For the past week (maybe longer but that's when I noticed it) I've been having pretty extreme tinnitus when I go to sleep - I don't hear anything during the day but when I lay down to sleep my ears are ringing and when I wore earplugs one night it felt like the noise was pulsating and was causing discomfort. In addition to that my vision has been weird - I have bouts of slightly blurred or distorted vision and quick, uncontrollable vibrating back and forth of my eyes (I've noticed this before but it was rare, now it's happening multiple times a day).
I have chronic migraines so I figured the vision may just be an aura but no headache yet and it's been happening for a few days.
I just started taking Wellbutrin XL 300 mg/day about three weeks ago, could it be attributed to that? Has anyone had similar symptoms?
Hi. It is possible that the Wellbutrin is causing the tinnitus, blurred vision, and possibly worsening the eye movements. (nystagmus?)
I would suggest calling your doctor right away and see what he/she might say.
Several years ago I had an adverse affect from Wellbutrin at my 2nd week to stop smoking I experienced a sensory overload of sorts, like what I imagine would be like a bad LSD "trip." Ended up in ER, given a shot to counteract the Wellbutrin and went on my merry way.
Be sure that your doc know of all other meds you might be taking too.
Good luck and hope this all goes away for you soon.
Will agree with Karen99.....this could be related to the Wellbutrin.
I have had similiar symptoms before and in my case it was related to an inner ear issue. I think the inner ear issue was brought on by a medication I took, but my then physician disagreed. Nevertheless, I had to deal with this crap and it wasn't any picnic to say the least.
You should inform your physician IMMEDIATELY about this.
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