170 patient evaluations for Bupropion

KOS-MOS UltraBlue
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new ASD member
Data Quality: 1 star
34 years
Male
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ATEC
I have:
Asperger's

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Jan 11, 2012 (Started Dec 14, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Wellbutrin got me out of a Major Depressive episode. It kicked in in about 2.5 weeks. I've been on Wellbutrin twice before and that's what I notice about it--the response is not gradual but sudden. In other words, it should be easy to tell when it's staring to work because you can "feel" it. For a few days, after the 2.5 weeks I also experienced increased energy and motivation, as well as a renewed pleasure in activities I used to enjoy. This, as in prior occasions, was short-lived. It might not make me "cheerfully happy" but I will give it credit for consistently lifting me out of major depressive states.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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QuietGuy
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QuietGuy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
64 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Dysthymia

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Dec 19, 2011 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Dysthymia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 13 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Titrated downward twice in two weeks for the usual adverse effects: hypersexuality, insomnia, craving alcohol, slight hyperacusis (ear pulse), mild teeth grinding.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic!, Alcohol consumption, Craving alcohol, Irritable and grouchy, Hypersexuality

Sep 30, 2010 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At prescribed doses, induced hypomania. At lower doses, may have helped with concentration, depression and fatigue—or not. Did keep me awake if I took it after noon. Stopped because I came to see it as contributing to irritability. This gets complicated, because giving it up can do the same—perhaps because it's habituating/addictive. Be all that as it may, I feel better off without it now.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic!, Alcohol consumption, Craving alcohol, Irritable and grouchy, Hypersexuality

Aug 5, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 68 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dosage, dosage, dosage! Be observant about effects, report them, and work with your prescriber to optimize the dose. Micromanage as needed. Use the instant mood readings to spot trends. Get multiiple prescriptions (in different dosages) if that's what you need to manage and your prescriber will cooperate.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic!, Alcohol consumption, Craving alcohol, Irritable and grouchy, Hypersexuality

Feb 21, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 68 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be vigilant about effects, particularly hypomania, and how they relate to dosage and timing of dose. Charting your instant mood can be very helpful for this. It works for me to adjust the dose according to my pattern of good and bad days, and this helps a lot in evening out my moods. If you notice tinnitus, particularly pounding in the ears at night, check out other causes; bupropion may be making you more sensitive to something that you can fix with an earwash or other measures.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic!, Alcohol consumption, Craving alcohol, Irritable and grouchy, Hypersexuality

Nov 10, 2008 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dosage, dosage, dosage! Observe the effects, and work with your prescriber to find the dose that's best for you (assuming this is the right drug for you, which of course may not be the case). Through quite a bit of trial and error, I arrived at a dose of about 60 mg a day, which I manage by taking 50 mg (half a 100 mg tablet) 4 days a week and 75 mg (the smallest tab available) 3 days a week. I'm generally sensitive to medications, and many people tolerate and benefit from much more, but the same principle applies: weigh the cost and benefits and see if you can optimize their balance through adjusting dosage (always in consultation with your prescriber).
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic!, Alcohol consumption, Craving alcohol, Irritable and grouchy, Hypersexuality

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is in my experience and according to a friend's report a "speedy" drug. Watch effects carefully and be prepared to adjust dosage as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic!, Alcohol consumption, Craving alcohol, Irritable and grouchy, Hypersexuality

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PersephoneBleu
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PersephoneBleu
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F26y
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Nov 10, 2011 (Started Jul 31, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all

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survivrgrl
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survivrgrl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Oct 15, 2011 (Started Oct 31, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Grandmoms
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Grandmoms
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Sep 15, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 1997)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: Medication was very good and I took it for many years. I just wanted to see if I could manage my mood and energy level without taking prescribed medication. I weaned myself off the drug by taking it every other day and then three times a week then twice a week until I stopped completely. No adverse effects. Constipation no longer a problem.

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rambler
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rambler
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
72 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Sep 14, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 1996)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: effective, no side effects
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Patientwiz
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Patientwiz
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
31 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Sep 4, 2011 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tobacco Addiction: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: My temper became very short while on this medication. I had some trouble with insomnia for a few nights during the treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sortaborderline
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sortaborderline
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F34y
CFS:?y
FM:6y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 1, 2011 (Started Jan 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia/Low energy/Depression: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

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kcj1963
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kcj1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Aug 18, 2011 (Started Jun 13, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with anxiety: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: helps with depression, dizziness, cog-fog, libido, and weight loss...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Restlessness

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Buffy1
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Buffy1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
67 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Aug 14, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: The Wellbutrin helped almost immediately. I am best in the monings and evenings still but there is lots of energy, but I feel a bit like a robot
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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