Review: could Wellbutrin xl cause Chronic pain?
Summary: Chronic pain is reported only by a few people who take Wellbutrin xl.
We study 11,478 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin xl from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Chronic pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Chronic pain and more.
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Wellbutrin xl has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 13,296 Wellbutrin xl users)
Chronic pain (long lasting pain) has been reported by people with fibromyalgia, depression, high blood cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux disease, dysthymia. (latest reports from 984 Chronic pain patients)
On Jan, 11, 2015: 11,458 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl. Among them, 2 people (0.02%) have Chronic Pain.
Time on Wellbutrin xl when people have Chronic pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Chronic pain||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Chronic pain when taking Wellbutrin xl * :
|Chronic pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Chronic pain when taking Wellbutrin xl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Chronic pain||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Chronic pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Chronic pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (2 people, 100.00%)
- Insomnia (1 people, 50.00%)
- Anxiety (1 people, 50.00%)
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy (1 people, 50.00%)
- Muscle spasms (1 people, 50.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycodone (1 people, 50.00%)
- Trazodone hydrochloride (1 people, 50.00%)
- Probiotics (1 people, 50.00%)
- Xanax (1 people, 50.00%)
- Estradiol (1 people, 50.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Glad you are here, @Craig! I hope that people will chime in and we can come up with ways to improve quality of life! There are some good conversations happening on the anxiety group as well. I'm Sarah. I'm associated with wellconnected and here to help!
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I would just like insight on this. I'm on pain management right now, but it's just to manage the pain. Every thing else has really been not taken serious by any physican it office I've been to. Is this normal stuff many woman go through? I'm just sick of feeling like this between the constant pain & the daily having to pluck hairs it's insane. I'm in fantastic shape(used to be double my weight & now I'm 100lbs), the best looking I've ever been with a incredibly good looking husband & a wonderful family. My issues seem to detour a lot of things & while I'm young I'd like to get this solved or some type of solution to even maintain myself, not looking for a miracle, but would really appreciate answers.
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