My Wellbutrin Experience

As many of you may or may not know I suffer from depression. After five years of being on celexa (which causes both weight gain and memory loss) I switched to Wellbutrin XL. This post is mainly for anyone who might be Googling the side effects of Wellbutrin XL. Wellbutrin XL is also used to help people quit smoking. I don’t smoke, but I know I’m now feeling more sensitive to smoke.


I recently started taking Bupropion Wellbutrin XL 150mg. The doctor proscribed 1 tab every day for the first week. He then then increased it to two a day for the 300mg dose.

I was fine on the 150mg dose, but once he switched it to 300mg I experienced dizziness, nausea, changes in taste, headache, increased sweating, and trouble sleeping.

I must say that I really don’t like the side effects of Wellbutrin. I know this medication isn’t for everyone and I’m trying hard to stick with it. I do hope the side effects go away soon.

I did lower my dosage today back down to 150 mg and will update this post after a month.

If you are taking or have taken Wellbutrin XL, please feel free to share your experience with the medication.

Do any of you suffer from depression and if so what medication if any has worked for you?

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