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Condition: Depression
12/6/2007 11:19:42 AM

Reviewer: Teresa James, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After the tragic loss of my 17 year old daughter, I tried several other medications, Wellbutrin is the only one that has worked for me. It helps me feel like my normal self and is the only medication that did not cause me to gain weight. It has been a life saver for me.

Condition: Depression
12/4/2007 3:13:08 PM

Reviewer: tkwtjw, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I started with Zoloft 5 years ago(max. dose) then cymbalta now wellbutrin. All were max. dose. So far I haven't felt any better.Been on the Wellbutrin for about 6 mo. I still have awful mood swings and hostile times. I have always thought tied to my cycle,but when I ask Dr. they don't give me any better suggestions than antidepressant. For awhile each month I often think I would leave this ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
12/3/2007 6:45:51 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
it made me have a seizure. i've never had a history of seizures. i had been taking it 6months..

Condition: Depression
12/3/2007 1:11:34 PM

Reviewer: Boomer, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
So far so good, but has only been one month. Slowly tappering off Effexor at the same time. Effexor caused me to crave sugar and alcohol (sweet vodka coolers) everyday. I was never a drinker, just socially glass of wine. Gained 35 lbs in 4 months, 124lbs to 165lbs, very depressing. Now on Wellbutrin I have no cravings at all, even coffee, and my mood is much better,eating healthy and a week w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
12/2/2007 1:06:05 PM

Reviewer: Requiem21, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was prescribed this drug with the doctors knowledge that I had anxitey disorder, high blood pressure and recent kidney surgery. Within 1 hour of my first dose, I had every negative, psyciatric side effect listed. I have never felt more intense negative emotions in my life. My blood pressure soared and I was taken to the hospital by force. Has anyone else ever had these reactions? I am 49 ye ... Show Full Comment

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