Several years ago, I was prescribed Welbutrin to quit smoking and after 2 weeks taking as directed, had a severe allergic reaction beginning with hives on the backs of my legs and progressing to a terrible rash all over my body, swelling of my hands, toes, fingers, lips, etc. Even with prednisone treatment, it took over 4 months for the reaction to completely clear up. The allergy specialist I saw during that time advised me to never take anything like Wellbutrin again to be safe even though I had previously taken Paxil with no problems. I am now experiencing severe lower back pain associated with several herniated, bulging spinal disks and looking for an alternative to narcotic pain medication. Seriously considering Lyrica but I am scared to death of going through another allergic reaction like with the Wellbutrin. I have since been told that my allergy could have been related to one of the inert ingredients, not the Wellbutrin itsself. Thanks for any help or insight anyone might be able to provide. BTW- I did quit smoking on my own soon after!
Hi, well hi agree with that doctor wellbutrin or bupropion related to the diet drug tenuate or diethylPROPION get the connection they are both propion derivatives and diethypropion can be safer than wellbutrin I take dexedrine ER 10mg 1x daily no bad sides or any of that crap this just shows that in many cases older drugs are way way way way better than this new chemical shit being pushed upon the general ppublic by chemical companies and their main reason for doing this is not to help anyone. It is just the patents on older. Drugs have expired which means all 20 or more companies can make and sell those drugs., only not for nearly as much as a new drug. So you see the only real. Advance in drugs is ssri drugs and that is it adderal is not new either does anyone remember obetrol. Same basic drug only. Renamed because. Let's face it people like uppers or speed but let me finish by. Saying paxil ussed to be. On my list too.
But now luvox is more favored by me not making me such a motor mouth just a typeboard. Mouth a silent epidemic everyone does not have. Nearly as much fun anymore well here is a chalange let's. Have a big pparty in rochester ny at maplewood park come on let's. Get out and have. Fun. Al. Stut
Congratulations on your smoking cessation. You should be very proud of that accomplishment.
The doc or your favorite pharmacist would be your best bet for definitive answers, but I'll give it a shot.
Wellbutrin belongs to an atypical anti-depressant family.
Lyrica has different ingredients and active medication focusing on the relief of a certain type of pain. Therefore, due to the total difference in medication types and mode of action, I think an adverse reaction you described is unlikely. But I'm not the expert in these matters. Maybe someone else has more information to offer.
Peace and take care.
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