Has anyone tried Wellbutrin is it good for GAD I took it for 3 days and had to stop because it made my anxiety worse I had horrible headaches and side effects...now I feel off and more anxious then before any advise is it because I stopped after a couple of days am i having withdrawal? Dr didn't say anything bad about stopping it since its not an SSRI...
Wellbutrin, taken alone, isn't the recommended medication for GAD. If you suffer from GAD, a high enough dose of Wellbutrin can skyrocket your anxiety.
You wrote on the GAD forum that your doctor prescribed Lexapro and Wellbutrin. If this was the combination, together, your doctor may have been aiming to decrease the side effects, which you were experiencing on Lexapro, by prescribing Wellbutrin.
It seems that Lexapro, unfortunately, will no longer work for you. You mentioned in your other post that you tried Lexaprio for a period of time, a few years back, but stopped, after you got better. One thing I've learned from this forum is that if you choose to stop a medication and come back to it, you either may have to increase the effectiveness of the medicine at a higher dose than you were previously on, or your body may no longer adapt to it. For some cases, second time antidepressant usage may not work the second time around.
Since you specify GAD as your psychiatric disorder, the primary medications to manage GAD are either SSRIs, SNRIs or trycyclics. A few years back you did have success with Lexapro, which is a SSRI, but you don't have the same results now. Your doctor may prescribe you one of the other SSRIs, such as Fluxotine (Prozac), Paroxetine (Paxil), Serataline (Zoloft), Citalopram(Celexa).
Out of curiosity, why did you stop taking Lexapro, when it was working? Are you just resistant to the idea of medication?
If you have reoccurring anxiety episodes in your life experience, where they impair your ability to function properly, you may have to reevaluate your perception of medication. If you do find another med combination that successfully manages your anxiety, you might be one of those cases that needs to be on and stay on medication.
Aside from that, you can also pursue Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which I think you're already getting into. Note, though, many people take CBT, while still taking medication, and have gotten great benefit from the two combinations. So don't feel medication and CBT don't mix.