I am a graduate RN from 2007. I have taken my state board exams several times, studied extensively, and have taken many preparation classes. I have always dealt with text anxiety and mild depression. Have been prescribed Zoloft (suffered a lack of motivation from it) and am currently on Wellbutrin XL 150 mg. I now have more energy, and less depression. However, I can't seem to get fully into studying for more than an hour. Is there anything out there to help me stay focused longer studying and testing. I brought up Adderall to my gen md, but she thought the Wellbutrin would help, I have been on the Wellbutrin for about 6 weeks. Any suggestions out there?
Been on Wellbutrin XL 150mg for 6 weeks to manage test anxiety..not helping. Any suggestions?
- 19 Jul 2010 by sufudu83
- 1 November 2017
- wellbutrin, wellbutrin xl, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), seasonal affective disorder, generalized anxiety disorder
Hi sufudu83, I feel like an echo here, because I keep responding to people that are taking Wellbutrin while having awful anxiety problems.
An excellent psychiatrist told me that Wellbutrin is the worst anti-D for people that suffer from anxiety/panic attacks. Talk to your doc, perhaps you might just want off of Wellbutrin?
Sure hope you are feeling better, because we need all the great nurses we can get!
Best wishes to you,
Wellbutrin is not for anxiety. Zoloft can help with anxiety but weight gain is invovled, but I suggest klonopin that is striclty for anxiety, I take it and it helps. Adderral is for ADHD. Whos is this doctor prescribing this stuff to you? I don't think he/she knows what hes doing.
I think Wellbutrin is good for depression, but bad for anxiety. If you have ADHD then it may have helped you concentrate, but if not, then it would just add to your anxiety. I take Vistaril (hydroxyzine) for anxiety, and I like it. Benzo medications are addicting and hard to come off of, so if you really are being affected by the anxiety, I would try something like Vistaril or Buspar first. Then if those don't work you can move to something stronger. Best of luck!
I have taken Wellbutrin Xl and loved it. But like you I suffered some anxiety, so my doc. gave me atarax for anxiety. It is not addictive like some, works well. But I was put on pristiq, which covers both. So now I only need it on occations.
Try Wellbutin XR.
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