I was prescribed wellbutrin xl 300 mg (after taking xl150 for quite a while) when my anxiety suddenly flared up due to stress. The 150 was prescribed because I was waking up with my heart feeling like it was going to beat out of my chest in the middle of the night over different things. Right now I feel good at night but when the morning comes I am so edgy. I feel like jumping out of my skin and I can't stand that feeling. I spend a lot of time breathing. Why does it happen and does it matter if I take the dose at a different time...say in the morning versus at night? Would I then be "edgy" when I was sleeping and not notice it? I have klonopin to take but even on a half of klonopin...you feel like a zombie looking for a place to lay down so I kind of try to fight that and usually give in after a few hours and take a quarter of a mg. Helps a little. Then the other quarter about 3 hours later!
Sounds like you are perhaps adjusting to the change in doses. If it's been more than a couple of weeks, I would seek a med change. Before adding long-term Klonopin to the mix I would try a different med like one of the SSRI's. Wellbutrin can be a bit stimulating and many people have that edgy feeling while taking it. I personally do take Klonopin with my Celexa. It's a great combo for me and it doesn't make me sleepy.
Thanks for answer Lynn. It will be three weeks this coming Tuesday the 10th. I have a lot of stress right now and sometimes I have "breakthroughs" of anxiety. My mind is still going a million miles a minute when I am not busy. I have been taking Klonopin to sleep for about a year. Now I find that on Wellbutrin I cannot sleep past 2:00 am even when I take 1 mg of Klonopin. Do you think I have waited long enough? Thanks. I successfully took Prozac many years ago and I had no problems.
First of all Klonopin would be more beneficial for your sleep and anxiety if you were taking it in two doses a day. Once a day doesn't doesn't give it a chance to reach steady state. It may help you to fall asleep, but as you can see it doesn't stay with you. I would think about an SSRI instead of the wellbutrin.
Oh, I did not know Klonopin was something you can reach a steady state on. I am prescribed 2 mg a day. Maybe I will take 1/2 mg in the am for a while, give the Wellbutrin 4 weeks to see if I am better, and still keep the 1 mg at night. I cannot take 1 mg at work...it would be too dangerous for me as it does make me quite spacy and I don't want to get hurt on the job. If I am not better after 4 weeks, then I will seek to be put on Prozac which I think I can take with Wellbutrin...get my prozac up and then start weaning off the wellbutrin. My doctor prescribed wellbutrin because it had less side affects. I could not take celexa...it disagreed with me. But since my problem is really OCD and anxiety and not depression per se then perhaps I should be on a different SSRI. Thanks for commenting...it makes me feel not so alone in the battle.
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