It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Anxiety Message Board

  • Side effect of Wellbutrin?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 08-24-2004, 05:10 PM   #1
    Senior Member
    sweetums's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2002
    Location: Arpin, WI, USA
    Posts: 106
    sweetums HB User
    Side effect of Wellbutrin?

    I have been having daily experiences of shortness of breath...I just feel like I can't get enough air in my lungs...somebody said it could be the wellbutrin, but I asked my doctor and he didn't think for now when it's gets bad I take 1mg of xanax...which is aok with my doctor...but he has me on 3mgs of xanax a day and it's getting to the point that I feel I need more xanax than that...Does anyone else have shortness of breath along with their wellbutrin? Any advice would be greatly's not a fun thing not feeling like you can breath.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 08-24-2004, 07:30 PM   #2
    Senior Veteran
    siren1024's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2003
    Location: Jacksonville, AL USA
    Posts: 997
    siren1024 HB User
    Re: Side effect of Wellbutrin?

    I had many strange symptoms, including shortness of breath and shakieness, and sleep disturbance when I was taking Zyban to quit smoking. My understanding is that Zyban and wellbutrin are close to the same thing??
    Married 09/28/2002
    DS born 07/05/2003
    DD born 3/24/2005

    Old 08-25-2004, 05:00 PM   #3
    Senior Member
    ImASadGirl22's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2004
    Posts: 126
    ImASadGirl22 HB User
    Re: Side effect of Wellbutrin?

    Hey There

    I have been taking wellbutrin xl (150mg) for quiet some time now and i havent had the side effects that i had on zoloft, lexapro or paxil. I cant say I really have had any. On the others i had a hard time losing weight and got migranes non stop but nothing really on the wellbutrin.
    It sounds like your having a panic attack and thats why ur dr told you to take the xanax.... i suffer from panic attacks and depression and i havent really had any panic attacks since taking this.. maybe the dr needs to change your meds to something that is more geared towards panic attacks?

    Old 08-25-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
    Senior Member
    sweetums's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2002
    Location: Arpin, WI, USA
    Posts: 106
    sweetums HB User
    Re: Side effect of Wellbutrin?

    My story is rather long, but both my doc and I are scared to have me go off these meds and try something else because I had a very bad winter and spring this past year....we're afraid it could happen again and since I'm rather stable now we don't want to take any chances...I don't feel like I'm having a panic attack....I never had panic attacks before....the only reason we started the xanax was because the Wellbutrin was taking too long to kick in and I needed something else to help in the mean time, but now it looks like I'll be on both forever.
    This is just strange to me...I use to be one that wouldn't even take a tylenol for a severe headache, and now I can't live without meds...I just don't get it.

    Old 08-25-2004, 06:14 PM   #5
    Junior Member
    kabuki713's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2004
    Posts: 31
    kabuki713 HB User
    Re: Side effect of Wellbutrin?

    I've been on Wellbutrin for a few years now haven't had any bad symptoms with it. There was a point in time a year ago when I kept having bad spells of being out of breath- feeling like I wasn't able to get any oxygen- it was weird and scary. I went to the allergist about it. They tested my allergies (which I needed to get done anyway) and then gave me the test for asthma. Come to find out I have acute asthma. I have an inhaler on hand in case I feel that way again- and I do off and on but not nearly as severe as I did the first time it happened.
    Also I understand you're feeling about having to be on meds. You're definitely not alone there! Take care!

    Old 12-20-2004, 05:43 AM   #6
    Join Date: Dec 2003
    Posts: 137
    Aries872 HB User
    Re: Side effect of Wellbutrin?

    I don't have that. I have that when I am not on Wellbutrin or having a panic attack. I also have costochondritis that causes that. Maybe you are having break through symptoms. I have that sometimes.


    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    effexor & side effects Wendy88 Anxiety 9 09-03-2006 03:54 PM
    Ativan withdrawal or wellbutrin side effect? LynneJW Panic Disorders 1 11-09-2005 11:36 AM
    Effexor withdrawal?? Wellbutrin side effect?? ZFREEIN2003 Drug Interactions / Side Effects 1 12-24-2004 10:26 PM
    wellbutrin side effect gracetoo71 Bipolar Disorder 11 11-20-2004 11:23 AM
    Wellbutrin Side Effects browneyedgrl Depression 5 05-07-2004 05:35 PM
    lamactil side effects momofsix Bipolar Disorder 8 04-13-2004 10:06 PM
    Male Needs Your Help in Alleviating/Eliminating Antidepressant Sexual Side Effects!!! peaceseeker2 Depression 11 10-09-2003 06:42 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:02 PM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!