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Can you tell me about hydroxyzine or Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety while taking wellbutrin for despression?

Can you tell me about hydroxyzine or Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety while taking wellbutrin for despression?

These are ?'s: that you should be addressing to the physician who is prescribing the Wellbutrin. Also, bupropion is an "activating" antidepressant and may increase anxiety itself, so your doctor needs to know this is a problem for you. Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that is mildly sedating and is ok for very occasional use. Your doctor needs to diagnose WHY you have anxiety to best treat it. I don't like Xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Which antidepressant would you recommend for anxiety Lexapro or wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Which antidepressant would you recommend for anxiety Lexapro or wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Anxiety medication: Lexapro and other ssri medications are considered first line treatment for a variety of anxiety disorders. Wellbutrin, (bupropion) while often a very effective medication for depression (and off-label for add/adhd), does not have a significant serotonin effect and therefore is not considered to be a great medication to treat anxiety. It does help with depression that can be co-morbid commonly with anxiety. ...Read more

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44M. Takes Lexapro for depression . What else can he take for anxiety ? Wellbutrin (bupropion) ? Needs to be able to take during the day . Hates job, stressed .

44M. Takes Lexapro for depression . What else can he take for anxiety ? Wellbutrin (bupropion) ?  Needs to be able to take during the day .  Hates job, stressed .

Many options: Lexapro is usually good for both depression and anxiety..Standard dose is 20 mg. Could increase dose if on less than that. Adding Wellbutrin could help depression, but can increase anxiety for some people. Buspirone could be adding if anxiety persists despite adequate treatment of depression. Consider switch from lexapro to paroxetine, effexor, (venlafaxine) or mirtazepine before going to polypharmacy ...Read more

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I am on celexa for anxiety, wellbutrin (bupropion) for energy and desyrel for insomnia. I have increased sweating anything i can take to combat it?

I am on celexa for anxiety, wellbutrin (bupropion) for energy and desyrel for insomnia. I have increased sweating anything i can take to combat it?

Prescribing: Some people feel that a separate medication should be given to "combat" each symptom -- rather than investigating causes or seeing systemic inter-relationships. Is this maybe you? Excessive sweating can indicate issues with your medications (possible serotonin overload, for instance). Please work with your physician to review & deal with this, rather than automatically seeking another drug. ...Read more

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What can I do for anxiety being caused by wellbutrin? Never had until started the medication last year

What can I do for anxiety being caused by wellbutrin? Never had until started the medication last year

Wellbutrin Anxiety: Desist taking it and talk to your doctor. Remind yourself that it is the likely reason for the anxiety. Breathing is vastly underestimated as a good answer in situations like this. Try to sit and breath deeply and make and keep your breath slow and methodical in and out for five minutes. Stop anytime you need to. Even when I am under a lot of stress I will stop frequently to do so if nec. ...Read more

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Having rebound anxiety because i quit wellbutrin (bupropion). Any tips for me?

Having rebound anxiety because i quit wellbutrin (bupropion). Any tips for me?

1 simple tip: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...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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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


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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