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Can Wellbutrin Make You Tired?


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#1 icanhasapretty

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 08:29 PM

Everyone says that they get energy from it, but I took my first dose yesterday, and continued this morning. Very low dose to start. 75 mg instant release, and now today I can't keep my head up. I feel like I could fall asleep standing up. I'm normally not THIS tired. I also feel like my eyes are tired and overworked. Like when you read for too long or something. But there is no reason for my eyes to hurt. I'm struggling so hard to stay awake. I don't want to take a nap, cause I'm afraid of not being able to go to sleep tonight if I do.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:22 PM

I hope you'll call your doctor, as soon as you can, to ask about this possible side effect. We all react so differently to medication....you just never know.

Some people have the jitters with Wellbutrin and some people have to wait a few weeks for the med to completey "kick in."

If the med hasn't taken effect it could be the depression causing you to feel tired. Only your doc can tell you for sure, of course.

There are always other meds to try if this one doesn't work out. Keep trying--there is hope for healing!

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:05 AM

Definitely let your doctor know the wellbutrin is making you feel that tired.

As for whether it can do that, I saw it doing it to a friend of mine when she was prescribed it. It was bad enough that she had to discontinue taking it at the time. Personally it doesn't give me much energy (about as much as I get from taking an aspirin :( ) but it does make me paranoid and panicky. Despite this it does work well for other people so my experience alone is not a condemnation of that med.

Good luck to you feeling better.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 05:00 AM

Definitely let your doctor know the wellbutrin is making you feel that tired.

As for whether it can do that, I saw it doing it to a friend of mine when she was prescribed it. It was bad enough that she had to discontinue taking it at the time. Personally it doesn't give me much energy (about as much as I get from taking an aspirin :( ) but it does make me paranoid and panicky. Despite this it does work well for other people so my experience alone is not a condemnation of that med.

Good luck to you feeling better.


Does Wellbutrin make most people paranoid, panicky, jittery, and anxious for the duration of the treatment or are those side effects just present during the "start-up" phase? The reason I'm asking is I sure as hell don't want to combine Paxil with Wellbutrin, as my doctor is suggesting to reduce my weight gain and increase my libido, if those kind of side effects are going to be forever present. Not a chance, thank you very much :flowers: I'd rather put up with the extra weight and sexual disfunction :hearts:
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 07:22 PM

I am now just on Wellbutrin, I think for me it made me a bit tired so I would then have a coffee which raised my anxiety. I need to see how I do without the caffeine because I think I get way too stimulated and then I am all over the place, I can't sit still ... the only good thing is that I get a lot done but I don't want to get a lot done out of the necessity to burn all the energy off. My libido went up a lot when I started taken the 150mg then it leveled out.

Has anyone else had an experience with Wellbutrin and caffeine? Did it make you very wired .. how long till the effect wore off?
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:46 PM

Interesting question...

My Wellbutrin started not to many weeks ago and its leaving me feeling slightly exhausted. Its not just you.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:13 AM

Interesting question...

My Wellbutrin started not to many weeks ago and its leaving me feeling slightly exhausted. Its not just you.

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I havve been on 150mg of WB and .50 of Klonopin. The first five days I felt SO drugged up and out of it. I couldn't do a thing. Now, I have much more energy and am focused. I don't like the side effect of the constipation though (also caused by anxiety which WB makes you have) so am looking for another combo this week. Maybe you will feel better in a few days.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:32 PM

I am on a very high dose of wellbutirn XR I don't know if I'm a good person to answer this as I suffer from hyper somnolence so I don't know really.

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:55 PM

I'm on 150 mg generic Wellbutrin twice daily and it helps my lack of energy due to my multiple illnesses.  It gave me energy even when first started at 150 mg once a day.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 05:41 PM

Hi all! I have kind of a similar problem. I started taking 150mg sertraline about 8 months ago but then I gained 30 pounds, that I could not work off. So my doctor switched me to 300 Wellbutrin about a week and a half ago, I started out with 150 for a couple days (along with a lower dose of sertraline) and now I am on only the wellbutrin and 25mg Trazodone at night. I  have noticed that I am so sleepy in the morning, it is so hard to get up. I just feel lathargic, but then at night I get a small burst of energy. I am confused about this. Am I tired because I still have sertraline in my system? Or what? Any help would be great! thanks!

 

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 12:58 AM

Bakerlady,

 

I'm on 20mg of Lexapro (take at night) and 150mg of Wellbutrin (take in morning) and I'm tired all day long and now it's 1am and I'm wide awake, I am disappointed because I thought the WB would give me energy throughout the day but it hasn't done that yet and I'm almost 3 weeks from when I started it.

 

I don't know the answer to your question, but I can relate to what you're saying.


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 12:34 AM

Bakerlady,

 

I'm on 20mg of Lexapro (take at night) and 150mg of Wellbutrin (take in morning) and I'm tired all day long and now it's 1am and I'm wide awake, I am disappointed because I thought the WB would give me energy throughout the day but it hasn't done that yet and I'm almost 3 weeks from when I started it.

 

I don't know the answer to your question, but I can relate to what you're saying.

 

Hi Freckledface - I'm on the same bit of Lexapro and Wellbutrin and am exhausted all day long...  Has it gotten any better for you?



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 08:35 AM

 

Bakerlady,

 

I'm on 20mg of Lexapro (take at night) and 150mg of Wellbutrin (take in morning) and I'm tired all day long and now it's 1am and I'm wide awake, I am disappointed because I thought the WB would give me energy throughout the day but it hasn't done that yet and I'm almost 3 weeks from when I started it.

 

I don't know the answer to your question, but I can relate to what you're saying.

 

Hi Freckledface - I'm on the same bit of Lexapro and Wellbutrin and am exhausted all day long...  Has it gotten any better for you?

Hi there,

 

No it hasn't... I'm going to call my doctor today because if anything it's gotten worse.


"We all have the tendency to believe in self-doubt and self-critism, but listening to this voice never gets us closer to our goals. Instead, try on the point of view of a mentor or of a good friend who believes in you, wants the best for you, and will encourage you when you feel discouraged. ~Kelly McGonigal

 

 

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Leo Buscaglia

 

 

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 10:46 AM

I have found that Wellbutrin makes me pretty tired at night. It seems like it stimulates my brain all day and then at night my mind is tired and ready to sleep. /shrug

 

It's crazy how medications affect us in such drastically different ways. 






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