Posted by Spriggy on March 7, 2005, at 20:56:27
In reply to Re: Paxil and Wellbutrin » Kris79, posted by Chris O on March 7, 2005, at 20:28:08
Maybe if you did a combo of Paxil WITH wellbutrin you would have the perfect combo, especially since Paxil has helped so much with panic attacks.
I also have had panic attacks, and hate to tell you this, but wellbutrin (according to the psych at the hospital I saw) is NOT the medication of choice for those with anxiety/panic attacks.
It tends to produce anxiety. When I was on it, I could not eat, sleep, I paced the floor. My anxiety went through the roof.
Now... if you like the feeling of "speed", you may enjoy it. I don't particularly like that feeling but you will likely lose weight.
I lost weight but it was becuase it totally killed ANY appetite I had.
For four days I could NOT eat. My husband would have to force me to eat half of a banana (in one whole day that's all I could stand!).
BUT, maybe if you tried Wellbutrin and asked for a benzo for the initial start up in case you have anxiety. Sometimes, I have heard people say, the anxiety subsides and you feel much better.
I'm just a whimp and didn't stick it out long enough.