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Quitting Wellbutrin Cold Turkey?


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#1 caitlin12095

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

I had an anxiety attack on Wellbutrin (150 mg split between two 75 mg sr tablets) and my psychiatrist told me to just quit cold turkey. I've been taking it for a month. Is this normal? He said I wouldn't have any withdrawals, but that's not what I've read on these forums. I do not want to go through withdrawals, because stopping this medicine after just starting to feel better is bad enough! Any advice?

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:58 PM

My doctor said to stop taking Wellbutrin after having a pretty bad anxiety attack. He said there would be no withdrawal, but I'm pretty sure my depression will come back. My dose was 75 mg twice daily, and since him telling me to quit I've taken only one for the past two days. I have the ACT and MME this tuesday through thursay (college standardized testing) and I don't want to be distracted while I'm taking these exams. Should I keep taking 75 mg for the next few days while I'm testing? This dose is not effective for me and I still feel depressed on it. Or should I just quit altogether? I have a feeling that I'll feel more severely depressed if I just quit completely right now.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

Hi Caitlin.
Unfortunately, we are not professionals here at DF, so we can't give you medical advice. Please call your doctor about these questions, as he/she is the best person to answer them.
Best wishes, and take care.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:55 AM

my dr told me to gradually go down on Wellbutrin........

but im gonna quit cold turkey. it makes me seize .

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:13 PM

I am horrible about remembering my meds. I am on Welbutrin XR, adderall, and Viibryd. Welbutrin is the newest to the mix. When I forget to take it, I slide right back into a nearly diabilitating depression as quickly as 2 days. Even this weekend when out of town I grabbed the wrong bottle and had my other two but forgot the welbutrin bby SUnday I was constantly crying and by Monday was compeltly non functional, I just started back on it today. and it will take at least a week to get back on track. Every person is different but this is my personal experience.
Diagnosis: Recurring Major Depression Severe with Psycotic Features
Current Meds: Abilify 10 mg, WellButrin Xl 450 mg, Viibryd 50mg, Clonazepam 1mg, Trazadone 200mg, Deplin 15mg




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