Wellbutrin

Posted by lindasmith1222 @lindasmith1222, Dec 9, 2022

Greetings. I want to stop antidepressant. I have been taking bupropion/Wellbutrin for depression for about 18 months at 150mg once a day. I am no longer depressed. I have an aversion to taking chemicals into my body. Yes, I am unvaccinated but had Covid January 2020. I have natural immunity. ANYONE have experience with tapering or should I go 'cold turkey.'

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Never never cold Turkey the chemical withdrawal is something you will not want to experience ever
Slow take your time get advice from your dr AND pharmacist !
I have been told by a dr to taper slowly and then by another it’s ok you have tapered long enough and whoa it hit me too soon!!
No one knows till you try to taper how your body will adjust it’s a major shock so taper taper taper slowly!

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Hello….I am also in the process of quitting Wellbutrin. I am down from 300mg to 150 per day. I will be seeing my primary care physician next month and I will request 75 mg. I am tapering slowly because going cold turkey is not a good idea. I am also investing in a FDA approved device by Fisher Wallace. It has a good track record in dealing with depression and anxiety, among other things. Best….

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I've been on welbutrin for over 6 yrs. I also take lexapro. at my age, late 60s, I'm content to just stay put since I'm finally feeling better after being on 02. I have tried to wean of antidepressants but the brain zaps keep me taking the med. talk to ur dr and let us know.

as to ur vax status for covid….. not sure why it was mentioned. and ur immunity is only good for 90 days after having the virus. at least that's what I have understood.

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Thank you for your response. I mentioned by vax status because it is my example of how I do not want to continue putting chemicals in my body. I am 'tainted' and have become distrusting of current western medical practices. and am adamantly adverse to putting chemicals in my body. There are too numerous opinions and science 'out there' about the covid vax and natural immunity. Personally, I am tired to the max at age 70 of going to see a doctor and walking out with at least one new prescription to 'cure me.' The medical community is all about big pharma and making money, in my opinion. Personally, I don't think doctors give a darn. Medical school graduates no longer take the Hippocratic Oath. I have worked very hard to change my behaviors and my life to not be depressed. I want to try life drug free.

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@johnbluffside

Never never cold Turkey the chemical withdrawal is something you will not want to experience ever
Slow take your time get advice from your dr AND pharmacist !
I have been told by a dr to taper slowly and then by another it’s ok you have tapered long enough and whoa it hit me too soon!!
No one knows till you try to taper how your body will adjust it’s a major shock so taper taper taper slowly!

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Thank you

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@chiaska19

Hello….I am also in the process of quitting Wellbutrin. I am down from 300mg to 150 per day. I will be seeing my primary care physician next month and I will request 75 mg. I am tapering slowly because going cold turkey is not a good idea. I am also investing in a FDA approved device by Fisher Wallace. It has a good track record in dealing with depression and anxiety, among other things. Best….

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Thank you for your response. I have the Fisher Wallace device and find it very helpful. I will talk to my pharmacist today! I believe the lowest dosage of Wellbutrin is the 150mg tablet, which I take once a day. If you have information about dosage, I would appreciate receiving it.

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@lindasmith1222

Thank you for your response. I have the Fisher Wallace device and find it very helpful. I will talk to my pharmacist today! I believe the lowest dosage of Wellbutrin is the 150mg tablet, which I take once a day. If you have information about dosage, I would appreciate receiving it.

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I think 150 mg may be the lowest extended release but I currently have 100 and 75 mg in my arsenal.

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Good to know! Now I can talk to my doctor. I did not know there is extended release and 'regular.'

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@lindasmith1222

Thank you for your response. I mentioned by vax status because it is my example of how I do not want to continue putting chemicals in my body. I am 'tainted' and have become distrusting of current western medical practices. and am adamantly adverse to putting chemicals in my body. There are too numerous opinions and science 'out there' about the covid vax and natural immunity. Personally, I am tired to the max at age 70 of going to see a doctor and walking out with at least one new prescription to 'cure me.' The medical community is all about big pharma and making money, in my opinion. Personally, I don't think doctors give a darn. Medical school graduates no longer take the Hippocratic Oath. I have worked very hard to change my behaviors and my life to not be depressed. I want to try life drug free.

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You may want to live life drug-free but it isn't always possible if you want to live without depression. I have tried it and it doesn't work for me.

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@lindasmith1222

Thank you for your response. I have the Fisher Wallace device and find it very helpful. I will talk to my pharmacist today! I believe the lowest dosage of Wellbutrin is the 150mg tablet, which I take once a day. If you have information about dosage, I would appreciate receiving it.

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lindasmith1222
Hi! I went down on Bupropion, and I now take 2 tablets of 100 mg each, 12 hours apart, one in the morning, one at night.

What is the Fisher Wallace device?

I perfectly understand what you are saying. I use now an absolute minimum of medicines, and I am so glad because I too would rather do without them.

I agree 100% with you when you say that sometimes doctors prescribe something but don't really care and so you walk out of their offices with yet another prescription.
But sometimes medicines are really necessary. A couple of years ago I had huge problems sleeping at night. I would wake up night after night after only sleeping two and a half hours. This went on for several months and I couldn't function at all. It was real torture. Besides, I am the kind of person who can give up food, but not sleep. The lack of sleep really wears me out/down. When I told my doctor, she said: "Have you seen a psychiatrist for your depression?". I don't know how many times I had to tell her that I did NOT need new antidepressants. All I needed was something to sleep. After several months of living like a zombie and really struggling, she prescribed something called Belsomra. I will forever be grateful that she prescribed that medicine. Had she not done that, I would most probably not be writing to you today.
Take care! 😊

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