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Forum Name: Antidepressants

Question: Stop Medication


 orangcort - Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:08 pm

I was on Lexapro for six weeks and was doing fine except for the sexual side effect so my doctor put me on Wellbutrin instead. I have been on it for one week. I hate how it makes me feel. I don't sleep and feel very weird and not myself the entire day. I really want to stop it. Is this OK to do? I can't see my doctor most likely until Monday and I want to stop now so I can feel better. I am on this medicine for anxiety. I feel like the anxiety is better than how I feel right now! What should I do!
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:24 am

User avatar Hello,
You should not stop Wellbutrin abruptly. Stopping Wellbutrin abruptly may be associated with withdrawal symptoms. You should contact your physician to advise you on how to deal with your symptoms and how to taper your drug slowly to avoid withdrawal side effects if tapering is needed.

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