I've been taking Wellbutrin for the past two years (Wellbutrin XL 150mg) for occational but dibilitating anxiety attacks. Upon using the drug, I began writing a health journal... tracking my attacks. As it turns out... My anxiety is ALWAYS the week before my period. I still have little ones, but I'm now able to reason that the little twinges I feel are just part of my human system... and that I"M NOT DYING!!!
LONG STORY SHORT... I'm ready to go off. Nobody seems to really know HOW to go off this drug since it's the lowest dosage of Wellbutrin possible.
ANY IDEAS WOULD BE REALLY APPRECIATED... do I go cold turkey? It so.. what sshould I expect?
Well I have never taken wellbutrin. My best friend takes it and she loves it. I have taken paxil in the past. I took it for 2 1/2 years. When I was ready to go off it, I scheduled a doctor's appt. My doctor told me I could not go off it cold turkey. I weened off it very slowly and barely had withdrawal symptoms. You should consult your doctor. I research online a lot and many people have stated that you will have wicked side effects if you go off an anti-depressant cold turkey. Especially if you had been taking it for over a year. Paxil was a great medication for me. It worked wonders. But my family did not want me to rely on it. So I made the decision to come off it. For some reason, my Father,Mother, and brother are very against anti-depressants. I hope that I helped you with your question.