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Need some serious advice about my wellbutrin dosages!

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Hi. I'm new here, but I found this place in search of answers. I'm sure most of us have done the same.

I'll try to make a long story short. I've been on wellbutrin for about a year and a half. My dr. is an ***** and he admittedly knows nothing about it. I had to ask him and tell him how much I should be taking. I started off with 150mg once a day, then onto twice a day. The next prescription my dr. had prescribed 2x150mg in the morning and 2x150mg at night. I thought 600mg sounded crazy, so I stayed with my normal dosage I was already on. I was pretty inconsistent with my dosages and I would miss my second dose quite a bit.

My prescription ran out, as well as my insurance. I won't have insurance for a couple more weeks. My grandmother is on wellbutrin as well and gave me a whole bottle of 200mg. I started taking that twice a day a few days ago. Its making me nuts. I get SUPER depressed and make situations out of nothing. I'm overreacting to everything, and just not quite "there". It seems that a couple hours after my dosage that I feel a bit better, but something isnt right. Is this just an adjustment to a higher dosage? Should I continue or go back to what I was taking? I know I need a new dr. and am going to do so when my new insurance kicks in. Until then I need some advice because this is ruining me right now!!

Also, will switching from the 200mg (twice daily) to wellbutrin 300xl cause any problems? I am thinking of going to the xl...

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Hi. I'm new here, but I found this place in search of answers. I'm sure most of us have done the same.

I'll try to make a long story short. I've been on wellbutrin for about a year and a half. My dr. is an ***** and he admittedly knows nothing about it. I had to ask him and tell him how much I should be taking. I started off with 150mg once a day, then onto twice a day. The next prescription my dr. had prescribed 2x150mg in the morning and 2x150mg at night. I thought 600mg sounded crazy, so I stayed with my normal dosage I was already on. I was pretty inconsistent with my dosages and I would miss my second dose quite a bit.

My prescription ran out, as well as my insurance. I won't have insurance for a couple more weeks. My grandmother is on wellbutrin as well and gave me a whole bottle of 200mg. I started taking that twice a day a few days ago. Its making me nuts. I get SUPER depressed and make situations out of nothing. I'm overreacting to everything, and just not quite "there". It seems that a couple hours after my dosage that I feel a bit better, but something isnt right. Is this just an adjustment to a higher dosage? Should I continue or go back to what I was taking? I know I need a new dr. and am going to do so when my new insurance kicks in. Until then I need some advice because this is ruining me right now!!

Also, will switching from the 200mg (twice daily) to wellbutrin 300xl cause any problems? I am thinking of going to the xl...

sounds like you really need to get another doctor so he/she guide you on the right path. you need some consistency.

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Mornin' perspektiv-

Your doctor is a quack!!!!! Apparently they didn't cover pharmacology at his particular medical school.

Have you had any recent success w/ Wellbutrin? Maybe it's not the drug for you at all, in any strength...especially if you feel worse now. But if you are determined to take it, I would rather see you on 300xl in the morning.

I am NOT a doctor. And you certainly need one, a psychiatrist who can figure out your medicinal history. But are you doing any therapy? Without talking therapy, the meds won't work correctly.

Keep posting here. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Deet

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Please see a doctor - playing around with medication changes on your own is way too dangerous.

There must be an agency or clinic where you can get free or sliding-scale urgent care. Call a local social work agency, hospital or hotline and see if you can get a referral to a professional resource for medical care.

Good luck - let us know how you're doing!

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Thanks for the input guys...

I have been taking it for about a year and a half, and have had success (I think). I definetely know I'm worse off of it. I was going to therapy for a long time, and recently decided to stop because I thought I made alot of progress. Right now Its just dealing with my dosages. Today I think it finally evened out because I felt fine for the most part, and I do right now. My insurance is active I just haven't received my cards yet. I did get a prescrip for the 300xl which I am going to try. Hopefully all goes well...

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