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What is the cause and treatment for fatigue when on Wellbutrin?

Hi, i began taking 100mg wellbutrin sr about two weeks ago. I am so tired, to the point that i can t get my schoolwork done. I am working on my MA and i have finals this week so i am trying to write a paper and have a long take home exam to complete. is there anything i can do to stay alert enough to complete these? coffee isn t doing much for me. also, i am not sleeping well (these symptoms were all present before as well), I woke up every hour last night, so i feel like I am tired all the time, but I don t ever really sleep. Is this normal that i am still so tired?
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
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The best thing you can do is get a good night's rest. This is important especially for learning and the brain being able to function well. Caffeine and other stimulants can help temporarily but after so long they will not be effective as well.

I would recommend you not use any caffeine after lunch, and then try to relax before going to bed to help you sleep. Using something like melatonin is also a safe way to help you sleep.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Aaron Branch,
General & Family Physician
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