Can i take abilify with wellbutrin

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1240654 tn?1268321115 My first experience with Abilify was an abnormal one (so please do not take this too seriously, as it seems I was an exception), since it threw me into a manic state; however, my Psychiatrist has come to the conclusion that I'm just wired completely different. After being weaned off the stuff for about a week, my Psychiatrist put me back on it, but a fourth of what I was taking.
165308 tn?1323190145 The first question to me is whether the Paxil was working or not. If it wasn't, then augmenting it with Abilify probably wasn't the best approach -- changing the medication would be. Of course, getting off Paxil is difficult. Generally, you augment a medication when it's working but just not quite well enough, or when nothing you tried worked.
Avatar f tn but thankfully that all went away and it has definitely provided me with more energy. But i too made sure my psych KNEW that I would refuse to take any meds that would even have the potential to make me gain weight. She put me on Abilify because I needed something more, but I was eerie about taking it cause it has appetite increase and weight gain-not as much as some but it still scared me. I tried It anyway but sure enough I gained so I automatically quit taking it!
Avatar m tn Take wellbutrin as it is prescribed to be taken - every day. Then make a judgement about whether it works, rather than creating a half idea that it doesn't work, but you didn't give it a chance to, but you would like to try something else because the new drug might work better. I am not trying to be nasty but you are need to think about what you are doing and what you expect to get out of the drug. SSRI's aren't candy and can have nasty side effects, so it is best to minimize experimenting.
Avatar f tn It didn't help and I stopped Abilify/Propranalol. (I couldn't bear to try a higher dose of Abilify.) It's so sad not to be able to take it because it's a wonder-drug for me. I want to find a way to deal with this Akathisia issue. I've been reading and researching and came across this article from the British Journal of Psychiatry: http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/196/2/89.full In part it suggests Propranalol treatment of 40-80 mg a day twice daily. I was only taking 20mg daily.
Avatar f tn Anyways I also have adderal prescribed to me by the same doctor who has me on lexapro. Can you take a SNRI with a amphetamine? Also I don't take it all the time...
Avatar m tn I have to take a medication with my anti-depressant (zoloft) because my therapist told my psych that I suffer from severe anhedonia (the lack of experiencing pleasure), both doctors are leaning towards the welbutron but I'm afraid to take it because it lowers the seizure threshhold (medical terms :))...opinions?
1052851 tn?1307744760 Took my first Abilify 10mg - see if I can tolerate it and if it curbs my appetite
Avatar m tn I have bipolar disorder as well and am on abilify. I take it with remeron at night. It works great and has few side effects! However, Lexapro is dangerous for people who have bi polar disorder. It can have the tendancy to make you manic. While I was on Lexapro, I was wired and agitated all the time. So try a different anti depressant. Remeron is great esp for sleep. But, I've also heard Wellbutrin is great...and doesn't make you gain weight...so give that a try. Good luck to you.
Avatar m tn I have been put on wellbutrin as well as my 60 mg of celexa which is the highest you can go on that drug. I have added the wellbutrin with the celexa for only 2 days and I feel better even cleaned my toaster never done that in my life. It's giving me energy galore. I never have entertained the idea of going off the meds I have two special needs children and a husband that has left after 18years. I need drugs to cope I'm afraid,but I've accepted that now been on them for 8 years.
869879 tn?1239663909 I have also taken Abilify, but never with Lexapro. I took Abilify with Pristiq. I took the Abilify for about 4 months, but I never did notice it helping and it was expensive so I dropped it for a less expensive and more effective add on medication. I never got bad side effects from the Abilify, it just never worked even when my P-doc increased the dosage. I guess some people say it works pretty good for them, but in my case at least it failed to produce a positive response.
407790 tn?1397764626 Yes, it is meant to help my ADs work better. I'm on Cymbalta (30 mg) and Wellbutrin (300 mg.) I also take Lamictal (200 mg) and Topamax (200 mg), the latter mostly to help me lose the weight I gained on Pristiq (I quit that a month ago and started taking Cymbalta instead.) I also take Adderall because I have narcolepsy. I know, quite a cocktail. I have been on just about every AD there is for the past 20 years.
2010625 tn?1329375656 They will probably just put me on another medication that makes me sick hmm more like a poison really, but if I don't take something I will probably get manic. I can't win for loosing. What a horrible disease and horrible treatment....it makes me want to stab myself, lol.
Avatar f tn Weight gain is a known common side-effect of Abilify. I have attended inservices with Abilify marketers where weight management techniques (diet and exercise) were emphasized. As suggested, speak with your doctor about it. If it becomes a problem, maybe a weight-neutral antidepressant (Wellbutrin, for example) would be equally effective. However, it's important to continue to take the meds as prescribed while discussing your concerns with your MD.
899491 tn?1243777227 I am on abilify and wellbutrin, which are both activating, and I still still sleep better than before I started treatment. That is interesting about the dosage increases. I haven't had that, although the last time I did increase it, I had a relapse. I don't know what that was about...
Avatar n tn I take Wellbutrin and I don't find that it makes me gain weight. I take Wellbutrin during the day (300 mg extended release) and I take 1 mg of klonopin at night to sleep. I know you don't like the weight gain but if you are feeling good on the medication, do you really want to go through the trial and error of others? Have you tried dieting or exercise?
Avatar f tn I had problems on Lamictil, it caused me migraines and suicidal ideations so I quit it. I am on Wellbutrin and Abilify now and they are working together very well. I no longer have symptoms of being bipolar! I LOVE LOVE abilify. It balanced my sleep patterns again and I feel so much better on it. It is great for mixed state bipolar, which I am. I had side effects in the beginning and started on 5mg. I am now on 10mg and doing quite well.
Avatar f tn I've never taken Prozac or Lithium, as I've found a combo that works for me. I take 250mg Wellbutrin twice a day and 15mg of Abilify. I also take an anti-anxiety med and sleeping pills as needed. I haven't had any side effects on these medications, and I have low blood pressure already (and had fears of starting Abilify) I have read/heard that people don't all respond positively to this med, but for me, it's the right fit.
Avatar n tn Tho as far as depressions go, I just wait those out- haven't been able to find a safe AD to take that wont shootme into mania. Abilify can do wonders for some people, just not me. Good luck with it.
1190024 tn?1264692022 I saw another MD I know last week, who didn't seem to have much time to spend w/ me but suggested I get back on Lexapro to help w/ the anxiety. I told him I wasn't going to take anything that was going to make me gain weight & he mentioned Wellbutrin. I've done my research online and feel as though the wellbutrin may help, but can be bad coming off xanax. I have 3 refills left and that in itself gives me great anxiety.
569026 tn?1216985893 Also, I noticed some take the Wellbutrin and the Abilify together. I told him that the Wellbutrin probably helped me more than other drug in the past but he said its not a good idea if you are BiPolar to take an anit-depressant because it could destabilize you further...but also that if he were 100% sure I WAS BiPolar he would just talk me into Lithium. (My uncle died at age 38 from Lithium toxicity so I am not too keen on that one) Thanks in advance for any comments!
Avatar f tn Mine gives me acne, but that's a very rare side effect. I take Lamictal myself, and I really like it. The acne is honestly the worst side effect I get from it, and that has lessened over time. It has been weight neutral for me. You can always ask your doctor about side effects and any worries you have about a drug. You have the right to informed consent to treatment, which means that they should tell you enough that you understand enought to make a reasonable decision about it.
Avatar n tn I have just started to take Wellbutrin and I am a little concern about I have read so far. Some say they have lost weight other have gained so I guess it works different for everyone. For those of you who have been taking the medication and did lose weight......how long before you noticed the weight-loss? I have been on it for about 3 weeks and have not seen any difference. I am still stressing, ver sensitive to everything, and have trouble sleeping.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to share that I take abilify 3 mg for help with depression along with Lexapro. I feel like a new person. I have energy, I am optimistic and I feel better than I ever have. It is worth trying. I was put on it after bouts of depression that landed me in the hospital with an overdose. I am also an alcoholic, and since trying abilify I have no desire whatsover to drink, which is truly amazing. I just feel so good, the thought of drinking does not even come to mind.
1700643 tn?1464850282 I take an AD along with Abilify. Within a week after Abilify was added I started to feel better. Right now I take 15 mg but I have taken as much as 30mg. I did get akathisia from it (restlessness ) but added propranolol which stopped it. Akathisia is a common side effect.
Avatar f tn As I mentioned in another post, I don't find that there is much of a correlation between the number of medications that are necessary to achieve good functioning and how well a person does on those medications. In other words, being on four pills is not a "bad" thing if four pills are what it takes to feel well.
Avatar n tn I have been on Paxil, Zolof, Lexapro and now Wellbutrin. I am afraid to take these meds. But, everyone thinks I need them.
5050843 tn?1362873926 Or should I just take one half? Will I have withdrawals if I just don't take it..also is it ok to take tram with Well butrin until I can cut down more? Thank you!
Avatar f tn I have BPII and decided after 8 yrs and extra 15lbs. on Abilify, to go off. Pdoc agreed and started weaning me off while titrating me up on Lamictal. I’m only on 25mg. Go up to 50mg in another week. Down to approx 1.5mg Abilify now. Feel HORRIBLE. Also on Zoloft 100mg. Having racing thoughts, anxiety, mood swings, bone pain and sweats. From what I’ve read, this is Abilify withdrawal. Do I just have to feel awful until Lamictal dose is high enough to be therapeutic? Thanks!!
337492 tn?1212462436 So, I want to know how Abilify is for you guys that take it! I am worried because I have had troubles taking Atypicals. She said Abilify is different and will perk me up. I read that it causes drowsiness??? So what is that all about? She also wants to keep me on my Wellbutrin (300mg daily), which causes blood pressure to go up in the first place!! Also, I was prescribed Inderal 20mg 4 times daily. It causes insomnia, she said it helps sleep.