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Not Impressed
by JJ2
Citation:   JJ2. "Not Impressed: An Experience with Bupropion (exp94493)". Erowid.org. Apr 29, 2019. erowid.org/exp/94493

300-400 mg oral Pharms - Bupropion (daily)
Started Wellbutrin XR for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). If anti-depressants may weapon in many cases are a stimulant effect, this does the job but the side effects weren't worth it for me. I will not take SSRIs with the sexual side effects as my depression is mild and my sex drive/performance is more important to me. So that's why I gave Wellbutrin a try.

I found side effects were not quite as bad doing 2x200mg SR instead of 1x300 XR a day for some reason plus the generic SR is WAY cheaper than the name brand XR.

I just couldn't get over this drug having making my teeth/mouth feel weird and it made me feel anxiety more.
I just couldn't get over this drug having making my teeth/mouth feel weird and it made me feel anxiety more.
Never taken an anti-depressant before but if this is all they are cracked up to be, I think someone is making a lot of money of drugs that don't work very well and/or have lots of side effects.

I switched to a combination of Vitamin D, Omega-3, and Lemon Balm supplements. Feel better and no side effects.

As a side note, I was also prescribed Focalin for moderate ADHD. I actually found the Focalin to have similar stimulant and anti-depressant effects as the Wellbutrin but with less pronounced side effects.

Exp Year: 2011ExpID: 94493
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 40
Published: Apr 29, 2019Views: 804
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Pharms - Bupropion (87) : Medical Use (47), Not Applicable (38)

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