Mayo Clinic Connect
I have been on Wellbutrin for mild depression for about 6 months. My depression is OK so when should I stop taking the Wellbutrin?
Never, ever stop taking medication, especially psych meds, without discussing it with your doctor/psychiatrist. Most psych meds are for life, although they may have to be tweaked from time to time; a different med, a different dose. If you and your doctor decide you can go off Wellbutrin, it will have to be in a ramp-down procedure, a little less every day until you are off completely. You do not want to go through cold-turkey withdrawal. I have been taken off of meds in a ramp-down procedure and was still sick as a dog. Cold turkey would probably have killed me. It might not be easy going off of Wellbutrin, but your doctor can help you with the symptoms. Good luck.
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