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How dangerous is it to just stop taking Wellbutrin XL?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 20, 2007
  • 09:31 PM

I have been on Wellbutrin XL for a little over a year now and have steadily been gaining weight and have recently been diagnosed with a fatty liver which I think is linked to the meds. I want to come off of the Wellbutrin but can't get my dr's to return my messages to tell me the proper way to come off of it.

So I was wondering for a person with no history of seizures how dangerous would it be for me to just stop taking the meds?



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  • if you've been taking bupropion for a year, as i'm sure you know, you shouldn't just sotp taking it. the best way to stop taking any drug, especially psychotropic, is to steadily taper the dose down over 2 - 3 months. i'd advise you keep trying to contact your physician before tapering. hang in there :)
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 6, 2014
    • 00:26 PM
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  • Ive been taking abilify for 7 years.. Before this i had been given olanzapine, quetiapine, valium, clozapine and others. I took them when i was 18 i am more than certain that there was never a valid diagnosis. My story is a long one and i am having to resort to writing online to get help. I have been reading books which show there is clear evidence of brain damage after long term use. My intellectual capacities have def been affected but i get no help from my gp. Will my brain be normal again..
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    • October 7, 2014
    • 07:27 PM
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  • I don't believe Wellbutrin XL contributes or causes a fatty liver. I didn't find it listed in my research or my doctors list of causes. Did your doctor state it was harmful to the liver? I will look again for you.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 29, 2014
    • 03:51 AM
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