Trying to adjust to Wellbutrin challenges

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   Posted 4/14/2012 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
It's just so cruel sometimes, been taking Wellbutrin since Monday, take it as early as I can, but sleep is very difficult and frequently interrupted. It was the best escape I had, I would look forword to getting drowsy and drifting off to sleep, I guess for now I can't count on that. I have some Ambien I took one one night and got a so-so result, guess I'll give that another try. I know that as I get used to the drug the bad effects may diminish. I think I had a similar battle with Zoloft and got past it so I have some hope.
Anyone been in similar situation?

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   Posted 4/14/2012 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I took Wellbutrin once several years ago when doctors were prescribing a short course of it as a stop smoking aid. I don't recall the dose but I took it for 2 months and was fortunate that I did not have any side effects.

You are most likely correct in that the sleep problems will diminish in time. If they have not gotten any better at all in about a month then you may want to change the time you take it.

I used to be on Cymbalta and doctors typically suggest taking it at bedtime because it will sedate some people. For me though it had the opposite effect and within 2 hours of taking my dose I would be wide awake. I started taking it in the morning and cut the sleep problems from the med be 75-80%.

I just through that in there to illustrate that medicines can effect us differently than the "norm" and sometimes we need to adjust the times we take them.
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