Wellbutrin xl for ocd

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Avatar n tn (One of the reasons for switching to Wellbutrin was due to a lack of energy and always feeling fatigued.) On top of all of that, I feel unhappy, and am very irritable. Is this normal? Will I feel better in a couple of weeks? Thank you in advance for your input.
1699033 tn?1514116733 Okay, I have been on Wellbutrin 300 xl (generic) for more than a month now. I am still a little jittery in the morning but not as bad. I get headaches every afternoon/evening and so I have to beat them to the punch with an Aleve at about 2:00 and even then I may still get the headache but just not as bad. Constipation has set in, still dealing with the dry mouth, and I have breakthrough panic attacks. I have been trying to self-coach my way through them..
1699033 tn?1514116733 I was prescribed wellbutrin xl 300 mg (after taking xl150 for quite a while) when my anxiety suddenly flared up due to stress. The 150 was prescribed because I was waking up with my heart feeling like it was going to beat out of my chest in the middle of the night over different things. Right now I feel good at night but when the morning comes I am so edgy. I feel like jumping out of my skin and I can't stand that feeling. I spend a lot of time breathing.
1778927 tn?1381882347 Have you noticed an increase in attacks as well as severity? I have been on Wellbutrin XL 150mg for 17 days now and in that time I have had several mini anxiety surges but also like 3 SEVERE attacks (shaking, jaw clenching, heart pounding, feeling like I am dying or flipping out). These have all occurred just before bed time (10:30ish) or just after I fall asleep. I wake up suddenly and feeling terrified.
Avatar m tn So I think you need to contact your NP and ask he/she about how this medication should be taken. For example I take Wellbutrin XL and I need to take that everyday and it usually takes a medication like this 4 to 6 weeks to really build up to a steady state in your system where it is effective. In short, if it is indeed supposed to be taken every day it will do nothing for you when taken on an as needed basis. I'm wondering if this is why you have been suffering for so long.
Avatar f tn The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor as soon as you can and tell him/her that you have stopped taking it. From my own personal experience, I take Wellbutrin 300 mg XL for my OCD. It is not commonly prescribed for OCD but I take it because it has less side effects. I have not gained weight while on it and it does not have any effect on the sex drive. It works for me, I don't know if it will work for everybody.
Avatar n tn I have always prided myself in looking nice. I have just switched to Wellbutrin XL because I heard it doesn't cause that weight gain that Zoloft does... Can someone pleae tell me if they have gone through this and what I should expect?
Avatar m tn Hello doctor, I am currently under meds for depression with anxiety (leaning towards OCD for STDs but not a typical case, more driven by guilt for something i did...). I am under 150mg of wellbutrin XR in the morning (thats the only version available here), half a 0.5 xanax every morning and 1x0.5 xanax at night.
Avatar n tn I was on that for two months with only modest improvement. I since have seen a new psychiatrist who put me on Wellbutrin Xl 150 for one week and felt ok, then increased to 300mg. He also increased the Buspar to 60mg a day at the same time of adding the Wellbutrin. The first couple of days I felt better but then I went down hill fast at the 300mg level and he reduced it to 150mg. I have this gut feeling that the Buspar and Wellbutrin are fighting each other, multiple reasons to believe this.
Avatar f tn I take Wellbutrin strictly for OCD anxiety. I do not have a history of depression.
Avatar m tn Hi, I have been on Wellbutrin XL for about 2 years now. I also have intrusive thoughts. In my opinion, I don't think the Wellbutrin works well for the thoughts. I think it helps more with energy and when you are feeling down that maybe it helps with you getting out there and doing stuff...like going out with friends and stuff. As far as helping with the thoughts, I don't feel it does anything. I am also on Cymbalta but want to get off of that and get put on a medication that helps more for OCD.
Avatar m tn Just so you know I take 1 mg klonopin at night to sleep and 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL. Wellbutrin is a SNRI rather than a SSRI. The checking behavior I know well. I have never broken anything and I never felt something bad woud happen except something like burning down the house if Ieft the stove on. I have control over my checking now through self coaching. Awaiting you reply.
Avatar m tn Grossabart. However i was put on wellbutrin xl 150mg 8 days ago. Havent noticed any change. But i have had some ok relationships but, all of them had ended terrible. What scares me is you know im 24 years old never had any thoughts of being a homosexual and my fear is did all of a sudden am i turning gay and did my mind cross into an area i never wanted it to. How do i reverse it. I feel like someone is holding a gun to my head and saying look you have to be gay or ill blow your head off.
Avatar n tn I have been on Wellbutrin XL 300 & Effexor XR 150 for about 3 1/2 years. I also go through the withdrawal symptoms of 'zapping' and nausea if I miss for more than 48 hours. I will need to be on antidepressants my whole life and I feel comfortable with the combination of meds now, but it does concern me that in such a short period of time I can start having physical effects from missing the meds.
1696489 tn?1370825574 I take Wellbutrin XL 300 mg once a day and 1 mg of klonopin at night to sleep. It would be hard to know if one of your meds stopped working as well as it used to. I wish I had an answer for you. I think though that when it gets bad, when we are in what I call crisis mode, that therapy is the only answer left to us.
Avatar n tn If you have trouble sleeping, remember to take WELLBUTRIN XL in the morning. Do not change your dose or stop taking WELLBUTRIN XL without talking to your doctor.
Avatar n tn I tried Effexor and liked it except for the awful sexual side effects. Lost all want for sex! My DR then put me on Wellbutrin XL 300mg/day. I am angry all the time and have gained probably 10 pounds in the last month. I am afraid to speak to anyone at work because all I can do is snap. I bark orders at my husband and have no idea WHY. I know it can take several tries before the perfect med is found, but I am tired of the roller coaster on the way there.
Avatar n tn I am a long-time OCD/anxiety sufferer so I consider myself an expert at HAVING OCD/anxiety. I take 1 mg of Klonopin at night to sleep and I take 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL in the morning. So, my thought is that if you are switching from one benzo to another there may not be withdrawal symptoms at all as long as the dosages are similar. You would have to calculate how much klonopin is equal to how much Xanax.
766032 tn?1281645081 I take bupropion (Wellbutrin) but I take it for OCD/Anxiety. I believe I have undiagnosed ADD as well. For me it works well for my OCD/Anxiety. The ADD, well I have lived with that for so long that I think I have just found ways around the attention problems that I have so I can't really say that it helps or doesn't with that particular part of my life. If you have any specific questions about it, let me know and maybe I can give you a better answer.
Avatar n tn But how can I figure out if it's one or the other? I started taking Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL 150mg) 2 weeks ago, and now i can say it helped with anxiety and mood but my lack of emotions is still there and no libido improving.. Is taking wellbutrin safe in case i have low receptors instead of low dopamine? will the increase in dopamine due to wellbutrin cause a further decline in receptors in response to the higher amount of dopamine caused by the drug?
1070971 tn?1299617710 I was on 150 mg XL of Wellbutrin and doing okay until this past May. My OCD/anxiety got the best of me and I had to up it to 300 mg. Once I got that in my system, I've done really well. I have had 1 panic attack (or near panic attack...I stopped it) since May. By long-term I was referring to something like Wellbutrin. I don't need to take any klonopin during the day but I do take 1 mg at night to sleep. Frankly, I was surprised that Wellbutrin worked for me.
351317 tn?1204755471 I have been taking some form of anti-depressant steadily for 21 years. I am pretty much stable. I take 20 mg. of Celexa and 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL. This seems to be a good combination for me. I have taken others before 1988 (when I started taking it steadily), but never for a long period of time. It was the old ones such as Endep and Elavil and I took it for about six weeks and then slowly weaned off. I can remember having bouts of depression since I was a young child.
Avatar f tn Probably should drop the Wellbutrin. For know I'm on 0.25 Klonopin and 150 mg XL Wellbutrin. I will know more when I see the psychiatrist this week. It's hard when your life gets turned upside down but I'm trying to keep things in perspective.
Avatar m tn But as Sandman said, it usually isn't prescribed for ADD but rather OCD and anxiety. I take it for OCD. Is your doctor trying to treat your racing thoughts thinking that perhaps you have OCD as well as ADD?
Avatar n tn I was placed on wellbutrin xl about 3 years ago (I was taking care of my aunt who was a hospice patient - she had raised me and it was really bringing the depression to a head). I was dignosed with ADD/ADHD/OCD in early 06 and basically refused to take ritalin (really worried about the side effects)so I just delt with it until this February/March I was placed on effexor xl and then in June or so I was also placed on lamictal.
Avatar n tn (I posted under a statement before '7 months of vivid dreams), but I actually need help if possible)I was placed on wellbutrin xl about 3 years ago (I was taking care of my aunt who was a hospice patient - she had raised me and it was really bringing the depression to a head).
Avatar f tn My head has never been so busy. One last thing is since march I have been taking Wellbutrin xl 150mg x 2 times a day and since than I have become afraid of food. I don't know if it's the pills or not but it happened about a week after taking them. All I do is eat organic apples about 3 or 4 a day and I clean them peel them and slice them. I can't bring myself to eat anything else. I get sick if I do.
Avatar f tn I take 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL everyday and 1 mg of klonopin at night so I sleep. I live a very normal life. Have an occasional panic attack but I know CBT and so I know how to stop it if it starts and how to correct my thinking beforehand which is usually successful.
Avatar f tn It is not an SSRI and frankly I was skeptical if it would work for me because in the past I took prozac. But for me Wellbutrin works really well. I do not have any weight gain while taking it. Actually if anything, I sometimes wonder if it is a diet pill because I have not gained back the 12 pounds I lost when my anxiety struck and I've been eating! So for some reason, this medication has taken care of my OCD/anxiety. Just a thought.