Jamison Posted October 10, 2006 Share Posted October 10, 2006 Hullo! I have been taking Wellbutrin XL 300mg for about 4-5 weeks now. It's okay as an anti-depressant, but it could be better. On a scale of 1 to 10 I was about 2 before Wellbutrin XL and now I am a 6 (maybe 7 on some days). Atleast I can tolerate life now, and the side effects are very minimal. If the antidepressant effect doesn't get any stronger should I ask my doctor to bump me up to 450mg a day? I'm glad I am feeling better, and I am happy that I can get out of bed and that I actually want to get out of bed, but that's not really enough. Now, my doctor has prescribed me 3 months worth of 300mg pills, so if she did decide to bump me up to 450mg how would she do that, since I have already paid for the other pills? Is there a 450mg XL pill? Could she just add a 150mg to it? Also, I have (still sort of have) had an Eating Disorder for about 5 years. I have not been bingeing or purging in on a regular basis since about December of 2004 though. Is the risk of seizure still high? What, aside from taking more medications, can I do to keep my risk of seizure low? Thoughts on Wellbutrin XL: I guess maybe I am kind of wierd, because I do not get the increased anxiety that a lot of people get from this medication. I would say it definetely didn't decrease my anxiety like other anti-depressants have done but it certainly hasn't made it any worse for me. I was really worried about that. When I first started taking it I was a little jittery in the morning right after I took it but that has gone away. The only noticeable side effect I have is waking up in the middle of the night. I go to sleep fine but I can't stay awake. It's bothersome, but not enough to justify not staying on the medication. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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