After pregnancy I had symptoms of postpartum. GP prescribed Bupropion XL (Wellbutrion XL-brand). I... am wondering if anyone else has had any side effects from this drug? I have been gaining a bit of weight, my hair is breaking off, bumps/pimples on my head and a decrease in sexual desire. Frequent sharp throbbing headaches and lack of energy. The medication has helped a bit for more 'happy feelings' but is there another depression medication that has less side effects? I am also taking Progesterone medication Nora BE and my OB said no side effect should occur... anyone having side effects from this pill as well? I'm trying to cancel out some med's and not sure which one to stop first !
I think your culprit is the Nora Be. The following is a list of serious and common side effects:
Nora-Be (norethindrone) side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
•sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
•sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
•pain or swelling in one or both legs;
•swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain;
•symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes);
•severe pelvic pain;
•chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; or
•nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include:
mild nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps;
•breast pain, swelling, or tenderness;
•freckles or darkening of facial skin;
•increased acne or hair growth;
•changes in weight;
•vaginal itching or discharge;
•skin itching or rash;
•changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive; or
To read more about this medication go to:
I would reconsult the gynecologist about this medication.
Wellbutrin did great for my depresssion but it gave me the side effects from hell. I almost gave up twice taking it but Im glad I hung in there. Everyone is so different. I thought I had a great sex life with my husband but when I started wellbutrin I realize my libido was low, it did good things for my sex life. It took Wellbutrin 6 to 8 weeks to start working for me and for the side effect to stop. I hope you was able to hang in there and I hope you are doing better.
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