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Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has had trouble with bupropion/Wellbutrin. I was suffering from generalized anxiety, and my doctor put me on 200 mg/day. This seemed to help at first, then anxiety increased. So he put me on 150 mg/day. Again, this seemed to help at first, but then anxiety increased. He put me on 400 mg/day. I only took one of the 200 mg tablets, as I developed odd body aches after taking it, and went back to the 150s. Meanwhile, I suffered from insomnia, which aggravated the anxiety. When I contacted my doctor, he told me that he didn't believe that the body aches were from the 200 mg, and that the medication wasn't causing me anxiety. He also advised me to take the 150 mg 3X/day, which I did not do. I became severly miserable, experiencing self-loathing and a sense of timidity. I went to a different doctor, who prescribed (on the short term) Ambien to determine if the insomnia alone was increasing my anxiety or if it was the bupropion. The Ambien has improved my sleep and given me at least a temporary respite from the anxiety each night. Yesterday, I stopped taking the 150s and replaced them with the 100s. I'm experiencing anxiety, which is uncomfortable but without the horrid negative feelings. I'm trying to schedule with the second doctor to discuss tapering off the bupropion. All this began on 1 December, when I was prescribed the medication. Anyway, has anyone else experienced anything like this? Thank you.
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