Hello! I have been taking 200mgs of Wellbutrin for the past month or so (along with Ripserdal), and I was wondering if anyone knows if Wellbutrin can cause mania? I was just moved up to 300 mgs first part of this week, along with starting back on Lexapro. After two days I began feeling extremely irritated and manic. I called my pdoc and he told me to stop the Lexapro but to keep on 3mgs of Wellbutrin a day. He said that he doesnt believe the Wellbutrin is causing it, but I am still feeling uneasy about it. I am also concerned that when I began taking Wellbutrin, I was ok. I started a low dose (100mg) and then he moved it to 200mgs... this is when I began feeling agitated and irritable. Its went from bad to worse over the course of the past month.
I spoke with the pharmacist at the clinic I go to and she explained that some people with Bipolar just cannot take an antidepressant at all without feeling manic. She also said that she wasnt sure if Wellbutrin would have this type of effect or not. I know that I have had no luck with antidepressants.... I can tolerate a low dose, but it isnt enough to do what it needs to be doing. I have tried Serzone, Zoloft, Wellbutrin (now twice), Celexa... and have no luck.
What do you guys think?? I am doomed, or would perhaps a mood stabilizer be worth asking about?
"I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me--- yet, I sometimes long for it." ~Byron
Post Edited (kmber72) : 3/3/2006 12:57:01 PM (GMT-7)