Ive been diagnoised as Bi-polar disorder experincing both manic and depressive symptoms when not medicated. Im currently taking Risperidal, Lithium, Epaval. And Ativan on a as needed basis. The medication that Im taking is working and I dont have many concerns other than a few side effects. How will Wellbutrin XL help with depression? Also with anxiety and most importantly dealing with painfull panic attacks?
Hello Jake2013. I am not a doctor. Wellbutrin/Bupropion is a drug used to combat depression. It is an anti-depressant and is prescribed off label for several other diagnosis. ADHD, SAD, as well as use of tobacco (stop of smoking). It will certainly help in combination of the other drugs you are taking to treating depression and anxiety. Too treat anxiety per say, no. (if used solo, alone) Regards pledge
In my experience with numerous meds. for anxiety and depression I do not believe Wellbutrin is going to treat your anxiety and or panic attacks. Those issues are corrected with Xanax or Xanax XR. Wellbutrin treated my depression fairly well but after a year I was prescribed new depression meds as my body built up tolerance to highest dose of Wellbutrin. Hope this is helpful. p.s. I am now on Viibryd & Seroquel XR for my Major Depressive Disorder and it works tremendously but keep in mind SEROQUEL XR is an antipsychiotic so pros must outweigh the cons concerning side effects.
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