Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
130 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

How can severe anxiety and depression be treated?

My mom is 77 and has recently been experiencing horrible anxiety. She was prescribed clonozepam - small dosage but I don t know exactly what the dosage is. She became depressed due to not feeling well and being anxious all of the time, so she was prescribed a baby dose of Wellbutrin. This was increased to a still small dosage after two weeks. She now feels worse but can t tell which drug is causing this. Lack of energy, upset stomach, increased depression. Will have a good day, then a horrible day, then a good day, etc. She is working in conjunction with her doctor, and a psychologist. But she is not getting better, she actually seems worse. Suggestions? Thank you!
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response

Sorry to hear of her disease. Antidepressants including Wellbutrin initially can worsen certain of the symptoms.

They may take a few weeks to start working. So I understand these symtpoms look like with welbutrin.

I would suggest she should wait for 2 to 4 weeks, if it didn't work then she may need another drug with the consultation of her psychiatrist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Mahboob Ur Rahman , General & Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I need some help. I do have an apoitment with mental health but not until December. I was in detox for alchole about a month ago. Upon returning...