... also Cardiac Arrest and Cardiac Failure. She was 17 years old
I am so sorry you had to go through this. I have taken Wellbutrin at the max dose for many, many years without any problems. It has helped my depression. Stories like this make me realize the inherent danger, but without the meds my depression turns to suicide which I'm unwilling to go there.
I felt like I was going to have a heart attack after taking Wellbutrin. My heart was violently beating despite being very still. Dr assumes the Wellbutrin was just giving me "anxiety" but I know that something was wrong. I feel like some of the risks of these medications aren't being taken as seriously as they should be.
I am wondering how you are doing. I am sorry you lost your sister. That must have been horrible for you and your family. I developed high blood pressure after 2 months on wellbutrin XL, but will have to be on another AD soon. The costs of not treating my depression are too high to not do so. As a mom I think it very important that I do everything I can to take care of myself. I wish you well. becky
Hi, I'm so sorry for your loss. I took wellbutrin xl for a few years and it worked really well for me until it just quit working one day. Then we discovered I had a seizure disorder and the new psychiatrist really wanted me to get off it because she said it was known to make the seizure threshold lower. I've since learned that lots of meds can lower the threshold, making it easier to have a seizure, but the psychiatrist and neurologist say this is more likely with Wellbutrin than other anti-depressants.
I am very sorry to hear that. I took 1 pill and had to be driven home from work. I thought I was paranoid because I have issues with many meds. I apparently had a seizure that night and my not so smart husband didn't call 911. Not knowing anything he said I was shaking the whole bed so he couldn't sleep. I was taking it for depression and to quit smoking. Dr tried to keep me on it and I never saw her again. I cant take antidepressants or it Will throw me into psychosis and very suicidal. I have bipolar 1.
Hi Michael, I'm so sorry, a death in a close family can be devastating. :-(
This medication is virtually banned in Australia and is available under government authority only. It is available once only (30 days) per adult for quitting smoking.
This was decided quite sometime ago as the side effect profile was considered too dangerous for longer term use.
- Wellbutrin Information for Consumers
- Wellbutrin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Wellbutrin (detailed)
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