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Old 04-17-19, 09:37 PM
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Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

I'm a guy and I'm experiencing the lovely trio of depression, anxiety and ADHD. You can understand my sarcasm when I say it is fully enjoyable.

I'm taking an SSRI now and I haven't taken an ADHD med in many years. I'm really not fond of stimulants.

Has anyone taken Wellbutrin for any of these things? The SSRI's work but the side effects (hunger, lack of interest in sex, etc) really aren't great. They also do nothing for my ADHD.

Any relevant opinions would be appreciated.
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Re: Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

Wellbutrin works wonders for my chronic depression, but it doesn't do a thing for my anxiety nor my ADHD.

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Re: Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

My husband takes it for depression but it helps with the adhd as well.
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Re: Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

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Wellbutrin works wonders for my chronic depression, but it doesn't do a thing for my anxiety nor my ADHD.

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This was my experience. In fact, at times it seemed to make my anxiety worse.
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Re: Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

What have the folks in question done to help with the anxiety?
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Re: Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

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Mindfulness, and when that fails, lorazepam.

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Re: Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

I only recently began to accept the fact that I have clinical anxiety. Still researching Solutions at this point. I honestly had lived my life up to this point thinking it was just associated with my ADHD, but the more time goes by the more I realize it's its own separate issue.
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Re: Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

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Has anyone taken Wellbutrin for any of these things?
Wellbutrin didn't seem to have much of an effect on me, beside making my hands tremor, so I stopped taking it. It's viewed as a "stimulating antidepressant," so it probably won't help with anxiety. It's more for giving you energy, if you're currently depressed.

It's generally viewed as a 3rd or 4th line treatment for ADHD. In other words, it generally doesn't help with ADHD, but you might find an occasional success story here and there.
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Re: Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

A little late to this party, but I have taken Wellbutrin for 25+ years. Works wonders for my depression. Helped with my ADHD initially when I was in my 20s but as my career advanced and responsibilities mounted, I needed a stimulant. I was hesitant at first but have been on stims for many years now and thank god.

I recently had some anxiety issues that were not constant but something I had not had before. It was work related and my p-doc prescribed 5 mg valium as needed. The work issue has been mostly resolved (started a new job!) but I had many years of success in my career in what I was doing so this move is still within the realm of what my career has been but still a bit of a change. I am needing the valium less and less, almost not at all.


Sorry for the long diatribe, but in short, you have a trio of issues and it's not likely one single med will take care of all 3. I do not have sexual side effects with Wellbutrin, or any other except for insomnia the first few weeks.

Find a doc that will work with you on the stimulants. Mine was willing to try several different ones and dosages since i really needed them. Not sure what to tell you on the anxiety. My seemed to be mostly work related, thankfully.
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Wellbutrin Just Made Me Angry

For many years before I was diagnosed with ADHD, I was only treated for atypical depression, for which I tried various drugs including Wellbutrin. Twice.

Both times Wellbutrin made me too angry and snappish to consider whether it was helping my depressive or ADHD symptoms.

But Adderall helped both my depression and ADHD.
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Re: Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

I've been on Wellbutrin for for only 5 months now. First 150mg extended release and now 300mg extended release. It certainly helped my anxiety and depression. Did not do anything noticeable for concentration. In fact, now I can't focus on a task and don't care about it anymore either.
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Re: Wellbutrin for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD? Experiences with any of it?

I found forcing myself to be productive is the best way to deal with depression or anxiety. There are a articles that give tips for anxiety.
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