Citation: dreamer. "One In the Morning and One At Night: An Experience with Bupropion (exp18359)". Erowid.org. Oct 22, 2002. erowid.org/exp/18359
A friend of mine recently had some success using wellbutrin to kick the nicotine and had suggested that i give it a shot. I was toying with the idea of quitting so I figured I would give it a shot. Normally, before I try a new psychoactive I do some investigating on erowid for safety sake. I was thoroughly disappointed that there was such a small number of experiences and decided that if I went through with it I would write a report. And thus, here it is.
I started out with a dose of 100 mg in the morning when I woke up. And much to my surprise, had an extreme cut in my need for nicotine. Not entirely sure what it is that helped calm the urges, but I must say it not only took the edge off the cravings but it helped remove some of the crankiness normally asociated with kickin the butts. I had heard that insomnia may be a side effect, being that I am quite fond of my sleep, I was quite curious to see what would happen.
That night I had no trouble falling asleep, as soon as I decided to go to bed I was fully able to slip into my dream world. However, I was not expecting my dreams to be so vivid and realistic. That night was host to some of the most intense dreams I have ever known. Quite similar to those found the night after a good roll. When I finally awoke after 13 hours of sleep, I had full dream recall and despite some slight grogginess, I was in very good spirits.
This pattern of dosage (one in the morning) went on for about three days. At that point I decided that I could quit smoking on my own and started taking the 100 mg dose about 30 minutes before bed. The dreams intensified, but so did the grogginess. I continued this method of dosing for about three days. While I was still having no problem with the cravings I noticed that I was still quite cranky throughout the day. This problem led to one obvious solution: my new method would be to take 100 mg in the morning, and 100 mg 30 minutes before bed. I must say that this method of dosing has been the most pleasing to me. I have continued it for about two weeks and feel no need to up my dose. I enjoy a slight mood elevation and cut in cravings during the day, and enjoy the most intense dreams i have ever known at night.
I would like to say in closing that chemicals effect everyone differently. This is just my personal account and do not believe that everyone will enjoy the medication as much as I do.
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