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Old 04-19-2004, 11:33 PM   #1
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hey guys...i really need some help cuz i'm freaking out. i was on lexapro recently, i was very suicidal last week, so i went back to my doctor today. she switched meds for me--now i'm on 150mg of wellbutrin xl. i was readin gover some of the "info" on it, there's a lot of stuff on seizures and stuff--has anyone experienced any of these types of things??? it also says you shouldn't take it if you have an eating disorder--i don't have an eating disorder, but soemtimes i just don't have time to eat 2 or 3 meals a day...does that mean i'm at higher risk for a seizure...HELP!!!!!! i'm really nervous to start taking them...
another question--i have really bad chest pains, hurts when i breathe, laugh, anything...could this be from the meds?? i haven't taken lexapro for a few days, (i was only on it for about a month) and i haven't started the wellbutrin yet (i will start it tom. morn) eeeeeeehhhhh...I'M FREAKING OUT! please someoen reply about their experiences with wellbutrin adn stuff...please!!!!!!


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Old 04-20-2004, 12:33 AM   #2
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Re: wellbutrin xl....HELP!!!!!

You are probably experiencing withdrawal from the lexapro, i was only on it 2 1/2 weeks & had withdrawal. Then my doc put me right on effexor xr and that added to more symptoms, racing heart & hyper anxiety level. I went off that after 2 1/2 weeks too. I had asked about weaning off the lexapro & the doc said no. well only you know your own body & if you feel the lexapro is still in your system, then i would wait to take another med til it's out of your system. i don't know how you can tell what the new med is doing if you still have withdrawal from the old one. i then went from my family doc to a specialist, didn't trust what the family doc knew about ad meds. i don't think they mean if you don't have time to eat, it means if you have an eating disorder like bullemia (sp?) or something. I have also heard the warning about siezures, I think that means if you have had seizures in the past. A lot of the AD meds have that warning. I wouldn't worry about that too much.

Old 04-20-2004, 02:41 PM   #3
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Re: wellbutrin xl....HELP!!!!!

thanks for the response!! it made me feel lots better....
has anyone been on/is on wellbutrin? what'd you think of it? let me know please!!!

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