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St. John's Wort

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Wellbutrin

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Other Names: Bupropion   Wellbutrin XL   Zyban   Wellbutrin SR   Budeprion
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 31,527 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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St John's wort (traditionally now commonly , as spelt) is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, and is also known as Tipton's Weed, Chase-devil, or Klamath weed.With qualifiers, St John's wort is used to refer to any spec... Read more on Wikipedia
Bupropion ( marketed as Wellbutrin, Zyban, Voxra, Budeprion, or Aplenzin and formerly known as amfebutamone) is an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. The drug is a non-tricyclic antidepressant and di... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Dawn
November 22, 2013
Dawn wrote
Wellbutrin v. St. John's Wort
I suffered from extreme sadness and was prescribed Wellbutrin generic years ago. The side effects were difficult but it was a trade I was willing to take until my pharmacy changed generic manufacturers. The new one was like taking a sugar pill -- back to sadness and crying for no reason. I swapped to the name brand and it worked great until GSK sold the 300XL to Valeant out of Canada. I tried the SL that GSK still manufactures, but the side effects were severe tinnitus and vertigo, as well as some sadness returning. I finally stopped taking it and replaced it with 300 mg. St. John's Wort 3 x day and 5HTP 100 mg 2x day. I cannot tell you when I have been SO happy! The vertigo and tinnitus are gone, but most importantly, I have my joy back -- better than it has been since before I my depression began over 12 years ago. I made the change 2 months ago and I cannot recommend St. John's Wort & 5HTP combo enough!
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WTF is HTP?
WTF  |  September 4, 2014
What is 5HTP?
5HTP  |  September 4, 2014
Never taken it
July 8, 2014
what is htp?
star  |  April 14, 2014
Dawn thank you so much for sharing your experience, I have been affraid to try the st. johns wort and 5htp because they say you can get seretonin syndrome. I definitely want to give this a try. Have you found any research about this? Thanks in advance for your help
Devin  |  January 3, 2014
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By Sammy
October 17, 2014
Sammy wrote
Decongestants have similar anti depressive effects as Wellbutrin in some people.
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By Worried
October 2, 2014
Worried wrote
Fetzima and Menstrual Cycle
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By Antlion
September 9, 2014
Antlion wrote
Aphasia
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By June
July 9, 2014
June wrote
Wellbutrin generic
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By Denise
May 19, 2014
Denise wrote
Librax/Bupropion combination
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By sea
March 3, 2014
sea wrote
possible side effects
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By Willie DeJarnette
December 3, 2013
Willie DeJarnette wrote
Zoloft Weight Loss
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By danny
November 4, 2013
danny wrote
be careful
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Same here - went on it once, (Budeprion XL) 3 weeks later got costochronitis... went on it a year later, and got the same result. After that, I had issues digesting gluten. I had no issues prior or took any medication prior.
Wes  |  August 7, 2014
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By Natalie
October 31, 2013
Natalie wrote
Wellbutrin / Menstrual Cycle
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Wellbutrin also exacerbated my menstrual cycle.
October 1, 2014
I started taking Wellbutrin XL 300mg about a year ago. I'm quiet diligent in tracking my menstrual cycle and noticed after taking it for a few weeks that my period never came. I got the bloated feeling, cramps, swallon breasts but no period. Two weeks late, my period finally arrived. Since then I've had no problems at all though. My period is right on track every month. Guess it was just my body/hormone getting used to the medication.
Caroline  |  January 8, 2014
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By Nicole
October 14, 2013
Nicole wrote
Wellbutrin and Orgasms (the good and the bad)
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As a man, I have noticed that I cannot have an erection. I can still masturbate and orgasm but not get hard. I am also starting Trazodone. I know it's for sleep problems; but does that aid in erections? Let me know.Thanks.
Siegfried  |  October 5, 2014
OMG I thought it was just me. Was on it previously and noticed an increase in libido and orgasm strength. Went off it for 2 years and encountered very weak and hars to reach climax. Back on it again now and they are amazing again!
Jeannie  |  September 23, 2014
Hi Nicole, my names Jonathan. I know the feeling you are talking about it's become a real problem for me, but for me the weak orgasm or absence of the "peak" climax is ocuring for me while being on bupropion 300 xl. It was such a problem for me that I completely lost interest in even trying to have sexual relations or masturbation because it was too much work for very little results. The trade of was that it was working well on the depression and I noticed more energy, better outlook on things
Jonathan  |  June 18, 2014
It's okay, it's coming back but for me it was great before I stopped
Been there  |  March 27, 2014
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By Eva Cagle
September 14, 2013
Eva Cagle wrote
Wellbutrin and arthritis
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By Emtmelissa
September 14, 2013
Emtmelissa wrote
Another positive for Wellbutrin
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Has anyone gained weight on this medication
lucy  |  September 8, 2014
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By Patient like you
September 13, 2013
Patient like you wrote
Wellbutrin
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By Mag
August 20, 2013
Mag wrote
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy from Welbutrin?
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By Jarvis Johnson
August 14, 2013
Jarvis Johnson wrote
Swollen feet
Same thing with me yesterday afternoon it started to swell. This morning they're so swollen I'm in pain walking, sitting, raising them and even tried to ace bandage the fluid. Nothing has worked. Tinkling in lower legs began an hour ago. Might have to go to ER except I don't have insurance
Lynn  |  September 16, 2014
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What patients are saying about St. John's Wort vs. Wellbutrin

522 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
worse. St. John's Wort was one of the worse things I tried....
...made the anxiety worse. St. John's Wort was one of the worse things I tried. I am trying Wellbutrin now and I feel no better. I am taking Abilify for depression and it totally helps my depression b...
taking the St John's Wort at night and found it's helped...
...been taking the St John's Wort at night and found it's helped with the ...sleep tremendously. The Welbutrin does not help me with anxiety, sleep problems ...(ps. I also take calcium supple...
John's Wort is the best herbal supplement for mood swings....
St. John's Wort is the best herbal supplement for mood ...Wellbutrin. It leaves me energized and I get things done. U have to become like a human experiment and keep switching meds until u find on...
not last. St john's wort and lithium orotate help me a lot,...
...not last. St john's wort and lithium orotate help me a lot, ...20 years to no problems at all just from supplements. I do take some wellbutrin, too, but I ...might be blaming wellbutrin inc...
before and it worked for the most part, I actually...
Taking Wellbutrtin and St. John's Wort. I've taken Wellbutrin before and it worked for the most part, I actually lost a lot ...it, but this time I'm stacking it with St. John's Wort since I've been...
welbutrin. the welbutrin is effective, so i may as well....
looking at using st. john's wort instead of welbutrin seems like more of a problem than sticking to the welbutrin. the welbutrin is effective, so i may as well. also, 95% of the weight...
and am taking 900 mg of St. John's Wort. My appetite is...
...Wellbutrin for 1 month. It was like POISON in my body. I suffered horrendous hypertension, sweats and also had a lovely psychotic breakdown. I ...and am taking 900 mg of St. John's Wort. My a...
but I was allergic, Wellbutrin, many adverse side effects...
...3rd Wellbutrin, now SJW Celexa had adverse side effects, zoloft, no side effects but I was allergic, Wellbutrin, many adverse side effects and very allergic. I am now trying St. John's Wort....
of what y'all said, but I'm feeling nauseated and dizzy...
...Celexa to take once a day with my 300MG XL Wellbutrin and I'm not ...this. I mean, I stopped taking the St. John's Wort cause of what y'all said, but I'm feeling nauseated and dizzy and feel lik...
took Wellbutrin at 150 mg per day for a month, and now 200...
I took Wellbutrin at 150 mg per day for a month, and ...6 weeks, something should have happened by now. It really hasn't. I took St. John's Wort before this and it was much more effectiv...
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