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Dr. called it Leg Siezures, please help

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  • Posted By: shannonlee38
  • August 13, 2010
  • 04:28 AM

For a couple years now I have these episodes where I get up from a sitting position and about 20 steps after I feel a wierd, almost electric pain in both my legs from thigh to toe and feel like I am going to drop- that my legs are about to give way. Lately I've noticed a fraction of this feeling lasting many hours and quite frequently, still with the other less frequent episodes. My Dr. said they are leg siezures from Wellbutrin. I take a low dosage (150mg daily) so it seems unlikely. Possibly related I have also been battling fatigue which is irritating as I am only 41 and have always been relatively fit- 140LB 5"7. I can't find anything similar on these threads or the Mao Clinic website, etc. Can anyone help?

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  • What your doctor is talking about when he calls it "leg seizures" could be what's known medically as tardive dyskinesia. It's a know side effect of Wellbutrin and the dosage doesn't matter; some people are effected more easily than others. However, if that is indeed what he/she (the doc) means, you should be weened from the medication. This is not something that you want to persist. Other medications can be found.I'm not sure that's what your doctor means, but I thought I should say something just in case. My cousin had a similar reaction to Wellbutrin and had to switch meds, but is doing well now. It can't hurt to ask your doctor and find out the real medical terminology and more information-- there is no such thing as "leg seizures" and your doc owes you a valid diagnosis.Best of luck. :)
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    • August 13, 2010
    • 04:48 PM
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