I got some Wellbutrin/Bupropion and gave it a try today. I'd like to know if, based upon my reaction to it, you think it would be worthwhile for me to continue taking it.
I am 5'6" and 210 pounds.
I took 150mg of Bupropion SR today, along with a few cups of black tea, on an otherwise empty stomach (having last eaten at 5 AM.) I probably should've just had plain water so that I could isolate its effects from caffeine. From previous days drinking large quantities of tea however (I do this as many days of the week as I can manage) I would say that the tea accounted for very little of the effects I will now describe, and only for about an hour after drinking at that.
In any case, taking the Wellbutrin seemed to lead to a period of increased drive and wakefulness totaling roughly three hours and beginning about an hour after dosing. I was hoping that it would impart some of the "hypervigilance" like I had the first few times I took Sulbutiamine, but it didn't.
It helped keep my mind from wandering, but it did not increase the extent or intensity of my focus specifically. It did seem to "slow time" a little though, so that I got slightly more done in a half hour than I would've expected myself too. It didn't feel remotely "speedy"; I think I get more raw energy from sulbutiamine, chocamine, ALCAR, DL-Phenylalanine and 'racetams (taken all at once.)
Minimal mood uplift. Linguistic abilities/faults unaffected, as is the case with motor skills. I dosed at about 1 PM; it is almost 8 PM now and I don't feel very much affected anymore. I normally have a nuisance of an appetite, though, always feeling as if I need a snack to pick me up, but the Wellbutrin seems to have tamed that urge by about 70 percent.
My initial inclination is that Wellbutrin at this dosage is not cost-effective in comparison to other supplements that I have tried, but I don't know whether its effects will increase were I to continue taking it on a daily or bi-daily schedule.
Thanks for reading, bye.
EDIT: A few quick additions:
In contradiction to one of its approved prescriptions, it has actually increased my desire to smoke/absorb nicotine. I have not yet succumbed to the urge so I do not know whether the effects would be the same.
I also forgot to mention that I had about 400mg (active) Alpha GPC at the same time as the Wellbutrin since I have read that it inhibits acetylcholine.
Finally, one extra question: can my response to Wellbutrin be indicative to the response I would have to other supplements/nootropics/prescription drugs, so as to lend some direction to the course of my future and further experiences?
Edited by dumbdumb, 07 April 2009 - 12:23 AM.