Bupropion Withdrawal

Bupropion Withdrawal

At Alternative to Meds Center, we are familiar with other solutions besides a lifetime of taking prescription medication and suffering from Bupropion withdrawal symptoms.


What is Bupropion?

Bupropion, also known as Wellbutrin or Zyban, belongs to a class of antidepressant-like drugs called NDRIs or Norephinephrine Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors which are generally considered as stimulants. NDRIs work by acting on neurotransmitters Dopamine and Norepinephrine.

What is Dopamine?

Dopamine is similar in a way to adrenaline as it is a chemical messenger, and has an effect on the processes within the brain which control emotional responses, movement, and the ability to experience both pain and pleasure. Dopamine is commonly referred to as the body’s ‘reward chemical”.

What is Norepinephrine?

Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter, as well as a hormone. As a hormone it is secreted through the adrenal gland and works conjunctively with adrenaline and epinephrine to provide the body with rapid energy during stressful times. As a neurotransmitter, Norepinephrine passes the nerve impulses of one cell within the nervous system onto the next cell.  This is a scientific approach to Bupropion withdrawal.

What does Bupropion do to the brain?

Bupropion increases Dopamine and Norepinephrine levels within the brain through preventing them from being absorbed into the cells which released them. This is a process called “reuptake inhibition”. This is a similar process to the way cocaine combats depression only temporarily. Cocaine will increase the Dopamine and use it all up. But, at some point, all of the Dopamine will be completely gone and often nothing will hold any reward or value to the person.  You don’t have to struggle with bouts of depression any longer.

What is Bupropion withdrawal?

Like many other antidepressants, this medication can display a unique array of symptoms when users stop taking it; especially when discontinued too quickly or without help. When an individual is in withdrawal from getting off Bupropion, they may experience sleeplessness, anxiety, over stimulation, and even symptoms similar to Tourette’s. These withdrawal symptoms commonly happen because there is now a dopamine deficiency. Even when an individual did not have a dopamine or serotonin deficiency to begin with, using antidepressants can actually create real deficiencies. Our program for Tapering off Bupropion includes therapies that are specifically targeted to stabilize neurotransmitters.  By easing your Bupropion withdrawal symptoms,  you can focus on your new medication-free lifestyle.

What are the symptoms of Bupropion withdrawal?

Quitting Bupropion may include the following symptoms: aggression, balance issues, brain zaps, blurred vision, concentration impairment, crying spells, constipation, dizziness, diarrhea, depersonalization, electric shock-like sensations, fatigue, hallucinations, high emotional sensitivity, hostility, indigestion, impaired speech, irritability, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lethargy, lack or loss of coordination, migraines, increased headaches, nervousness, nausea, over-reacting to things, paranoia, sleep or sensory disturbance, internal restlessness, tremor, troubling thoughts, illusions, visual changes, vivid dreams, and worsened depression. It is important to have Bupropion Withdrawal Help so that most, if not all, of these symptoms can be greatly eliminated.  Don’t wait any longer to end Bupropion side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

Why do people stop taking Bupropion?

This medication has several possibly severe side effects that can occur from regular use, which is a common reason for tapering off Bupropion. There have been possible links found between the uses of this anti-depressant with cardiac birth defects. The findings suggested that the risk is doubled for specific heart defects when compared to infants whose mothers had not taken this medication. This medication may also increase blood pressure, and can cause possibly dangerous interactions with other drugs. Additionally, NDRIs are usually not a first choice treatment for depression, but instead are often used when other drugs have not worked. Our Drug Rehab provides answers to the underlying causes of mental health concerns and offers medically supervised Bupropion discontinuation help to abate symptoms. This is real relief from Bupropion withdrawal.

How can withdrawal from Bupropion be eased? 

The Alternative to Meds Center works on discovering the medical reasons of why a person may be depressed, unable to sleep, or anxious. To combat withdrawal from Bupropion while an individual is discontinuing the medication, we employ the use of targeted IV nutrients and oral supplements designed to restore balance and stability in the brain. This combined with finding out the underlying reasons why the individual was originally depressed can provide lasting success, happiness and being medication free. Our program also includes lab testing, natural substances to stabilize neurochemistry, cleansing of the body to rid the persons system of accumulated environmental neurotoxins, nutritional therapy, medication withdrawal methods, exercise, yoga, personal training, massage therapy and other healing therapies to combat Bupropion withdrawal.


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