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Old 10-17-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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wellbutrin panic attack

I recently took wellbutrin for depression and with in days got a severe panic attack in the am and had to leave work. Could it be the wellbutrin? My doctor disagrees but Im not sure with that.

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:46 PM   #2
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Re: wellbutrin panic attack

Several years ago I was taking Wellbutrin, and had about 6 major panic attacks within the first few months. I also had one before I started on it, so I was never sure whether it was the depression or the medication that was causing them. I have also heard that Wellbutrin will make anxiety worse (it sure did with me) but I continued with it, and the anxiety and panic attacks did become less severe with time.

Old 10-20-2006, 09:21 PM   #3
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Re: wellbutrin panic attack

thanks for responding.. I think for me its not worth the risk of getting more panic attacks. Id rather be depressed! i have anxiety normally so its probably not a good drug for me. were your attacks bad enough to go to the ER? I did and feel strange about that decision

Old 10-22-2006, 11:49 PM   #4
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Re: wellbutrin panic attack

I felt a lot more jittery and anxious when I was taking Wellbutrin. To me it's just not worth it.

Old 10-23-2006, 07:52 AM   #5
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Re: wellbutrin panic attack

I did not do well on Wellbutrin. I am now on Celexa and it is great!

Old 10-23-2006, 05:44 PM   #6
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Re: wellbutrin panic attack

I asked my doctor to increase my dosage of Wellbutrin from 150mg a day to 300mg a day because the initial energy I had was gone. Within a week I became mean at home. I was fine away from home but my irritability was out of control at home. My husband nearly left me, I was aware of my mood but thought the irritability might wear off. I'm off the Wellbutrin, now taking Cymbalta and my marriage is no longer on the rocks.

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