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Hello, I am on Wellbutrin XL and also am on Clomid both started within the past 30 days, I am three days late on my period with a 28 day cycle I am on day 31 I usually start between 24 - 27. Would either of these medications cause me to be late. I have taken a pregnancy test twice and both negative.
I am on wellbutrin xl 300mg and clonazepam 1mg. I take wellbutrin in the morning. 1mg clonazepam at noon. I went off effexor xr 150 mg in September of this year because of no sex drive. Now I am depressed again and want to go back on effexor. Can I safely start effexor xr 37.5mg while taking wellbutrin? My doctor is on vacation and I am having a real difficult time, very depressed.
Now it's my first week of Welbutrin XL...started off at 150 and up until today I maintained that dose before taking another one with hopes to do something - ANYTHING. I've had a couple better days where I've woken up and actually felt okay about it. But just like today it's gone back to waking up and wishing I hadn't at all. My mom has been on Welbutrin XL for a while and swears by it, which is why I decided to try it. She said she felt better almost immediately, but now it's been a week.
I've been taking Wellbutrin XL for almost 3 yrs. Previously I took Effexor XR for 5yrs. I feel that the Wellbutrin has provided many positive results, however it does not help with anxiety and I have begun taking Xanax ER which has helped decrease anxiety, but it is still an issue.
I went to get a higher dosage of Wellbutrin XL today and they gave me Budeprion xl 300 mg. They told me they now have the generic form which is cheaper. I was wondering if this will make a difference compared to taking the brand name? Wellbutrin 150 has worked wonders for me and now they give me this budeprion. I just want to know if it's the same thing, more importantly, work the same?
Wellbutrin is for depression, not anxiety, and as such can be stimulating. Drugs like Effexor are for both, but all can cause weight gain. You won't know until you try. The least problematic are probably Prozac, and then Lexapro, but even Lexapro has been known to cause significant weight gain and Prozac isn't usually that great for anxiety, but who knows? They're weird, these drugs, and affect everyone differently.
It didn't take long for my doc to confirm my ADD-PI and he prescribed Aderral 10 mg to take once a day along with Wellbutrin XL 150. He said I might need a higher dose or switch to the XR later. Has anyone tried both at the same time? I got the generic version of Aderral and surprised how cheap it was. Should this be taken every day or only when I have lots to do and need to concentrate? Thanks!!
not enough of it in my system to worry about withdrawal symptoms. Then she placed me on Wellburtin XL 150 saying it is not an SSRI and might help me also get off my additction to nicotine gum. Well from the first day on this drug my aggitation levels increased 5 fold.. I felt like I could not relax all day and insomnia at night - back to taking Clonazapam (Klonopin for my US friends) just to get to sleep. Anyway after 4 days of this I decided enough is enough... Dr.
I am currently taking 150 of wellbutrin XL everyday in the morning I would like to wean off of it. I took it to fight a bout of "mild depression." To successfully wean off, I am assuming I take it every other day....then every third day....and so on, but how long do I take it every other day before I start taking it every third day? Essentially how long should I be weaning off the medicine before I don;t have to take it anymore?
different people respond differrently to medications i gained weight on abilify and respiridone i am 200 lbs now and only you can take the risk good luck :)
I am trying to come off my meds (wellbutrin xl 150 and effexor xr 75) as I would like to become pregnant this year. All my Dr.s say I need to come off the meds. My DR. has me taking my wellbutrin 150 mg once every 3 days and had me take 1 37.5 mg of the effexor for 5 days and no more effexor just wellbutrin. I am feeling tired, nausea and headaches I asume due to no effexor. Should I have been prescribed the effexor diffrently?
My doctor gave me a perscription for severe depression but he wrote it for Wellbutrin XL 150 mg. The past 3 days I have been on the W XL and my mood has worsened to even worse than it was before taking Wellbutrin. I'm going to try and go back on the SR 100mg now and see if there is a difference.. My question is it possible that once version of the drug makes me more depressed while the other once makes me happier?
My doctor has suggested that I come off effexor (which i have been on for over 2 years) and start taking Wellbutrin XL. I was to take both of them for 1 week and then stop the effexor and take Wellbutrin only. I have not been feeling very good very tense, anxious, lightheaded and chest pains. I spoke to a pharmasist who suggested stopping the effexor straight away and continuing with the Wellbutrin.
I KIM Doc put me on 150 mg of wellbutrin xr 12hr which I take in the morning to counter that effect and it has worked for me. Only trouble is sometimes I will forget to take the wellbutrin and I get the brain zaps. It messes with my head and lasts for days. I don't know if it's worth staying on the Well. just for sexual gratification. I haven't experienced weight gain. But I do work out.
You should reduce the dose of Effexor and start wellbutrin at lowest dose, and then raise it, and either leave the effexor at lower dose or lower it more depending on what you are feeling.
I was prescribed Wellbutrin XL 150 mg a year ago and have taken 1 each day in the am. My new insurance plan does not cover the Wellbutrin XL, so I had to start taking the generic Bupropion SR a couple days ago. The new Rx is for 150 mg, 1 tab twice daily. I take the first one around 8am and the first day I became very dizzy, shaky and hot flashes around 4:30-5:00 pm. I took the 2nd dose and felt fine within half an hour.
I was on effexor xr 75mg for about 4 years until it quit on me, I added wellbutrin XL 150mg and stayed on the effex. for another year and weaned off just the effex. I've been on the wellbutrin fro another 4 years and I was great until I had to take methylprednisone (steriod) and I went off the deep end. But if I hadn't taken the steriod, I would be fine.
I take Wellbutrin 300 XR and I have to take it first thing in the morning. I usually take it around 5:00. When I took it at night, because the prescription did not give a time frame, I couldn't sleep either even with 1 mg of Klonopin to help sleep. So not I take it in the morning and my Klonpin at night and all is right with the world.
I've been on Wellbutrin for about 5 years and it's worked wonders for my depression. I also believe it's been a key factor in losing weight and maintaining my weight loss. During the first year and a half of taking it, I lost 30 pounds. Although I didn't necessarily feel less hungry, I felt like I had more energy and I was more in control of my impulsive behavior.
I switched to Effexor XR about a year ago because Zoloft was not doing enough for my depression. I was and still am taking Wellbutrin XL to combat the sexual side effects. Shortly after I started Effexor my doctor also put me on Seroquel. So I have been on these 3 drugs for the past year. Last month my doctor suggested I up my dosage of Effexor from 150mg to 225 mg.
Finally got off of that and was on 150mg of Effexor XR daily and I hated it. My anxiety went through the roof and I was exhausted all the time. I mean, everything I did made me tired. Never wanted to get out of the bed. So he switched me to Wellbutrin XL 150mg daily, and I was told to quit the Effexor cold turkey. I was given a very low dose of Celexa for 7 days to take the edge off the withdrawls from the Effexor. It has now been almost 7 days since I took that last dose of Celexa.
Really makes me wonder! i've been taking 150 mg of effexor xr for a year and half, and have had some strange side effects, much like feeling manic for about 4 hours after i take it. I get the shakes, my hands tremble and i feel so hyper sometimes i cant stand it!!! And this drug is supposed to help with depression. I dont get it. Where did you read about serotonin syndrome? I am interested in reading about this.
I am under 150mg of wellbutrin XR in the morning (thats the only version available here), half a 0.5 xanax every morning and 1x0.5 xanax at night. I have taken these for around 6-7 months now and i decided -after using a variety of supplements and feeling generally a lot better than before- to taper of wellbutrin with the approval of my doctor.
It has been almost a week since I have been off Effexor 300mg XR - My doctor prescribe Wellbutrin - I was suppose to take Wellbutrin and Effexor for about a week and then drop the Effexox. I have never felt so bad! Tuesday, I stayed home because I thought I had the flu. I get migraines and thought I was getting a lot of them. I am a teacher and I went to school today.
I can comment on this. I was on 75 mg of Effexor XR and 200 mg of Wellbutrin. BUT, I stopped the FX 75. I was taken off gradually and I can tell you it is NOT a fun ride at ALL. First, I would not suggest the FX/WB combo. If you have anxiety, I would get off the FX(But do not do this at all without your Dr) and add in Buspar. I am on a WB/Buspar combo and it works well.(I think anyways since I am still having sime residual w/d from the Effexor) Get off that FX.
I was on that for two months with only modest improvement. I since have seen a new psychiatrist who put me on Wellbutrin Xl 150 for one week and felt ok, then increased to 300mg. He also increased the Buspar to 60mg a day at the same time of adding the Wellbutrin. The first couple of days I felt better but then I went down hill fast at the 300mg level and he reduced it to 150mg. I have this gut feeling that the Buspar and Wellbutrin are fighting each other, multiple reasons to believe this.
About this same time I had decided to start weaning myself off of Effexor for several different reasons. I was taking both Wellbutrin XL and Effexor XR and was just tired of taking so many medications ( I am also on hormone replacement therapy). The side effects I had from Effexor were not that totally bad; sweating and being hot when nobody else was, decreased sexual feelings, not as intense orgasms. I had quit about a year ago but don't remember feeling like this at all.
Hello - I am new to the Forum. I have been taking Effexor XR (150) and Wellbutrin XL (150) for about 5+ years for anxiety, depression, mood swings and felt okay -- not great -- but very tired all the time. I am a 46 year old mom of 6 year old (I started the Effexor and Wellbutrin after the birth of my child due to horrible postpartum depression), and have just recently changed professions.
I actually felt more depressed than before I even started it. So, he started me on Wellbutrin XL 150mg daily. BUT, i am have AWFUL withdrawal effects from Cymbalta. I know you're supposed to taper down, but I thought maybe since I was starting a new med i wouldn't experience withdrawals (esp since they are both SNRI---not SSRI). How long is this withdrawal gonna take? The only thing getting me through it is taking benadyl and my xanax.
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