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wellbutrin effectiveness ?

Been taking it for a week. Last week I wanted to end my life and that scared me so bad I called my doctors, thanks to God himself! That inner voice told me to call before I took those pills. Anyways, I have been on it for aweek and gained 10 pounds. I feel tired, relaxed almost but still feel a bit lonely and feel like im here for others more then myself. I think im eating so much cuz it makes me feel good?? I dont really know... Oh I take 150 a day but heard that 300 was the norm.. I have a appointment with a psy. on the 15th of this month, so in a week. I just want to be fixed! I feel like Im not the same person I used to be. Does my dose of meds need to go up? Do I need to be on another med also? I still feel broken!
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replied June 16th, 2009
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I think you should tell your doctor how you are feeling on the medication. Getting better takes time, but I am glad that you are looking to improve. If that medication is not helping much, maybe you could try something better.
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replied July 31st, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Dose of antidepressant like wellbutrin can be escalated at 4 weeks interval. You need to be calm and patient.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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