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Doctor insights on: Aging And Senior Health And Wellbutrin

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


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I have been experiencing 'senior' health issues and I need more helpthan aarp. Where do I go for info?

I have been experiencing 'senior' health issues and I need more helpthan aarp. Where do I go for info?

Senior center: Much advice is available out there from senior advice centers, local public health agencies, and most hospitals have senior outreach. Aarp is largely an insurance agent and mostly wants to sell you some product. You need a broader range of information. Of course you can always talk with your good ol' reliable family doctor. ...Read more

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Will wellbutrin (bupropion) worsen someones health anxiety?

Will wellbutrin (bupropion) worsen someones health anxiety?

Sometimes: Some patients report feeling jittery or more anxious in general when started on wellbutrin (bupropion). But anxiety might have many different causes. Consult with your dr and report all symptoms, it s not always so easy to distinguish a disorder s symptoms from a side effect. Whatever the case, therapy may also help. ...Read more

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Should I be looking out for any health or cosmetic side effects while taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) and starting anafranil?

Should I be looking out for any health or cosmetic side effects while taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) and starting anafranil?

BIG risks!: Definitely talk w/ your Dr before starting this combo. Seizure risk is high! Definitely do not drink alcohol while taking these. There must be a safer choice. You don't mention why you are given either, but please consider CBT therapy - it will improve the effects of the medications and might make fewer needed at lower doses for less time. ...Read more

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As a healthy 21 year old, with no preexisting health conditions, on wellbutrin, (bupropion) is the preworkout C4 safe to use?

As a healthy 21 year old, with no preexisting health conditions, on wellbutrin, (bupropion) is the preworkout C4 safe to use?

Wake UP, Ralph!: It's a complete waste of money. Nothing in it you don't already make endogenously or can't get from regular MVIs (multivitamin). Consume stuff your body already makes, all that happens is that you need to make less of it. Excess amino acids etc are burned as fuel and the wastes excreted. So you'll stand there with your fly open & literally watch your money go down the toilet. Be a skeptic, not a sucker, Ralph. ...Read more

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Severe health anxiety and depression. CBT and Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Lexapro not working. Can't sleep , can't stop worrying. What can I do ? Life stinks .

Severe health anxiety and depression.  CBT and Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Lexapro not working. Can't sleep , can't stop worrying. What can I do ?  Life stinks .

Regulation of habits: Besides the CBT, Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Lexapro try a notebook or tablet to track your daily routines like diet, sleep, regular meals, 7-9, 11-1, 5-7, enough sleep, exercise, dietary intake (calories), meditation, relaxation exercises, tai-chi, martial arts, prayer, anything that will help light up the frontal lobes if we would scan yours. It will take some time but all of the above will work over time. ...Read more

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How does wellbutrin (bupropion) work?

How does wellbutrin (bupropion) work?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) selectively inhibits the reuptake of Dopamine and norepinephrine by neurons, so that more of these neurotransmitters is available at synapses. This may not explain the entire mechanism of action as an antidepressant or smoking-cessation aid, but it's the best we know so far. ...Read more

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Is it ok to tan when taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Is it ok to tan when taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Might not like this: Response but tanning is not healthy whether you are taking wellbutrin (bupropion) or not. There is no special issue about sun exposure on wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more