I believe with any medication there are possible side effects that usually subside over time.If they don't or get worse then obviously you have to see your doctor.It's common with ssris like zoloft to kill ones libido.Wellbutrin XL is a good medication for depression so give it some time but if symptoms get worse then consult your doctor--all the best.
Medications can sometimes affect your cycle, as can a million other things. I wouldm't be overly worried about that.
While side effects are pretty common initially with Wellbutrin and other similar meds, keep an eye on them and certainly keep in contact with your doctor. If you notice anything extremely severe, or unbearable, call your doctor right away.
Wellbutrin can be quite activating, which explains the sleep disturbances too. It should take a few weeks before you will start to feel the positive effects of the med, whereas the side effects should start to resolve in about 1-2 weeks.
Keep us updated...hope you get to feeling better soon!
It was interesting to read your side effects comments. I am close to 3 weeks on Wellbutrin xl and am getting pretty darn frustrated that side effects are NOT subsiding: flushing constantly, like hot flashes, nausea, and muscle aches. I have stopped Rebif and was hoping to feel better, but this WB is no allowing that to happen. I want to start Tecfidera next month, but if these side effects are not gone by then (so I can gauge the possible side effects of Tecfidera) then I am going to give up th eWellbutrin. Dr keeps telling me to give it a month. really? 3 weeks is almost a month. I'm so tired of this... It was good to hear others having the same lasting problems (not that I'm glad you had them, just that I'm not alone).
Well, I am not surprised at the menstrual spotting . I haven't had any of the other side effects expect constant sexual arousal. My breast are swollen and so sensitive, it is hard to wear a bra. When I say constant I mean constant. I have had a total hysterectomy, ovaries too, so no spotting, but definitely has affected my sexual organs that I have left. I don't mean I have more desire, like libido, I am aroused! I am not married or in a relationship! I may have to stop taking this, it is so distracting!
I have been on the generic of Wellbutrin for almost a year. Although my Doctor initially started me on 75mg and now I worked up to 200 gradually to help my body adjust. I can understand the side effects but I believe that it is better than the alternative :) So as to the headaches, I have found that when I don't drink enough water I will wake up in the morning with almost migraine like headaches and the for the muscle soreness I have added a lot of fresh vegetables like spinach and it has helped immensely. I know that it's not the best scenario but it is what works for me. Keep us posted!
give any antidepressant at least 4 to 6 weeks before it starts working and only then start noting side effects. These types of drugs take a while to kick in. And also for side effects to subside.