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    Hi Everyone-
    I am a little nervous, this is my first time posting. I want to thank all of you first for taking the time to be there for each other and for answering so many questions. No doubt you help so many who are part of this community, but there are thousands more you help who just come to read, like me. Here is my story-

    In February of this year, I began taking 15mg Adderall IR/once daily. It seemed to help a lot, and I had no real side effects from it, although the initial euphoria faded rather quickly, I found it to be very helpful. I never upped my dose the first few months I was on it. In April of this year, I was prescribed 150mg of Wellbutrin to add. Initially, I didn't feel much with the Wellbutrin, but it did seem that the Adderall was a little less effective. I experienced a few side effects once I started the Wellbutrin, which led to a horrific experience that I will soon get to. I broke out in a rash about 3 weeks after starting. It started off small, but quickly spread to my entire body. I went in to see the Dr. about this, and he said he had never seen a reaction like that and believed it was separate from the Wellbutrin, possibly from something I ate, difference in detergent, soap (although I didn't change either detergent or soap), but he made me feel pretty confident that one had nothing to do with the other. He told me to take an antihistamine, and it should help, which I did. Eventually the rash went away. In the following weeks, I began to notice a few other things- My chest felt a bit heavy at times, my throat sometimes, not all the time, felt a bit tight, and my pulse seemed out of control. I also felt constantly thirsty. Let me also say I drink 2 cups of coffee a day, which my Dr. knows, and I am pretty small, 5'3 typically between 99-102lbs. My fiancé and I are both teachers, and I am very mentally stable. I only say this bc what I am about to describe sounds like I belong in a psych ward, and I am so embarrassed by it. However, it happened, and I need some help with it. I thought I was losing my mind. Here it goes-

    In June of this year, my sister graduated high school. The weeks leading up to it, I felt a major difference in my ability to actually get out of bed. The day my sister graduated was pretty rough, too, but I made it. This day I took 30mg more of my Adderall (45mg), and my same dose of 150mg Wellbutrin. It was extremely HOT in S Cali that day, and I didn't drink much water, if any. I walked 3 miles to the location in 90 degree weather, and sat for 3 hours in the sun for the ceremony. That evening we went out to dinner, I came home, went to bed, and everything was fine. The following day I had work to finish at the school, and I took my normal dose of Wellbutrin and Adderall. I then met my fiancé at the beach, and we laid in the sun for a few hours. Again, stupid, I know, but I didn't have any water. Sat early morning 3am, I woke up vomiting. I went back to sleep bc my sister's graduation party was later in the day, and I had promised my mom I'd help her out.

    Sat morning I woke up feeling something I've never felt before. My fiancé noticed right away and asked if I was ok. I went to answer him, but I could barely speak, I just looked at him confused, perplexed by what he was asking. He told me I didn't seem right and to rest and said he'd go without me and help my mom, so he left. I laid on the sofa for 45 mins bc I did not have the energy to get up. I couldn't find the strength. Finally, I crawled to the shower, and sat on the shower floor. I was freezing all of a sudden, despite it being 78 degrees inside. My mind was in a huge fog. I felt confused, disoriented, but I kept telling myself it was just a stomach bug. Again, I took my same dose of both Wellbutrin and Adderall. Somehow I managed to get to my mom's and attend the party for a couple hours. My uncle who was there is a Dr. and said it sounded like I had caught the stomach flu. I still didn't believe that's what I had. NOTHING had ever felt like this, and I've had the stomach flu before. I made it through the party, but my energy was depleted. We left the party Sat evening and returned home. Again Sat night, I vomited at 2am. Sun morn I woke up, and I was officially in hell.

    I felt as if I'd been hit with a dump truck. I have never felt so discombobulated in my life. I couldn't think, I couldn't speak, I couldn't comprehend. Looking back, I can't believe I'm typing this, but again, I took my same doses of my medication. I had no strength. I couldn't walk to the bathroom, I had to crawl everywhere. I thought this was the worst stomach flu known to man. I was thirsty, but I wasn't nauseous, in fact, none of the times I vomited did I feel nauseous. I had a sip of coffee, but it tasted horrible. My fiancé asked if I wanted to sign a Father's Day card, I couldn't. I couldn't formulate a cohesive thought or find the strength to pick up a pen and put it down on paper, so I just shook my head. He asked if I wanted to go with him to see his dad, I shook my head and he told me to rest. Stupidly, yes, I took my medicine normally this day, too. I laid on the couch all day in complete confusion. I had the tv on, but I had no clue what I was watching, and while I was mentally awake, it felt as if my entire brain had shut down. I then began to feel a paranoia like I've never felt before. This is where I ask you to please remember I am not crazy, 'cuz I'm about to sound like I am.

    The following days I continued on my Wellbutrin/Adderall combination. I should have been drinking water, but I couldn't. I was bed ridden, well, more like sofa ridden. I needed to be out in the open bc the "smell" of the bedroom made me sick. I couldn't describe what I was feeling bc I didn't know. Most days I slept all day, and at night, I laid awake hallucinating. One night I began screaming that bees were trying to attack me. Anytime I saw something out of the corner of my eye, I'd just about have a heart attack. My fiancé told me while I was sleeping, my limbs were flailing, and I sounded panicked in my breathing. My muscles were twitching uncontrollably, and I still wasn't able to speak or walk. I never once checked my phone bc I didn't have the strength to even do that. I wanted to hide away until this was gone, and I began to worry it was never going away. The hallucinations were unbearable. My muscles ached, my head throbbed, and I was still vomiting at 2 am on the dot every morning. I suffered through this for over a week. Each day seemingly worse than the last.

    The following Monday (day 10), I woke up with a thirst I had never experienced before, and my fiancé brought me a huge bottle of water. I needed water, and I needed it now. I drank it all. I finally decided that morning that was it, I wasn't taking my Wellbutrin, so I didn't and haven't since. I did take 15mg of Adderall, which is the dose I continued on, even today. So I've cut my dose in half. Monday was bad, but it was a *little* better, though not much. My skin felt like it was on fire. Anything that touched me felt like I had lit a match to it, and with every touch, I felt my skin cooling off. My fiancé threw a blanket on me, and I screamed in pain. It burned. He suggested I go to the emergency room, but I couldn't. I didn't have the strength, and I was too scared. The hallucinations weren't subsiding either, nor were my out of control muscle twitches. I could finally talk at this point, and as I described my symptoms to my fiancé, the more terrified I was of myself. Spiders were trying to attack me? If I saw a fly, I'd go into a panic. My skin was burning, my head was in a haze, it took forced effort to articulate a single thoughtful response. And it was accompanied by THE worst headache I had ever experienced in my life. One night, I laid awake all night. Every couple hours my fiancé would ask if I was ok, and I'd mumble "No, my head." I thought I was having a brain aneurism. A couple days passed, no Wellbutrin, same Adderall dosage. I finally had strength to take a shower (disgusting, I know). Please know that I am well aware I should have seen a Dr., which I am very good about doing normally, but I can't explain it. I just couldn't. I wasn't myself. I couldn't move, I was scared, and unless he was coming to me, seeing a Dr was not happening. Also, please don't blame my fiancé. While I told him some of my symptoms, many of the more horrifying symptoms I kept to myself bc I didn't want to scare him. He was convinced I had the flu.

    At this point I was no longer drinking coffee. My senses were on high alert, and I could smell everything, things that weren't even there. I could smell my coffee maker, and it made me sick. I thought about creamer, that made me sick. I smelled mold in our brand new, beautiful apartment, and I begged my fiancé to have it professionally cleaned, even though I knew it was spotless. The sight of the toilet made me sick. The sheets in the bed. I made him wash everything. All the blankets, bedding, clothes, even though they were already clean. I was paranoid beyond belief. The hallucinations, while milder, were still there, and I knew if I didn't feel back to normal by Friday, I was admitting myself into emergency. I was able to walk soon, though I had to hold on to every piece of furniture in our apartment so I wouldn't fall over, at least I was able to walk instead of crawling. Wednesday I got the nerve to try going to the store. It took me an hour to get there and back, despite the fact that the store is a 5 second drive, which I normally walk, but I knew walking was out of the question. I waited 20 mins before going in, and I sat in my car 20 mins before leaving to catch my breath and get the strength to make it home from the 5 second drive, but I made it. My fiancé had been making me smoothies from fresh fruit and vegetables, and I had been drinking water like the country was on a shortage, and I would soon never have access to it. I was still taking my Adderall, but it had been over a week of not taking the Wellbutrin.

    Fri morning I woke up to being back to 100% again. I went to the Dr. yesterday, and he had no clue what happened to me and had absolutely no explanation for it. He had never heard of such a thing. I researched Wellbutrin and combinations of Wellbutrin with Adderall and found since they are both stimulants, hyperthermia can result if you are not keeping hydrated, are in the sun for long periods of time (my sister's graduation and the beach perhaps?), and coffee and caffeine worsens it. I'm sure none of you have had this experience, and I hope you never do. I wouldn't wish 5 mins of what I went through on my worst enemy. I have concluded 4 things: 1) allergic reaction to Wellbutrin. 2) combination of both Wellbutrin and Adderall. 3) hyperthermia due to the heat, lack of fluids, and medication- I have learned there is a medical induced Hyperthermia. 4) Serotonin Syndrome.

    Do any of you know what possibly could have happened? I think the Wellbutrin was a huge contributing factor. Since being off, I don't have the heavy chest or tight throat (which was causing the vomiting bc I wasn't fully swallowing food or liquid), and the symptoms went away within days of going off of it. I feel fine back on the Adderall alone. What about the paranoia and hallucinations? It was like an out of body experience. It was absolutely terrifying. And for it to last for weeks?? Thank God I was out of school and not teaching by this point. Could I have been suffering from extreme dehydration? I never ran a fever, but my skin was on fire. I'm speechless. Some of you might think this story is exaggerated, I can assure you it is not. If anything, it is worse than what I have shared. The morbid thoughts, the paranoia and hallucinations were the worst of it. Sure, it was not fun dealing with having no strength or energy and having horrible headaches and vomiting, but the worst of it was mental.

    I apologize for this novel, but any advice, similar stories, experiences, theories, would be much appreciated. Also if you feel this thread should be posted elsewhere to get more feedback or responses, please let me know. I'm a fish out of water here. Thanks so much for all you do. What an amazing support system you have found with each other. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, please.

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    It sounds like an adverse reaction to the Wellbutrin. The side effects, both common and rare sound a lot like the Wellbutrin. Since you are off of it and feeling better that is most likely the case. I don't believe Wellbutrin is a stimulant though. Its an SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or anti-depressant. Hives, paranoia, and hallucinations are all possible with the Wellbutrin. Did you feel suicidal any? Or any convulsions? If you are in need of an anti-depressant ask your doctor for something more mild like Prozac or Lexapro. Good luck to you.
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    Amazing story. I think you should report this reaction to the FDA. It seems beyond doubt it was the Wellbutrin that did this.

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    Wellbutrin is a dopamine and norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitor and you were showing general signs of psychosis related to excess dopamine/norepinephrine likely increased by moderate dehydration. Buproprion/wellbutrin has no effects on seratonin. Norepinephrine is likely the culprit causing excessive paranoia and nervousness coupled with anxiety and hallucinations. You were displaying hallmark symptoms of amphetamine psychosis. Avoid the combination in the future. It obviously doesnt work well with you, the combo is like pouring gas on a fire.
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    Thank you soooooo much for telling your story. I began crying during many parts because you were explaining exactly how I felt for over two years (except I wasn't having the extreme hallucinations, and I could walk). However, everything else you were describing was exactly the way I felt for two years after not having any drugs in my system at all. I couldn't talk, I didnt go anywhere, talk on the phone, get online, all I wanted to do was sleep, I actually wanted to die, my face began to swell and nobody could tell me why, after going to several specialists, and after an MRI found a mass in my parotid gland, then a biopsy that found nothing. I was actually disappointed that I didn't have cancer and was on my death bed, b/c I didn't want to live anymore. Ok, so now I will back up and tell you how I got in this situation. I was a teacher like you, I had been teaching succesfully for 8 years and I was good at my job. I was prescribed Adderral 70mgs a day ( a high dosage, I know) towards the end, 3 mgs of xanax a day, and I had developed a problem with opiods, so my doctor put me on subutex. Oh, and I had taken Wellbutrin for several years before these drugs but never at the same time?? which even raises more questions. Ok, now everything was going great the first year, then the adderrall just completely stopped working, anyway I found ways to get more. I believe I went into some sort of psychosis, the things people say I was doing was not me. I had to resign from my teaching job. I was sent off to a rehab/ AA cult treatment center, where they completely took me off everything that i had been taking for over 15 years. Like you, I thought an animal was living in the back of my head, I couldn't speak, I didn't have enough thought processing skills to get what was in my head out of my mouth, so I became mute, I didn't want to do anything except sleep, I didn't answer the phone, I couldn't speak to people, if people even looked at me I would go into a panic, I developed phobias of looking at myself in the mirror, I wouldn't go into a bathroom unless I knew the lights were dim enough or dark enough so that i would not be able to see myself in the mirror. (Now, remember just like you I was a teacher, I had a Masters degree. This was not me. The treatment center said I was being uncooperative b/c I wouldn't "share" or do fourth step, which required writing. I didn't know what to do with a pen or a pencil, I had lost basic motor skills funtioniong. I was depressed and constantly fearful of terrible things happening.

    One example, I like to tell which I think really expains the horror I was going through is this one. One night while there I iwoke up from a nighmare scared >>>>less. You know how you wake up from a nightmare and then you realize it was just a dream and everything is going to be ok? Well, I sudddenly woke up and realized that my nightmare was a dream about what was going on in my day to day life, nothing crazy like falling from the top of auilding, just what was actually going on. That freaked me out and went into panic mode, I mean it made it worse realizing that this nightmare was really worse b/c it was true. If that makes any sense? It's hard to explain how I was feeling like you said. When I finally got back home and was living with my parents (b/c I didn't want to leave the house, going out in public , or just thinking about it made me have a panic attack.

    Ok, so this went on for almost another year....each day got worse and worse until finally my parents were like you can't just lay around here and do nothing for the rest of your life. That's when it hit me, I hadn't even thought about what I was going to do? I couldn't even think for myself. So, I went to a doctor and got back on Adderall and Xanax and bam just like that I'm normal and happy again. Ready to take on life (now Im also not on anything else like subutex, or wellbutrin.)..so you are thinking what does this have to do with your story?

    Well, after two years of living in basically hiding and fear I was ready to move back home, but I had to go to another doc for my meds. Now, this doc thinks I don't need that much adderrall (and I agree), and I don't need that much xanax (which I don't agree with). So, he lowers the dosages of both of those and ADDS two more drugs Wellbutrin and Seroquel. Ok, I have yet to get these filled. I wanted to see what this seroquel stuff is...and wow ..WTF??? I am NOT taking that, and then I read all these stories about Wellbutrin and Adderrall like yours, and I'm NOT even gonna try that.

    I mean its like we have to be our own doctors these days...so just give me rx pad and I cant take it from here b/c they are apparently trying to kill us. Thanks again....My mind is made up...im not filling that script!

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    Omg- thanks for posting this!! I'm no dr but im putting my last month together ...

    I filed from divorce and started to flail and I think a psychotic break or deep depression were close.

    My psychiatrist prescribed me lexapro-after 2months it wasn't working. 150mg of Wellbutrin ... Moved it up to 300mg after a month. I also am a person that's a super functional ADHDpatientbut no Meds. She put me on Adderral. .. Five mg (rarely prescribed) 3x a day they changed to 10mg.

    As soon as this combo happened, I gothe worst rash. I have horrible eczema so I assumed laundry detergent changes. Nope. I saw a dermatologist and got antihistamines which did help me as well and im free and clear.

    Last night I took 300 mg around 11p. I woke up and took another one on accident.

    Today, I was working and I felt so floaty if thatmakes sense . I do believe now I was staring into space and doing nothing else several times for several hours. I recall texting a friend then I saw paramedics.

    Gran-effing Mal seizure! I have no history of them.

    I forgot about the doule medication taking so I didn't tell the er do so I will tomorrow. EEG To be scheduled tomorrow and my Mom demands to keep her up to date and she's not happy about these two together and has seen this before (she's an ER nurse of 35 or so years).


    Gotta trust my gut bc I knew that these drugs, while helpful, are dangerous. Thanks for posting!!

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    Omg- thanks for posting this!! I'm no dr but im putting my last month together ...

    I filed from divorce and started to flail and I think a psychotic break or deep depression were close.

    My psychiatrist prescribed me lexapro-after 2months it wasn't working. 150mg of Wellbutrin ... Moved it up to 300mg after a month. I also am a person that's a super functional ADHDpatientbut no Meds. She put me on Adderral. .. Five mg (rarely prescribed) 3x a day they changed to 10mg.

    As soon as this combo happened, I gothe worst rash. I have horrible eczema so I assumed laundry detergent changes. Nope. I saw a dermatologist and got antihistamines which did help me as well and im free and clear.

    Last night I took 300 mg around 11p. I woke up and took another one on accident.

    Today, I was working and I felt so floaty if thatmakes sense . I do believe now I was staring into space and doing nothing else several times for several hours. I recall texting a friend then I saw paramedics.

    Gran-effing Mal seizure! I have no history of them.

    I forgot about the doule medication taking so I didn't tell the er do so I will tomorrow. EEG To be scheduled tomorrow and my Mom demands to keep her up to date and she's not happy about these two together and has seen this before (go figure she's am ER nurse, RN of 35 or so years).


    Gotta trust my gut bc I knew that these drugs, while helpful, are dangerous. Thanks for posting!!

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    Just read your story... It sounds pretty horrible, here's what I know about these things and why:
    I have bipolar disorder and ADHD and have taken these types of drugs for many years

    So basically adderall is methamphetamine (minus 1 methyl molecule + 2 other amphs). People will probably deny this but it's true, look it up. Now you've probably got this horrible connotation springing to mind about meth and for any progress to be made in mental health these drug war scare campaigns have to be discarded. Drugs are tools not something inherently evil. Amphetamines and Wellbutrin cause the same reaction in your brain so doubling up on Wellbutrin and adderall caused double or even exponential release of your natural brain chemicals. You were sick because you were depleted and how a Dr didn't recognize this is beyond me (many Drs are corrupted by drug companies so I would say that it was a willful oversight (or not, idk the Drs brain) but I do know that Wellbutrin is sold as a cure-all by many pharma pushers. What I have learned through the years is that Wellbutrin is not for everyone, it works incredibly well for bipolar people but not great for people with just depression and ssri's like lexapro have the exact opposite effect. It's important to familiarize yourself with anything the Dr gives you and learn how it works instead of just taking their word for it. Remember that they know more about human function than the lay person but their knowledge is also limited bc the brain acts differently in people and their is no standard for how person A and person B will react. Still trust your dr but get them to tell you how things work on you and if they can't ask why they'd prescribe something they didn't know about. I as a bipolar person love my Wellbutrin, Trileptal, Klonopin, Vyvanse cocktail but I always have to remember that breaks need to be taken periodically to allow my body to work properly and to keep my meds at maximum effectiveness. If a dr tells you to "wean" your way off of something if you are going to stop taking it just know that this is Dr. speak for "you're going to get addicted" and addiction usually comes with needing more and more. Until the govt does the right thing and quits with prohibition we will have these designed drugs that imitate what we as humans have been taking for years to mitigate or behavior such as marijuana, meth, opiates, etc. and in many cases these imitations are more harmful than the harm caused by long established aids. I'm not advocating recreational drug abuse, I'm advocating an understanding of drugs as tools and discipline in how to use these tools. Wellbutrin is a drug that builds up in your system before it is effective so you need to control the build up (dr raising your dose after 1 month boggles my mind and leads me to think about pharma influence as I said above). What you probably had was a depletion of nutrients combined with a bit of serotonin syndrome and I know how awful that is, especially when it drives psychosis. When you stopped the Wellbutrin but not the adderall that was probably the wrong way to go but I understand it because adderall has more perceivable benefits but has much less perceivable and significant harms. Vyvanse is a bit better but the medicine that used to be most effective for what adderall treats is now illegal and a schedule 1 substance called desoxyn and is made in home labs now and called crystal meth. When we take psychoactive drugs, we have to remember what they are. They are substances that alter our naturally occurring brain function sometimes in good and sometimes in bad ways. To get the best out of them, understanding how they work to fine detail is best. I keep logs of how medicine affects me, how much I take, what else I take (always checking to see how its chemicals also react), what interactions are possible, what levels of each drug is currently in my system, and notes for how I feel and anything peculiar that happens, etc. and discuss it with my doctor. And as far as Drs go, everyone should research their doctor and learn what credentials they hold and what pharma companies they associate with. I will not see a dr who doesn't take my own research into account or wants to gloss over it (remember that Drs can grow arrogant, just ask any nurse). If you have a rash show up after taking a medicine stop it immediately, rashes are signs of potentially fatal chemical interactions.

    Take into account though that I'm no Dr, I don't hold any medical degree, so my advice is purely based on my own experiences battling my condition and how I've learned to manage my condition, along with my research into medicines and what they do and my research into social and political factors (this I do have degrees in) such as pharma sales and who is doing what, lobbying, regulatory reasoning, historical factors, etc. I hope your issue was solved, I understand how scary it is to not know why your body and mind are functioning and the paranoia that can be related to this or caused by chemical reactions in the brain.

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    Also a first time user. I started out being hospital for 11 days with sepsis. Followed by 30 days of out patient IV antibiotics. Over that time I developed anxiety and severe panic attacks. These hafe affected my ability to work as a corrections officer. The last thing needed is a coworker freaking out in the middle of a shift. My reactions very from panic attacks to anxiety as well as just having to get away from people. I am on Adderall 10mg 2x Daily Wellbuttrin. SR 150Mg 2x Daily. I have an appointment with counselor Monday and plan to discuss these reaction and a follow up with the psychiatrist who coordinates the medication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enjoi1 View Post
    Wellbutrin is a dopamine and norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitor and you were showing general signs of psychosis related to excess dopamine/norepinephrine likely increased by moderate dehydration. Buproprion/wellbutrin has no effects on seratonin. Norepinephrine is likely the culprit causing excessive paranoia and nervousness coupled with anxiety and hallucinations. You were displaying hallmark symptoms of amphetamine psychosis. Avoid the combination in the future. It obviously doesnt work well with you, the combo is like pouring gas on a fire.
    Quote Originally Posted by Comeback Kid View Post
    It sounds like an adverse reaction to the Wellbutrin. The side effects, both common and rare sound a lot like the Wellbutrin. Since you are off of it and feeling better that is most likely the case. I don't believe Wellbutrin is a stimulant though. Its an SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or anti-depressant. Hives, paranoia, and hallucinations are all possible with the Wellbutrin. Did you feel suicidal any? Or any convulsions? If you are in need of an anti-depressant ask your doctor for something more mild like Prozac or Lexapro. Good luck to you.
    Wellbutrin is NOT an SSRI. To say that Prozac or lexapro are more mild is very misleading and altogether not correct. They are different types of antidepressants. Wellbutrin is in its own category as far as antidepressants go and you clearly had an adverse reaction. As Wellbutrin and adderall both effect norepinephrine the combo can be overwhelming. It is well known that a side effect of Wellbutrin, for a fair amount of people, is anxiety or paranoia. Add that to dehydration, which alone can cause hallucinations and plenty of other complications, and you may get a reaction like you have described. Of course for most it is not this severe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enjoi1 View Post
    Wellbutrin is a dopamine and norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitor and you were showing general signs of psychosis related to excess dopamine/norepinephrine likely increased by moderate dehydration. Buproprion/wellbutrin has no effects on seratonin. Norepinephrine is likely the culprit causing excessive paranoia and nervousness coupled with anxiety and hallucinations. You were displaying hallmark symptoms of amphetamine psychosis. Avoid the combination in the future. It obviously doesnt work well with you, the combo is like pouring gas on a fire.
    Quote Originally Posted by Comeback Kid View Post
    It sounds like an adverse reaction to the Wellbutrin. The side effects, both common and rare sound a lot like the Wellbutrin. Since you are off of it and feeling better that is most likely the case. I don't believe Wellbutrin is a stimulant though. Its an SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or anti-depressant. Hives, paranoia, and hallucinations are all possible with the Wellbutrin. Did you feel suicidal any? Or any convulsions? If you are in need of an anti-depressant ask your doctor for something more mild like Prozac or Lexapro. Good luck to you.
    Wellbutrin is NOT an SSRI. To say that Prozac or lexapro are more mild is very misleading and altogether not correct. They are different types of antidepressants. Wellbutrin is in its own category as far as antidepressants go and you clearly had an adverse reaction. As Wellbutrin and adderall both effect norepinephrine the combo can be overwhelming. It is well known that a side effect of Wellbutrin, for a fair amount of people, is anxiety or paranoia. Add that to dehydration, which alone can cause hallucinations and plenty of other complications, and you may get a reaction like you have described. Of course for most it is not this severe!

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