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Re: Wellbutrin jitters

Posted by James Justice on June 30, 1999, at 19:13:16

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin jitters, posted by Judy on June 30, 1999, at 17:02:34

> > Has anyone here taken wellbutrinsr. I started it on saturday the 26th. and I can feel it working on my depression already but the side effects are almost unbearable. Mainly anxiety and bieng tense all the time. My dose right now is only 150 in the morning but after next week it goes up to 300 and I'm afraid I won't be able to take it anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Brandon,
> I took Wellbutrin once for about two weeks and couldn't get off it fast enough because I thought the fillings in my teeth were going to come loose if I got any more "jiggy."
> I doubt if I gave the Wellbutrin enough time to work on my depression but, if you feel it's providing you with some benefit, why don'tyou check with your doctor to see if he can add something to the Wellbutrin to relieve your anxiety and tension? If you find a med that works in some respects for you, I firmly believe you should "work" with it by changing doses, adding another drug, whatever. Don't give up on it until you've explored all avenues with your doctor.
> Good luck,
> Judy


I have been on this drug (was prescribed it for use in ADHD) before and I also experienced a scary anxiety side effect that made me feel pre-seizure-like. I have had seizures before, so this really scared me and I went to the ER and consequently discontinued the drug. I am aware that Wellbutrin lowers the seizure threshold, so it probably shoudln't have been prescribed for me at all since I have the history of seizures. Good luck with this drug but you might try calling your physician and notifying him of your increased anxiety and he could try you on a drug less likely to cause these symptoms (such as Remeron, Effexor, or an SSRI).





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