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Condition: Depression
11/20/2007 9:55:27 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on Wellbutrin xl for about a month now and at first it seemed to be ok my moods were better and i was happier.. now my moods are fine but I am paranoid all the time almost to the point of obsessive compulsive i have head aches sometimes have chest pain (i'm pregnant but i also feel sick all the time worse than before i started taking it) and i find that i cant eat partly because im ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
11/20/2007 5:31:14 PM

Reviewer: greenhouse123, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've tried them all and Wellbutrin XL has saved my life (and my mind). My thoughts don't wander to dark places anymore. And, I lost weight!

Condition: Depression
11/20/2007 2:39:14 PM

Reviewer: lovernotalearner, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I'd previously been on Effexor XL - side effects included weight gain and impotence. After spending a year getting off of it, and another year trying to stay off of Anti-depressants altogether (cognitive therapy as alternative) I threw in the towel and sought 'something new' from healthcare provider. Aside from forgetting to take it some days, I seem to tolerate it well. I've no ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
11/17/2007 2:59:28 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After 7 days on this medication, I developed a severe case of hives everywhere on my body, which required a visit to the emergency room. Apparently, my body was not happy with Wellbutrin.

Condition: Depression
11/16/2007 4:09:53 AM

Reviewer: Afghan-Iraqi Veteran, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have PTSD and have been prescribed several different mood altering drugs to control my depression and mental anguish. Overall this drug has worked rather well for me and produced fewer side effects than the others I have taken. There is no cure all and everyone has bouts with breakdowns, but realizing how well this has controlled the mood during the good times is important, thanks.

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