Combining zoloft with wellbutrin

Common Questions and Answers about Combining zoloft with wellbutrin


Avatar m tn Combining Wellbutrin with Zoloft (and SSRIs) has documented benefits. The combination helps reduce the symptoms and reduce the sexual side effects cause by Zoloft. Reviews of multiple studies on this combination have yielded the same results. Here are a few links for you. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Avatar n tn Anyway, I started taking Zoloft in January 2002(started at 50 milligrams, 100 milligrams, 150 milligrams and then 200 milligrams over a period of about six months) to help with the PPD and it did help tremendously but with numerous side effects. I also tried combining Zoloft with Wellbutrin but that really made me sick to my stomach so I stopped the Wellbutrin.
1190024 tn?1264692022 I am taking 450 mg Wellbutrin with 40 mg. Lexapro and 10 mg. Abilify and I don't seem to have any particular side effects from the combination. I also take Zonegran, an anti-seizure drug that is used to treat neuropathic pain. My doctor gave me Xanax to take as needed, knowing the mixture that I already had. There doesn't seem to be a problem with that, either.
Tbd Paul, I don't believe there is a "normal" dosage of Wellbutrin. I started with 100 and was quickly put to 150mg, which is what I currently take. I think it all depends on what you and your health team decide works best. Have you tried taking a combination? I take Zoloft also and I feel it works well.
Avatar m tn The one that doesn't is wellbutrin, but it's the most stimulating of the common antidepressants. Some people find combining it with an ssri takes care of that problem, but of course then you have to contend with two drugs.
Avatar m tn The ADs I'm familiar with are the SSRI's like Prosac, Zoloft, Lexipro, etc. They seem to be more popular here.want. Therapist is very open in terms of what I can take. Has anyone tried both SSRI's and SSNI's like Wellbutrin? What is the difference? Any info is appreciated regarding any ADs you may be familiar with. What to expect? How long they take to kick in? Any side effects? Were they energizing or the opposite? Did they help motivate and give you focus?
Avatar f tn helped more and has had less side effects than anyother I have been on. I have also tried zoloft, prozax, paxil, and wellbutrin xr. Anyways, I was just wondering what expeirences anyone else has had on abilify? I know it effects everyone different but.....
Avatar m tn These went away and what remained was sexual side effects which were alleviated by combining Effexor with Wellbutrin. I also did alot of jaw clenching and had to get a mouth guard to protect my teeth when I slept. Now to the Pristiq: My doctor and I decided to swtich me over to Pristiq from Effexor. (Pristiq is essentially the same drug, but supposedly without all the side effects).
Avatar m tn Hi, I was on zoloft for about a month and was pleased with the way it stabalized my terrible mood swings and anger. It basically numbed my emotions and made it easier to get up and go to work, school, etc. without having bursts of anger or tears for no apparent reason. Although it helped the mood swings, I still felt no motivation to do anything and felt even more fatigued than ever before. My biggest original problem was my drive and motivation.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know if it is ok to take L-ytrosine with Zoloft and Wellbutrin?
20632981 tn?1503691167 I've been on the Zoloft for years and the Wellbutrin only going on 3 weeks. The reason I am trying the Wellbutrin because the Zoloft isn't working good anymore. But she hasn't taken me off of the Zoloft. Thanks to both of you for answering me back.
Avatar f tn By the way, if you find a drug that works really well and it does have sexual and weight side effects, combining it with a little wellbutrin can be helpful and doesn't have the same highly stimulating effects wellbutrin has when used as the main drug.
Avatar f tn These meds are just weird, they get weirder the older you get, and they affect everyone differently. I have heard that combining an ssri with wellbutrin can help with the weight problem, but then you're on two meds instead of one and wellbutrin can be stimulating and increase anxiety. Might be worth a try for you, who knows?
Avatar f tn I had been on Wellbutrin since May 2011 when I was diagnosed with Major Clinical Depression. By the time I started treatment for Hep C, I was no longer depressed. I was anxious and concerned, but no longer depressed. I had zero problems with depression during 48 weeks of Hep C treatment. I am now off of the Wellbutrin. I did have many side effects during Hep C treatment but depression was not one of them.
1345272 tn?1276403928 I do think if you keep going with Wellbutrin and Cymbalta you will be doing just fine. Wellbutrin might be unpleasant when taking the first doses, just like any other antidepressant but the side-effects will eventually go away as your body adapts to the medicines. If after 1 month taking both drugs you don't see any improvements then you might consider trying something else but seriously Cymbalta+Wellbutrin is really supposed to give you energy and make you function more normally.
Avatar n tn Sometimes you can avoid this side effect by either taking wellbutrin, a very stimulating antidepressant, or combining wellbutrin with an ssri to counteract this effect. I don't think constipation would lead to the weight gain, but three pounds isn't really much of a gain. We all fluctuate some normally.
Avatar n tn the effects of wellbutrin are great..when its working on the NE systems..but I'm guessing there's a problem with the nigrostriatal DA systems..and I'm worried since I want to be surgeon..can't afford permanent twicthes..I'll speak to my psychiatrist this week..and post..hopefully you guys have come up with somethin..
Avatar f tn So I went into it with that attitude and I am now myself again. Wellbutrin is not typically used for OCD but it has worked for me. So I encourage you to seek professional help so that you can get back to your life again, helping people without the anxiety of all that irrational thinking. You WILL get better, you just need outside help this time around. Post again if you have any more questions or just want to talk.
Avatar n tn He is on serzone and trazadone now, is this combo ok for someone with liver problems? He's been on paxil, wellbutrin, prozac and zoloft. His dosage now is 150mg serzone am and pm, and 150 mg trazadone at night. We just want something that works, he is very depressed and hates the world and everyone. What works? Posted by HFHS.MD-AJ on August 18, 1999 at 22:13:17 Debbie, I am sorry to hear that your husband has not found antidepressants helpful thus far.
177382 tn?1253044740 This medicine focuses on Norepinephrine and dopamine which is an energy chemical. The only problem with Wellbutrin would be if you are bi polar. This would not be good for you. It would bring on a manic phase and the crash would be deadly. Along with Wellbutrin you would also need a mood stabilizer. tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline work very well on pain and sleep. Low dose taken at night. Baclofen is a muscle relaxer and pain reducer to look into.
Avatar n tn Zomig is the one pill that had bad effects.if mixed with wellbutrin but safe with the chantix. So far, I'm doing fine on chantix. Last smoke was October 7th, and today is October 29th. Hey, have smoked since I was 16 and I'm 54 now, this is a Plus.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know a good anti-depressant that works well with hypothyroidism, that does not cause weight gain (or minimal weight gain)and has few side effects?
Avatar f tn Excuse the long post, first time posting anywhere about my anxiety. Hoping to connect with some individuals who've had similar experiences. A little background: Female, late 20s. I've always been a pretty anxious person, but my anxiety peaked after the unexpected death of my Mother/my own divorce. I saw a psychologist for 1.5 years, but decided to discontinue treatment due to cost & we both thought I was improving.
Avatar f tn There have been lawsuits against Effexor, the sister drug because of te severe withdrawal effects, I'm expecting the same with this one. The claim that it helps with pain is absolutely bung, I have chronic pain and it did nothing even at the highest dose. The lesson I learned, not to believe ads, and don't go to your GP for meds!
Avatar f tn If a long time after successfully quitting the med, it's unlikely it's being caused by something that happened 2 years ago and was successfully beaten by going back and doing it right by a slow taper off. By the way, combining Wellbutrin with Effexor can be a big problem for some, as both are intentionally stimulating antidepressants. Excruciating pain and inability to walk are also very unusual symptoms of withdrawal.
Avatar n tn Even four months out, I continue to struggle with the effects of Effexor withdrawal syndrome. Combining good and competent therapy with effective nutrition, excercise and behavioral modification techniques have brought me a long way. I feel I'm turning a corner in my life and reclaiming my intellectual and creative abilities. More good days than bad now and hopes for a complete turn around over the next few months.
5079728 tn?1365553589 Good morning all, Been on the forum for about two hours this morning now reading all the post that have the word Sofosbuvir in it. It is so much for my brain. I know I have to learn all the lingo but it just fills it up too quickly....(lil brain) LOL! needed that! anyway, I went to the Dr.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
Avatar n tn You can't mean that. Your doctor actually said, "just don't worry about it?" What compassion; how professional. I hope you didn't PAY for that rotten advice. Nicola, I had panic attacks that took fifteen years to go away. I must be honest and admit I never had therapy. They usually start with some huge event; in my case, a divorce. After remarrying they continued.