HI, I am a 28 year old female in good health. I have been generally depressed for the last three years, suspect that I have ADD and suffer from terrible anxiety at bedtime. I started taking Wellbutrin SR (150mg) twice a day starting last Wednesday. I also have been taking Xanax before bed to help me sleep and it works like a dream. Since I've only been on the Wellbutrin for less than a week, I don't think it's positive effects have set in yet, but I have been a little dizzy here and there throughout the day. Problem is, I'm taking the NY bar exam tomorrow and the day after and I do not want to be dizzy for it. I have read a few website chats about Wellbutrin where people have said it made them feel stupid and have memory loss (which, of course, made me panic a little, considering my circumstances). I can't tell if the Wellbutrin helps me concentrate better or if it hinders my thinking. What do you think I should do? Should I take my full Wellbutrin prescription on the bar exam days (300mg), only half, not at all? Should I take a Xanax to calm my nerves, since I'll be a mess? Does Wellbutrin make people stupid and forgetful? Is there anything I can do in the morning (or the night before) to get my brain at peak function, like eat a particular food group or exercise?
My other question (in two parts) is that I have a genetic blood disorder called Factor V Leiden, which is only an increased propensity to form blood clots (I've been told the risk is similar to that of smoking or taking birth control pills). The treatment for this is an aspirin a day. (a) Will the aspirin interfere with the above medication and (b) will the above medication interfere with my Factor V Leiden?
Just so you know, I am on no other medications and, to the best of my knowledge, have no other medical or mental health problems.
Thank you for your help.