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Review: could Wellbutrin xl cause Chronic pain?





Summary: Chronic pain is reported only by a few people who take Wellbutrin xl.

We study 11,441 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Wellbutrin xl and have Chronic pain >>>

Wellbutrin xl

Wellbutrin xl has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin xl 13,268 users)

Chronic pain

Chronic pain (long lasting pain) has been reported by people with depression, fibromyalgia, dysthymia, stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder.(latest reports from Chronic pain 945 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 11,441 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl. Among them, 2 people (0.02%) have Chronic Pain.

Trend of Chronic pain in Wellbutrin xl reports

Time on Wellbutrin xl when people have Chronic pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chronic pain0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Chronic pain when taking Wellbutrin xl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chronic pain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Chronic pain when taking Wellbutrin xl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chronic pain0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Chronic pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Chronic pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (2 people, 100.00%)
  2. Insomnia (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Anxiety (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Laparoscopic hysterectomy (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Muscle spasms (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycodone (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Trazodone hydrochloride (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Probiotics (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Xanax (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Estradiol (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Support group for people who have Chronic Pain
    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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    (Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
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    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Halucinations, Talking Out Of Her Head, Sleeping Difficulty, Falling , Memory Loss, and takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, Geodon, Cogentin, Depakote)
    Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? ...
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    (Asked by a 27 year old woman who has Vulvovaginal Dryness During Intercourse, Acne Cystic, Bilateral Stenosis, Irregularity Of Bowels, Muscle Tightness, Menstrual Periods - Heavy, Prolonged, Or Irregular, Menstruation - Painful, Painful Sexual Intercourse, Pelvic Discomfort, Chest Pain, Abdominal Bloating, Deep Knee Pain, Extreme Thigh Pain, Sometimes Bulging, Flattened/deflated & Bulging Discs, Chronic Pain, Hirsutism, and takes Soma, Norco)
    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 & ...
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    (Asked by a 72 year old woman who takes Wellbutrin, Synthroid, Seroquel, Neurontin, Nexium, Losartan, Lamictal, Cardizem La)
    I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing work ...

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