A while ago I started Wellbutrin (75mg IR b.i.d.) for my depression and ADD.
It seems to be one of the few meds that actually work for my depression and anxiety (GAD/Social). Also I think it moderately helps my ADD aswell.
One major problem i`m having with it however, is that it increases my already existant (mild) tinnitus to a level I want to stop the medication because it`s annoying me all day and keeping me up at night. This starts around the second day of starting the medication. Also after 4-5 days of taking it, I experience a sense of "fullness" in my ears which I think isn`t a very good sign.
Allthough this s/e seems common with Wellbutrin, I can`t seem to find any reason for it happening. The drug isn`t known to be ototoxic (as far as i can find). Vasoconstriction is another common reason for tinnitus occuring, but bupropion doesn`t seem to have this property either... Could it be the anticholinergic effects ?
I`d really like to know if anyone has an explaination for why this occurs and maybe even a suggestion how to prevent/counter it.