I've been on various drugs for GAD and panic attacks. From Zoloft, to Paxil, to Buspar, and had no real benefit from any, and some of the usual sexual side effects from Paxil and Zoloft, and couldn't handle Buspar's lightheadness. My psychiatrist currently has me on.25mg of Xanax 3 times daily, and as needed for specific panic attacks.
I have started taking Wellbutrin 100mg time released. I have not been able to find much info on this drug on the Net. I know it is not an SSRI, and affects dopamine. I was surprised to find it is also used to help quit smoking. My question/concern is side effects. I have read it can cause jitteriness, and act as a stimulant, which frightens me, since with the GAD, any additional stimuli would, I think, make it worse. I wonder if you could list the most common side effects of Wellbutrin, and any other helpful info. I searched the archived questions, and only found a few posts about it.