Taking lexapro with wellbutrin xl

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Strangely, the addition of Wellbutrin to Lexapro is said to reverse some of the latter's tendency to interfere with erection, libido, and orgasm in males (and Lexapro is BAD in this respect). The normal dose of Wellbutrin after titrating up from 150mg is 300mg, preferably in the XL (released gradually over time) form, and the Lexapro is normally one 10mg tab QD. I have seen these two meds prescribed together this way for others.
Hi - I have a pretty extensive background, but will try to make this as short & easy to comprehend as possible. I'm a 33 year old single mom who has struggled with "mental issues" for many years. At the age of 15 I was placed on Prozac for depression. Over the next 15 years I tried Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and several others.
Can you please tell me if Wellbutrin XL will help with anxiety issues. Or can the medication Cymbalta be of better use?
I decreased my dosage of Lexapro to 5mg over a week and now I'm finshed with Lexapro. I have been taking the Wellbutrin now for 4 days, and have been really dizzy. Almost to the point where I don't want to operate a vehicle? I hate it ! Is this normal? How long does this last? Should I concider going back to Lexapro?
I decreased my dosage of Lexapro to 5mg over a week and now I'm finshed with Lexapro. I have been taking the Wellbutrin now for 4 days, and have been really dizzy. Almost to the point where I don't want to operate a vehicle? I hate it ! Is this normal? How long does this last? Should I concider going back to Lexapro?
Apon a follow up visit, a different doctor than the original, prescribed wellbutrin XL 300mg instead of Lexapro. He stated that Lexapro was not effective for anxiety and he preferred to have me on wellbutrin. After researching, this does not seem logical. I am concerned about taking Wellbutrin especially with such a large dose.
Just started Wellbutrin XL 150mg a week ago. How long before it works and I also heard you might lose some weight on it how long before that usually happens?
I credit Wellbutrin with getting me out of bed, but I totally credit therapy with keeping me out of bed. I don't think I could have done it without both. I don't know if your panic attack had anything to do with the Wellbutrin, because it does take a while before it has any effect. I tend to think your state of mind - your feelings about yourself, your depression, your anxiety - are the real triggers.
2 yrs later I started wellbutrin xl 150, 6 months later 300mg...not working but have been very happy with the weight loss so I don't want to stop (gained LOTS during paxil period) I just want the wellbutrin to work so bad that I keep giving it more time to see if it kicks in (about 4 weeks now on 300). I am not suicidal AT ALL but I would really not mind dying, so I know something needs to change. Ultimately, my question is what do I do?
I've tried Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac and as I've already said, Lexapro. Wellbutrin has the least side effects. I switched back about a week ago and the withdrawl symptoms from Lexapro are the pits. Wellbutrin may not work as well for you, Everyone is different. As you can see, it may take several attempts at medication before you are on the right one. Just be patient. Once you find the right one, you'll feel so much better. Hope this helps.
I am on that combination and it works great. I was taking Lexapro 20 mg with Wellbutrin and was fine. How long have you been on Lexapro? My doc started me out slow with a week of 5 mg then 10 mg and so on. I know jumping into 20 mg for me was exhausting. Best of luck.
no im on 10mg of lexapro and 300mg of wellbutrin xl. its the best combination that worked for me. and thats what its all about finding the best combination that works for you. it took me over a year to find that combination that worked for me.
Was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue. Anxiety was more of an issue than depression, but was put on Wellbutrin 150 XL because dr. had had success with it and said "depression and anxiety are different sides of the same coin" when I questioned being put on an antidepressant when I was anxious. About 8 months later, my anxiety is worse and while my dr.
and loss of libido (Lexapro worked wonders for both Anxiety and Depression). I started Wellbutrin XL 150mg. with the Lexapro a few months ago to help counteract these side effects, but didn't have success. Now my Dr. wants me to taper off the Lexapro completely (2 more days of 5mg.) and try keeping the Wellbutrin XL 150 mg. My main concern is my anxiety returning since Wellbutrin has not technically been approved for Social Anxiety, but I'm willing to try it due to the weight gain.
I was on Lexapro for about 2-3 years. I have been off of it now for about 5 months. I can say that it did have some side effects that affected me sexually, however, they were not that bad! I am in the medical field and have actually heard that Lexapro has the LOWEST sexual side effects out of all the SSRI'S. As the above person suggested, I would look into other things before I blame it on the Lexapro.
told me I appear to have a low tolerance for these drugs and said I could stop taking the Wellburtin because the dose was small 150mg XL per day and I would likely have no real signifant withdrawal symptoms. I am on day 2 of not taking it and it was a bit rough today - still aggitated..tingling in arms and legs.. had to take .25mg of Clonazapam to take the edge off (which Dr.
I have been taking Wellbutrin XL 150mg for a little under two months, for a combination of fatigue/very mild depression, plus I wanted to quit smoking. Well, I quit smoking, I am in therapy for the depression, and I have made some lifestyle changes (healthier diet, regular exercise) to help with my fatigue. I wish to stop taking the Wellbutrin, but I am on the lowest dose. How do I stop taking it without suffering withdrawal symptoms?
I was irratiable and depressed, so I had it changed to Wellbutrin SR 150 mg twice a day. This changed happened 6 days ago. I stopped taking the Lexapro and started taking the Wellbutrin- there was no tappering off. The Wellbutrin makes me feel to bad that I have been scared to take the second dose everyday- therefore I haven't. When I take the Wellbutrin I become very nervous and sick to my stomach. I feel almost drugged..
I am considering asking my doctor about adding Wellbutrin XL because it can help with this. I am hesitant because when I was on only 10mg Lexapro before (which worked much better, but caused low sex drive and weight gain), I added 150mg Wellbutrin XL and while it helped with the sex drive, it caused some anxiety. I take Zoloft for Social Anxiety and Depression. My appetite is better (normal) with Zoloft, but it's not as "potent" for anxiety as Lexapro. Always a trade off I suppose.
I have been taking WEllbutrin XL for about 2+ months now. When the medicine first started working it was absolutely WONDERFUL...it helped with my stress, depression, energy, and made my no sex drive go to overdrive! Honestly...it was a wonderful help to my life and marriage. But... after about a month and a half it slowly stopped working and now it seems like I am taking nothing at all. After first telling this to my doctor, he raised me from 300mg to 450mg..and that only helped for a few days.
THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT. I HAVE HAD LEXAPRO WITH A TCA AND THAT DID OK FOR AWHILE. THEN I STOPPED IT ON DR S ADVICE. WHEN I NEEDED IT AGAIN I COULD NO LONGER TOLERATE THE LEX AS I GOT TERRIBLE LEG CRAMPS.S O THE DR STOPPED IT AND STARTED ON EFFEXOR XL GETTING OFF EFFEXOR IS SUPPOSEDLY SO HARD I SHIVER THINKING OF IT. I KNOW YOU ARE NOT A DR. BUT WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST?
a year. He advised me to take 5 mg of Lexapro for 2 weeks along with 150 mg of Wellbutrin XL (after 2 weeks stop the Lexapro & continue w/the Wellbutrin). Since being on the Wellbutrin alone, I am experiencing the same sensation that you describe along with a queasy feeling. I haven't spoken to my Dr about this yet but will asap. I will let you know what my Dr has to say.
Has anyone tried going off lexapro and going on Wellbutrin xl ? My doctor had me try this and I am about ready to lose it. I am a manager of a very large store and it has been pretty hard keeping it together. I gained 25 lbs on lexapro, I ate less, and exercised more yet gained weight. Any tips?
I have both personal and professional experience with Wellbutrin. Personally, I found Wellbutrin to be a very helpful addition to my other medications. Granted it has been 10+ years since I was on Wellbutrin, but I do not recall experiencing any side effects or symptoms of withdrawal. From a professional standpoint, I believe Wellbutrin to be a great medication and have worked with many clients who have found it to be incredibly helpful.
I have been taking Wellbutrin (generic) now for about 6 weeks. The initial 2 weeks my doc (shrink) put me on 150 mg and after that it has been 300 mg. I felt anxiety symptoms earlier, but now they have reduced. But what I feel now is that the medicine does not uplift the mood entirely. I do have negative thought process running and I try to pull myself up but sometimes I do feel really low. My doctor is suggesting that I switch from Wellbutrin to Zoloft.
It doesn't really even help anymore but I am too afraid to get off. Now my doctor wants me to get on Wellbutrin inconjuction with Effex. I don't think I should. suggestions or comments?
My new doctor had me taper off the Lexapro (3 days off now - nausea, cramping, sleepiness, nightmares, headache, dizziness) and wants me to try staying on the Wellbutrin XL 150 mg alone. I wonder, if it didn't help anything with the Lexapro, what good could it really do? Anyhow, I really need a good med for Social Anxiety disorder without weight gain or sexual side effects (not counting Benzos like Xanax, which I don't want to take long-term). Any help would be wonderful! Thanks.
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