Does wellbutrin (bupropion) help social anxiety and ocd?

No, not so much. Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not have much in the way of anti-anxiety or anti obsessional effects. Other medications, often ssri antidepressants work much better for this. Psychiatrists can help you find a helpful one -- evaluation first, though!
Welbutrin helps with. depression, so if depression underlies social anxiety and OCD, then it would be helpful. However, Wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause an increase in stimulation, possibly even agitation as side-effects. These are not good with respect to social anxiety and OCD, as these are anxiety disorders, which are already characterized by agitation or other "internally stimulated" experiences. See a psychiatrist.
May not be the best. Ssris and other antidepressant medications that work on serotonin may be more helpful for your social anxiety and ocd. However, if your symptoms are controlled by your current medication, there is no need to change that. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have.

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What medication can be combined with wellbutrin (bupropion) to treat ocd and anxiety?

Quite a few. There are quite a few medicines across multiple classes (SSRI, SNRI, TCA, etc.) that can be added however Rx choice really depends on what symptoms need the "extra help." The goal is to reduce the risk of side effects as much as possible and a lot is dependent on your history/response and prescriber preference. Also, combining psychotherapy + meds helps ensure a better outcome. Hope that helps! Read more...

Wellbutrin (bupropion) has always helped with my OCD and anxiety. It seems the opposite for others. Do you think my external factors really made symptoms better?

Maybe. Wellbutrin has caused anxiety in some depressed people but if it helps your ocd, continue to take it. There are other antidepressants well known to help ocd such as luvox, anafranil, zoloft, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) , Lexapro but each individual is different. The poor concentration makes me think that you may have symptoms of attention deficit for which wellbutrin is indicated. Read more...

Taking 300mgs wellbutrin (bupropion) but suffering from my ocd. Can I go back on my Luvox to address the ocd and anxiety as it has worked well for me.

Interaction. Best to discuss this with your prescribing physician. There is a potential for an interaction to occur with these 2 medications but that likelihood is lowered since you've had success with this combo in the past. Hope that helps! Read more...

My ocd, depression and anxiety has been terrible. Dr prescribed wellbutrin (bupropion) and luvox. I want to get well but also want to be sure this combo is safe?

OCD, Depression, I commend you for being concerned about your Health! Luvox (fluvoxamine) helps with depression, anxiety and OCD. Wellbutrin helps with depression. Both have side effects. Provide history to your Psychiatrist about severity of all these conditions, effect on functioning in your relationships, work and daily life; discuss if you can take Luvox (fluvoxamine) at this time and have Intensive Therapy, Breathing Relaxation, Yoga. Read more...

Is there any supplements to help a male experiencing no sex drive on 10mg Lexapro and 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for ocd/anxiety?

Female sex cream. Apricus biosciences is currently developing the product femprox, a topical cream for the treatment of female sexual arousal disorder. It contains prostaglandin e1 as the active ingredient and a permeation enhancer ddaip which facilitates the delivery of the drug into the blood stream. An existing drug, bremelanotide, has also been found to increase libido in 90% of subjects. Read more...

My doctor has prescribed escitalopram 10 mg and wellbutrin (bupropion) 300 for anxiety and depression and ocd. Is there an interaction with these meds?

It is safe. The only thing that you may get is a slight hand tremor. Best wishes. Read more...
May take together. In most patients, these two meds are safe together. Patients with a history of seizures, head trauma, or elderly patients may be at an increased risk for seizures while taking both of these medications. It is best to avoid alcohol while taking these medications as it can also increase your risk of seizures, particularly if you have any of the conditions mentioned before. Read more...

17 yr old male. Had depression. Anxiety and ocd. He's on Zoloft and wellbutrin. Would it be wise to try pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Anxiety and ocd. First you need to know that wellbutrin (bupropion) is not effective in OCD and may actually make it worse shown in a study by vulink nc in 2005. Second please know that 30 %of all patients with OCD show insufficient improvement with state-of-the-art treatment. So before proceeding with treatment please have a test done by assurerx to determine genetically if his metabolism responds to the medications. Read more...
Not necessarily. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a seratonin reuptake inhibitor such as Zoloft., so it does not necessarily have more to offer than Zoloft. Read more...