I'm 20 years old, I've been suffering from anxiety and depression the last 2ish months. The last three week I've been controlling my anxiety very well. Before it was extreme, and I couldn't calm myself. Now I'd say I'm 95% back to myself (huge improvement).. I just saw my doctor today about all this because they've been booked up, and he prescribed 75mg bupropion .. I've never taking anything like this and I am having extreme anxiety from reading the side effects online. Since my anxiety has gotten so much better I'm wondering how beneficial it will be to take this? My fear is it setting me back instead of helping. Thanks
If you'r anxiety is getting better do yourself a huge favor. Don't take anything, I've suffered from anxiety since i was just a kid. Im 54 now. anxiety medication got me three dui's and 130 days in jail, In jail is where i stopped all medication. i took 6mg of clonazepam/klonopin and 60mg of buspirone/buspar daily for years and stopping was pure hell, ive taken bupropion before but that was just the start of the doctors merry go around of meds. If your not careful the over zealous medical system in america will most assuredly end like mine did, in jail. Please be careful nobody should have to go through the financial, physical, and mental abuse those meds have put upon me. I have been doing meditation for over a year now, while it isnt the most convenient it does work. i first started meditation for panic attacks, it stopped me from going to the E.R. more times than i can count. It works i hope you decide to give it a honest try, I wished i had when i was your age.
Af123; Just so you do know, Yes many people do very well and need medication in order to control the anxiety so don't rule it out. This has proven to be non-addictive and for most people very well tollerated. But if you are doing okay and being able to control yourself without medication that is fantastic. Just know that you do have options I have for over 30 years had to take medications and do relaxation stuff to keep my Anxiety and panic attacks under control. And this medication in this dose would be a good start if you feel you may need something. Just know that when you first start these medications sometimes it may even increase the symptoms your trying to control for a week or two with some people, Then the benefits start to kick in for you. Best of luck. Chuck1957 mutch better life through modern chemistry.
Hi, af! I know the lists of side effects look daunting and could probably provoke an anxiety attack on their own but know that, on average, <10 of users (<5% for most side effects) ever experience any side effect. Those that do may have a couple and find that they resolve within days to a couple of weeks,
So, if you're feeling good and you're happy with where you're at that's great. If not, don't be afraid of your options. Millions of people live happy and productive lives with medication. I'm one of them.
Bupropion is my medication of choice for my anxiety/depression. My doctor used to say "Anxiety left untreated, turns into depression". I have anxiety, but not while I am on bupropion. It makes me calm, but at the same time, it gives me energy and motivation. Some people get anxious when first starting this medication, but it usually subsides, unless someone is suffering from extreme panic attacks. If you happen to have initial anxiety, your doctor might give you an anti-anxiety med temporarily in the beginning until the bupropion begins to be effective for you. You probably will have to get up to a 150mg dose to really benefit from it. But I think your doctor is starting you at such a low dose because of your apprehension of increased anxiety. The one that works best for me is Bupropion SR (slow-release).
Remember, being afraid to take a medication is part of suffering from anxiety!
Good luck, I think it will really help.
- Bupropion Information for Consumers
- Bupropion Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bupropion (detailed)
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