Question: mrst53 asked... My husband has PTSD and has been taking, I think 150mg or 200mg of Wellbutrin each day. He had a CT scan done and decided to stop taking the meds because of the chance of a seizure (his decision not the doc). He has not started back. It has now been 4 weeks, and he feels like CRAP. He has a headache, wants to do nothing, fuzziness in the brain, tired all the time. He is worse than he was before he started on any meds. Depression is worse. Is this the result of going off the Wellbutrin cold turkey?, or just the PTSD and depression returning because he is not on any meds? Thanks, Linda Answer: Dear Linda, The symptoms you describe could be from discontinuing Wellbutrin, but only his doctor could tell you that with any certainty. Medications such as Wellbutrin work to regulate the levels of chemicals called neurotransmitters. Abruptly discontinuing the medication can wreak havoc with those levels. Is he willing to talk with h...
Generic Name: BUPROPION - ORAL Pronounced: (bue-PROE-pee-on) Wellbutrin Oral Uses
Bupropion is used to treat depression. It can improve your
mood and feelings of well-being. It may work by helping to restore the balance
of certain natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in your brain.
How To Use Wellbutrin Oral
Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Medication Guide
available from your pharmacist before you start using bupropion and each time
you get a refill. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any
Take this medication by mouth, with or without food,
usually three times daily. If stomach upset occurs, you may take this drug with
food. It is important to take your doses at least 6 hours apart or as directed
by your doctor to decrease your risk of having a seizure.
Do not take more or less medication or take it more
frequently than prescribed. Taking more than the recommended dose of bupropion
may increase y...
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