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Wellbutrin and uncontrollable irritbility/anger??????????

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Old 01-15-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Wellbutrin and uncontrollable irritbility/anger??????????

I am new to this forum and I wanted to start another/new threat about Wellbutrin versus other medications that affect norepinephrine and dopamine. The reason being is because I do not understand exactly how Wellbutrin differs from say Ritalin. I do know that Wellbutrin is an atypical anti-depressant and a DRI/NRI, however, what makes it different from say Ritalin which is in the psycho-stimulant class?? Basically, I had some success with Ritalin years ago, but just recently I was put on 100mg of SR Wellbutrin and by day three I was irritable and felt like just attacking people verbally for no reason. If someone walked by me I looked at them and felt like they deserved to be verbally attacked. Everyone pisses me off and when my girlfriend asked me for some money to borrow, my mind told me to drive her home, dump her and move away. I am seriously angry over nothing and things that don't and would never upset me. I sometimes wonder where I am and what the hell is going on. I feel paranoid and believe people are looking at me and making fun of me when they aren't..than I can change into wanting to weep over nothing within seconds of feeling angry. The mood switches in my head multiple times within a few minutes and toggles back and forth. I am currently on Citalopram and was given the Wellbutrin to help with my ADHD and give me some energy and focus and concentration back which I lose on the SSRI medications. However, the serotonin action medications help me with OCD and anxiety quite a bit. Could it be that the dopamine pump up is too powerful for me and I am experiencing symptoms that are schizophrenic like?? Yet, Ritalin didn't do this too me?? Any input, thoughts or experiences with this medication welcome!!!

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Old 01-16-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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Re: Wellbutrin and uncontrollable irritbility/anger??????????

Just sounds like anxiety. If you think you can wait a week it might go away or it might not.
You can:
  1. increase citalapram
  2. switch wellbutrin
  3. wait a week and hope for the best

Old 01-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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Re: Wellbutrin and uncontrollable irritbility/anger??????????

Thanks so much for the quick response. Hopefully I didn't go into too much detail. I like having energy and concentration, but I do have obsessive problems (horrible worry and anxiety problems), which the Citalopram helps with. Maybe the Wellbutrin is too much of a lift. I will ask my doctor about upping the Citalopram and wait it out.......Thanks!!

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