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Thanks2Jesus 04-27-2004 08:34 PM

has anyone actually known anyone who had a seizure from wellbutrin ??
 
I heard it is a concern and I wondered if anyone has known or heard of anyone who had a seizure from taking Wellbutrin ?

Thanks

LadyVyxen81 04-28-2004 06:45 AM

Re: has anyone actually known anyone who had a seizure from wellbutrin ??
 
Yes, a friend of mine had a grand mal seizure shortly after starting on Wellbutrin XL. Her doctor didn't know that she had bulemia. The risk of seizures in a person without epilepsy or an eating disorder is very rare.

Keen17 04-28-2004 10:46 AM

Re: has anyone actually known anyone who had a seizure from wellbutrin ??
 
My Dr. said that in all the 12 years he has been practicing he has not yet seen any of his patients experience a seizure from Welbutrine. And he says he does prescribe it a lot and not only for depression...he also prescribes it in the form of Zyban for smoking cessation .

However, he did mention that the cases in which he read about usually occured in people who for instance went away on a business trip, forgot to take their medication so when they returned doubled up their dosage and in response to the double dosage had a seizure.

If you take it as prescribed, there is very low risk of a seizure.

cloudnine 04-28-2004 01:08 PM

Re: has anyone actually known anyone who had a seizure from wellbutrin ??
 
ladyvixyen--was she throwing up her food after she had started taking the wellbutrin? what happened to her after her seizure...i'm on wellbutrin also--no i am NOT bulimic, but it's just kind of interesting.
has anybody ever had or known somebody to have a seizure after drinkign alcohol...i'm not an alcoholic by any means, but i do like to drink once in awihile on weekends, and i like to get drunk when i do, but will that cause a seizure, and what happens if i throw up when i'm drunk (that happens quite often)--will that cause a seizure?? my bf's graduation party is next friday, adn i really wanna drink, but i'm afraid to...any help would be great!!!!
peace
cloudnine


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