Is bupropion used for anxiety

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This med is a stimulating anti-depressant, not usually used as a primary tool for anxiety. I suppose there must be some research showing it helps people quit smoking, but it seems like taking a drug to quit a drug is a bit odd, especially this one, which can cause anxiety. Stopping nicotine usually makes people nervous, and this can make people more nervous. But what do I know?
He started me for 7 days on 150 mg and then went to 300 mg. Everyone is different but the Bupropion gave me back my libido and still keeps my depression in check. I do recall my doctor saying the Bupropion can take a few weeks to get the full effect since I had already been on the Celexa. I would hang in there for a few more weeks and let your body adjust and get used to the Bupropion. Let it build up in your system.
I have been taking bupropion XL 300 once a day for about 2 months. I had been getting my prescription filled at our local walgreens. My insurance has "forced" me to go on a mail order drug program. (they wont pay for my prescriptions if i dont which is over $200) I started taking the mail order pharmacies bupropion for about 2 weeks same dosage and name... pills look different though.
From what I've read it seems Zyban works better and Chantix is a fairly new drug for it. Varenicline is a partial antagonist of the niACH receptor and Bupropion is an antidepressant that acts as a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, and nicotinic antagonist. Sounds similar in that they dumb/prevent the pleasure of smoking. Seems to me thought that the Bupr. sounds like it would work better since Varen. is only a partial nicotinic antagonist plus Bupr.
But even in cases of depression, wellbutrin is so stimulating it often causes anxiety, so it's not generally a first resort med for anxiety. Good for depression, though, and is often used with an ssri to mitigate side effects such as sexual dysfunction, lethargy, and weight gain. At any rate, we'll let the psychiatrist handle this one.
I have read many times that Valerian root works for anxiety. Even melatonin or alteril can calm you down as it is used for sleep. If those don't work you may want to check out vistaril or elavil. They both need prescriptions. I took elavil years ago after my brother died and I was having severe panic attacks. It really worked and I didn't become addicted to them as I only took them when I had a panic attack or knew one was coming.
Antidepressants treats anxiety very well. That is what they prescribe for you to treat panic attacks. Been there, done that.
Hello and welcome..... What is Wellbutrin? Wellbutrin is an antidepressant medication. Wellbutrin is used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. At least one brand of bupropion (Zyban) is used to help people stop smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects. Wellbutrin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. The one thing not mentioned a lot about his med is the one common side effect......
I'm not really sure why most people with anxiety/panic are advised to take anti-depressants. Inderal is a great drug for anxiety and it certainly has not caused me ANY side effects except for the fact that I smile a lot! I have suffered from chronic anxiety/panic for 12 years. Doctors gave me all kinds of anti-depressants, each of which were destroyed and vowed never to be taken again. I took Prozac (WRONG!
anxiety in the sense that there is a rational and known cause for it. For those of us who have anxiety attacks but have no idea what the cause is, that's when it gets bad. So..........I'm not sure if I answered your question or not. If you know the cause of your anxiety, it's still anxiety, but it will probably go away. Let me know if I need to try again!
I've been on bupropion xl 300mg for 7 years and it has truly changed my life. I used to have very severe Seasonal Affective Disorder and social anxiety, both of which have been all but cured with the medication. However, I have also struggled with ADD my entire life and now, finally, at 44, I have sought treatment for that as well. I was prescribed methylphenidate ER-LA 20mg. I am trying to determine the best strategy for taking these pills.
If it helps, here is a lits of problems that I have, that I never really though to list together before (because they all seem unrelated) ADHD (diagnosed, taking meds) Depression (Diagnosed, taking meds) Anxiety (diagnosed, also taking meds) taking 200mg daily of bupropion for the above 3. Concerta did not work for me, but the bupropion is helping my mood and energy levels.
You're posting in the anxiety community, and wellbutrin is mostly used as an antidepressant because of its stimulating properties (although it is often used as an adjunct to an ssri for those who suffer sexual side effects and weight gain). So it could be the stimulating properties that are wearing you out, though it's hard to say from what you report. I do think you've been on it long enough to know if it was going to work, most likely, but we're all different.
Can increase anxiety. For sexual side effects it is used in conjunction with an ssri, not instead of one for those suffering from anxiety, and even then you have to be very careful about increased anxiety.
The sex drive is good to know. Citalopram also gave me that side effect. I am glad the Wellbutrin did not make you gain weight. I wonder how long until it is out of my system. The doctor said if i quit cold turkey on Citalopram, it can cause bad side effects. That's why I am taking half a pill of it. I know you are not a doctor, or maybe you are, but how long until you think the Citalopram is out of my system? Thanks!
I have heard before that if you are thinking about checking into the hospital/psychiatric ward you should just do it. Is that true. I absolutely hate hospitals. Last year my fiance was in the hospital for almost 2 months. I sat there everyday basically watching him die from kidney failure and balled my eyes out every day because there wasnt anything i could do for him.
I don't really get it. Atenolol is used for people with high blood pressure or arrythmia or people that have had an heart attack to avoid them having another one. Has your doctor talked about something like that? or does it perhabs have anything to do with bupropions slight risk of seizures? You have to ask your doctor! Good luck!
Sandostatin LAR for acromegaly Corlux, Mifeprestrone for Cushing's (ketoconazole is being used currently short term as well) http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?recr=open&intr=%22Mifepristone%22 I have no idea if any of those work by blocking dopamine though.
I was taking bupropion for 1 1/2 years and have been off of it for at least a week probably close to 2 weeks. I saw a new doctor who prescribed nortriptyline. After reading the article on this site I was alarmed about the possibility of seizures. Was I off the bupropion long enough before starting the nortriptyline for it not to be a risk?
It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. Ativan is used to treat anxiety disorders. Both are good medications, but as with all medications different people react differently to each medication therefore what might work for one individual may not work for another.
(I know it is considered a stimulant for a lot of people - hence the usual weight loss.) Is there anyone else here who has an anxiety disorder and is taking this combo of meds with good results?
I had an almost fatal illness and now take Bupropion, Cymbalta for anxiety and depression, Celebrex for Ruem Arthritis, and Trazadone to help sleep. Now we are going through IVF and I'm wondering what I should do? They are ALL Class C meds. I start the full cycle with injectables in 2 weeks. I have researched it but it is all circle talk, "you can take it but it is high risk" kind of talk. What should I do?
Forgeting things, mostly things that just happened or more like things I was just told is another problem I deal with daily. I am also on anti-anxiety meds... 350 MGs of Bupropion for Wellbutrin daily, but I still could be a lot happier... Any suggestions?
i have also been on 40mg of prozak for the last 3 years. i was over 280lb for the last year. my depression is alot better sence sept.after about a month on wellbutrin i noticed my weight started dropping, i went from over 280lb to 249lb in 2 and a half months.
My doctor put me on 10mg of fluoxetine (in addition to the 300mg of bupropion I take for depression), but it doesn't seem to be helping. Occasionally I take a Xanax, but it's not working so well either. Sometimes I have to wear those toenail painting separators (they help) just to function. Is there anything else I can be doing, or is this just a stressor issue?
This allows you to take it twice a day for a full 24-hour coverage, while alprazolam requires four or five dosings for the same period. Clonazepam is also used as needed before a panic-provoking situation. Some investigators believe it is a better choice than alprazolam during those times because its primary effects are not as strong and also wear off more slowly.
I think you should discuss with your PCP regarding a drug called Aricept. This should be started only on prescription of your treating physician. It is used for treatment of Alzheimer’s, but is helpful for short term memory loss. Aricept is a drug of choice to treat Alzheimer's, but its use is not restricted. It has been observed that Aricept improves cognition and function, which includes effects on memory and performing everyday tasks, hence it would have been prescribed.
So I decided to go on Wellbutrin (I am on the name brand, FYI, because of the horror stories surrounding the generics), which is supposed to have the opposite effect. I have been on it for two weeks. I started at 150, then increased to 300 mgs. today, per my health care practitioner's directive. I would like to know others' opinions of this drug. I frankly feel very anxious, spacey and just plain weird. Does this eventually go away?
Have they looked into anxiety as a possible root cause? I suffered from sever anxiety for 4 years and most of what you are describing I have suffered through. It is very debilitating an you feel trap within yourself. I still have issues with focusing on some activities like talking looking at someone in the eyes for too long. Maybe look into this if it hasn`t been done yet. Otherwise, keep going to see different doctors. There is bound to be one that has that knowledge about what is ailing you.
Another psych dr was trying to put me on risperdol, I am glad I refused now that I know it is for Schizophrenia and Bi-po. My anxiety is getting on control but not as much as I want. I wonder if Xanax is a good choice since it's at the top of the charts. When I was hospitalized, everybody and they mama was on that Seroquel. It was like the whole floor was on it (weird).
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