Cymbalta and wellbutrin together

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Avatar m tn I'm worried that the combination of Cymbalta and Wellbutrin can cause this. Is the combintation of Cymbalta and Wellbutrin safe? Thanks very much!
Avatar m tn i have been on 4 days coming off of remeron 6 weeks ago and last week for 2 days my pcp put me on wellbutrin then 2 days later my psychiatrists put me on cymbalta, leg and arm weakness,sweats is this from going from one ad to another and how much longer will i have to suffer i put my legs up in the air on 2 pillows i also take 3 x a day klonopin ,5mg 2 in the morning and one at bed time with the cymbalta please repond ?
1258539 tn?1293843802 Cymbalta worked for me for a short period, then I was switched to Lexapro and a mild generic klonopin and together they make me feel much better.
Avatar m tn Remember that everyone's body reacts differently to anti-depression medication. Effexor and Cymbalta made me feel like a walking zombie, where wellbutrin gave me that extra energy. Sometimes people need a combination of antidepressants to help them handle depression. My advice to anyone who is experiencing depression, is to seek out a psychitrist to work with you to get the right combination of medicine. Pyschitrists specialize specifically in the chemical makeup of the brain.
Avatar m tn I've noticed that I'm not getting the same benefit that I used to and mentioned it to my GP. She has suggested that I think about using Wellbutrin in combination with the Effexor. I've read that this combo can cause a whole heap of trouble - i.e. seizures, liver/kidney function decreases, etc. Has anyone used this combo and what kind of reactions, if any, have you had? I should also mention that I have type 1 diabetes as well.
Avatar n tn 4 months down the line i'm picking myself back up and feeling stronger. You to will feel stronger. The wellbutrin may well have caused a mania which led you to do what you did, this should be explained to whoever it needs explaining to. I hope you find the strength to get to the ER if you are not there already.
Avatar n tn I switched from Lexapro to Wellbutrin because of weight gain and high blood pressure and have had wonderful results. Blood pressure is normal again and I have lost weight. Hopefully this medication will work for you too..
Avatar f tn I already take Wellbutrin 150 XL once a day, would it be safe to take both together? I had a bad reaction to Paxil and Lexapro made me oh so sleepy, worried about Cymbalta being the same way.... If anyone tried it or been taking it, please share your experience. Thank you!
329994 tn?1301666848 I took Cymbalta for 4 yrs and finally just got off of it. While Cymbalta did help manage both my depression and muscle pain, the side effects were what i hated about it. I never had digestion problems from it, but my stomach hurt constantly and my appetite disappeared. Eating became a chore and if i got distracted with school/work responsibilities, i would forget to eat, sometimes for 2 days. I also developed hyperhydrosis and always had a chemical/metalic taste in my mouth.
Avatar f tn Hi all- Have any of you taken Cymbalta and Lyrica together? Just wondering about other peoples experiences taking these two meds together. I am to take 60mg Cymbalta 1x daily (I've already been on this for awhile) and 75mg Lyrica 2x daily I had a bad reaction taking Cymbalta and Savella together so am leery of trying another combination, but my PM doctor seems to think this will work. We are in a "trial and error" stage right now...and I'm so sick of feeling like a lab rat!
Avatar n tn She also said since Wellbutrin doesn't help with the anxiety problem that I could take both Zoloft and Wellbutrin together. Now I know she's a doctor and I probably think I know more because I'm constantly reading stuff on the internet, but is that really safe? Has anybody out there been taking both and maybe has some advice. I mean it makes sense but it just seems like a lot of medicine to be taking. But then again I'm not a doctor.
Avatar f tn I have recently been diagnosed as BP II and am "trying" to get off of Cymbalta. I was taking 60Mg for about 9 months, so my doc put me down to 30 mg's for 10 days. I felt fine. Then I was to stop. WOW!!!!!! I thought being pregnant four times with morning sickness sucked!!! I was soooo sick, everytime I moved my head the slightest bit I wanted to vomit, and sometimes do! I feel like I am being "shocked" sometimes, BRUTAL.
Avatar f tn Perhaps your difficulty is that both wellbutrin and effexor are stimulating. I've heard of wellbutrin being used with ssris because of sexual problems, but not with snris, which target norepinephrine receptors and are therefore stimulating as wellbutrin is stimulating. You might be just overstimulated. Did a psychiatrist put on these together, or a regular doc?
Avatar n tn I also experienced some minor swelling of glands behind one ear and base of skull. My Dr. advised to stop Wellbutrin and within one week all itching and swelling had subsided. My question is: Can this itching be controlled by taking a antihistimine with Wellburtin and also could taking Pepcid AC (otc strength) with the Wellbutrin play any part in causing the reaction? Thank you for any help you may have to offer.
1190024 tn?1264692022 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.
572651 tn?1531002957 As time went by, I was put on paxil for the depression. I took wellbutrin for a while and that was horrible. In 2008, I finally wound up on Cymbalta and by accident, I realized it was helping with my fibromyalgia pain. I've been on Cymbalta ever since.
Avatar n tn I just read your post about Wellbutrin and it seems I'm suffering the same side effects as you. I've tried effexor; I was taking Wellbutrin and Effexor together for a quite a while up until a couple months ago. The side effects I experienced from Effexor were pretty bad - non-existant sexual libido, shaking, lethargy - which seem pretty common after reading about other people's experiences with it on forums and talking to my doctor.
Avatar f tn Perhaps you can swtich to something new and get better results your doctor can add something like Wellbutrin to the Cymbalta. There are many good medications out there and sometimes you just have to try several before you find the correct one. peggy64...I gained weight on Cymbalta.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Effexor XR and Wellbutrin at max doses for a year, and my depression and anxiety are not controlled. I was put on Serequil for a couple of months and did not like the effects at all and I am now off of the Serequil. ANY SUGGESTIONS? I am not doing good at all.
Avatar n tn Shortly after my thyroid medication was adjusted, I stopped Wellbutrin completely, so did not connect the Wellbutrin and the hair, and just assumed it had been the thyroid. I did go to my primary doctor and he wants to chane me to Cymbalta, which I can't afford and my insurnace won't cover. It won't cover brand zoloft either, but that is cheaper and I can buy it out of pocket.
Avatar f tn That's the right way to discontinue antidepressants. And tell your doctor about it too. Cymbalta is one of the harder medications to discontinue and withdrawal can be difficult. But once it is fully out of your system, side effects associated with it should become less and less until it is fully gone. How long has it been since you stopped the med? That is key. Also, there are other depression medications that work with fewer side effects.
Avatar n tn The 2nd time I was home and after hospitalization and exhaustive tests there was no doubt it was the Wellbutrin. In their TV ads for Wellbutrin the manufacture now mentions seisures as one of the main side effects. I did lose some weight and at 55 my libido went through the roof. Thoses side effects were great :-) But the seisures caused me untold grief with the Motor Vehicle Department.
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 After reading these posts and I am starting to put two and two together and they are definitely looking like they are adding up to weight gain from Lexapro. I started on Lexapro in early July. I weighed in at about 178 at that time - 5'9 and worked out almost every day. While I was experiencing the start up side effects from Lexapro (about 4 weeks) I didnt work out but didnt gain any weight during that time. Anyway long story short - in the last month to 6 weeks I have put on about 12 lbs.
Avatar n tn I have been on a few anti-depressants starting with Celexa, Wellbutrin and now Effexor... I started on Effexor about a month ago and have since noticed the exact same symptoms of acne! My chin under my lip has been breaking out continuously and as soon as one acne blemish is clearing up another whitehead comes! I have also developed acne on my back/shoulders with some very large pimples that just wont seem to go away.
Avatar m tn I have been on it for only 3 months, before that I was on Cymbalta for 3 months and Wellbutrin fro 1 month (felt completely wired and more anxious on that). I have gone from a petite fram, standing at 4ft 11 and 110 pounds to 130 pounds in 7 months. I can't stand to look in the mirror and I am down on myself about getting dressed every day or having to go places and see people, especially when I have events to attend- a wedding is coming up!
Avatar f tn I use to take cymbalta and it worked then all of a sudden i was feeling like i was having anxiety attacks from taking it, my doctor put me on that and wellbutrin, i still felt that way, then he put me on 300 mg of wellbutrin and stopped the cymbalta it wasnt working so yesterday i took my cymbalta and wellbutrin again and started having anxiety attacks bad again, can that have been what caused the anxiety attacks again?
Avatar n tn 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.
1171003 tn?1267075703 My theory is that I am actually not depressed, that I am situationally frustrated, so increasing or decreasing any hormone in my brain is not going to be a fix. I have tried Effexor, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, and one that starts with a Z. Each and every one made me cry more, lash out at people, and one time threaten to kill myself. When I stopped the meds, I didn't have those feelings!