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Has anyone experienced muscle spasms while on welbutrin?

Has anyone experienced muscle spasms while on welbutrin?

Not the most common: Everyone is an individual. Muscle pain occurs in about 2% of patients on wellbutrin (bupropion). However, unusual, you may have this reaction to wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause muscle spasms and twitches? Is this ok? How can I know if I am having a seized? I'm also on Zoloft

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause muscle spasms and twitches? Is this ok? How can I know if I am having a seized? I'm also on Zoloft

No: Wellbutrin's side effects include muscle aches but not spasms. If you have any questions about side effects of medication it is best to ask the physician who prescribed it. You can also refer to the medication information that the pharmacy should provide with your prescription. Make sure all your physicians are aware of all medications you take to avoid medication interactions. ...Read more

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Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more

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I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

Challenging?: You seem to have very complex issues, and I would certainly wonder about an underlying unitary diagnosis. Ms could cause fatigue, memory loss, and trigeminal neuralgia, but usually not occipital neuralgia. Maybe MRI of brain and spinal cord could illuminate the picture. Might also want to check for lupus, lyme disease, and even hiv. Perhaps get full evaluation at a local medical school. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?

Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?

No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more

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Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more

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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

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Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause muscle twitching when you first start taking it?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause muscle twitching when you first start taking it?

It could: I don't hear about "twitching", but I do hear patients say that wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause a jittery or tremulous feeling, especially at first. This can be dose-dependent (ie, a lower dose might help), and it may improve with time. It's important to stay well hydrated, especially in hot weather. ...Read more

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I have been having increased muscle twitches all over since starting wellbutrin (bupropion). Is this ok?

Maybe not: Muscle ache. Headache, could be side effect. If you really think wellbutrin (bupropion) is causing twitching then consider stopping it, let you doctor know first. ...Read more

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Are there any prescribed non sedating muscle relaxants I can take for tmj? I do also take wellbutrin (bupropion) and topomax.

Are there any prescribed non sedating muscle relaxants I can take for tmj? I do also take wellbutrin (bupropion) and topomax.

Get treatment: Medicines only provide 'superficial' treatment for tmj. You need treatment from a trained dentist who can diagnose and treat this problem...Most likely with a special night guard. ...Read more

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Been off of wellbutrin (bupropion) (dr order) for 2 days. I have muscle aches now, flu like feelings & tremors- is this a normal withdrawel? Will it go away?

Been off of wellbutrin (bupropion) (dr order) for 2 days. I have muscle aches now, flu like feelings & tremors- is this a normal withdrawel? Will it go away?

Although many dr's: Stop wellbutrin (bupropion) without taper, if you are having problems can taper by 50mg every 4 days. Please discuss with your prescribing provider. ...Read more

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I take wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression/anxiety. I also have cerebral palsy. A friend told me that wellbutrin (bupropion) makes spasticity worse. Is this true?

I take wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression/anxiety. I also have cerebral palsy. A friend told me that wellbutrin (bupropion) makes spasticity worse. Is this true?

No it is not true: Even though wellbrutin has several CNS side effects but it does not make spasticity worse. It can cause trmors, pseudoparkinson (which is involuntary movements) and others but will have no effect on spasticity. ...Read more

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Used to be extremely strong until geodon (ziprasidone) risperdal celexa wellbutrin cogentin. Now body feels muscles are not supporting joints or strengthening body?

Used to be extremely strong until geodon (ziprasidone) risperdal celexa wellbutrin cogentin. Now body feels muscles are not supporting joints or strengthening body?

Go see your doctor: I can't tell if you're taking both Geodon (ziprasidone) & Risperdal at same time as these are both antipsychotics and can affect your muscle tone. Tell your prescribing physician (psychiatrist, right/) what's going on. You may need adjustment of dose and/or regimen. ...Read more

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Why could I suddenly develop muscle spasms?

Why could I suddenly develop muscle spasms?

Many reasons: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Overuse, spine problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. See doctor. ...Read more

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What are muscle spasms and why do they occur?

Where is the spasm?: Skeletal muscle spasms are caused by involuntary and sustained muscle contractions. They can be acute or chronic, interment or constant. Sometime we don't know why a muscle is in spasm. Often it is followed by an antecedence sprain and the sprain does not have to be acute. Generally speaking, they are do to intrinsic or extrinsic disturbance of one component of neuro-musculo-skeletal systems. ...Read more

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What are muscle spasms and how can they be treated?

Spasms: Hydration key, potassium and magnesium low levels of thes minerals can increase cramping events involuntary painful contractions stancamd gait muscles often involved ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why I keep having muscle spasms?

Depends on so: Many things, but two common easy to fix things are dehydration and magnesium deficiency. Try taking an over the counter magnesium (if you are healthy and no other medical issues) and hydrate well with water and electrolytes to see if this helps decrease your spasms. If not, may need to see your physician to rule out minor metabolic issues or medications that could be making these worse. ...Read more

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How can I treat muscle spasm?

How can I treat muscle spasm?

Stretch: This depends on what's causing the muscle spasm. Usually pain from muscle spasm can be relieved with gentle massage/stretching, alternating ice/heat, medication, and physical therapy. ...Read more

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How do I treat a muscle spasm?

Heat and TENS: Heat and trascutaneous electrical nerve stimulation also help with muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasms?

Lack of circulation: Most muscle spasms will happen after workingout due to the lack of good blood circulation in the muscle. By stretching and doing a lighter workout you should be able to avoid these cramps as you develop new blood vessels. If changing your routine does not remedy the cramping consult your doctor. There are other causes that wll be need to be checked. ...Read more

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What food avoid having muscle spasm?

What food avoid having muscle spasm?

????: Sorry, your post cannot be understood. Please explain your question IN DETAIL (5 words aren't enough) to a native speaker of English and have that person post your question for you. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Pain: Usually muscle spasm is the bodies attempt to stabilize a bone or joint that hurts. It is seen most often in association with back and neck pain. As the muscle spasm continues, metabolites of muscle contraction build up in the muscle which add more soreness to the pain. Treatments can be aimed at reliving the source of the pain or relaxing the muscle spasm. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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