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Old 08-08-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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Wellbutrin Info

I have OCD which has been managed well with a few wedications. However, my doctor believes I am depressed due to no energy, motivation, and excessive sleeping. She wants to put me on wellbutrin which she feels will give me a boost and help the depression. I am so scared. I just read about the fact hat it can cause seizures. Now I don't know what to do.

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Old 08-08-2007, 07:24 PM   #2
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Re: Wellbutrin Info


The seizure risk on Wellbutrin is really low and for the most part effects those who are seizure prone. Every side effect that shows up during testing has to be made public no matter how slim the risk actually is. Wellbutrin is known to be a low side effect med that is tolerated by most people.

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Old 08-09-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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Re: Wellbutrin Info

I think it is safer if you are at the lowest dose you need and the risk goes up with the highest dose, which I believe is 450 for the xl. Also, the risk is higher if you've suffered from eating disorders.

I have a bottle of 300mg left over from where I tried it before. I don't have any 150mg left. Does anyone knkow if it hurt me to start on the 300mg, or will it just take longer for the side effects, like anxiety, to go away?

I've heard it is the lowest side effect med also. But, it sure can make the anxiety spike! I guess this is something that goes away the longer you're on it?

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