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Depression Wellbutrin Bupropion
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Yes: Bupropion, the generic of wellbutrin, (bupropion) is used for smoking cessation. Zyban has been branded for smoking cessation, and is the same generic. Since it is a prescription medication speak with your doctor for a comprehensive approach to smoking cessation using all the modalities available to you. ...Read more
No known connection: There is no known connection between Wellbutrin (bupropion) and BC. In fact, many oncologists prescribe specifically Wellbutrin (bupropion) a it's not an SSRI and works with dopamine instead. However, Wellbutrin (bupropion) affects the metabolism of tamoxifen, and should be avoided if you use tamoxifen. This is general information. Please consult your doctor for more specific answers, as they depend on your health history and so on ...Read more
Hello I am on a high dose of citalopram 80mg for OCD, seen improvement in OCD not depression. Would adding Wellbutrin (bupropion) help?
Got atypical depression. Gp prescribed wellbutrin (bupropion) but need to wait for 4 weeks to get the supply. Wt t do meanwhile to overcome oversleeping?
Talk to your doctor: Fatigue and oversleep is sometimes part of the symptom for depression. If you just start the wellbutrin (bupropion) it should take 4 to 6 weeks to improve the symptom. You could talk to your doctor add other medication to keep you alertness, such as Provigil or Nuvigil or other medication. ...Read more
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
Been on Celexa 40 for months with no improvement in depression. Just added 75mg wellbutrin (bupropion) once a day and 40mg celexa every other day. Is this OK?
I was diagnosed with severe depression. Put on colotopin, wellbutrin (bupropion) and a sleep anti depressant. It helped out tremendeously! I no longer have he?
Not sure: Unfortunately, I am not sure what you are asking. I am glad that your medications have been helpful. I think that you are asking if you should stop them now that you feel better. If this is your question, I would say NO!! You are probably feeling better because of the meds and when and how you stop taking them involves a decision between you and your doc. Discuss before acting. ...Read more
I have GAD & depression Doc add me wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg XL for sexual dysfunction It works very good for that but make me strong anxiety do I have to stop?
SSRI/SNRI: Usually we treat anxiety disorders with antidepressant that have Anxiety modulating properties like the SSRI's and the SNRI's as well as the old generation of meds. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not one of them. However we do combine Wellbutrin (bupropion) with SSRI's quite often to address depression and anxiety. Good luck and feel better ...Read more
I am on inderal for hbp. Synthroid for hypothroidism. Zoloft for depression. And wellbutrin (bupropion). And started taling vitamin D3 supp. Any interactions here?
Yes: It is best to speak specifically with you physician about your particular details. However, in general, wellbutrin (bupropion) can help treat a major depressive episode. Wellbutrin (bupropion) particularly helps when symptoms of low energy and poor concentration are present. The sexual side risk of wellbutrin (bupropion) are lower than other antidepressants. ...Read more
Feel better but. .: Know that it make time for a medication to really "kick in" for you. As your body's neurochemistry has to adjust and/or the dose needs to be right for you. This can takes weeks if not months. But if it's going to work for you, you should feel some improvement in your moods, or energy levels, or desire to be active, or ability to concentrate. ...Read more
Need a refill on my Wellbutrin (generic, bupropion). I am on 300mg once a day. I'm treating long term depression, and this dosage is working great.?
You submitted: This to the medical education portion of health Tap. We provide education. Please let your prescribing medical provider know. ...Read more
Is it worsening it: Or just not ameliorating the symptoms? What is the dose, and for how long? What are the psychological events in your life? Is there a history of depression in the family, or during winter? Lots of questions--all should be asked by a psychologist or psychiatrist. Some meds actually cause the symptoms they purport to treat. You need an MD to assess that part. ...Read more
Dep, usu not anxiety: Wellbutrin (bupropion) helps 2/3 to 3/4 of patients with clinical depression feel better, about the same as other antidepressants. It is not an anti-anxiety med, and won't help anxiety directly. However, sometimes anxiety is a symptom of depression. In this case, if the depression is treated the anxiety may go away as well. ...Read more
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is often helped by lithium, which is a mood-stabilizing medication. Sometimes depression is severe enough despite this that an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) is added -- but not without the mood stabilizer. If prescribed by your psychiatrist and you are followed regularly, the combination may help your mood, wellbutrin (bupropion) is not an anti-anxiety medication, though. ...Read more
I am currently on Wellbutrin (bupropion). Can I also take the herb Rhoziva to help with depression and managing stress?
Not a Good Idea:
There is no scientific methodology to evaluate possible interactions between herbal supplements and medications that might be prescribed by a physician. As a result, information is based on animal studies, case reports, and historical contraindications. Rhozia, a herbal
supplement from Siberia increases dopamine/serotonin & might interfere with wellbutrin (bupropion). Avoid it. ...Read more
Can I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 300 Mg for depression while pregnant? I came off of my meds after thinking that I could possibly be pregnant. What to do?
Consult your doctor: The vast majority of medications (including non-prescription and homeopathic, herbs, alternatives, etc) have the potential for causing birth defects. Therefore, first determine your pregnancy status then, consult your physician for whether you should be taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) if you are pregnant. It is rated Category C for pregnant women which means it's best avoided unless benefits outweigh risks. ...Read more
I have been on Wellbutrin SR for 16 years. It has been used to treat depression. I have been taking 150mg twice daily. I took my last pill 2 weeks ago. (At the end I was only taking 1 pill a day.). I have not experienced any side effects, except maybe
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Yes: Those two meds can be used together to treat those disorders. Unfortunately they will not overlap and provide benefit for both disorders. There is always the potential for some type of drug interaction or to just not feel well with both meds on board so it is importannt to have close follow up with the prescribing provider ...Read more
It depends...: The conventional wisdom is for a patient with a first depressive episode, treatment should last for 6-9 months once remission is achieved because it reduces the risk of recurrence. However, if a patient has significant ongoing or anticipated stress (move, job change, etc.) or has a history of multiple depressive episodes, a physician may recommend the patient remain on medication for longer. ...Read more
Can I take 10 mg of celexa with 150 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for anxiety and minor depression?
If prescribed, yes: If these medicines have been prescribed for you and you are being followed by a psychiatrist, you can take them. ...Read more
May be far fetched but can plavix cause depression or reduced the effectiveness of wellbutrin (bupropion)?
It shouldn't: Plavix should just cause you to bruise easily. There is an interaction with Plavix and wellbutrin (bupropion). It can increase wellbutrin (bupropion) levels. Side effects of too much wellbutrin (bupropion) can be anxiety, tremor, insomnia, confusion and seizures. See your dr. If you are having any side effects. It is possible to take both medications and be monitored. ...Read more
Why did my dr perscribe wellbutrin and zoloft for depression and anxiety. How do they work together? Is there much success rate with this combo?
These two medications have different mechanisms of action and could have an additive effect without additive side effects. You should have posed the question to your doctor.
Exercise is a good treatment for depression. It is not easy getting started, but it is more than worth it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I am on Wellbutrin (bupropion) and it was working really well, but this past month I've felt really horrible. Can anxiety/depression medications stop working?
See doctor: I'm sorry you're feeling worse. "Horrible" can't be assessed in this format. Does this mean feeling worse emotionally, have some recent upsetting events happened, do you have any physical symptoms as well? Best to review with prescribing doctor to reassess Wellbutrin (bupropion) dose or alternative med and consider seeing a mental health professional for support and guidance during this tough time. Take care. ...Read more
Just started taking wellbutrin (bupropion) ir for depression. Also on plavix. Looking for a second opinion on dosage. What wb starting dose would you recommend?
Will a rash from wellbutrin (bupropion) go away? As my body gets used to the medication? Rash is minor and I started about a month ago drug is helping depression
Wellbutrin (bupropion) rash: Please tell your doctor immediately about the rash -- it may be an allergic response that will not go away. If there's any possibility other factors are involved (new laundry detergent? Exposure to other allergens? Etc) it can be confusing. I would call my doctor today and not repeat wellbutrin (bupropion) dosing until you speak with your doctor or the on-call physician. ...Read more
Taking 150 mg Wellbutrin for depression. First few months, experience side effects of lowered sex drive and appetite but now both are not only back to normal, but above normal. Is this indicative that I need higher dose?
Curious: Your dose is low, not expected to help. It is rare for this medicine to influence sex drive or appetite at all. Perhaps it treated a lower sex drive and higher appetite that were actually a part of your depression. Even so, the low dose working is a surprise. I think that there are enough anomalies here that you are best served by meeting and reviewing in person with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
I am being prescribed Lexapro, wellbutrin and elavil for depression and anxiety. Is this combo safe?
Drug Interactions: Elavil (amitriptyline) + Wellbutrin (bupropion) ^ es seizure risk. Escitalopram +amitriptyline ^'es risk of serotonin syndrome. Wellbutrin + Lexapro ^es seizure risk. I am assuming that the Elavil is added in for insomnia or pain control and not for depression/ anxiety. This does not mean that these drugs can't be used together but there are possible drug interactions. D/W your physician. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine): This combination is not uncommon if you can tolerate side effects. ...Read more