179 patient evaluations for Bupropion

stargeek
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stargeek
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
46 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Dec 24, 2015 (Started Apr 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
60 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Nov 29, 2015 (Started Dec 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Tobacco Addiction)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just wanting to update. I continue taking Wellbutrin daily in the morning. I have many helpful strategies for reducing anxiety. Pair those coping skills with this medication, I have been able to avoid the benzodiazepines.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2011 (Started Dec 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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ProfGumbySan
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ProfGumbySan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 23, 2015 (Started Sep 10, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: Been back on Wellbutrin 450mg/day for a couple of ears now and, with the addition of 20mg/day of Viibryd I've been very stable.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 11, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 27, 2008 (Started Sep 10, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: Like any antidepressant, you (doctor & patient) have to determine what works for you. I was on various doses of Prozac for several years, but its effect eventually wore off. My psychopharmacologist switched me to Wellbutrin in 1997 and I've been on various doses of it since. Wellbutrin works on the dopamine system in the brain, so I'm curious how it relates to PD (if it does at all).
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F58y
CFS:?y
FM:7y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 1, 2015 (Started Apr 27, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took the Bupropion until about January of 2015 and then I decided I had had just about enough of a bunch of meds that didn't work so I stopped taking them. Things went south in May 2015 when my Mother-In-Law died unexpectedly and so in April I started back on the Bupropion but my doctor also has me taking Provigil for my fatigue and I am doing a lot better now. I still don't know if the Bupropion is helping me or not. I am still tired a lost. Fatigued body and mind. (Sigh) Even with taking 200mg of Provigil a day. I guess I need more sleep but I don't think that will help any. Even when I get hours and hours of sleep the fatigue is still there. I take the bupropion in the mornings.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 26, 2013 (Started Apr 27, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fatigue)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am very tired all of the time so my psychiatrist has prescribed this medication to see if it gives me any pep. I have been taking it for months now with no change in my exhaustion. As of Feb. 2013 I have been taking 300mg in the morning and 200mg in the afternoon. I forget to take the 200mg in the afternoon a lot of the time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
leejon66
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leejon66
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
67 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
PTSD

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Jun 5, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 1979)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: you need to talk to your Doctor about this treatment plan. some say it is to expense. I get my medIdecation from the VA

  • 0 helpful marks
ProfGumbySan
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ProfGumbySan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 14, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
naomiah
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naomiah
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
52 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Feb 1, 2015 (Started Mar 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started Wellbutrin in 1989, before there was a generic. It worked very well for me until a couple of years ago, when I became convinced it was doing less for my depression, and more to make me anxious. My healthcare provider agreed that was a reasonable assessment. When I started Latuda, and it was a success, we decided to titrate off the Buproprion. I have not had difficulty since I quit it, although my anxiety level is still a little high.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
kschu
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kschu
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jan 2, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Nadira
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Nadira
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
55 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Nov 26, 2014 (Started May 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: 2014 November 25 two weeks before my jaw surgery my Pdoc said I could lower from 450 to 300xl. Once I have healed from my surgery a total review of my depression and treatment. Reason for lowering is due to my worry of interactions. My Pdoc days everything interacts as a general rule. She is not concerned about my meds and post surgery medications. Day 2 of 300mg. No change.

Mar 23, 2013 (Started May 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
John Jamson
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John Jamson
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
35 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Oct 4, 2014 (Started Sep 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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