| | Wellbutrin XL - rash?
I started taking Wellbutrin XL about 3 weeks ago. Now I have a very irritating rash in random places over my body. The problem is that there are other possible reasons for it:
1 - I started taking another medication around the same time (a little later)
2 - I got my hair dyed the day before I broke out in hives, and my mother said she has had a similar reaction to hair dye.
My doctor recommended that I stop taking the other medication, so I did so a few days ago and thought the rash was improving. Today, however, it is worse than ever and seems to be spreading to my face a little (though you can't really see it - it just itches and I'm probably the only one who would notice the redness).
Here are the specific symptoms of the rash. Can anyone tell me if they experienced the same thing with Wellbutrin XL?:
-Started slightly over 2 weeks in
-Began as miniscule red bumps that itched - actually, the bumps and redness weren't noticeable at all until I scratched.
-Occurs in completely random places - neck, fingers, elbows, inner arm, sides of knee, ankle, even the palms of my hands.
-As of today, the "hives" have developed into more of little rashes. Still not very visable until I scratch, and then they turn red and little bumps develop. For the first time I am also noticing some bumps on my face...
I left a message for my shrink saying that I was going to stop taking Wellbutrin, which I really don't want to do because it was great for my mood and weight loss (I need to lose weight for medical reasons).
So now I am off 2 different medications that I really need to be on. Argh!
Thanks in advance for any feedback you can give me.