0liviay Posted August 12, 2010 Share Posted August 12, 2010 Hello all - I know someone who was helped a lot on this board, so I thought I'd finally sign up. I have been taking Wellbutrin XL 300/day for about 2 years (this go-round). I'm also taking generic prozac 15mg/day, generic adderall, ambien CR 6.25, and armour thyroid 60 grains. My employer's Rx insurance changed on July 1, so that my monthly drug expenses alone have increased by over $100/mo, and I have others in my family who take meds, too. Luckily, enough pdocs protested that they continue to cover brand name Wellbutrin (generic didn't work for me), but it's gone up a lot. I'm trying to figure out how I can cut myself back on some of my meds to save money. I've already cut the dextroamphetamine from 3 pills/day to 2, and I'm considering lowering my prozac to 10 (although I originally settled at 15 because my pdoc wanted me to take 20mg, which was too much, and 10 was too little). Unfortunately, these (and the thyroid) are the cheapest meds anyway. My sleep disorder is pretty severe, and the Ambien CR is the only thing that has helped, so I'm not messing with that. I know I can't break or cut the Wellbutrin, but I'm wondering if anyone has taken it every other day? The prescribing info mentions that those with liver problems should take 150 every other day. I understand that that's because of the liver metabolising the drug. But I wonder if the XL formulation would help to prevent a roller coaster effect in general. Anyone have experience with this? Thanks in advance for your help. xo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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