Risperdal and wellbutrin

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Among standard medications used for nicotine withdrawal are Chantix and Zyban (also known as Wellbutrin). Topomax and Neurontin are in investigational use for this purpose but still in clinical study. All of these medications could interact with psychiatric medications and some are used as psychiatric medications so your doctor would have to discuss this with your psychiatrist as well. You would also need to be more specific about the physical symptoms you are experiencing.
I am currently on Risperdal (also known as Risperidone) and have also been on Wellbutrin in the past. Wellbutrin, as you mentioned is also used as treatment for people with cocaine habits and also cigarette addictions (both addictions, as well as alcohol, affect the same part of the brain). When I was on Wellbutrin I did not respond very well. It didn't reduce my Nicotine cravings and it also didn't help with my depressive episodes.
Yuck! So, I am doing awsome on Wellbutrin and Lithium and have not gone manic, but I am not sleeping at all! So, I thought adding a low dose of Risperdal is a good move? I was prescribed 1mg but after reading the horrible stories about the side effects such as lactation, weight gain and zombie head I split my tablets in half. Not perfect halves but close enough. I read more people had less side effects on .5mg. So opinions please??
From the decrease in Paxil, I can definitely tell an increase in my anxiety level and general tendency towards melancholy, and in depressive episodes and their tendency to get heavy and stay and be difficult to deal with, and in circular obsessive thinking of just not being happy. I miss the clarity I had and how I felt like I was dealing well with life on Paxil 25 mg CR. But if I go back on that, I'll gain more weight and not have a good sex life. What to do?
Hi, I am new to this site and hope I can contribute some helpful information. I was dx with severe depression 25 yrs. ago and a couple of years was redx. with Bipolar I w/mixed episodes, severe depression. I also have been thru a mixture of different "cocktails". I am currently on a cocktail of 300 mg. effexor, 20 mg. of celexa and 30 mg of Risperdal and I am having some success...finally.
It blocks all the effects of dopaminergic agents such as Ritalin and Wellbutrin.
started Wellbutrin yesterday and cyclobenzaprine for sleep. saw psydoc on 28th. hoping ofr some kind of positive affect. also stopped the am dose of my Risperdal......
I am currently taking 100-200 mg Provigil, 300 mg Wellbutrin, 150 mg Seroquel and 150 mg Lamictal. Although the bulimia is under control- I am angry and moody. This is harming my relationship with my husband and family.
yer im on risperdal and im not sure if its just the stuff thats going on, or the medication but im the same as you loss of sex drive and pleasure.
Based on my pharmacy tech knowledge, I came up with a new one called Stavzor, then loxapine, tamoxifen and olanzapine (zyprexa) and risperdal and mirtazapine. These are available in the UK (according to the net...so I hope I am right.) The tamoxifen is mostly for the mania though. The mirtazapine is for the depression....which I think you should have one of each to stabalize. Also, you have to be careful in how you ask for different pills....
Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
I have been on a lot of meds to help me, right now I am on Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Klonopin, Risperdal, and inderal for the shaking hands because the meds effect my job. I feel like the bipolar symptoms are not getting any better. And I feel the OCD is worse to even with all the meds. I know everyone is different as to how they react to the meds. But does anyone know of a good drug that might help the bipolar symptoms.....?
I now take seroquel, xanax, geodon, lamictal, klonopin, propranolol)as needed), synthroid, and very low doses of prozac and wellbutrin when Im really really depressed. I am rarely in remission from my bipolar. Im 45 now and still a total mess. When I sought help for depression after getting a dui-I went to a totally unethical and crazy shrink who put me on a ton of psychiatric meds. Prior to seeing that shrink-i never took pills of any kind.
A new doc has pulled the neurontin in favor of risperdal, 2x a day at .25mg each. I sleep wonderfully and, oddly enough, perhaps, feel better. Thoughts?
Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
wow joann, i have bipolar,schiz,depresin,post,tr,stress,dsorder and I thought I took lots of meds, etc lamictal depressionpill, risperdal, and ativan I hope ur doin ok I m tired all the time too and drink cffee to pick me up then i get anxiety and i feel tired all over again
i've read many controversies and opposite views abt wellbutrin, does it drive you manic, once, all the time or NEVER ? I know some went manic on wellbutrin. Have you read something specific abt it.
In Feb 2003 a psychiatrist placed him on risperdal and we worked our way up to 2mg dly. Before this he had never been on any continuous medication for autism or adhd before (except a trial of adderall- 1 dose- which he had multiple behavioral side effects that taught us that stimulant medication wasn't for him). All things listed above except for the ad/hd and anxiety behaviors subsided.
Since going on my meds (Depakote, Seroquel, Wellbutrin, and Lamictal, my appetite has just about died..which is the complete opposite of what one would expect.
I was already on Wellbutrin 150 mg twice a day and a diet, by the way,and struggling with depression over my weight. Two years later, I am at 200 mg per day of Topomax, headache free with no change in the flavor that I can apprciate. I am also wearing a size 6 working to a size 4. One caution. If you have anorexic tendencies, as I do, be very careful. I forget to eat, don't want to eat, strive for that smaller size, although everyone tells me that that is enough weight loss.
Over the past year, on the advice of doctors, I have tried several other antipsychotics, SSRIs and MAOIs,including Effexor, Paxil, Risperdal, and Wellbutrin - nothing seems to have helped as much as the Zyprexa did.
Well I took 1 or 2 pills of wellbutrin and didn't like the side effects (i think the side effects was actually just the stress), Anyway I didn't take any medication and dec passed then jan passed and they all just went away. A year goes by, no problems then I started a 3 month study program to promote within the police department. It was/is a very stressful process and not one someone with a stress or anxiety problem should even think of attempting.
I currently take 400mg of wellbutrin, 1000mg of depakote, 1mg of Risperdal and 50 mg of trazodone. I have finally gotten relief from many symptoms because of this combination approach in medicines. However, I have persistent and constant feelings of detachment, unreality and perceiving things in a way that I am almost sure are incorrect. I say "almost" because part of the time I don't know if it's real or in my head.
They want to put my 10year old son on wellbutrin and ratlain or risperdal. My son has never taken meds. please tell me if this will be ok.
Sometimes I think that my mood problems might be a result of not having any libido or vice versa. I tried taking Wellbutrin one year and that didn't do a thing. I am seeing an endocrinologist after Christmas.
Effexor (low dosage), Lithium (low--600 mg), Wellbutrin (300 mg), Risperdal (low), Clonazepam (low), Dexedrine 10 mg when needed. Do you think any meds on this list can cause high blood pressure?
Risperdal really did not help me sleep either, just made me dizzy and tired. What other medications is he on? Risperdal is not typically used alone, but as a booster to help other meds. I threw mine in the trash after three days, due to it making me so dizzy. The doctor only gave me a sample to see if it would help me sleep so it is not a medication I had to continue. I am already on an excellent combo of Lithium/Wellbutrin and quite stable.
i am taking wellbutrin too and feel just like you , not sure what to do now, i just came off neurontin and all but 1 75mg effexor and 300mg wellbutrin and klonapin as needed which is more often than ever now. any magic pills out there? i lost way too much weight too. any advice?
I have been on Zoloft, wellbutrin, Risperdal, Depakote, Effexor, Lexapro, celexa, and am currently taking 3 Xanax a day and NOTHING seems to help. All suggestions are welcome.
Hi there. I took an overdose once and had my stomach pumped. But you're awake now so that part I'm unsure about. What's important now is to make sure you don't repeat this behavior. Do you know why you did this? Do you want someone to talk with? You may also private message me. Ok?
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