I've noticed several side effects with wellbutrin and am wondering if anyone else has experienced any of the following - hot flashes/sweating, chills, anger/irritability, confusion.
Can Wellbutrin cause or intensify hot flashes?
Question posted by riley50 on 5 Dec 2011
Last updated on 22 August 2017 by PJTKNA07
Yes, I experienced all of them and had to change my sleeping clothes at least two or more times a night from sweating
I also do get chills periodically. I take Wellbutrin for being able to focus. So for haven't seen any improvement. But I definitely get several hot flashes especially at night, and I get chills during the day and night.
It is miserable so I plan on talking to my doctor at next appointment.
Yes I have only been on Wellbutrin XL for 1 month and I started getting hot flashes which I had under control with Amberen before taking Wellbutrin.
Yes I have, just last week I went though the sweating and hotflashes and I been on Wellbutrin for about four months now. A couple of days ago my pdoc decided to take me off wellbutrin because of the agitation, nervousness and worsening anxiety. I hate the confusion part too. The one positive is it help lift my depression but my main focus was my anxiety issues and some times it worsen it.
Wellbutrin was a rough for me it did get better in some area and worsen other areas.I hope you feel better.
Hi riley50, I had just noticed another question about having just had a complete hysterecomy? Well, I don't know about the well butrin, but the hysterectomy will cause a lot of these problems you are having. Estrogen is one way to get by this, but eventually you will have to dose down on it & try not to take them regularly. It's something we all go thru whether surgically or naturally. I did at 22 & got shots of hormorne replacement that landed me in the hosppital 3 times with phlebitis (blood clots in the legs) was told I couldn't ever use them again. Well, now some 30 years later I have to use the Vivelle patch which is also estrogen because of dryness & a prolasped uretha. Not having those valuable hormores cn cause a host of problems for us women, but the replacements can cause another host of problems. If you can get the depression under control, & by the way, I have heard many times on this sight that wellbutrin alone is not a good choice.
It needs either something else added in the mix or not taken alone. Anyway after reading both your posts, I really believe with a little estrogen & progesterone you will be fine. It takes a while to make such an adjustment when your hormornes are ripped away from your body all at once instead of a slower steady way, the natural way, it does play havoc on every part of your system. Be patient & remember there are better days ahead. I wish you the best...
Sweating is a side effect with Wellbutrin. I am a long distance runners and my dc put me out of it,however is the best med. to increase your energy and sexual livido. Alcon
Yes, the increased sweating is a common side effect of most antidepressants. The other side effects you mention are more serious and should be reported to the doctor right away. To read further about these side effects go to:
- Wellbutrin uses and safety info
- Wellbutrin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Wellbutrin (detailed)
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