Earlier this year (past winter) I was having trouble falling and staying asleep. My doctor wrote a script for BUPROPION SR 150 MG.
Within a week I was sleeping better and not tired during the day- ( I had been and am being treated for a very low Thyroid
level and other Endocrine system issues- I take Propecia, Androgel 1.64 and Levothyroxine 100 MCG= which stopped my hair from falling out and gave me the energy I had before my endocrine system shut down= there is a family history on both sides of Thyroid issues- I am now 45 years old.) I recently had to take a work physical=every two years= and I passed ALL parts except that the company doctor is questioning my use of Bupropion= as - "it is only used for severe depression" and even went so far as to require a written record from my doctor of my use of Bupropion-even asking if I had been diagnosed under the "DSM IV"- and if he believed I was 'suicidal'. (I have NEVER had any of those issues.)
Naturally I was shocked and now worried (because of the extreme number of questions asked about my use of the drug) and the fact that my mental stability is being called into question by the way in which the questions are posed in the- work response form- provided for my doctor to answer and me to return to my employer before I can be considered "medically cleared" to work.
What positive attributes, -besides 'being a powerful anti-depressant' can Bupropion also be used for that don't end up as labeling me a possible suicide risk and danger to my co-workers etc.? I have had NO depression from use of the drug nor anxiety, suicidal thoughts etc..
This drug -combined with the multiple endocrine system drugs have given me back the energy, etc. I had prior to my Endocrine system collapse. Can you list other benefits for 'middle-aged men' from using this drug?-as it seems the doctor contracted has already made up his mind I am depressed and a risk at my job. Thank you much for your time in responding.