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What can I do for anxiety being caused by wellbutrin? Never had until started the medication last year

What can I do for anxiety being caused by wellbutrin? Never had until started the medication last year

Wellbutrin Anxiety: Desist taking it and talk to your doctor. Remind yourself that it is the likely reason for the anxiety. Breathing is vastly underestimated as a good answer in situations like this. Try to sit and breath deeply and make and keep your breath slow and methodical in and out for five minutes. Stop anytime you need to. Even when I am under a lot of stress I will stop frequently to do so if nec. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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On wellbutrin for 5 weeks for anxiety. It has improved some but not 100%. Still having some ups and downs everyday. Do I need to change med or wait?

On wellbutrin for 5 weeks for anxiety.  It has improved some but not 100%. Still having some ups and downs everyday. Do I need to change med or wait?

Possibly: Sometimes an increase in the dose is all that's needed. Another strategy is to add a low dose of a tricyclic antidepressant to your current treatment. Are you seeing a therapist? If not, I strongly suggest you do so. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), for example, is a helpful adjunct to medication treatment. Best wishes! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) make my anxiety worse?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) make my anxiety worse?

Yes: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not a good antianxiety medication, it can also "speed" you up. You need an ssri or an snri. I never use wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety in my patients. ...Read more

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How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety?

How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety?

Only if depressed: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant, and is also used to help people stop smoking (reduces craving). It has no direct effect on anxiety. However, anxiety is a common symptom of depression. If a person takes Wellbutrin for depression, their anxiety may decrease along with other depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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Will wellbutrin (bupropion) sr cause more anxiety than xr?

Will wellbutrin (bupropion) sr cause more anxiety than xr?

Buproprion forms: Buproprion comes in different formulations: immediate release or regular, sr or slow release, and xl or extra long release. They are exactly similar in effect but not in delivery, what makes them to last longer in certain people. The most common side effect is insomnia (which depends on the formulation and time of dosing) and the gastrointestinal effects, which depends in taking it with meals. ...Read more

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Having rebound anxiety because i quit wellbutrin (bupropion). Any tips for me?

Having rebound anxiety because i quit wellbutrin (bupropion). Any tips for me?

1 simple tip: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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Can just one tablet of wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150mg cause an increase in anxiety and an out of it feeling for two or more days?

Can just one tablet of wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150mg cause an increase in anxiety and an out of it feeling for two or more days?

Yes: The half-life of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl is about 24 hours, so it would still be in your system for 5 times that. Wellbutrin (bupropion) may exacerbate anxiety. Please contact your physician and let him/her know what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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There seems to be a lot of conflicting information regarding the effectiveness of Wellbutrin (bupropion) on anxiety. What's the real story?

There seems to be a lot of conflicting information regarding the effectiveness of Wellbutrin (bupropion) on anxiety. What's the real story?

Not 1st choice....: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a good antidepressant, but in general is not effective for the anxiety disorders ( such as OCD, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder). For someone without an actual anxiety disorder, it will often take care of the anxiety that can accompany a Major Depression. If someone is on an antidepressant that is treating their anxiety disorder, Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be added to help their de ...Read more

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I've been taking Wellbutrin for 9 days now and have been taking Cerenity (an herbal suppliment) for over a month. I'm still having bad anxiety problem?

Med change: You need to talk to your doctor about a medication change. Wellbutrin is for depression but not for anxiety. It can even make anxiety worse. If you have both anxiety and depression, there are medications like SSRIs that work for both, but wellbutrin does not. ...Read more

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Third day on Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL. I am having horrible consuming anxiety and I want to snap at everyone. Is this a get worse before u get better thing?

Third day on Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL. I am having horrible consuming anxiety and I want to snap at everyone. Is this a get worse before u get better thing?

How much: caffeine are you consuming? I always have patients who ingest a lot of caffeine do a taper before they start wellbutrin (bupropion). I usually increase dose by 50 mg increments. Hopefully the anxiety will calm down as you adjust to this medication. Take care. ...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


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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