Wellbutrin xl hair loss

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Avatar m tn when i took wellbutrin, it made my hair fall out also.....i did 2 things; 1. stopped taking it, and 2. began taking Centrum Silver. the Centrum Silver has helped with my hair. i've talked to other ppl who have had a similar side effect of wellbutrin...something docs don't tell you about!
Avatar n tn I have read a number of blogs including this one that indicate that hair loss is a side effect yet the Wellbutrin trials only listed hair loss as a side effect for less than 1% of patients. Given the U.S.
1190024 tn?1264692022 Hi - I have a pretty extensive background, but will try to make this as short & easy to comprehend as possible. I'm a 33 year old single mom who has struggled with "mental issues" for many years. At the age of 15 I was placed on Prozac for depression. Over the next 15 years I tried Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and several others.
Avatar n tn When I was on 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL, my hair was not falling out. 3 months after it being raised to 450 mg, it is really coming out like mad. I have to make a change. I was wondering if reducing the Wellbutrin to 150 and adding Zoloft would be good? I took Zoloft in the past and it worked. I think the Wellbutrin is good for fibromyalgia and I don't want to give it up completely.
Avatar n tn • Claiming that the time to peak plasma concentration (Tmax) of bupropion hydrochloride after ingesting Budeprion XL is identical to that in Wellbutrin XL, when studies have confirmed that the Tmax for Budeprion XL is less than one-half of that for Wellbutrin XL; • Claiming that Budeprion XL did not carry with it a risk of dose dumping when taken with food, though reports have indicated that food may increase chance for toxicity; • Claiming that human studies were done comparing Budeprion XL t
Avatar m tn - Wellbutrin XL 300mg (Switched from Effexor a year earlier) - Creatine Monohydrate (Started taking this regularly in mid-August 2011) - Omega-3 2000mg (High potency EPA/DHA) - Weight Gainer (has a plethora of amino-acids and vitamins) I know alopecia is a rare known side effect of Wellbutrin and Creatine Monohydrate has also been linked to hair loss. I can't really stop the Wellbutrin as I rely on this for my mental well-being so I immediately stopped consuming creatine.
Avatar n tn I had a similar reaction when I went off of Wellbutrin several years ago after losing some weight while taking it - I actually split my jeans I gained so fast when I went off it. I would do a very slow weaning from it this time. I am actually on it again to try and quit smoking. I have gained weight while on it and am afraid that I might gain more when I go off it again. I am older now, though, so I think that might be the difference. natural metabolism slowdown.
Avatar n tn I have been on a cocktail of Topamax (from 50 to now 100 mg) a day, Wellbutrin XL (450 mg) a day and now Busbar 15 mg a day for about a year. The Topamax has been to keep my weight down with the Anti-depressants, which has been difficult in the past. That has been quite successful, I'm the thinnest I've been in a long while. But I'm noticing that my thick curly blond hair has now become straw and thin. Does this has to do with the Topamax? Should I stop? Please advice.
Avatar m tn 01 and I feel better) of course all the endos insisted my weight gain and agitation and hair loss and inability to think reflected a psychological problem. I went to a psychiatrist who put me on and off totally unnecessary anti-depressants. I must have taken every one when all I needed was T3. Of ALL the psychotropics I was given, Wellbutrin was the WORST and gave me exactly the same reaction that you're experiencing. I couldn't stop shaking or vomiting, etc.
Avatar f tn It is not in the same drug class as Prozac (SSRI). Ive personally taken Wellbutrin XL for many years and never experienced any side affects compared to all the side affects (weight gain, extreme fatigue, uncontrollable twitching) I experienced with (SSRI) Celexa, Lexapro and Cymbalta. Those side affects are the only reason I stopped using those drugs. The one thing I did like about those drugs was they worked almost immediately.
Avatar n tn Oh and it's funny you mention your hair. My hair was HORRIBLE while on wellbutrin, losing a lot and constantly breaking/split ends. But I also had NO appetite at all after awhile, which is one of my anxiety symptoms also, if I'm having a bad episode, but the wellbutrin made it so much worse. I just couldn't eat. So I thought it was lack of vitamins with the hair. I also had major teeth issues with the wellbutrin too.
Avatar n tn After i was switched from wellbutrin XL to Aplenzin, my hair has gotten very thin. has anyone else experienced this?
Avatar n tn Hi. I take 60mg cymbalta. 1mg Ativan. And 150mg xl wellbutrin. I'm kinda not happy cymbalta is very impossible to get off of. But. It's the only drug that worked and no side affects. I've been on everything over 20 yrs. suddenly developing panic attacks ,anxiety and depression. Maybe Iam wrong but would like off the cymbalta but how ? Plus I do suffer scalp issues and hair loss and it drives me nuts.
Avatar f tn high blood pressure, high calcium, normal vit d levels, low/normal pth level, high calcitriol level and an elevated liver enzyme. Hair loss, acne, weight fluctuations(3-5 lbs), frequent urination, depression, hypothyroidism, bone cracking/popping, aches, pains, brain fog, increasing fatigue and a small bump under my chin that comes and goes. I'm on Wellbutrin XL, Synthroid, and Labetelol. Any doctors I've seen seemed relatively unconcerned and took the "wait and see" approach.
Avatar n tn The other symptoms I have are definite loss of hair, dry hair, some memory loss, and depression. I'm taking Wellbutrin XL, but that's to help me focus on handling the affairs of my Mom who has dementia and also the affairs of my handicapped brother. A little overwhelming. I'm 65 yrs old, working full time and went through a nasty divorce at 60, so I don't think the depression has anything to do with the thyroid problem. I'm due to have blood work at the end of March to check my TSH again.
Avatar f tn Wellbutrin XL - 300mg for depression Lorazepam - 4mg for insomnia (I've been able to fall asleep with just melatonin lately though) Xanax (don't know dosage) as needed for anxiety * Spirolactone - 50mg for hair loss (don't always take this) Linzess - 290mg for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation * Skyla IUD for Menorrhagia My body temperature is always under 97 degrees (no matter the time of the month), I am always ice cold (especially my feet), despite being active/calorie aware I am borderl
Avatar f tn high blood pressure, high calcium, normal vit d levels, low/normal pth level (16), high calcitriol level (143) and an elevated liver enzyme. Hair loss, acne, weight fluctuations(3-5 lbs), frequent urination, depression, hypothyroidism, bone cracking/popping, aches, pains, brain fog, increasing fatigue and a small bump under my chin that comes and goes. I'm on Wellbutrin XL, Synthroid, and Labetelol.
Avatar f tn high blood pressure, high calcium, normal vit d levels, low/normal pth level, high calcitriol level and an elevated liver enzyme. Hair loss, acne, weight fluctuations(3-5 lbs), frequent urination, depression, hypothyroidism, bone cracking/popping, aches, pains, brain fog, increasing fatigue and a small bump under my chin that comes and goes. I'm on Wellbutrin XL, Synthroid, and Labetelol. Any doctors I've seen seemed relatively unconcerned and took the "wait and see" approach.
Avatar f tn high blood pressure, high calcium, normal vit d levels, low/normal pth level, high calcitriol level and an elevated liver enzyme. Hair loss, acne, weight fluctuations(3-5 lbs), frequent urination, depression, hypothyroidism, bone cracking/popping, aches, pains, brain fog, increasing fatigue and a small bump under my chin that comes and goes. I'm on Wellbutrin XL, Synthroid, and Labetelol. Any doctors I've seen seemed relatively unconcerned and took the "wait and see" approach.
Avatar f tn but I sure would not count on it for a diet quick fix. I do know that when I first started taking Wellbutrin XL it made me so sick to my stomache that I'd lose my breakfast 3 times a week for 3 months and I lost 40 lbs that way; but I really would not recommend that.lol. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn Hang in there to anyone getting off of this drug. It will pass. I am on wellbutrin xl right now. Has anyone had bad side effects when getting off this one?
Avatar f tn I was wondering if you have had any trouble with hair loss ? Im on 200 mg a day for migrains.I'v lost 48lbs. now ,but I'm haveing major hair loss.The Dr. has blood work and says everything is normal.
Avatar n tn ) I am new to this forum and thought I would share my story. I am on Wellbutrin XL 300 mg and Topamax 25 mg (going up to 50 next week) once a day for depression/anxiety. I was on Wellbutrin and Lexapro for two months, but that combination made me GAIN 10 pounds in a month! I felt like eating all the time, and it didn't make sense to me since Wellbutrin is supposed to cause weight loss!
Avatar n tn for a female) but I'm at a loss at what to do. Lithium? Depakote? I don't want to experience hair loss or weight gain, and will continue on the Wellbutrin and Topamax, am not a believer in the Lamictal for a mood stabalizer but kept taking it once I ousted the Seroquel..... I need to be able to sleep and the depression, Anxiety, highs and way lows (days and days of just trying to avoid life) have to go before I go crazy and lose all motivation.
329950 tn?1194801117 a few instances of scalp hair loss. In children, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss during prolonged therapy, insomnia, and tachycardia may occur more frequently; however, any of the other adverse reactions listed above may also occur. Not so harmless is it? BTW despite what anyone tells you Ritalin is not approved for under 6 year olds, any doctor prescribing to this age group is taking a dangerous step as it has not been tested or monitored.
Avatar f tn I am on several medications, and I am wondering if one of those could be causing a problem. I take 300 MG of Wellbutrin XL, Loestrin 1.5/30 and 150 MG of Topamax. I started the Topamax last, about a year ago so I am wondering if it could have anything to do with that. I did lose 30 pounds when I started taking Wellbutrin in 2005, and then another 15 pounds when I started Topamax last year without trying.
1875670 tn?1320591878 So now between the 2 md's they want me to take the levothyroxine, wellbutrin xl, a baby aspirin 81mg, 8000mg folic acid, 2000mg vitamin D, 100mg vitamin B-12. I made the mistake of taking them all at once and wound up with a horrible rash on my neck/throat area as well as a sore throat. I'm still trying to figure out when to take them all and what time etc. I work nights and sleep during the day so this has been a nightmare within itself to say the least.
Avatar n tn If you notice alot of hair in the shower when you wash your hair, really cold hands, really tired in the afternoon, restless sleep patterns along with weightloss I strongly suggest getting on thyroid. It will turn you around.
Avatar n tn celexa, lamictal, wellbutrin xl, cymbalta, restoril, seroquel, protonix and zelnorm. Also I was on Depo Provera for 17 months which really added to my weight gain. I've been off this drug since December 05, still haven't gotten my period back and am still gaining weight. I also take pain meds when my fibro acts up. I workout with a personal trainer and having been going to the gym 3-4 times a week for a month and really working out hard and i gained 10 more pounds.
108944 tn?1222281078 I've now been bumped from 75mg (from the last post...about a month ago) to 200. I was on a combo of Wellbutrin XL and Topo but for me the combo was not working (Wellbutrin would make me really "witchy" and irritated). For years previous to this combination I was a victim (hate that word but I'll use it for now) of the SSRIs and yes like many of you I gained the dreaded 40/50 pounds!! Now I am fighting to get them off, and have found Topamax like you have.