Anxiety Community
wellbutrin for anxiety
About This Community:

A community of people with Anxiety offering support through your health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks, and disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

wellbutrin for anxiety

I have just been put on wellbutrin for my anxiety.  Was hoping to hear if anyone else has been put on this drug and how well it worked or didn't work.  Thanks.
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar m tn
haven't taken it myself, but it's usually used for depression, not when anxiety is the primary concern since it's considered a stimulating anti-depressant.  Because of this, you might get more responses from the depression forum, but we'll see.  It's main use with anxiety sufferers is when an ssri causes weight gain and/or sexual side effects -- then wellbutrin is sometimes used to help mitigate these side effects in combination with the ssri.  Of course, everyone responds as an individual, so the general experience might not be yours, but I would double check with your psychiatrist to make sure he or she understands if your main problem is anxiety, not depression.  Good luck whatever you do.
Blank
Avatar f tn
Hi there -

I took Wellbutrin back in 2006 when my depression was so bad, I couldn't get out of bed or function normally. I was sleeping and eating too much, it was terrible.  The drug gave me back my energy, zest for life, and I went back to normal within a few months.  The only side effect was nervousness, anxiety, hyperactivity.  

I don't understand how a doc would prescribe it to treat anxiety ;(  it only makes it worse!
but for deep depression it works wonders. Just my 2 cents.
Blank
Avatar f tn
thats what I was thinking, I think it has actually helped some but not much at all.  I will give it three weeks and if I still have anxiety will go back to the doc. I am just seeing my GP do I really need to see a psychiatrist??
Blank
Avatar f tn
It's up to you but GP's are not very well versed in psychiatric drugs and treatment.  I know more then my GP does about it he..he...but a good psychiatrist is well trained and knowledgeable, I'd highly recommend you to see one.

It took me a while back then to get over the stigma of seeing a "shrink" but it was well worth it.  Good luck!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
4059843 tn?1454481984
Blank
mishymoshymarcy If you think you've tried y... Comment
22 hrs ago
1851352 tn?1437742010
Blank
rocketgirl1210 I have returned! :) Comment
Apr 30
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
refills, and 10356 commented on clean_in_ks's status
Apr 30
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
358304 tn?1409713092
Blank
na, MO
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
1699033 tn?1443113373
Blank
Somewhere in, MD
Avatar universal
Blank
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
358304 tn?1409713092
Blank
na, MO
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
1699033 tn?1443113373
Blank
Somewhere in, MD
Avatar universal
Blank