect quite rapidly in some people but improvement in mood may take several week. In this respect, it doesn't seem to work any quickly than other ADs.

 

Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work?

Posted by kaleidoscope on April 1, 2007, at 11:05:53

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin - How long does it take to work? deniseuk190466, posted by kaleidoscope on April 1, 2007, at 11:05:08

Excuse previous spelling mistakes. Typing too fast.

K


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