Wellbutrin Wellbutrin Xl, Mild Headache, Panic and Anxiety, Ringing in My Ears, Ringing in the Ears
I'm so glad to have found this site! I've been scared out of my mind something is horribly wrong with me. I was put on Wellbutrin XL 100 back in March due to some major stress in my life. I was having horrible panic attacks. I've had bouts of panic and ... more »
I'm so glad to have found this site! I've been scared out of my mind something is horribly wrong with me. I was put on Wellbutrin XL 100 back in March due to some major stress in my life. I was having horrible panic attacks. I've had bouts of panic and anxiety for years but was always fleeting and never needed medication. These attacks were horrid. Wellbutrin seemed to be working great after a couple months. The only thing I noticed was I had a mild headache every morning upon waking up and nausea. Oh and slight ringing in the ears. I lost a little weight, had energy, my mind wasn't going a million different directions it seemed. Told the doctor about the side effects and he said should go away with time. Was all in all ok happy with the results. Then the dosage was increased. I soon noticed a not so pleasant side effect. My hair coming out during shampoos in globs. Of course at the time, didn't realize it was a side effect. My nausea was sometimes unbearable. Headaches every day and night....never went away with anything I took. Some headaches turned into migraines. The ringing in my ears worsened. Then the vision problems started. My vision became blurry to the point I couldn't perform my job or even read my mail. I just had my eyes checked 3 months earlier & was told I had good vision that I needed reading glasses. I'm thinking ok, gotta get those reading glasses but darn the eyes are really playing tricks on me. Then, the memory loss and no sleep. Now, I'm an insomniac and have been for years so it is almost impossible for me to notice anything affecting my sleep habits but I did. Reading this forum really opened my eyes. I was hospitalized in May with major chest pain & placed in ICU. After running all kinds of tests, my heart is fine. I kept thinking I'm not crazy! I know my body. Something is wrong here! I also have not only restless legs but what I would say restless body syndrome. My entire body stays tense all the time. I have huge dark circles under my eyes. My vision has increasingly worsened as has my memory which is why I decided to do some research today. I'm on the verge of losing my job because I cannot remember what I'm supposed to do. Like one of the members posted, I too remember some of the conversation but either have to ask then ask again or write every little thing down & sometimes still forget I've written it down. I've been to a neurologist & had an MRI. Brain looks good. So, it has to be the medication. And, after reading this now I'm sure. I've always prided myself on perfection in my work & now because of a drug I could lose that. People at work have actually asked me if I'm on drugs. I'm probably one of the biggest anti-drug people you will ever come across and thought my co-workers knew this. Of course in a round about way probably kidding but I don't really know. And, that's another thing I've noticed (speaking of) I'm a lot more defensive than I used to be, very strange. I've actually had a difficult time reading & typing this with reading glasses. I was very excited to find this site. I'm going to ween myself off Wellbutrin XL little by little and I'm not using it again. I'm tired of going thru this and it can't be good for my body and mind. Of course, I'll talk to my physician first.