Snorting Wellbutrin

Is snorting Wellbutrin dangerous? Can snorting Wellbutrin be effective vs oral Wellbutrin? Can you get high snorting Wellbutrin? More on the dangers and effects of snorting Wellbutrin here.

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If you’re thinking about snorting Wellbutrin to get you high, you need the facts.

We do not endorse snorting any drug, but were, we review what happens in the body if you decide to snort Wellbutrin. We explore the dangers and safety concerns of snorting Wellbutrin. Because even though Wellbutrin is not addictive and  Wellbutrin show up drug tests, snorting this anti-depressant can be dangerous. We welcome all questions about snorting Wellbutrin or Wellbutrin narcotic use at the end of this article, and will try to answer all legitimate Wellbutrin questions with a personal and prompt reply.

Wellbutrin: What are you really snorting?

Wellbutrin is used to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder. It comes in both sustained and extended-release formulas. Wellbutrin’s active ingredient is bupropion, but inactive ingredients include ethylcellulose aqueous dispersion, glycerylbehenate, methacrylic acid copolymer dispersion, polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, povidone, silicon dioxide, and triethyl citrate.

How does snorting Wellbutrin affect the body?

Wellbutrin is an antidepressant that also acts as a very mild stimulant – having about the same effect as a cup of coffee. Wellbutrin works by increasing certain types of brain activity. Potential, relatively minor side effects can occur from normal use of Wellbutrin. However, taking this medication by nasal ingestion can cause far worse problems. Possible ways that Wellbutrin can affect the body include:

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  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • excitement
  • excessive sweating
  • nausea
  • uncontrollable shaking
  • vomiting
  • weight loss

Snorting Wellbutrin side effects

Even at normal doses, Wellbutrin can trigger unpleasant side effects. While potentially alarming, these symptoms are not usually dangerous. However, more severe side effects are possible, especially when Wellbutrin is not taken as prescribed. Possible effects when Snorting Wellbutrin include:

  • anxiety or panic attacks
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • difficulty in breathing and swallowing
  • irrational fears
  • hallucinations
  • mood changes
  • muscle or joint pain
  • rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • seizures

Snorting Wellbutrin to get high

Snorting Wellbutrin probably doesn’t get you high. However, snorting Wellbutrin results in large doses of bupropion entering the bloodstream very quickly, especially because it’s only available in sustained-release and extended-release forms. Large amounts of bupropion are not intended to be taken all at once, and are not safe. This exposes you to higher doses than through the recommended oral route of administration and can cause very serious side effects. If you snort Wellbutrin to get high, you risk triggering seizures which may land you in the hospital.

If you are considering snorting Wellbutrin as a way to get it to produce more potent effects…you may be addicted to the drug. Abusing it in any way other than prescribed and looking for alternative ways to heighten effects can be an indicator of a substance use problem.

Luckily, help is available! Wellbutrin addiction is a treatable condition if you are willing to accept help. Learn more about Antidepressant Addiction Treatment Programs and Help to be better prepared for what you can expect during the recovery process.

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Snorting Wellbutrin vs oral

Doctors warn that snorting Wellbutrin is more risky and less effective than ingesting it orally. There’s also no medical or recreational benefit to snorting this drug, as it has only mild stimulant effects and probably can’t get you high. Oral preparations are safer and cause fewer instances of adverse effects.

Snorting Wellbutrin dangers

The side effects of snorting Wellbutrin are very serious. Snorting Wellbutrin can cause confusion, paranoia, and drowsiness, potentially increasing your chance of being in an accident. Snorting any drug, Wellbutrin included, can also harm your nasal and sinus passages, if you snort drugs over time. Snorting drugs can also spread disease, especially if you share snorting instruments with other users. And if you’re considering snorting Wellbutrin, you should be aware of the high risk of mood and behavior problems, and especially the risk of severe seizures.

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Snorting Wellbutrin safely

Wellbutrin is never safe to snort. The commercially-available formulas are simply too powerful to be taken this way. Still, there may be ways to reduce harm by taking Wellbutrin within general limits. The FDA recommends no more than 400 mg of Wellbutrin per day, usually given in 1-2 doses throughout the day. Higher doses of Wellbutrin come with serious health risks.

Snorting Wellbutrin questions

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Reference Sources: DailyMed Drug Label: Wellbutrin
PubMed Health: Bupropion
PubMed Central: A case report of seizure induced by bupropion nasal insufflation
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Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.

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  1. I need a sincer answer. I’m detoxing off of opioids , I took the opioids 8 years straight. Went to rehab. It’s been 3 months. I’m still strong no drugs; how much longer an I goon feel shy, no self confidence. My dr suggested Wellburtron. Is that worth a thry

    John

    1. I tried to tell my entire story of Wellbutrin but it seems their are restrictions in the code that won’t allow it. It’s a shame because it is amusing and I think more people need to know the consequences. In short, I abused it. I overdosed. A Buproprion overdose can present as schizophrenia. It did for me. I hallucinated, jumped out the window of my house, ran to a neighbor’s because I thought somebody was trying to kill me. I saw them and talked to them. As I told my neighbor and heard myself out loud I realized what I thought was happening was impossible because the person I thought was trying to kill me was a friends brother and he doesn’t have a brother. It was too late. Cop’s were called. Then I woke up in the hospital two days later. I was told I was taken to a Crisis Center and was so out of control I had to be put in 4 point leather restraints. They said they couldn’t control me and sent me to the hospital. I had been on Buproprion for a year. I was off of it for 3 weeks. I thought it would be fun to do a couple more times with a diminished tolerance. I don’t remember the last year. The passwords to 2 phones 2 laptops, a tablet, a desktop…anything. What year it was, my phone number, my son’s birthday. An entire year gone and I took the Wellbutrin as prescribed/less than and sometimes not at all for a month or so on and off. I only abused it for 2 weeks. So my seven year old keeps telling me I’ve already told him that or that we have already done that. I had to go see a new psychologist because I was labeled schizophrenic. I’m not. I told the doctor everything, told him to look in any medical book and he would see one potential symptom of buproprion O/D presents as schizophrenia. Ironically he prescribed me Wellbutrin, xanax to off-set the anxiety, seroquel to off-set the sleeplessness caused by bupe and laMICtal. I was a heroin/opiate/opioid/anything that would give me a head change addict for a decade. I’ve been sober from everything including alcohol for two years (minus my recent Wellbutrin escapade). I could have been the poster child for addiction. Did you know Imodium is an opioid? It is too large to cross the BBB (blood brain barrier) but it will stop WD’s by attaching to the opiate receptors in your gut. You have to take like 70 though. Yeah, I abused diarrhea medicine. I was homeless for 3 years. Have had guns pressed to my head over 1 pill and a belt wrapped around my neck with a knife on my jugular looking for a pill that I said I lost but I actually took it. I have cried like a baby on my way to buy drugs because I wanted to turn around with everything in me but the addict always won. The best lie’s I have ever told were the lie’s I told myself. I lost everything more than once. Revived people that OD’d. OD’d and been revived. Things that still keep me up at night and thing’s I will take to the grave. Don’t take Welbutrin. Buproprion is a norepinephrine–dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI). It will only tickle your craving. You’re still fighting boredom, you don’t want anything around that messes with your dopamine. Also the WD’s are incredibly close to opiate WD. Quitting Wellbutrin was the first time i’ve thought about opiates in a long time. That is actually what led to my accidental OD and then my intentional OD to prove it was medically induced and I wasn’t schizophrenic. I said it was an amusing story. I have a lot more I wish I could tell you but i’m limited here. In short be proud of the 8 year fight and the 3 month victory. I only know 2 people that made it out. Too many friends took the casket road or prison. You will never do anything more difficult in your entire life and you will never be lower than what you have overcome no matter how bad you may fail, you still beat opiate addiction. Dream, try anything, it will be easier than getting sober and who cares if you fail. Seriously if nobody else has told you I will. I’m proud of what you did and I know how hard it was and how hard it is going to be. It get’s so much better. Trust takes a LONG time to rebuild and you can’t repair every relationship you burned. It is INCREDIBLY annoying to be treated like a 16 year old again, being questioned about everything. Get used to it, you will slowly move away from those relationship’s and make new ones with people who only know the you they meet. Addict you will be a story like listening to your grandpa talk about being a kid. You can imagine it but you will never think of him as a kid or treat him like one. Life start’s getting better when you surround yourself with people who don’t treat you like an addict. If you aren’t treated like one you stop feeling like one. Your brain chemistry is out of whack and it takes more than 3 months to straighten out. You can’t beat totally sober. Good luck. It’s a bumpy road.

      1. Thank u so much. I related to everything you said and read ur story line from line. U don’t know how much u just helped me. Just- thank u.

      2. Wow. First thing – I wish the columns were thinner on this site (and you used paragraphs) because I keep losing my place trying to read your story.

        Also I am on my second day of starting Welbutrin after switching from Remeron (it made me gain weight and oversleep). The transition has me, while not unpleasant really, a bit confused/distracted… (can’t concentrate!!).

        Anyway – to the point. I was on it before and it was a decent time for me, mentally and sobriety-wise. I was at a supposedly upper end rehab (actually a nightmare filled with so many violations the F.B.I. raided them). I saw lot’s of dirtbag stuff for sure, but snorting welbutrin barely hit my radar as something wrong (I saw that A LOT). Also I figured at least they are taking their meds, right?

        In that environment there was so much going on I barely noticed welbutrin and how it affected me. I was too busy being mostly being herded around and trying(failing) to stay away from smoke. But my mind is wandering again….

        Your story intrigued me. I’d like to know more (you said there was a lot you couldn’t say…)

        Today is a family holiday and I’m sitting alone in a cafe plugged into my laptop which is my only distraction and almost the only thing I own. I am trying to stay sober and climb out of this. My renewed effort started with getting back on meds and I’m at that crucial beginning stage. So I suppose being a little distracted from the Welbutrin is good.

        **Except I just snorted 1/2 of my pill to see how it felt and then felt compelled to look it up on line…

        And here we are…

        If there is any way to hear more of that story. please let me know. I don’t think this service wants people to post contact info, but that can be figured out if you are kind enough to hit me back.

        Thomas

  2. I do this. Some Side effects for me are;
    Paranoia.
    Uncontrollable twitching of the arms and hands periodically.

    Being sexually stimulated but not aroused. Infact the male genitals become smaller after snorting.

    Becomes difficult to concentrate deeply on one thing effectively.

    A deep wave of severe depression/sadness for the majority of the experience which lasts from 30 min to 2 hours.

    A general feeling of blahness or having no place for your mind to go. Like you are trapped in the middle of an intersection and partially blind at the same time.

    The roof of my mouth is raw after a week or so. But i also vape so it could be one or three other or both….

    I hope. I have helped you and anyone coming here for information. This is all from someone who actually snorts this drug. It does seem to be mildly addictive. Several prescriptions I could not stop until the script ran out!.
    DO NOT SNORT THIS DRUG!!!

  3. My friend and art partner used to snort Wellbutrin and developed schizophrenia… so anyone reading this comment… Don’t.

  4. Snorting Wellbutrin is such a bad and dangerous idea. I am snorting Wellbutrin XR since 2 years and I can’t stop. I am prescribed Wellbutrin XR for major depression and GAD.
    When I was taking orally the med, 3 x 150 mg, I had no side effects and in the 3rd week I was feeling my old self again. Got out of the bed and darkness and went for shopping, coffee enjoying sunshine and living.
    One day I started snorting. My depression came back. I needed 30 pills every 2 days. I was lucky that I didn’t have seizures. Maybe because I was taking clonazepam also which is a benzodiazepine with anticonvulsant property. I had a rush for 5 minutes – that’s all. One morning I had too much blood from my right nostril. I read that chronic cocaine users are being treated with a glass nose. I gave Wellbutrin XR to my mother and she is giving me only 3 pills not more. Only one day I begged her and gave me one more. We had a bad fight. Crushed and snorted. Immediately I regretted and had no rush.
    Today I am snorting Wellbutrin as a professional. My mother and Psychiatrist don’t know anything.
    FIRST OF ALL PLEASE SAVE YOUR NOSTRILS = REMOVE THE COAT – I AM KEEPING THE PILL IN TO MY MOUTH FOR 5-10 MINUTES (YOU CAN USE WATER). AFTER I AM CRUSHING IT AND THE COAT IS THERE. THE POWDER GOES THROUGH A STRAINER – YOU CAN NOT IMAGINE HOW MANY BINDERS ARE LEFT ON THE STRAINER.! SNORTING THIS IS NOT BURNING AT ALL.
    — BUT REALLY WHY I CAN’T STOP SNORTING SINCE I KNOW THAT I MAY HAVE A GRAND MAL SEIZURE ANY TIME AND LONG TERM I HAVE TURNED INTO A BIPOLAR PERSON.
    THE ANSWER IS VERY SIMPLE: I LOVE THE PRODUCER OF CRUSHING BUT I LOVE MORE MAKING WHITE POWDER LINES PERFECTLY. THAT’S ALL MY FRIENDS. SNORTING, MAKING LINES AND HAVING A STRAW EXCITES US.
    Plus for me is that I was using cocaine back to 2010 for a year. I stopped when I lost my dealer’s phone number, lol…
    Wellbutrin reuptake dopamine and less norepinephrine – it’s a NDRI (reuptake inhibitor). It’s a phenethylamine and an amphetamine substitute. It’s not like cocaine because cocaine DOESN’T REUPTAKE dopamine but RELEASE huge amounts of dopamine. Reuptaking is lasting more. Exactly like Methylphenidate ( Ritalin, Concerta). When used orally is lasting for some hours and if it’s being snorted, euphoria hits harder for about 30 minutes and stimulation last for 1-2. Wellbutrin reuptake dopamine orally or snorted. But reuptake much more dopamine when used orally and plugged (powder to some warm water and with a syringe WITHOUT NEEDLE, you can plug it anal. Bioavailability is much more higher than other route of administration).
    Pure amphetamine like Adderall RELEASE dopamine.

    In summary, my advice as a veteran of snorting Wellbutrin is STOP AND GO GET SOME REAL DRUGS IF YOU ARE DESPERATELY TO GO HIGH. IF YOU DON’T WANT, TRY ONLY 2 DAYS TO SWALLOW THE PILLS EXPERIMENTAL AND IF YOU DON’T FEEL NOTHING POSITIVE GO BACK TO SNORTING. JUST DO IT FOR 2-3 DAYS – YOU WILL FIND THAT WELLBUTRIN IS NOT THE PROBLEM BUT THE BEHAVIOUR OF A PERSON WHO IS CRUSHING WHITE LINES AND SNORT THEM.

    Please stay safe (and do not even think about injecting Wellbutrin.!!!). Mkultra

  5. Hi
    I am prescribed Bupropion SR 150mg twice a day, so I take 300mg all up in a day. I have to take my first pill in the morning and my second pill at 4pm, if I take them both together I get a massive migraine. Is there any reason why this would happen? I am now taking 10mg Prozac as well, as the Bupropiom seems to have stopped working. I want to increase my Bupropion to the 450mg level, but how do I do that without getting the migraine? I can’t ask my pharmacy about it, as I’m the only one in my town that takes the damn stuff. I want to know, can you still snort it while taking it regularly? I’d really appreciate any answers or advice. I am going to try snorting one of my 150mg pills anyways. Thanks

  6. I drink a lot and can tell you if you snort Wellbuttrin and drink you trip your balls off. Not like a trip where you know you are hallucinating. You still believe everything you are experiencing. I would say it’s as close to schizophrenia as you can get.

  7. Hello, ive been snorting welbutrin for about 3 years around 400mg a day sometimes i used to snort way more up to 10 or more pills a day but i didn’t like the way it made me feel, i would never suggest that anyone snort any drug because i do feel like it is dangerous, but welbutrin does get you high atleast for me, i used to be a meth and opiate addict very bad, i feel like its definitely better than me doing meth for an energy boost, but taking to much will make you feel really weird dont do it its not worth it

  8. I had to have a catheter put in from doing Wellbutrin. It can cause your kidneys to shut down if taking large doses. Be careful.

  9. Kasealee – when I read your post it was like looking in a mirror for me. I have been snorting Wellbutrin off and on for about 4 years now. I actually picked up the habit in prison. Go figure. I’ve taken the medication orally, at the right dose, and feel great. Not only am I at the right dose, I get the sense of satisfaction that I’m not abusing my meds and fighting this demon of mine. And that’s exactly what it is – a demon. It grabs a hold of you and really never lets go – but there is Hope. For me, the strength God gives me to not abuse my medication provides the only answer for my life. Any substantial time I’ve resisted snorting my meds is because I’ve completely surrendered to a Loving God, and woke up every morning with Him on my mind instead of my morning dose of ‘Willy B’s’ to get me going. It’s like the 7th Chapter of Romans – Paul talks about the fight inside of him. He wants to do good, but cannot. He finds that when he tries to do good, he actually ends up doing the thing that he hates. The ‘flesh’ wins out. He admits that by himself, he CANNOT resist the temptation to do ‘bad’ instead of the ‘good’ he wants to do. He just cannot. It’s not possible. But at the end of his writing, in verses 24 and 25, he ends with this admission and declaration – “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” Man, in and of ourselves, are evil. We’re just born that way, and left unattended, we will follow that path. It’s a fight. I know. I do it every day. Some days I win, some days I lose. BUT I NEVER GIVE UP! Talk to God, sincerely, and you’ll experience Freedom and Joy like you’ve never experienced before. God bless you Kaselee, and everyone else who took the time to read this.

  10. I would not recommend snorting bupropion. It doesn’t have a very strong affect, and when I did it, my nasal passages were BURNING and my throat swelled up. 0/10 would recommend.

  11. I am a dry alcoholic. I have been sober since 2014. I do not smoke weed and I once in a blue moon will smoke a perc. (anywhere from a 10 mg size to a 30 mg size). I do not do any other kind of drugs. I am on cymbalta, and abilify, wellbutrin, and busperione. I snort the wellbutrin every day multiple times in a day. I can legit go through a months supply in two weeks. my prescribed amount daily is 300mgs in the am and 150 mgs in the afternoon. I would have to say I am more addicted to the action of snorting than having any physical need for the drug. I repeatedly have tried stopping. No one knows how it is with me and that drug. My shrink thinks I am doing all my meds as I should. The rest of them I do but not the wallies (wellbutrin). I struggle daily with a very stuffed up nose, can NOT even blow my nose to clear it, yet inside there somewhere is all this mucus that I am insesently sniffling. It feels and sounds as though I should be able to blow my nose and yet nothing comes out. Except of course these loud hurendous noises and pooping sounds when I blow my nose. My throat recently has begun to feel very sore and raw almost. My throat quite often feels like there is a lump in the middle area causing pressure and almost a blockage kind of feeling.If I bend my head forward I can feel that weird feeling in my throat area inside. Like others my sleep is crappy but I do not get the dreams some do at all. I do not think I am getting any kind of high from doing this ritual day after day. I can not even begin to understand why it is I can not seem to stop. if it is not addictive then what is it going on? How does one “come off” this drug. And seriously please please describe or recommend a site that gives express information on the damages caused my snorting to the nasal passage. I am really scared and yet I can not reach out to doctors or family or friends for help with this. I really am a wreck. I want to simply not exist. This drug does not do much for depression apparently… So if you can, please take a minute to write back. I need someone to hear me before it is to late or something ireversable happens. I am typing so fast that i am not spelling things correctly but I feel a exaggerated need to get this finishes and sent… Please send info soon…. Thanks a head of time.

  12. My daughter was just prescribed Wellbutrin and I’ve noticed she’s nodding off. If the dose is too high will this make her nod off ?

  13. My friend a former opiate addict and DXM addict is snorting Wellbutrin. He does no other drugs, I would know bc I used to be his supplier (he has been clean for at least 3 months bc I have been clean for 6 weeks except for marijuana) and have quit all drugs except psilocybin and marijuana. He doesn’t do marijuana and I won’t do psilocybin with him anymore. He occasionally drinks (about once a month). I have stopped hanging out with him twice now, once when he became an opiate addict and again when he became a dxm addict. He used to take 1000-2000 mg of DXM with however much guaifenesen comes with the cold medicine pills and has had countless kidney stones becaus of this.

    He won’t listen to reason, he won’t stop snorting Wellbutrin despite his wife threatening divorce and me one of his only friends telling him he has to stop.

    Do you have any suggestions on how I can help him quit snorting Wellbutrin. I’ve had too many friends lost to opioids and he is one of two that beat it only to succumb to Wellbutrin. He is not the same person and just about everything you mentioned in this article he is suffering from. He won’t get a job, nor do I think he could handle one with how far gone he is from snorting Wellbutrin.

    Myself, his wife, and roommate have confronted him about it and he doesn’t think it’s a problem. The lack of job may cause him to lose his $150,000 house. He says he has other ideas for Money (twitch, building websites, etc) and even after his wife has agreed and given him a chance (3 months), he continues to snort Wellbutrin and not do even attempt to do anything he says he would do. Most recently his wife agreed to play games on twitch in addition to her full time job to give her husband the chance to prove that it can actually make money in a Non-traditional way. After agreeing, he went fucking bonkers and started yelling and would not let anyone talk despite all 3 of us agreeing to try his idea. I talked to him the next day explaining his wife was still OK with trying something Non-traditional on Monday (it was Saturday) and all he needed to do was set up the computer so she could play Video games on twitch. Even after explaining to him multiple times his wife would play games on twitch and to set up the computer so the webcam pointed to the couch where she could play video games on twitch he couldn’t hold a coherent thought and thought Cortana was spying on us and we were in on it and abandoned the idea.

    I just want my friend back, my friend wants her husband back, their roommate moved out becaus she doesn’t feel safe there anymore.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  14. Thanks for the’s posts people I usually smoke marijuana but haven’t been able to get any last couple days so I tried snorting one of my bros bupropion i think it gives me a little high but maybe cause I didn’t do any drugs of any kind before what do you think

  15. in a rough place right now and just snorted 300mg of buproprion—which i’ve been prescribed for around five months and have been taking orally for 5 months—and i have so much facial pain that the “””high”””” is not worth it. sure, i feel a little more relaxed than just taking it orally, but the pain is really detracting from everything. i’m stuffy, sneezy, and several other dwarves.
    if you’re thinking about snorting wellbutrin:
    1) talk to your prescriber or therapist (honestly, i promise it will help)
    2) find another drug to take recreationally

  16. I’ve snorted Wellbutrin several times and it doesn’t do anything to me. It’s like I didn’t snort anything. I don’t understand how it gets other people high.

  17. I have been snorting wellbutrin off and on for years. I have never had seizures or any side effects other than slight fear of impending doom, which is easily cured by investigation of the fear. prison got me started on it. I would have to say I love welbutrin alot. I wish I could get the same high on normal life, but meth fried my seratonin receptors. To those snorting wellbutrin, make sure to hydrate alot and eat. exercise too this will decrease your chances of seizure or negative effects. flush the nasal passage with warm water to clean out the snort proof chips left over from crushing the pill, these cut your nose up. dont do more than 3 a day i have done up to 5 in one day 300 mg’s and am still alive. wellbutrin is addictive.

  18. I’ve been using, any and all drugs for almost 15 years, I preferred snorting them, went through rehab 3 years ago now, and was prescribed welbutrin, I have been snorting about 1000mg a day for 6 months, Imy not saying anyone should do this but it does get me high, similar to a cocaine high, we’ll im am now having some serious health problems and neurological issues I believe could be linked to snorting so much welbutrin, it’s not worth your life to snort welbhtrin.

  19. My Pdoc put me on Wellbutrin 2 weeks ago. After 4 days I felt like I was on speed, & couldn’t sit still. I was swinging my feet, constantly moving even in bed. I started on a Wednesday & quit on Saturday (my last dose). It took another few days for the effects to wear off, & my blood pressure was still high Wednesday. Friday I walked into a pharmacy & nearly passedd-out. I was sweating, very dizzy, had tunnel-vision…the pharmacist could see I was in distress, & made me sit down. When I left, she had to carry my bags & I held onto her arm. It was only by force of will I didn’t pass out. My heart rate was 16 BPM, & the beats were HARD. My husband took me to the ER, & I spent the weekend in hospital. I have to go back for a stress test, but the cardiologist agreed the incident was caused by the Wellbutrin. I don’t know if this contributed, but I’m a UM (Ultrarapid Metabolizer).

  20. I have been snorting wellbutrin for about 5 months now. I have chest pain and my muscles ache all the time. My heart beats fast and I have been having a hard time breathing when I’m walking. My question is if I stop right now will I eventually be able to breathe better and will the chest and muscle pain go away?

  21. I have snorted wellbutrin twice. I battle bipolar and major depression, and for a period I became addicted to ADD meds to help motivate me and give me energy. During early recovery when I was still suffering intense cravings, I snorted wellbutrin two times, maybe a month apart, to give me energy in a difficult situation thinking it would help.

    My experience was very similar to snorting Adderall. Felt great! And then u spent

  22. I’m following up on many connections my son Marcus had since he died of a heroin overdose in November. I saw this link in his email. Looks like his original comment was from 2014. I will eventually opt out but just wanted to wish you all the strength to live this life the best you can. Marcus suffered fromPTSD due to abuse by a babysitter when he was 5 years old. That factor and other factors contributed to his risk oriented behaviors including drug use. After 4 years of ups and downs he learned that he had to get clean because he didn’t want to die. He knew life could be better. He detoxed on his own, was clean for 11 days when he had a follow up intake appointment for outpatient rehab and thought if he presented without active opioid addiction he wouldn’t be prescribed the treatment he thought he needed. The dose or the mix of the heroin he smoked that morning was too much. By the time he was resuscitated it was too late. His life was supported for 4 more days until all his organs were matched. I wish Marcus’s story could help someone. He wanted to make an impact in this life. I know he did but that is only a small comfort.

    1. Hi Marcus’s Mom. I’m really sorry for your loss… My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek… Hope Marcus’ story will help someone!

  23. Okay I am looking for help, please without judgement. I am a recovering addict from opiates and have been clean off of those for 13 months. However, believe it or not in a treatment program I was introduced to snorting Wellbutrin. The high was very short, but was enough to make it worth doing, dumb to try, but…so I have snorted Wellbutrin off and on for years, but never to the extent or amount I am now. I probably snort up to 900mg of Wellbutrin XL a day. I want so badly to stop. I am down to 3 300mg pills and I also have a prescription from my doctor, who thinks I am taking it and haven’t been for a few months, of 100mg of Pristiq. He started me at 50mg for a week or so, maybe more and then up to 100mg. I also take Lamotragine, for seizures, which I am only up to 50mg on and 2mg of klonopin a day. The Pristiq I have not been taking because I was too scared to, but my question is this. I have had seizures in the past from taking too much Wellbutrin, I know you would think that would have stopped me, but it seems that as long as I take the 2mg of klonopin I don’t have them. Okay, so if I were to stop snorting the Wellbutrin, which I DESPERATELY want to do, but CAN’T tell my doctor under any circumstances what I have been doing, I just absolutely can’t, if I stop snorting and start taking the 100mg of Pristiq, could that work and get me off without withdrawals, mostly my concern is sleepiness? Thanks so much for your time and your non judgmental replies or answers.

  24. I have never met or heard of anyone who has chronically abused wellbutrin to the extent and length of time that I have, for over a decade. Daily. i am clean for which i am forever grateful, thanks to my husband. I only, stopped facing death, due to extreme measures taken by my husband. i could go into all the consequences, of which there are many, but I’m writing because this might be a case of curiosity to pharmaceutical\drug research, as well as serving as a cautionary tale, a sobering warning potential abusers that the long-term damage is devastating. initially, I viewed the drug as an “enabler” – it enabled me to get out of bed, go to work and be productive during bouts of depression. I felt it allowed me to accomplish more during the day, be a better wife… it also made me horrific and painful to be around, in ambient myopic paranoia, frenetic energy, and palpable anxiety. And I was completely unaware/in denial of my unsettling impact – which expanded to include frequent seizures, memory loss, personality changes, physical damage – to my stomach lining, lungs, and eroded nasal passages. i still miss it. It is not worth it. it is not “harmless”

  25. I’ve been snorting wellbutrin everyday for almost a year. I just stopped 3 days ago because I’m sick all the time I’m irritable mean angry….no one wants to b around me. Plus I’m very paranoid scared. My main concern because I’ve stopped so I know those things will get better. But what health factors do I need to worry about.. I’m scared please tell me what health issues did I jeopardize in order for selfish and risky behavior

  26. Hi, I’m on 150mg wellbutrin for ADD at this moment. I don’t want to risk drinking whenever I go to a party, because it makes me feel really “off” as if I’m not really there.. Besides that really don’t want to risk having seizures.

    Now I am wondering if the combination of Wellbutrin and Speed (amphetemine) is a good one. I was prescribed dexamphetemine before, and this just felt as if I took a litle bit of speed. And if I remember right, the structure of dexamphetmine and speed are almost the same. When wellbutrin is not enough for me de psychiatrist said I was allowed to take dex with it.

    Has anyone used the speed and wellbutrin combination (without other drugs), and what is your experience with it?

  27. i was prescribed wellbutrin for my depression about 2 months. and today i went ahead and snorted about one 150mg pill. i did this because i heard its similar to coke. but for me it did nothing but give me an allergic reaction, my throat now hurts as im writing this , my nose is still stuffed , and i have a a headache. very unpleasant experience for me. i would advise everyone to try to test it at low dosages when snorting cuz it could induce seizures in people..and be safe when snorting things cuz u could be allergic to them. thats my experience, thanks for reading 🙂

  28. I suspect my 33 year old daughter is doing this – can’t wait to get her Bupropion refilled and runs out way before it’s time to refill. Nose is running all the time – says it’s “allergies”. She also secretly drinks (is not supposed to – went through 2 OVI’s and 2 rehab stints and was hospitalized for pancreatitis a few months ago because of the alcohol) She and her 4 children lives with me because she’s going through a nasty divorce. I know she’s depressed, but some of the things she says surely sounds like paranoia, and she has over-the-top outbursts of anger. She’s in denial about everything, and does not think she has any problems other than her circumstances. Don’t know what to do!!!

  29. Y am i not having a change in my sex mood. I take as subscribe 2 a day Bupropion? And I am about a week away from my first prescription.

  30. I currently snort all of my wellbutrin prescription every month. My scrip is for 30 days, I generally finish it all off in 15-20. Every month after I run out I crave it for a week or so, but then the craving pretty much dissipates… just in time for my next refill. Every month I tell myself I’m not gonna do it again, but every month I do it again. It gives me increased energy and concentration, but it also makes me shaky, anxious and paranoid. I’m thinking about stopping taking it entirely, or telling my doctor so he’ll just cut me off, but the thing is, when I first started on it and was taking it as prescribed it really did help – more so than any other anti depressant I’ve ever tried, and I was doing quite well for a while, But I had heard you could catch a buzz from snorting it, so of course, like an idiot, I tried it. And now, no matter how much I promise myself I’ll stop, I never do.

  31. Very similar to coke in a high dose. Problem is the amount you need to take to get that feeling is unbearable and hurts so bad. Worst thing I have ever snorted. Totally not worth it.

  32. Hi there i have only tried to snort it once to see the effects but used it about three years ago to help me to stop smoking , still smoking though hahaha had a few left so gave it a try not that good , think it was a bad idea on my part , so dont try it its kak ,, rather get proper blow

  33. The prison system in Nebraska took welbutrin out of corrections I highly disagree when you say that snorting welbutrin doesn’t get you high it feels like speed coacaine methamphetamine it’s insane I’m not lying at all

  34. Thank you for the advice. i have been prescribed a 300 mg & recently a 50 mg was added to my regiment. i have not been taking either but it is my last straw as for as depression medication. so i fill my scripts and take them whenever i am at a low point. my best anti-depressants are my painkillers. when i take those now that the bloody FBI forced me to have it in my system for drug screening, i have been prescribed these for 25 years. i was never dependent, i had gone up to 2 months with having to take them, then when i re-injured myself i had to take super large amounts to even make me somewhat comfortable. but other than taking them for a few weeks i could go as long as i can take the 10+ pain. but once i got to a point that the legs don’t work and my upper back feels like thousands of razor hot needles & razo blades cutting me. then i can’t take the pain and turn to the painkiller help. i have used gabapentin (Neurontin) and it helped until i began having fainting spells. to combat my speeding they gave me Adderol when i was under 50. now they refuse to give me any speed.because i get chemical ADHD. i am not that bad off even now since all i get for skipping the days that i’d rather deal with pain over the stupor is i get the butter poops. i have been prescribed every medication and they all caused worse side effects than the medication was worth. i briefly began smoking cigarettes after 20 years of not. and about 4 years ago i was prescribed Wellbutrin and in about 3 days i wanted nothing to do with cigarettes. that was a positive, but i quit taking the Wellbutrin also daily. and have been off all anti-depressants over the last 3-4 years. i am disabled. i also have very bad anger issues about being disabled, and the people that have tried to mess with me or my family life over the last 10 years. i am zero suicidal but 100% homicidal. i already live a want to seek revenge upon anyone who crosses me. i have tried to kill people on occasions. they were lucky i was not willing to shoot through the innocent to get to them or armed on other occasions. i live with the regret of not murdering them!!! i get so angry that i wasn’t armed and though they try to talk crap, they ran from me i am a big guy and since i have been injured i now open carry a fire arm legally in my state. with full intention upon using it with extra high caliber extra powerful loaded shells 10 w/one in the chamber. and another full clip for once i kill them to be sure that these support outlaw biker/wanna be gangster thugs. who i have ruled my enemies and the men in blue if they try to stop me i will most definitely shoot through my friends or cops to kill my intended target. no more mercy. i have lived long enough so that if i can get a few bad guys & cops i will r.i.p. anyway more on Wellbutrin. i was told by some kid that Wellbutrin re acts like Adderol if snorted. i had to throw away full bottles, i will take one only if im am depressed along with my PainKillers even now on days im not in pain. i have the most positive and sensible thoughts. i do not seek to harm even my enemies. my Dr’s pain & psych said that is a good thing to just keep doing that. i take 40mg of opiates btw. my daily allowance per 4x a day at once. i don’t lie to my doctors. and i am told to continue as long as i am more positive. now today i was hurting really bad and decided to just try to snort a 50mg Wellbutrin before i take my painkillers. i knew about the seizure factor since i was a nursing student before the old back gave completely out. so i am not a complete idiot. i know that i will die probably early due to the only surgery they can do with just allow the bone spurs to grow back and create scar tissue. my insurance doesn’t cover laser surgery or else i would have at least gotten a 4th opinion. anyway snorting Wellbutrin i didn’t get a rush like cocaine or adderol. so im never doing it that way. im even going to wait a few hours to take my pain meds just because i didn’t educate myself before trying to snort a smaller dosage. i will never take any meds as prescribed. i will only take them whenever i feel the need for them. and i will fight the need until i cannot control it with my own mind.

  35. Well said jay, Wellbutrins I believe do have a Placebo effect on your brain. A friend of mine was seeing “Meth Bug’s” lol from snorting so much wellbutrin. I have snorted it afew time’s myself but not very much.

  36. My sister finally has admitted she has been not taking her medications for bipolar for a long period of time and has been snorting wellbutrin for 3 yrs now. She has stopped cold turkey. What are the risks? She is saying off the wall things. She cries alot. Has very high paranoia thoughts. How can I help? I myself am in recovery. Addiction runs rapid in my family. I am trying to use the tools that I know from being clean for 3 years now. But it’s hard showing someone you love, who’s in emotional pain, that it will pass. Anyone with experience would be appreciated. All I know is when she snorted the wellbutrin it was like a crack cocaine high. Should the withdrawal be treated as that? Withdrawling from crack cocaine? Thanks in advance.

  37. I chewed open 5 wellbutrin 30 minutes ago in desperation for energy . I feel fine accept for head ache. I have a pretty wierd high tolerance Adderall, as I snort a months supply in a week. Please expound.

  38. I was locked up for about 4 months back in 2013 and was prescribed wellbutrin there for depression/bypolar symptoms and I saw my bunk mate snorting it and was curious so I started as well and I have been snorting it ever since. Im always blowing my nose & when I do its always green. I always thought when I had a cold and the mucus is green that it’s a sign of infection. Could the wellbutrin be the cause of the greenish color of the mucus? Also i was wondering if it causes constipation

  39. i am not prescribed Wellbutrin i took it on my own coz i’ve been depressed for a long time so i thought maybe it’s time to try an Antidepressants and i read that wellbutrin is a good Antidepressants so i bought a bottle of Wellbutrin SR 150mg with 30 tabs ,

    first i took 1 pill X150gm at night but i did not feel any thing so the next day i increased the dosage and i took 2 pills x150mg at a time in the morning and i did not feel anything so i serached on the internet and i read that when you snort wellbutrin you get high and euphoric so i crashed a pill x150mg and snorted it and this was the first time i took a drug up to my nose , and after 2/3 minutes shit started to happen my nose started to burn like hell and my nose started to sneeze out some of the drugs and i started to sneeze and i sneezed and i sneezed and i kept sneezing after sometime i stoped sneezing but i still could feel the burn in my nose and i could not breath through my nose so i started to clean out my nose and i used neti-pot to clean out my nose and after hours of cleaning the burn started to goes away and i got my nose back and i started to feel okay and i throw the rest of the drug bottle in the toilet and i regretted what i did and decided never to do this again .

    at the end of the day when i went to sleep i felt pain in my chest when i take a deep breath and i selpt and when i woke up i found out that the pain still exist and started to increase when i move or breath deeply and i thought it was because of the sneezing , i still have this pain for tow days now it’s up in the middle of my chest and i can feel the pain when i put my hand on it .

    i am too scared and i don’t know if this pain because of the sneezing or snorting this shit has some to do with this pain !!!!

    i can not go to see a doctor so please help me and tell me what to do ?

  40. i snorted Wellbutrin and it didn’t get me high it just fucked up my nose so if you’re thinking to snort Wellbutrin GO a head you’re just screwing up your nose ..

  41. here’s the deal. it does get you high if you snort it. it’s a bit of an upper (though not much). also : snorting it – tastes awful. Snorting it – WAY more painful up the shnozz than any other drug I’ve taken up the nose it’ll give you a tiny buzz – that isn’t worth it due to the fact that it hurts so badly and tastes so terribly. That said, I’ve just had about 3 of the purple ones up my schnozz and while I’m rather excited and stimulated it’s just MUCH less than cocaine would do for you. It’s slightly similar I suppose (for me at least) but my goodness!! What a terrible substitute for the real thing!

  42. My boyfriend of two years used to snort his Wellbutrin, and now he’s just dust, he Dropped dead right in front of me and my 13 yr old son. Now his body lays with ashes. Ashes to ashes dust to dust. He was a hard core addict when he was younger he died at age 36. He stopped all his other habits but found away to go around his own system he snorted his welbutrin. He had already had been servilely beaten in the head as a kid his head was like a grape and u could touch them and they would collapse inward. I never knew him back then so I just have to take his word. A gang of kids beat him up leaving him for died, for drug alcohol, maybe he did all that at age 8 his dad gave him his first beer. In short he recovered from the drinking and the hard drugs. He was ordained in the Mormon church when he was released from prison of 2yrs. We met he told me he snorted his pills and I just laughed it off and said yeah right. Till I went into his bathroom one night and saw the evidence. I gather my stuff and left, and I should have never looked back. But he said it was safe. Till I witnessed it the first time, I just about died then, as time went on he had more and more of them, but he always woke up this time he didn’t I thought he dropped to have a seizure in reality he died right then. Giving new meaning to literally drop dead. Now I’m here alone aching insides and out heart demolished, I begged and begged him to stop doing it. He tried for about a month but he was not the man I new at all, I told him I guess take them the way you want then I can’t live with you like this, ur mean to us yelling almost killed me once…. I called his doctor several times and left message to call me back that he should not prescribe him those especially when he already has seizures in his history. I did that twice he never called me back!!!!! I myself am prescribed wellbutrine. I hide my pills everyday some place else it got to the point I had to keep a note with to remember where I hid them last. One day I came back upstairs and saw him on my side of the bed, he had that covered to oh the remote fell down when u got u and held it up. A couple of nights later I notice my pills were low, he knew he could play me do to my own memory issues from coding after a hysterectomy. But I new more than he ever new. So a few days later he comes home from work knees down and I said what r u doing, he said I have to tell u something I was scared, he held out a bottle of like 15 pills in it. He said he took some of mine and was replacing them. I said u just could have asked. I said I new from the minute I walk back in the room and u were on the floor. So please if u are snorting this pill or thinking about doing it. DON’T!!!!!! Cause ur not hurting ur self your killing the ones that love you!!!

  43. i work at a psych prison and Wellbutrin is one of the biggest abused drugs. They snort it saying it is similar to cocaine. Any input on this would help

  44. I have ALOT of experience with the Wellie snorting, both in jail and on the street, and a few things come to mind right away. First and foremost is why no one has mentioned that you ABSOLUTELY MUST take the coating off or it will BURN. If you take the coating off it burns very little. The second thing is people calling them Welbys lol!!! I have never heard them called this before. The “street names” that I am aware of is either Wellies or Wellie-B’s lol. Maybe it’s a Pittsburgh thing. Anyways, it absolutely gives you a cocaine like high. And just like cocaine, sometimes I enjoy it but most of the time it’s just not my thing. I have even had to snort Buspar to “come down” before. And I suppose that’s all I have to say bout that. Don’t do it. But, if you must, at least take the coating off people!!! You will find that your nose will thank you!!!

  45. I work in a treatment program, and we have recently banned bupropion because of the potential abuse and it testing positive. Do you think this is fair

  46. I’m not sure if we are allowed to post links here, but here is one that details various Canadian doctors’ opinions that Wellbutrin is both addictive and that it gets you high, similar to meth or crack. I just thought it would be good to reference an alternative opinion to what many Wellbutrin sites are saying, that it’s not addictive and that it does not get you high. I think this is incorrect information. Please see below if you’re interested. Thanks.

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/doctors-warn-of-potentially-fatal-abuse-of-wellbutrin-antidepressant-1.1383282

    1. Hi Tracy. We don’t usually allow sharing of links from other websites, since they usually tend to be spam. But, this one I’ll allow. It contains useful information that everyone should read and can benefit from. So, thank you for sharing, Tracy!

  47. I have bipolar disorder and have been crushing Wellbutrin and snorting it in very high doses (10-12 300mg pills at a time) for about 6 years. I do this about three days a month, while I have my prescription, then the prescription runs out and I don’t do it anymore. It’s reportedly not addictive, but I can’t seem to stop doing it. Taking it in these large doses Does get me very high. I have never had a seizure to my knowledge, perhaps because I’ve developed tolerance, but I have had whole body twitches that come and go quickly. I believe I have damaged my sinuses and nasal passages because I blow my knows a lot. What concerns me most is my liver and my lungs. I’m deathly afraid of what my lungs look like right now. Can you develop tumors in the lungs? Can it give you lung cancer? Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  48. Questions about wellbutrain all the info abouve is so wrong ypu can get exstresmly high on it for a very short period of time I dont like doing it often but tonight ive taken about 1400 mg snorting thats the only way the high takes effect but I shake see things eyes dilated will I be ok ive done it before many times it is like speed I have 1 mg xanex do I dare try to sleep cause well keeps you awake

  49. My son has a terrible addiction to quite a few drugs. He has been in rehab pushing 60 times NO lie!!! He has a family that is loving and caring but this not even phase him. I personally sectioned him after an arrest for heroin. I thought that it was the worse day of my life! He constantly seeks ant kind of high. Currently he is in rehab. Yesterday I received a call that he had a grand mal seizure and was at the hospital. The seizure was so bad that he had no memory to who what where and when!!! This lasted for 20 min or so from what I was told. When I got to the hospital an hr from my house driving in a blizzard I did not know if my son was brain damaged, dead or alive!!! HIPPA is what stopped more explanation! I was told that it was from WELLBUTRIN!!!! As a mother’s intuition as well as a nurse I thought about the side effects of crushing these pills due to his history! My son has NEVER had a seizure before. I am afraid for his life every day. I am more educated now thanks to this site!!! So for all of you PLEASE take my words to heart. You are killing yourself as well as every one around you! Please be honest with someone about your issues and you will be surprised how many WONDERFUL hands there are out there without judgment! PEOPLE LOVE YOU!!!!! Bridges will be rebuilt! It is not what you have done…it is what you do NOW! Please grab on to the right helping hands and DO NOT LET GO!!! Thank you for this blog I have learned a lot!!!! Pray for my son Bobby please!!!
    Signed an unconditional loving MOTHER

    1. Concerned Mother, my heart breaks as I read your story. Thank you for taking the time to write such a warm and loving warning to everyone reading this. How is your son doing? I hope he’s doing better and I wish him a successful recovery. I know your story will reach to many hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

  50. yeah snorting welbutrin definitely gets you high. I know this from experience as well. it burns like hell for a while. If you try snorting the time release capsules you don’t get high instantly, it takes a while. DO NOT snort more! I had a friend who snorted some time releases, didn’t feel high, snorted some more, and wound up in the hospital 45 minutes later because he dropped on the sidewalk and had a grand maul type seizure. easy does it..

  51. Hello Jesslyn. Did you by any chance take another substance, a prescription pill or alcohol while on the Wellbutrin? What did the doctors say?

  52. Hi, my name is Jessie and I’m 16 years old. I have a question about the life of Welbutrin (how long it will last) I recently overdosed with this medication and I recall taking it at 3:32 pm and it kicked I’m 10:21 am and lasted for at least 3 days. I suffered from major hallucinations verbally/eye wise.

    I’ve been taking this medication for about a year and since having a high pill tolerance I can take up to 1,350 mg.

  53. I had no idea that Wellbutrin had serious effects until today. I had to see a substitute doctor and i didn’t understand why he was so skeptical about giving me the medication i have been taking for 3 years.
    i am now 24 and have been taking it for 3 years. i was given the meds for 2 illness’ which are now worse. i don’t know if it’s the meds or my mind, hoping for another opinion as i don’t have anyone else to talk to.

  54. Do NOT inject these tablets. They frequently cause scarring, ulcerations, and tissue death that can lead to infection and bleeding. People have died from complications arising from this practice.

  55. Hi snort_addict. Usually, people seek help in counselling for dealing with their cravings. Our brain connects some actions with their effects. So, your brain remembers the feeling that came after something was snorted, that’s why it keeps seeking it. There are treatments that can help you control it, but only time can erase the connection between the two. Also, I don’t think it’s smart to go snorting Wellbutrin, it’s no good. Plus, you may end up replacing one addiction for another.

  56. Hi Anthony. You can read all the side effects, and possible risks and dangers in the article above. I hope you change your mind after reading it all, since you say my word doesn’t change a thing. Keep yourself safe, kid.

  57. Hello. I used to have a coke problem. I LOVE to snort things. I have since quit using cocaine however I still crave it all the time. Although it’s bad for me, which I understand, snorting Wellbutrin (SR) keeps me away from cocaine. I’ve had instances of people offering cocaine to me and I just go home and snort a Wellbutrin. I think my addiction is more towards the action of snorting. I don’t think they really have help groups for that… mostly just for drug or alcohol abuse. So to try and shorten this a bit… what do I do? I have been snorting Wellbutring for almost 2 months, as well more than I am prescribed. I have been lucky thus far but I’m sure some bad side effect is coming soon. By the way I don’t snort it to get high and it doesn’t get me high. I just like to snort.

  58. im 16 and have one pill of 15 mg bupropion hcl xl 150 mg.im going to use it regardless of your answer so can you please explain how much to use at a time and what serious serious problems can occur like heart failure or a seizure if thats even possible thanks

  59. I have a friend who snorts Wellbutrin and he high big time compares it to cocaine he snorts 4 bupropin 300 XL in a 4 hour time yet it isn’t supposed to get you high what gives?

  60. Someone mentioned feeling watched even tho noone was there… Last prescription filled, I made it last a few days but not much. i was soo paranoid, wind would make something move, out the corner of my eye I see it jump thinking someone is there. This was just the comedown the fallowing day. so this roundabout with these pills will be 3 days awake, Ill get to go on a man hunt for shadows. Ive had these shadow people for a long time, when I cant sleep, or get stressed, they come visit me (perfectly sober).

    I suggest not to even try this, it is not worth the side effects unless you get 30 pills each month for free. The first one burns the nose, the next one, you wont feel the burn as bad. give it an alittle bit and your nose will stopped up. I havent done one in 6 hours now, my feet keep curling up, my mouth has a mind of its own. Im dizzy and I still have that hum in my ears that some how makes acute sounds amplified fairly well. Atleast its not as bad as dxm, the world keeps turning upside down for me, so I cant do anything for 24 hours after dosing.

  61. So I was Snorting 300mg pills for oh 2 months while i was in treatment. My Question, as well as Warning, is that i have almost completely lost all sense of smell. I haven’t taken anything up my nose in over a month thinking my smell would come back (literally hold perfume to my face & i cant smell it) it also effects Sense Of Taste, obviously.
    I was an addict 10 years snorting A LOT of Different things and nothing ever did damage to my nose like this has!
    I wonder if anyone else experienced this loss of Smell. If so will i ever be able to smell again? How long does it take to heal your nose?

  62. Hey my name is sarah and I’m very addicted to welebutrin and it’s ruining my life! I know I have to quit and tried a couple times but none of those attempts lasted for than 24 hours. && as I’m reading the effects above saying its not addictive than I guess it’s just my personality. I am on methadone and the only drug you can get away with using is concerta and then led me to welebutrin (welly) before it use to burn at first which caused me to only do a little here and there but as I got use to it… Long story short I do a lot .. Sometimes 10 300’s in one day the generic ones.
    The reason I’m telling you all this is I need help; I have a son and a boyfriend who doesn’t do it. We’ve ben together for seven years and use to use with me and when he quit obviously I didn’t but because he smokes weed and I don’t I guess I use that against him .. I’ve Ben doing it atleast 6 months and got pregnant last month but didnt quit even then ( yes I’m very ashamed ) & even tho the doctor told us he doesn’t think that’s the reason I lost the baby even though he’s Ben so supportive I know he resents me a bit for it and well who can blame him ..
    Anyway ever since my miscarriage I’ve Ben doing a crazy amount and one day (the first time) I started to feel a lot of the effects and I scared the shit out of me I thought I was going crazy and vowed to quit and obviously didnt but ATM actually at this second it’s happening again & again at this moment I don’t ever want to do this again Nd flushed the rest of what I had but still feel in the morning I won’t be strong enough to follow through . So whatever advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated ..
    ps the crazy symptoms I’m feeling are ( the best I can explain it )
    * I feel very panicky
    * I start thinking about things then a thought that usually just past your mind because I’m so paranoid I start thinking about it and if its a crazy thought. I drive (driving) my self nuts not to think about
    * my hearts racing a million beats per hour

  63. Me and my roommate blow wellbutrin almost every weekend when we’re drunk, all of our friends agree when you drink and blow it, it is defiantly worth it but blowing it after you smoke weed or when your sober isn’t great. I think this drug is cool to be abused occasionally but I guess that’s what every one sais before they’re addicted. Also I love cocaine and Wellbutrin always takes the edge off when I’m joansing

  64. Its a lame high but it works if your broke and have a few pills on hand. I don’t know why I do it.maybe its the burn or the brief intoxication. I’m a recovering addict like I said so maybe its just my addictive personality. I guess its one of those things where its prescribed to me so it must be ok. Justification!?!

  65. I’ve been snorting welbies for a while . I started in prison cause I was a meth addict for years.it will get you high.

  66. I think the truth about using bupropion to get high is to answer the question of what is YOUR dosage. There’s a balance struck between too much causing uncontrolled mania and your liver to identify and remove the culprit and the perfect amount that gives a nervous jittery teeth grinding buzz that pleasantly wears off into a mood that is well. As far as full on hallucinating it has never happened but then again even cold medicines can do that when you take enough ie dextromethorpan. If your brave enough to test yourself against the seizure ratio then understand that it is like heroin in you should find the sweet spot and try to keep it there with restraint this will help your body to get to know the chemical and agree with its demands instead of opposing it and going haywire and shutting down or relinquishing control. as for myself I treat 150 mg pills peeled and crushed in four segments taken in increments of 30 min and stopping at about 6 segments while on the recommended dosage. This seems to give me a good buzz is nice to my nose and is much less than the heroic doses I’ve read about. It’s like the difference between a few beers or glasses of wine with no hangover or an all out whiskey bender. I hope this guides the curious in a somewhat safer route of enjoying themselves ang getting their kicks.

  67. Don’t snort it. It barely gets you high, at least for me. I was in treatment for cocaine and crack addiction a month ago and I was snorting welbutrin once a day only half a pill with a buddy and on the 4th day I had 4 grand maul seizures as a result and my heart was stopped for 30 seconds. I’m lucky to be alive and am 25 days sober now. It’s not worth the risk trust me. I did coke for 6 years and never had any health problems but 4 days of snorting wellys and I almost died. I’m sure most people would be fine but it’s not worth the risk it???

  68. I’ve been addicted to snorting Bupropion since last December, so nearly a year. Personally have not done any other drugs so it was hard for me to know if it really was a “high” I was experiencing. I shared some with a coworker and he said that it mimics a cocaine and/or an ecstasy high. I’ve noticed that the high has changed over time, but I’m still hooked. I’ve done seven, 300mg bupropion xl at one time. In the doses of 5-7, I have had visual and audible hallucinations and felt really dizzy. I usually only snort 3 or 4. They get me super paranoid and I will agree that your hearing becomes more sensitive. Don’t get hooked on it like me. Like all drugs it promises great feeling but in the end you feel hopeless or lonely. I haven’t gone more than 4 days without doing it… So sad 🙁

  69. Hello. A family member of mine has been snorting wellbutrin XL, as well as several 1 mg Xanax on a daily basis for several months, possibly a year or longer. My question is, can snorting wellbutrin and Xanax mimic symptoms of MS???? She just went to a doctor and had to have a catheter inserted because the doctors suspect she has a kink in her urethra or possible beginning stages of MS. She has no Family Hx of MS and she was not honest with the doctors about the route she ingests her medications and how much she ingests….Please respond ASAP!!!!! Thank you

  70. Here’s my opinion on the “addictive” properties. I think you think you’re getting a better and longer buzz because of the residual effects to your body. That certain peculiar but reassuring taste that enters your throat combined with the almost numbing sensation in your mouth lets you relive the feeling over and over for a bit. I just think it is a placebo effect your body reacts to. those sensations are still there I must be buzzing. I think you get addicted to that feeling, not the buzz itself.

  71. So I first tried Wellbutrin last spring, almost a year ago. My girlfriend was snorting some of her own prescription and i did a line myself. being an on-again-off-again drug addict, I was interested in the semi-high if gave me. It’s a strange feeling. like snorting cocaine or meth but only getting an undetermined amount of pleasure (with many side effects) from it. It’s really not even that fun–mediocre at best–but the strange thing is, I keep going back to it. I would like to mention that I, myself, have had a seizure from abusing this prescription drug. I had snorted an entire 30-day supply in 3 days. not sure of the total dosage that I did, they were 150 mg xr’s. Two days after I snorted them, I was at the local mall, sitting down in a chair, and I awoke to being loaded into an ambulance by paramedics. it took me a very long time, hours maybe, before I regained my consciousness enough to learn that I had had a grand-mal seizure. I wish I could say that it would have been enough for me to leave the stuff alone. but a year later I stumbled across an old pill bottle while cleaning, and here I go again. Why is this stuff so addictive for me? Im not even sure if the feeling it gives is a “high”. I am worried about the damage it is doing to my nose/sinuses. It burns worse than anything I’ve ever snorted. I read about hydrocloric acid as an inactive ingredient? is that why it burns so bad?

  72. Same, welbutrin stopped having any effect. When I snort it I feel numb yet visually alert and disassociated. I enjoy it. Along with the sleep and dreams that follow.

  73. Not much, I don’t notice effects from most medication. My tolerance is so high I’m regularly prescribed 3 to 4 times the normal dosage. What to do?

  74. So know more of that. Nothing! Maybe a little more awake but nothing like the other day. Felt like I had a really bad sinus cold. No sense trying that again. Or is there?

  75. When I posted earlier I snorted 600 mg then I had a couple drinks. I wasn’t feeling better so I just snorted 600 mg more. Is this wise? Until yesterday the most I had ever done was smoke pot on 2 different occasions. The back pain and low energy are making me desperate, any suggestion!?

  76. So right away there is burning in back of throat. Nose gets stuffed and runny. Back stopped hurting some and I felt more awake and focused. Only slept about 4 hours but otherwise it was positive experience. Should I do it again? The back pain relief was amazing and I even left the house for 5 hours….no anxiety! Best day in long time

  77. Hello,

    I’m on several meds and have intense back pain, today for the first time ever, I snorted 600 mg of Wellbutrin. Will let you know the outcome

  78. Very interesting post. I just want to say to thoose that never snorted bupropion: DONT DO IT! I begun to snort just 50mgs a day and some days ago I snorted about 2000mgs(yes, 2 grams) in a day!!! I am really addicted to it! I use cymbalta, mirtazapine, abilify and clonazepan (theese I swallow normally). I am going in a psychiatrist to help me with this. Hope he can help me. Tanks to all… (ps.: I am from Brazil).

  79. I would definitely have to disagree with the part where it says “snorting wellbutrin probably doesn’t get you high.” From personal experience, I can tell you that it does. The feeling is a little similar to cocaine. A buddy of mine that came from prison actually referred to wellies (Wellbutrin) as “chain gang cocaine.” And as for the seizures, this may be true. But like 6 of my friends and I snorted the stuff for like a month and none of us experienced seizures. The high isn’t too great but it will definitely keep you up all night as if you drank a bunch of coffee or did some meth. If you are thinkin about abusing it; don’t. Just don’t.

  80. Hi Chelsea. There’s really no way to determine whether or not your husband has underlying medical conditions which can cause these symptoms except by visiting a family doctor. I’d suggest that you schedule an appointment immediately, and know that doctor-patient confidentiality comes into play when admitting drug abuse.

  81. My husband has been snoorting Wellbutrin off and on for a while now. The first time I made him stop was when he dropped our 3 day old baby, because he had some kind of episode. I left after that and he had at least 4 more episodes were he would lose chunks of time. Once he stopped we got back together. Well he has started again, and I have to keep them in a lock box so that he does not take more then he is perscribed. And I counted them today and about 10 of them are missing and he says he don’t remember taking them and seems scared about it. So I guess the question is is blocking out and fainting caused by snorting his Wellbutrin?

  82. Hi Kris. There has been a case reported of a teenager who experienced seizure induced by insufflation of bupropion. Other side effects I’ve seen reported are dry mouth and insomnia. I see no reports of side effects related to the heart or lungs reported in research. However, you can get a better idea by searching for these keywords in your internet browser.

    site:.gov snort wellbutrin bupropion side effects
    Google discussions: snort wellbutrin side effects

  83. Hello, Thank you so much for finally postly some clear information on the side effects of snorting Bupropion. I have been snorting Buproprion HCL SR 200Mg, 2 or 3 tablets daily for a couple years now.. I am constantly blowing my nose and using Saline nasal spray in order to prevent all of the product to settle in my nose and nasal sinuses.
    I know they are not physically addictive, but I have been trying to stop for awhile now with no luck.
    Other than the side effects you listed on the Blog, do you know if it can cause damage to my lungs or heart? I would really appreciate your input on this! Thank you so Much!

  84. Hi Jeremy. Great question! I’d suggest that you call a pharmacist (anonymously) and ask this question directly. We’re simply not qualified to be able to answer this particular question here.

  85. During the loading phase of my treatment w/ welbutrin I took more than was prescribed and snorted some of my medication. I regret doing this and want to get my levels right in my body. Should I continue to take my medicationbor stop for a few days to compensate? Day 1 1 300xl
    Day 2 2 300xl
    Day 3 3 300xl i snorted one of these

  86. Hi Christine. This is definitely drug abuse and possible addiction. The long term effects of snorting Wellbutrin or other drugs unclude damage to the nasal passages, as well as increased risk of overdose. I’d suggest that you report this use to his prescribing doctor. But you need to be ready to end the relationship in this case. Your boyfriend is an addict in the throes of addiction, and if you are to call him out on the drug abuse, you could be in a dangerous place. So be sure that you have back up and a plan. But it is time to take action…because things are only going to get worse.

    Please continue writing here and asking questions. We are here to support you.

  87. My boyfriend is bipolar. He has recently started snorting wellbutrin/bupropion (the purple ones). He will snort anywhere from 2 up to about 15 in one day! What will this do to him???

    So far I have already noticed that he is irritable, argumentative, nagging, aggressive, blaming, and sometimes downright mean and scary…looks like his behaviour could be dangerous! He also cannot sleep and will wake me up in the middle of the night for more and gets downright threatening if I do not give it to him. Sometimes it is even followed by snorting cocaine.

    What else is this doing to him??? Is it life threatening (for him or myself)???

  88. Hello angeloo. Although seizures are associated with loss of consciousness, impaired consciousness is possible as well. I’d suggest that you schedule an appointment with a medical doctor ASAP in order to report the symptoms as well as snorting Wellbutrin. I think that you can benefit from medical advice immediately.

  89. I’ve been snorting Wellbutrin for like a week maybe too way more than 400 milligrams a day with neurontin today I fell dwn st and almost had a seizure all because my foot twitched… My question I guess is can u be awake while having seizure

  90. Thanks for this post. I have heard that snorting Wellbutrin is a common practice among prison inmates and those in treatment. They pretend to take it orally only to cut it up and snort it minutes later.

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