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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I need to renew my prescription for Wellbutrin. I was on it 2 years ago and stopped because I started feeling better but I have the depression again.
Wrong place to ask: This is a public information site based primarily in the US where volunteer physicians answer a range of medical questions. We are seen worldwide. you are welcome to post your questions as needed. However,we do not offer any direct services. If you need medication find a local doc & begin the evaluation/treatment process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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: This is a good drug that can do both. ...Read more
Welbutrin is an: atypical antidepressant, often tried when SSRI's fail, or sometimes added to potentiate SSRI's. Both SSRI's and Welbutrin were initially touted as less likely to cause weight gain, unlike their predecessors the tricyclics. However, a lot of patients report weight gain with any of the antidepressants. You'll have to try Welbutrin and see, but the chances are statistically a little better... ...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?
I am taking wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression and to help me with quitting smoking. How long does it usually take to be able to tell if its helping you?
3 - 4 weeks : It can take up to 3 - 4 weeks to have a sense of whether wellbutrin (bupropion) is helping you. If you have a partial benefit at that point there may be some further benefit over the next few weeks. If you have absolutely no benefit at that point it probably won't work for you. ...Read more
My psychiatrist keep me wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150mg + clompiramine 75mg and escitalopram 5mg at a time. My depression goes worsen with these. Any suggestion..
May have bipolar d/o: You should be evaluated to see if you suffer from bipolar depression. Let your doctor know if you have a history of mania. Manic symptoms include extremely happy mood, racing thoughts, trouble sleeping, poor concentration, talking fast, starting too many projects at once or spending a lot of money. Other meds such as lamictal, lithium or seroquel (quetiapine) may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer