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Was on buprion 75mg off for a week when I eat I get nasues and bloated mild stomach pain also feels like my theoat swells. Side effects of endin meds?
Stop the Bupropion: What you are experiencing sounds like an adverse medication side effect. Angioedema (throat swelling/laryngeal edema) is not a common side effect of burpropion, seen in less than 1% of individuals who take it, and you may be one of them. Stop the medication now (can be lethal) and report side effects to your doctor asap. If you added something new to your diet, that could explain it too. ...Read more
Bunion: Conservative management for a bunion may include wearing specialized shoes with wide, low heels or an increased medial pocket. Orthoses may help. For your hike, I would carefully select your shoes or wear a medial bunion pad to reduce irritation. Applying ice when you are resting can help with inflammation. If you still have pain, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen may help. ...Read more
NEVER a good idea to smoke while you are taking a non-smoking medication!
There may be inter action between Nicotine and Bupropion however a "floaty almost high"feeling is not described and may be your own anxiety about smoking while you are trying to stop the habit!
Hope this helps!
Good Luck Quitting! Dr Z ...Read more
I am taking bupron (bupropin hydrochloride) now. Can I stop it in any occasion. It is now one year completed?
No.: Consult your physician who prescribed you the medicine to wean you off. ...Read more
Buproprion/budeprion: This medication is excellent for atypical depression (& for smoking cessation). Atypical depression can present with sleeping too much, feeling fatigued, low sex drive, lack of motivation, increased appetite with weight gain & carbohydrate craving. The issues is whether you have an indication for use of an antidepressant. Is depression impacting your quality of life? ...Read more
Can one get used to the amount of buspirion and need an increase? Recently I've had to take more Clonazapam to get through my day.
Dose increase: It is not unusual for people to need a dose increase after some time. Having said that, not everyone finds buspirone effective, even at the max dose. The max total daily dose of buspirone is 60mg (divided into 2 or 3 doses), but most people end up taking 20-30mg / day. Please do speak with your prescribing physician to see if and how your dose should be adjusted. ...Read more
Structural deformity: Bunions are a bony prominence. They are progressive, structural deformities. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. My rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. See your foot specialist for evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l. ...Read more
Pressure on the bump: Bunions don't always hurt. They often become painful for several reasons. First, the prominence of the bump may rub against shoewear and can cause either acute (sudden) or chronic (longstanding) irritation. Second, in many cases the joint has shifted partway out of socket and that can cause pain. There is also a nerve that runs over the area that can become stretched because of the deformity. ...Read more
Many ways: The tendency to develop bunions is hereditary. Often poor biomechanical foot support can lead to malalignments and bunion deformity. Additional causes are excessively tight shoes, trauma, various neurological or developmental conditions. Weaing well fitting supportive shoes and orthotics can prevent progression of deformity. Surgery may be necessary in many cases. ...Read more
If it is not painful: Simply leave it alone. If it hurts then there is conservative treatmenine which consists of smart shoe selection. Or, have it fixed surgically. There are different types of ways to fix it surgically and that would depend on the presentation. If you so desire to fix it, a podiatrist or orthopod can happily review surgical options with you. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible for children to have bunions. Rather than being from poor shoe choices, these are genetic and/or biomechanical in etiology. It is best to have the child evaluated by a podiatrist of foot/ankle orthopedist that specializes in the treatment of pediatric foot disorders. ...Read more
Depends: Does it hurt? Are shoes pain or difficult to wear? How does it affect your participation in work and other activities? Treatment could be as simple as wearing wider shoes. Sometimes more supportive shoes and orthotics can lessen pressure on area and prevent progression of deformity. Surgery is the onlty way to actually correct the deformity but not the only way to treat. ...Read more
Pain/discomfort: Patients chief complaint with a bunion bunion is usually "bump" pain. The bunion can get irritated by shoe gear and/or activity. Wearing better, more supportive shoes can help the symptoms. These are progressive and at some point surgical intervention may be the treatment of "your" choice. Discuss with a foot specialist as to what might work best for you. Dr l. ...Read more
Better mood?: If you are depressed, you may feel better. If you are trying to quit smoking it may help you quit. If you have adhd it may help your concentration and attention. Like other antidepressants it may cause side effects. If you are an alcoholic it may increase the risk of having a seizure. ...Read more
Treatments can vary: Bunions are progressive, structural deformities. They only get worse, they don't get better. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. As my rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. See your foot specialist for evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l. ...Read more
Bump at the big toe: A bunion refers to the bump on the inside of the big toe joint. This usually results from hallux valgus, a deformity of the big toe joint where the midfoot bone (metatarsal) points in towards the middle of the body and the toe points out toward the 5th toe. That position of the bones creates a prominence on the inside of the foot that is the bunion. ...Read more
Usually, surgery: Bunions are a progressive, bony deformity that can only be corrected through surgery. Physical examination and x-rays would determine which surgical procedure would be appropriate for the severity of your bunion. Custom made orthotics and adjusting ones shoegear may help accommodate the deformity, but only surgery can correct it. ...Read more
Better foot function: You can't really avoid getting bunions, but you can slow down the progression of the deformity with good shoes and supports. Improving foot function will slow down the wear and tear. ...Read more
Big bunions: Bunions are bony deformities of the first or fifth metatarsals in the feet. Bunions are mainly genetic in origin and can begin to grow as a teenager. Exercises of the great toe joint can help. Corrective orthotics can be made and worn in shoes for daily use. Eventually a corrective bunionectomy can be done. ...Read more
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
Bone prominence: Bunions are a bone prominence on the inside of the foot at the base of the big toe. This is a misalignment of the big toe joint secondary to foot function and genetics. Physical examination of the joint and x-rays are used to evaluate the deformity. Wearing shoes that don't irritate the prominence is helpful, but surgical straightening is usually necessary, to correct the problem. Dr l. ...Read more
Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatories and ice can help along with good, comfortable shoes. These treatments only treat the symptoms. Surgical correction is necessary to address the structural deformity. Discuss with your foot surgeon to see what options are best for your particular situation. Dr l. ...Read more
It could: Wellbutrin (bupropion) usually has less sexual issues than the other antidepressants and can be used to help the sexual side effects of other drugs. That being said, the pharmacology of wellbutrin (bupropion) is complex and sexual side effects such as decreased sex drive, lack or orgasm and delayed orgasm can occur. ...Read more
Bunions: If they are severe, they can be corrected surgically. If they are not, they can be managed with an appropriate orthotic device, modification of shoegear, padding and anti-inflammatory injections if needed. ...Read more