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Condition: Depression
1/25/2015 3:28:24 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Wellbutrin is the absolute worst drug I have used for any form of mental illness. As others have posted, it caused me to cry uncontrollably, made me constantly fearful and anxious, and I was shaky and irritable all the time. Avoid this drug at all costs! There are so many better alternatives out there.

Condition: Depression
12/18/2014 2:03:50 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was very irritable when first starting it and I could feel the medication fading away and myself becoming more anxious. It has gotten better since but still not as good as when I was on celexa. My side effects are severe dry mouth and my ears ring all of the time, drives me crazy but are obviously not the worst side effects you can have. I was placed on this because the weight gain I had while ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
12/10/2014 11:03:14 PM

Reviewer: tgkatz, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
i took lexapro and zoloft before, and they both caused crazy weight gain, increased appetite, and caused my personality to become very flat. Wellbutrin does the trick and helps majorly with my depression, without the flat-personality shift and weight gain. However, if I take the pill before I ear breakfast, I feel very nauseous throughout the day

Condition: Depression
11/11/2014 11:46:08 PM

Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After taking Prozac for 10 years I thought I may need to switch and needless to say I was back on Prozac in 3 weeks. I had terrible mood swings, I was beyond emotional, crying over absolutely nothing and my anxiety rose to a level it's never been before

Condition: Depression
11/3/2014 4:07:48 PM

Reviewer: MedfordGuy1977, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on this medication for less than ten days. I was on Celexa and it stopped working, so my doctor prescribed this. After two days, I began having violent mood swings accompanied by violent and homicidal thoughts. Besides that, it also gave me erectile and ejaculatory problems. Everything cleared up when I went on a different med.

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