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Wellbutrin And Gas!!! Bloat!!!

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Has anyone experienced extreme bloating after all meals? :hearts: I have been taking Welbutrin for almost 3 weeks. I had light headache for first few days, kinda have that fuzzy feeling in my head still, but after 2nd week I now get very bloated after every meal. Trapped Gas! I have never had any kind of problems with this type of thing. Be honest, is anyone else having this problem? I am trying to figure if it is the medication or something else.

Thanks!

-Kim

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It could be the medication "filler" that you are reacting to. Like they put sugar, wheat, etc. in the pill -- are you allergic or sensitive to anything usually?

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When I started Wellbutrin several years ago I also had the bad bloating. It was so bad I couldn't stand anything around my waist. My abdomen hurt terrible and nothing helped. I got upset with the se's and stopped the med but after about a week I decided I had to give it another try and when I did I never got the bloating again. So I've been on it since and don't have any problems.

springtime is right, it could be the fillers. At the time I was on the brand sr not the generic sr. Today I'm on the generic sr but don't seem to have any problems with it.

I hope it goes away for you. I know how you feel. That was awful.

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pinknixon:

When I 1st started WB, I had horrible gas. I do mean horrible! It lasted for about a month, then, blessedly, subsided. I blamed the WB for it, for there was no other cause. Like I said, the gas subsided after about a month. Hope your side effects subside as well.

Keep us posted.

-Bean

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Thanks much for the replies guys. Nice to know i am not alone on the gas 'front' Sheesh, the stuff we have to put up with. I just started on 300xl this morning. I am also still taking Paxil, which has done very well for me, save for the 35 pounds i gained in the last 5 years. The Wellbutrin is helping counter the 'hunger' effects of the Paxil. My goal is to stay on both meds, but be able to reduce the Paxil to 20mg. I still find that after 4 weeks on wellbutrin 150mgxl, I am still in need of 40mg of the paxil or symptoms return. Perhaps i will get my wish in the future and settle into a livable pattern with both of these. Again, I thank you so much for taking the time to respond! -Kim

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Kim:

Not a problem. That's what we're here for, to help one another out.

Keep posting - we'll keep listening.

-Bean

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Hi,

I am kinda new to WB, have been taking it for about 5 weeks now. Nothing has changed in my dietary, but I noticed I fart a lot! I believe it's the Wellbutrin, and hope it goes away by time.

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Hello ktomi!

:hearts:

Some people on WB did have horrible gas in the beginning. For most everyone, it went away after a couple of weeks. It's always a good idea to mention any SEs to you doc.

:bump:

-Bean

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Hello ktomi!

:hearts:

Some people on WB did have horrible gas in the beginning. For most everyone, it went away after a couple of weeks. It's always a good idea to mention any SEs to you doc.

:bump:

-Bean

Hello,

Thank you for your answer! It's not that serious, I think it's well within an acceptable level, but noticable. I'll see, I think it's slowly disappearing.

Regards.

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Ktomi:

You may want to try a gas reducer such as Gas X.

:hearts:

-Bean

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