178 patient evaluations for Bupropion

Daevyn
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Daevyn
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
34 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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May 1, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 10, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: I have noticed lately that I have been swaying from one leg to the other when standing. I seem to have boundless energy. I must also note that I have been stepping up my gym routine. I also am on Atkins. So, My weight loss is not from depression. But, right now I adore this medication. I am elated in every sense of the word. And I started it July 5th. I have another prescription to pick up but I have some left over from the previously discontinued round of therapy. Anyone else experiencing the swaying? It seems like I just always want to run. I weigh over 200 pounds. This is strange to me. Hopefully, I will not be so big for long. I welcome all comments and feedback! Thanks! Daevyn
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 9, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: I have 2 side effects that are wonderful with Wellbutrin XL. The first of which is it helped me to quit smoking over 3 years ago. I was taken off of this around the first of the year (2010) because my liver enzymes (ALT) were elevated. In May, I had a dream I was buying cigarettes and the next day the cravings were unbearable. I started to smoke again. I was given another persciption for Wellbutrin XL on July 5th, 2010. I am hopeful that it will help me again as it has done in the past. The second side effect is having a higher sex drive. The Celebrex had diminished it a bit even though I am on a low dose. Other than the liver tests being elevated I have absolutely no issues being on this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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bryalexander
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bryalexander
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
ALS

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Apr 29, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 8, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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dan1976
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dan1976
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
38 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Apr 28, 2011 (Started Jan 06, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 11, 2010 (Started Jan 06, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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zoomer
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zoomer
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
59 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Apr 6, 2011 (Started Dec 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I initially asked Pdoc for this med to assist my stop smoking nicotine efforts. The effects of the anti-anxiety component were noticeable behaviorally: symptoms reduced and intensity of symptoms lessened. As far as helping with my depression, I have been without an episode of major depression for as long as I have been taking wellbutrin. I don't allocate all credit to this med. I take Pristiq also. So, did it help me quit smoking? not yet.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Dec 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have noticed a more consistent level of lower anxiety on Wellbutrin. It has also noticeably helped decrease the depression a degree during episodes. I have also decreased my tabacco intake since taking .
Cost: < $25 monthly

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calmslam
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calmslam
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
31 M
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Mar 31, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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MaineGuy
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MaineGuy
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 57
Condition: Lyme 23 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Lyme

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Mar 30, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

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Anna-Magdalena
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Data Quality: 2 stars
63 years
Female
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ATEC
  • Speech: 3
  • Sociability: 14
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 12
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 8
  • ATEC score: 37
I have:
Autism

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Mar 29, 2011 (Started Oct 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: hydrobromide 522 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: The only reason I stopped the Aplenzin,was because my psychiatrist is no longer getting samples - he gave me samples. He has switched me to Wellbutrin XR
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 18, 2010 (Started Oct 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: hydrobromide 522 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't really tell how much it helps, but I am much better than I used to be, so the efficacy may be higher than just slight

Nov 23, 2009 (Started Oct 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: hydrobromide 522 mg/24 hours Daily

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rain or shine
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rain or shine
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
52 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 25, 2011 (Started Nov 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with anxiety: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Ashley's mom
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Ashley's mom
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Side effects: Dry mouth

Oct 19, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: Dry mouth

Aug 13, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: Dry mouth

Jul 4, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: Dry mouth

May 12, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: Dry mouth

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If taken to late in the day (past about lunch) you will not sleep well at night! That"s assuming you get up around 530 AM & go to bed around 9PM.
Side effects: Dry mouth

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Chelena
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Chelena
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Some
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F59y
FM:11y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 17, 2011 (Started May 26, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Loss of energy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I switched from taking this Buprionon SR 2x 100mg. tablets in the AM and in the afternoon to taking Buprionon 450XL just in the AM. I had been getting depressed for over a month and without knowing I had started missing my afternoon doses more and more. (At least 50% of the time.) This change in my dosage aggravated my depression to the point that I was sleeping almost all day and night for about three weeks with terrible nightmares and horrible feelings of self-hatred. I finally realized I had to ask for help and asked four family members and a friend to please call me every morning (one morning each) and wake me up and talk to me for at least 15 minutes to help me wake up. Then I called my p-doc. He put me on the extended release form so I wouldn't have to remember to take the afternoon one. It's so strange, though, as I was fine before I took a dip in my mood. I feel fine now less than a week later. It's a really good lesson to learn that you can't get too comfortable when you are doing pretty well compared to say five years ago. You have to stay on top of things and make regular appointments. I was supposed to make an appointment with the psych nurse after the new year to see my p-doc but I put it off thinking, "Oh. I'm fine." Well, it's lucky I have such a great doc because he not only called me personally and prescribed the new dosage and called it in right then, he made room on his very full calendar to see me next week. The nurse had said the very earliest I could see him was the end of March. I understood her dilemma but I just broke down because I felt so helpless. Also my meds have pretty much all doubled in price as of last fall. We have insurance but we can't afford a really high premium but at least we have insurance.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 22, 2010 (Started May 26, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Loss of energy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think I did try this drug years ago briefly (it's not in my records but both my husband and I remember it) and I couldn't take it because it gave me terrible headaches. I suffered from migraines since I was a pre-teen but two years ago they added Depakene on top of the Klonopin I have been taking for sleep/nightmares and migraines and it has made a big difference. So when my recently new p-doc suggested Wellbutrin at first I was skeptical. Then we talked it over and decided it was well worth another try as my drug regimen is so different from 13 years ago. The Very First Day I took 100mg. of Wellbutrin I felt in within two hours. I felt a rush as if I had drunk some coffee (which I don't drink). I had a mild headache and dizzyness for a day or two and since then I've had NO Side Effects at all... just wonderful amazing energy that I have been missing for so many years. Also for about three days I felt kinda funny. I could feel a difference in my body and I didn't feel like "me" but I didn't hurt anywhere or feel nauseous, etc. I called a friend who's been on it quite a while and she said she had the same feeling the first week on it. It's like you have to get used to having more energy. I really is weird at first. I was so used to staying at home a lot, not getting much done and not being able to read much. I relied heavily on TV and movies for my entertainment/distraction. Now I can read, walk, do more errands and do more around the house without feeling exhausted within minutes. I slowly titrated up to 400 mg. as that seems to be the right dosage for me to be functional all day and still be able to get to sleep at 11pm - 12am (I am normally a night owl but now that I do so much more I am really ready for bed at a reasonable hour now and my daily waking and going to bed is now on a routine I can count on. The only slight burden I indicated is that I have to carry a tiny bottle of water in my purse and a few Wellbutrin in a pill box in case I am out when I have to take my 3pm dose. I have taken it as late as 4pm and it still hasn't interfered with my sleep but I wouldn't want to take it any later just in case. I use my cell phone's alarm to remind me to take it at 3pm so I never ever forget. It's very handy and helpful.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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