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Re: Wellbutrin and insomnia/panic attack

Posted by worrier on July 1, 2003, at 20:44:53

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin and insomnia/panic attack, posted by marthadawn on June 30, 2003, at 18:23:03

> hi i would be interested in hearing any panic attack/wellbutrin stories yall have, ive been on it for several weeks probably 6-7 and have had trouble brething, like i cant get in enough air, and have to yawn real big to do it, went to my shrink he said it was panic attacks (which ive never had b4) and i think the wellbutrin is causing this anybody have any ideas thx so much
> martha

>Hi Martha, I had terrible insomnia with Wellbutrin and a really disconnected feeling. The insomnia was what eventually made me stop taking it...I literally went days without sleeping more than an hour or 2. It didn't cause panic attacks (which was my original problem) but Prozac and Paxil definitely increased the frequency and intesity of my panic attacks. While on paxil I made my one and only trip to the ER. My pdoc said it caused a serotonin storm....a year later I am still left with horrible generalized anxiety (which I never had before). Now I'm taking the new extended release xanax and have recently added a very tiny dose of zoloft. That was a really long answer to your question...sorry. To sum up, yes, the wellbutrin can cause the symptoms you're having . If anxiety/panic is your primary problem it might not be the best med for you. Are you seeing a pdoc or is your MD prescribing for you? If it's your MD, I'd suggest seeing a pdoc. The MD's sometimes do more harm than good, with the best intentions I'm sure. They just don't have the expertise. Good Luck to you. Worrier.




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