Wellbutrin and itching palms?

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Ellie 1
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   Posted 6/23/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
This started before the lamictal.  In fact in started the day I ran out of the name brand samples of Wellbutrin and switched over to the generic I got at the pharmacy.  Maybe just a coincidence.   It's worse in the afternoons and evenings, and is just my palms.  Nowhere else.  I hit another message board and there was someone else complaining that they'd had the same effect after being on wellbutrin for about three weeks.  Thats exactly how long I'd been on it when this began.
Has anyone else had this problem?  If so, is it a transient side effect thats going to disappear or am I going to have to stop this med?  I can live with it for awhile if this is going to resolve on it's own.  This is the first AD that has worked for me after nearly 9 months of trial and error.  I hate to give up on something that works.  I've finally been able to get out of bed the last few days.  I don't want to go back to where I was and I hate to call my pdoc.  I'm afraid he'll tell me to stop the med.  I just can't go back to where I was.
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olivia of course
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   Posted 6/25/2007 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Ellie,

I have not heard of that side effect from Wellbutrin, but I am quite sure it is possible. You never know how your body reacts to medications.

I would have it checked out by your doc, I am not sure if that is a good thing to happen to you.

Please keep us updates, and best wishes!

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Ellie 1
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   Posted 6/25/2007 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
He pulled me off the Wellbutrin, and then after I'd been off it for a couple of days, I began breaking out in hives. Off the lamictal now too. Lots of Benadryl. He want's to let my system clear. I can already feel the depression creeping back in. And that out of control feeling.
The Wellbutrin was just starting to kick in. I was getting out of bed and actually eating again. I still wasn't myself, but I could feel real improvement for the first time in months. This is so frustrating to be on one useless drug after another with no effect and when I finally find one that works I can't tolerate it.
I've got family coming in at the end of the week. Five extra people in the house. My grown daughter, her three young sons, and my ex. He's one of those that believes you won't be sick if you don't want to be, I'll be told to just "snap out of it and quit feeling sorry for myself"
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.
 
You just have to accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. 
 


olivia of course
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   Posted 6/26/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully it is all better before the family comes to visit.  Hang in there.

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