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30mg buspirone a day for 2 weeks now. I was currently on 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion). I have insomnia from wellbutrin (bupropion) and in the last week i feel depressed?

30mg buspirone a day for 2 weeks now. I was currently on 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion). I have insomnia from wellbutrin (bupropion) and in the last week i feel depressed?

Back to your Dr.: Insomnia is one of the common side-effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) . Buspirone is an anti-anxiety which takes 4 to 6 weeks sometimes to take effect. Go back to your doctor and see if he can prescribe an antidepressant which can also help you sleep. Your doctor may also be able to adjust the time you can take your antidepressant because you have daytime drowsiness. ...Read more

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 taking wellbutrin (bupropion) for about a week now . does the insomnia go away ?

I have been taking wellbutrin (bupropion) for about a week now . does the insomnia go away ?

It should: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a medication which has an early side efffect of agitation and stimulation. Insomnia is part of that package. If you are still having trouble in the next week or so, speak to your doc about it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to combine lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg and ambie 20mg for insomnia from wellbutrin?

Is it safe to combine lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg and ambie 20mg for insomnia from wellbutrin?

Sleep meds.: Risky. In addition to the high doses of both medications u mentioned, combining medications from the same group is not wise & can create more insomnia & other tolerance issues. Talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take nyquil for cold along with 50 mg trazodone for insomnia? I am also on wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 300 mg/day for 1.5 years.

Is it okay to take nyquil for cold along with 50 mg trazodone for insomnia? I am also on wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 300 mg/day for 1.5 years.

No. Dextromethorphan: Dextromethorphan + Trazadone can cause a serious condition, Serotonin Syndrome. Doxylamine + Trazadone can cause dizziness & drowsiness. See: www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2228-0,55-1943&types[]=major&types[]=minor&types[]=moderate&types[]=food. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist before adding any vitamin, herb, OTC or prescription drug to a psychotropic medication. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Wellbutrin, (bupropion) but I'm under 25, have a history of anorexia, have a history of insomnia, and drink regularly. Should I be taking this?

I was prescribed Wellbutrin, (bupropion) but I'm under 25, have a history of anorexia, have a history of insomnia, and drink regularly. Should I be taking this?

Need psych Eval.: There are many variables that enter into which medication you should take. This includes your history with medication and of course the symptoms that you are having. Anorexia, insomnia , drinking regularly and taking Vicodin are a serious combination of factors. You need to discuss the medication and treatment approach with a psychiatrist who can do a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr told me to stop wellbutrin (bupropion) for a few days after just a week to see if it was causing insomnia, today ik had slight nausea, could it be withdrawal?

Dr told me to stop wellbutrin (bupropion) for a few days after just a week to see if it was causing insomnia, today ik had  slight nausea, could it be withdrawal?

Not likely: Duration of treatment was short prior to discontinuation and there is not an established discontinuation syndrome related to bupropion. ...Read more

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What is a good sleeping aid to counteract insomnia caused by being on bupropion? Tried many natural sleep remedies but nothing worked.

What is a good sleeping aid to counteract insomnia caused by being on bupropion? Tried many natural sleep remedies but nothing worked.

Body scan: You should consult your doctor, since there are other medications to consider for depression and to help you sleep. Also at night you might try a body scan from toes to head very slowly and casually drop thoughts along the way. This takes practice. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) be an alternative to strattera? Strattera helped with anxiety, but caused bad headaches and insomnia. Would wellbutrin (bupropion) be better?

Can be used: Strattera is an adhd medication (not for anxiety). Wellbutrin (bupropion) is sometimes used for the off label treatment of adhd although it is not a first line choice. I have seen a number of people use is successfully for adhd. I can't tell you if it will be a better choice for you. Discuss with your physician as it might be worth a trial. ...Read more

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If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?

If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?

Anxiety/ depression: Paxil (paroxetine) (SSRI) may help with anxiety/ depression and as a result may also improve insomnia. Wellbutrin is not used for insomnia. It is used to treat atypical depression. Although it is not FDA approved for anxiety - recently it is is coming to light that it may help to reduce some anxious sxs. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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