Bipolar 2 & PTSD


#1

I was wondering if I could get peoples thoughts on Bupropion or WellButrin in treating Bipolar2? Also has anyone had major leg swelling from sertraline and bupropion medications?


#2

My daughter couldn’t take Wellbutrin but she only has the PTSD, not the Bipolar.


#3

Hi there. I’m bipolar one and didn’t do well on Wellbutron. I put it on,my list of allergies…the first one if that’s lithium I would NEVER take that. You will gain so,much weight.
They tell you it will help you and it might if you don’t mind gaining 80 lbs along the way.
I would never take either of those meds…


#4

On both and it works. But ready for new meds.


#5

I don’t have bipolarity, but I did take Wellbutrin to quit smoking and it does help with that, but be prepared for weight gain. Like a lot of weight gain, not 20 pounds but like 50+.


#6

I never thought they worked


#7

I take Efexor for my PTSD none of the other meds I’ve tried worked.


#8

I have been taking both for a few years now and they work good. I am also on Triliptal for the bipolar.


#9

A friend of mine just told me she takes Wellbutrin and it works for her bipolar PTSD


#10

I’m type 2 as well and took both of those meds. I did notice a small amount of swelling in my feet, but ultimately dr took me off bupropion because it can increase anxiety and anxiety is an issue for me.


#11

Wellbutrin is really great to help with quitting smoking. I was on it for a while and it makes you feel no emotional feelings at time, you just go day by day. I prefer Celexa 40mg


#12

Ive been on many meds over the past 27 years. Wellbutrin (im on a fairly high dose) helps some with ADHD and depression it does increase anxiety slightly. As side effect i did quit smoking 3 yrs ago with no withdrawal. - but can work different for different people


#13

I take it and it seem to help


#14

I take welburtin for my bipolar 2 it seems to help. I also have ptsd schizophrenia affective disorder anxiety and panic disorders. Some days its l i can do it put one foot in front of another. I have leg swelling but dont know if its from the welbutrin. Had swelling b4 welbutrin but seems worse.