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i was wondering if anyone on here takes wellbutrin. I take 200mg in the morning. Is this a medication often used for bipolar? My mom is on this too and she is bipolar. They haven't told me I am but I think I am, and so do a lot of other people.
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replied May 11th, 2005
I take it.
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replied May 26th, 2005
I've taken wellbutrin for nearly 10 years for depression. It is the only anti-depressant that has ever worked for me. My husband has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. His shrink just put him on it a couple days ago. I am hoping that it will help him as much as it has helped me. Good luck with it.
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replied November 4th, 2005
Re: Wellbutrin (medication)
jflo2006 wrote:
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i was wondering if anyone on here takes wellbutrin. I take 200mg in the morning. Is this a medication often used for bipolar? My mom is on this too and she is bipolar. They haven't told me I am but I think I am, and so do a lot of other people.


i just started 150mg in combination with 40mg of geodon a week ago. You should never be put on an antidepressant alone if you are bipolar. If your doctor did that, you need to get a second opinion. Being on an antidepressant can swing you into manic episodes. You're only treating half of the problem with an antidepressant. Hope this helps....I've been diagnosed for 2 1/2 years and was only medicated for a year of that due to getting pregnant and nursing. Just starting meds again....
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replied November 18th, 2005
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I was put on wellbutrin as the dr said I was depressed (i didnt think so, I thought was mercury toxicity due to 9 fillings) ...It made me jacked up so dr put me on sleeping pills. I researched before taking them, then found out I had never been tested for mercury levels. Two drs led me to believe they tested and said I was fine. Finally had 3rd dr actually test and was 8x more than upper level of mercury. Had all my silver fillings out and have been fatigue free for over a year starting with the very next day! Joint stiffness has left also, but took about 2 months.

Dont know if mercury is major problem for bipolar, but anyone with depression and/or fatigue should be checked if have more than 3 fillings. It sure saved me a lot of pain and problems.!

Oh and if have lots of fillings, avoid anything aluminum. I got a new pressure cooker while still had fillings and was miserable for 2 months until I quit using it (was new so used about 3 times a week) elevated levels of mercury plus aluminum can be fatal I read later.
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replied December 5th, 2005
My mom took it and she was diagnosed for bipolar, but she took it for depression too
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replied December 15th, 2005
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It worked for me when I was a lot younger(10-12 years old) i'm now 23 and it doesn't work for me it gave me leg craps that I couldn't take. It was like I was geing shocked or had very bad arthristis(sp?).
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replied December 17th, 2005
No, I just take an anitipsychotic which also works as a mood stabilizer called risperdal. I used to take an antiepressant alone before they found out I was bipolar and it made me worse, so they had to take me off it. Now they are being extra careful what medication they give me.
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