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I was on cymbalta since Sept, 2016 60mg & it didn't help my depression.

I also wanted to stop smoking so I I'm now on Bupropion HCL 150XL for 3 wks now. I think my depression is a little better, but hasn't slowed down my smoking. Has anyone taken this for smoking & at what mg will help with quiting? (WellbutrinXL) is the brand name.

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    Hi Linda,

    From my experience, it takes about double your dose and to be on it steady for about 2-3 months. You'll start to notice that there will be a nasty taste to the smoke. Your cravings will then slow until they stop.

    Good luck!

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      Thanks kristen, I read somwhere that 150mg is not enough.

      I will ask my Dr on next visit to increase to 300mg.

      I am afraid about seizures that's one of the side effects!!

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      Yes, if on 2 diff antidepressants you need to watch out for Seratonin Syndrome an siezures. Can you drop or withdraw fr Cymbalta an just take Wellbutrin? You will have withdrawls if stop Cymbalta like dizziness, headaches, nausea or if your already on Wellbutrin you may not have many withdrawls. Iv taken both. Im now on med #8 Effexor xr. Feeling a little better fr Celexa. Goodluck
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      Zio10, I am no longer on cymbalta & only Wellbutrin. My dr weaned me off cymbalta. I just want to know if I increase to 300mg is there a chance of seizures???

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    It's been many years but I used Wellbutrin to quit smoking. I think how it worked with me was preparing my brain that I was going to be quitting smoking and then with all the brain chemicals moving around it helped me stay side tracked and not think or obsess over smoking.  I don think know forusre, but have been smoke free for almost 19 years. Good luck!

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      Mslyn, how many mg do u have to be on to help u quit?

      Right now on I'm 150mg till i see my dr 3/27/17.

      It seems with what I read u need 300mg to help u quit.

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