Wellbutrin xl with lexapro

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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
I've taken Wellbutrin before for a bad depression and know that it makes a person more energetic but also jittery at times. Any advice? Could I combine Lexapro 10 mg with the Wellbutrin XL 150 mg? Thanks everyone!
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.
Can Wellbutrin XL cause nightmares? I have noticed since I have been taking it since November 16th that I have nightmares every night.
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.
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.
When I was on 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL, my hair was not falling out. 3 months after it being raised to 450 mg, it is really coming out like mad. I have to make a change. I was wondering if reducing the Wellbutrin to 150 and adding Zoloft would be good? I took Zoloft in the past and it worked. I think the Wellbutrin is good for fibromyalgia and I don't want to give it up completely.
I'm wondering if your current symptoms are coming from the anxiety itself rather than the medication since you only took it for a couple of days. The medication might have just not been the right one for you. With the 150 mg of wellbutrin, I never had any side affects at all.
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.
What is the difference between Wellbutrin SR and XL? I've been on 150 mg. of XL for 2 weeks now and other than feeling a bit jittery throughtout the day, I feel fine. (Even losing some weight). After reading all the blogs on this medicine, I'm scared of what may happen.
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 know it isn't a foreign thing to a lot of people and I haven't really had a lot of problems with the combination, I just am trying to limit the amount of medications I have to take daily, which comes down to how much I pay for prescriptions monthly with insurance covering them already. I am on Adderall XR, Wellbutrin XL 300mg, Neurontin 600-1200mg, Vicodin 5-10mg, Lexapro 10mg, and Prozac 10mg.
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?
I've noticed that I become furious when I consume saccharin while I'm on Wellbutrin XL. Various other sweeteners give me negative reactions, except for Splenda and cane juice, for some reason. For example, white sugar makes me suicidal (literally.) If your husband eats a lot of sweets or sweeteners, I'd try to switch him to one that doesn't provoke a negative reaction. It may be Splenda that works for him; it may not be.
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