Bupropion long term effects

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Has anyone had long term side effects from Wellbutrin or Zyban? I have had long term neurological problems that seemed to be triggered by a reaction to wellbutrin. I was wondering if others have experienced any problems from either of these drugs. Please contact me and let me know. I am suffering from muscle wasting, muscle twitching, severe memory problems and I am 32 years old. No doctor nor specialist can figure out what is causing my decline in health.
Hi, well a quick background.. back in high school (this was like 12 years ago) I started getting addicted to various drugs including OTC drugs like DXM, dramamine/benadryl.. after a few years I stopped it all EXCEPT diphenhydramine. I have no explanation for why this one stuck with me, I suppose because it's so easy to get? Now when I say "extreme" long-term abuse I mean extreme. I've been through periods of 80-100 pills nightly (25 mg each) and now I limit it to 40-50-ish.
Honestly I know the potential lasting effects of interferon and what about the long term effects of incivek (does anyone know?). Everyone with this or any other disease struggles to understand and decide on their treatment course. I did lots of research when I was diagnosed and it scared me to death, but I felt that it was the right thing for me.
It's a very human trait to focus much more on the annoyances of the day than on making sweeping changes which involve some immediate discomfort in exchange for significant long-term rewards. Tobacco dependence has everything to do with this unfortunate tendency. Good luck to you and your doctor in sorting this out. For more on the pharmacotherapy of smoking cessation, take a look at my AskDrSteve web site: http://www.headdocs.
These drugs are not likely to cause weight gain in the short term and have a low tendency to cause this problem over the long term. Medications in this category include nefazodone, venlafaxine and duloxetine. A medication that also works with the brain chemical dopamine is bupropion. Bupropion is unlikely to cause weight gain, and in fact, may cause some weight loss. It is also used to help people quit smoking.
I've had better results with Wellbutrin Sr. As long as your not drinking constantly and excessively no long term affects should effect you. My mother also has no problems with this and alcohol. I would try to be sure, One time shouldn't hurt you.
I know of no issues with smoking while on the medications, but I do know the long term effects of smoking and they're not good. But one thing at a time. Caffeine makes anxiety worse because it is a stimulant, so maybe this should be the first thing you work on giving up. Not all therapists are good, and you need to find another one that can address your particular issue.
I think your long term medications with anxiety of new job are making you forget lot of things. There is evidence of several neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with bupropion in patients with depression, including delusions, hallucinations, psychosis, concentration disturbance, paranoia, and confusion. In some cases, these symptoms are reduced or eliminated by decreasing the dose or ceasing treatment.
Xanax is not a good choice for me since I need a medication that is designed for long-term use and is gentle for my liver to metabolize. The transplant center I go to made a strong recommendation to discontinue Xanax and switch to one of the above listed SSRI's. Upon consulting my general physician she suggested Buspar and told me it is metabolized in the kidneys only. So this would seem to be an excellent choice if it works. I see a lot of others posting negative results.
As for ECT that's for extreme cases of treatment refractory depression and has some long term effects such as memory loss and cognitive confusion. I know some consumers who say they have benefited from it though. I don't want to suggest how to specifically adjust your medications as I would not want to second guess a psychiatrist.
i'm posting a question asking for your medical advice as i've suffered from long term depression since i was 18 as i'm now 38 going through various medication regimes throughout that time. I've previously been on mostly SSRI's ie prozac and seroxat, with in addition dosuphin and amtitrypline. Prozac and seroxat worked well with me for some time until they "pooped out" on me.
There are drugs that you can take daily though, we can't diagnose you here, but I am on Seroquel 300mgs@ night, because that was the worst time for me, I'd get buzzy at night, and if I get break throgh anxiety even rage I add another 50mgs, but it works better then a benzo long term. Are you on an anti-depressnat or a mood stabilizer? Sometimes it takes awhile to get it right. I didn't think I had the same symptoms before I was diagnosd, because I was used to them.
Will your doctor switch you to something with a longer half life like valium and then you could get your dose down with the asssistance of you doctor.. Long term use of meds like xanax cause depression in alot of people.. 3 years would be considered long term.. Getting on a lower dose of benzo could really help you.. but going on something longer acting would help the switch..
The 2004 FDA warning letter listed these and other as having been reported since the drug was approved but of course there have been no long term studies of the drug's side effects and the evidence is anecdotal. In 2005, in the course of investigating another possible medical problem, I asked a vascular medicine doctor if it were possible that I had had a stroke. "Yes," he said.
Xanax is a very excellent medication for prn (as needed) use for panic attacks or used on a daily basis for no more than 4 months. If you need something for long term use, I would have suggested Klonopin as a possibility, but you apparently tried that and it didn't work out for you.
Well, I must win the trophy for long term nico gum addiction. I've been chewing the stuff, every day, for more than 15 years. I've been told I have jaw muscles of which even **** Tracy would be envious. They look like they've been pumped up with steroids. If every chew was the equivalent of a tiny foot step, I'd probably have been able to cirumnavigate the globe several times.
In my opinion, I feel that physicians are over medicating people. I like the response, so I understand a little. However, it is really sad that we as people look to them for help, they are the angel we go to when we need help. To know that many are "quick to medicate" is scary. We are unsure of the long term effects of this.
I never really liked the idea of relying on harsh medications that may alter my brain chemistry or permanent effects from long term use, not to mention the side effects and interactions so I definitely like a more natural approach with supplements and nutritional foods. However, psychologically I feel that because it is more natural, it may not be as effective or quick acting that I like with medications but in the long run it is less of a payoff.
Also be aware (I am taking one treatment in this class of medications in Phase 2 FDA study under psychiatric supervision and have had a favorable response) that there are a new class of antipsychotics in clinical study the NMDA receptor modulates that are showing to have a safer long term side effect profile and an easier to tolerate short term side effect profile (google "A New Class of Antipsychotics, Psychiatric Times").
Both have neurological dammage does anyone have these effects im just worries about the long term affect on my brain
(if ANY doctor ever tells you that you can't build up resistance from long term SSRI usage....Don't believe it for a second) I have a list of thousands of sufferers like you and I that have build to resistance to prolonged use of SSRI's) The two medications I have discovered to help with this issue are Effexor or the Tri-cyclic Nortriptilyne. These meds directly effect the Reuptake of Norephinepherine in the brain and do well to correct the headache problem.
Since the active ingredient (bupropion) is the same in both name brand and generic, you should have no problem. The only time people have problems (normally) is when they are allergic to the dye (color) in the pills (inactive ingredients). Actually since this is a new generic, it may still be make by the name brand company with the wellbutrin (they do that alot to make more money).
----------------------------------- Have you been diagnosed with anxiety? If so, I don't think that propranolol is the first line medication to treat long-term anxiety. You seem to have learned the CBT techniques such as the breathing, etc. What I'm wondering is if you are on the right medication. It would sem to me you need to be one one of the SSRI and SNRIs. Think Zoloft, Prozac, Wellbutrin as examples. Right now you are not sleeping and who can function on no sleep.
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I am a long term patient taking Clonazepamn/Klonopin .5 and I take it 3 times a day. I have been on the drug for 10 years and I am still not addicted to it. It is a far less addictive drug than xanax and so it is good the doctor switched her to it. But if you want my personal opinion either she is getting the drug from more than one doctor or she is mixing it with something else.
My wife has been taking Remicade for Crohn's Disease for 5 months now and, like all of you, I have noticed a drastic change in her behaviour over the past 3 months. She's become extremely impulsive, aggressive, distant and detached. I've researched the side effects of using Remicade and hadn't come across a correlation until I came across this forum. Our marriage seems to be unravelling before my eyes and her strange behaviour is affecting our 2 yr old son.
Like all side effects of Citalopram however, sleep disturbances are temporary (It should always be remembered that in a tiny amount of cases people suffer long term effects of SSRI medication). I think it’s always best to taper slowly!
i can sympathize with your position, believe me. i have been stuck in the same position for so long that i can't remember when life was "normal". i have been on so many different drugs that i don't remember any more what has been tried and what hasn't. i have had ect for months which "lifted the clouds" temporarily, beu nothing long term. i would be willing to try anything to find a reliable solution to thhis circle.
The antipsychotic I am on is in Phase II FDA study and has not shown any potential of weight gain but because you have an over riding physical disability I would not present it even as a potential option until its FDA approved which is years off although the new antipsychotics in study (glutamate antagonists among others) will be much safer as regards weight gain and other long term side effects but they still haven't finished controlled studies and I'm not one to reccomend an unknown quant
I mean klonopin should not be used for anxiety as the long term side effects include impaired motor function,cognitive decline,loss of libido,,memory loss..etc.Even Its offlabel use as a muscle relaxant and sleep inducer should not be encouraged as it is a highly potent anticonvulsant and can cause structural damage to the brain (it is a proved fact).even though experts know all these they will never like to discuss the side effects with you.
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