Our expert says:
Depression often arises from apparently chemical causes, without anything to identify in the external world. And hormonal and other changes associated with pregnancy also fairly commonly can lead to depression.
Sounds like Depression was appropriately diagnosed in your case, and apparently you were well suited by Wellbutrin.
Anxiety is often associated with depression, and can cause some symptoms relevant to your complaints, and these can also be amplified as side-effects of some meds used for depression.
The alarming episode you describe sounds indeed more like a panic attack of severe anxiety than a cardiac episode of some type.
The sort of panic attacks we are talking about are never caused by someone doing something stressful, nor do they have obvious external causes ; again, they are largely chemical in origin. Drugs like Purbloka can damp down the physical effects which can be so alarming.
Drugs like Ativan are sedative tranquiillizers which can calm anxiety within some minutes of swallowing the pill ; some even work a bit quicker if allowed to dissolve and absorb under the tongue.
Some drugs also used to treat depression seem to help reduce anxiety and its symptoms, Wellbutrin not so much. Indeed, Wellbutrin can CAUSE some panic attacks, nervousness, rapid pulse, agitation, and so on. A different AD might be more suitable for all these symptoms including the depression.
the purbloka might indeed cause some lowered Blood Pressure ; and the Purbloka while it can control some of the physical symptoms of aniety does nothing whatever about the psychological compnents, the fear and anxiety.
The side-effects of these two drugs fit your complaints, and also relieve the symptoms you describe as having been relieved.
A referral to a good reahable psychiatrist would be a good idea, to review the best treatment options to achieve the same benefits without the side-effects
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