Effexor and wellbutrin together

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Avatar n tn After a few months, effexor was added ecause I was still having a random day (approx 1/wk) where my anxiety and depression was absolutley intense. lately I have started havcing these real intense jerking sensations;kinda like when you get cold quickly and shiver but very intense. This could be like the tremors or zapping that i have read others complain about, but i am unsure.
Avatar n tn I've been on 150mg of Effexor XR and 300mg of Wellbutrin for maybe 9 months now. I suddenly started feeling sick after taking the two together. 2-3 hours after taking the two I get the "zapping" feeling some people describe, my heart rate increases (as high as 120), sometimes I feel nauseous, I have trouble focusing, and I generally feel sick. This has been getting worse over the last 2 months. I went to the ER the other day because I felt so bad and my heart rate was scaring me.
Avatar f tn I have felt sick but am not sure if it is the withdrawal effects from stopping Effexor or the mixture of Wellbutrin and Ritalin. I feel brain spasms, especially in the back of my head. Today I did not take the Ritalin and felt no spasms. On the other hand, my doc told me to take the Ritalin constantly. I tried to take it only when I needed to concentrate at work and not on days I donĀ“t have to work. He told me it is not good to interrupt intake like that.
Avatar n tn What do you think about changing effexor with wellbutrin? I read about wellbutrin and it appears to me that wellbutrin is causing anxiety and work for depression. What about anxiety (after passing the first side effect of having anxiety)? I was taking 225 of effexor and now I move toved to 150 effexor, 150 wellbutrin.
Avatar f tn (I was on wellbrutrin for almost 4 yrs before effexor but it just stopped working after awhile so thats when my doc switched to effexor) I asked my doc about this and he said no that if you take both together it would make much of a difference and insists that the weight gain is NOT effexor. So my question is has anyone seen this done and does it help with the wieght gain? Thanks alot. I feel like I am in a catch 22.
Avatar f tn There are studies out that show there is an improvement when patients take Effexor with Wellbutrin together. Ultimately, it depends on how well you respond to the combination therapy and being monitored by your doctor with the side effects.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Effexor and Xanax together for about a year. I take the Effexor every day and the Xanax only when needed (most of the time it's only maybe twice a week). I've been doing fine on this combination, and although everyone is different, I think with the stress of the surgery and the anxiety of just getting off the Effexor in the first place might be why you're feeling the way you are. Just keep doing as the doctor has instructed and hopefully you should be feeling good again soon.
Avatar n tn I'm taking 450mgs Wellbutrin, 30mg Paroxitine and 30mgs Remeron daily. Plus I've added the Ltyrosine and 900mgs Lithium. Just within the past week I've begun to feel energized. Before I'd limp thru each day just wanting to lay down. This fatigue comes and goes, duration is however it decides to linger. Hang in there Ramani. It's worth fighting to get a handle on this pest. Doctors don't like it but I do experiment with my meds and herbal supplements.
Avatar n tn I was on effexor and wellbutrin together and they worked great for me. Maybe you can ask your dr about tapering off the effexor more slowly. Plus 300mg wellbutrin is a high starting dose. I started at 100 and worked up to 300 but it does work!
Avatar f tn So I guess my questions are, will I feel physically better someday or would it be best to start the process of getting off Effexor all over again, and has anyone had the same experience with Wellbutrin and Effexor, and how did you deal with it?
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 ok, so here is what i did first week -- from 225mg to 150mg of effexor -- and that was sheer agony -- very anxious, even suicidal -- gawd -- it was the first time seeing the shrink and she wanted to learn what was up with me and effexor. second week -- went from 150mg to 75mg of effexor, plus 5 mg of zyprexa and 150 of wellbutrin -- better -- having bad days but good days as well. third week -- down to 37.
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 n tn I am ADHD /anxiety and it already seems to help with concentration. I was on effexor last six mos and gained 15lbs so i ask my doc if i could try something else. I am concerned about the possibility of seizures. Does anyone know if the there is a greater risk when you first start to take wellbutrin or does that matter? Can you suddenly have one even after months or years ..
Avatar m tn would not take lexapro and effexor together. for effexor withdrawal i take omega3 fish oil caps twice a day//benadryl as needed for dizzyness\\ b12 sublingualtwice a day\\st. johns wort twice a day// vitamin d3 twice a day ---ibuprofen(motrin) as needed for muscle pain. as far as i am concerned, i will never take a prescription rx. for anxiety and depression again. i also have ptsd. i am sticking to st. johns wort and omega 3 fish oil caps. both will treat depression.
Avatar m tn I am going to a pychiatrist for the first time on Monday but my family MD has me on 20mg of lexapro and last week added 150mg of Effexor. In reading online it sounds like a lot of Effexor to just be starting out on it. Has anyone ever been on both at the same time or have any feedback on Effexor besides all the negative withdrawal stuff I read? Thanks!
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 its known to decrease ur appetite so that makes u eat less but if ur depressed and couldnt eat..
Avatar n tn A lot of doctors are completely ignorant whenit comes to this stuff, and may either not know, or not believe about withdrawl. Two things--first, see about a combination of effexor and wellbutrin, since wellbutrin is not an SSRI or SSNI, I believe you can take them together in the right dosages. Second--to come off of the effexor, ask your doctor about giving you some prozac.
Avatar f tn My doctor old me that because these two meds work on different parts of the brain i was experiencing w/d from the Effexor- needless to say- I stopped the Wellbutrin and started taking th Effexor again. Now I want off all meds and am really not looking forward to the dizziness, crying fits, emotional outbursts and brain zaps. Here's to a hopefully short withdrawl!
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 You should make this a new post, as you have a current problem -- this post is 8 years old. But you are right, Effexor is a bit of an "upper"and a bit of a "downer." Wellbutrin is very much an "upper." Now, this is in terms of how stimulating antidepressants are, not in terms of taking speed, obviously. But you buried the lead -- why was anything added to the Wellbutrin? Was it working pretty well but just not well enough? Or was it not working well at all?
Avatar n tn The current dosage is 150ml of the Wellbutrin and 150ml of effexor in the morning and 75ml at night. Any suggestions, different combination, etc...
Avatar n tn I have been battling depression and anxiety ever since i was a teenager (I am now 31 years of age). After trying out Paxil, Wellbutrin and Zoloft over the last 5 years (always short term ) and disliking all of them, I have been on Effexor for the past year. I am taking 2 x 37.5 mg a day. Some side effects occured during this time, like increased sweating and sexual dysfunction, but all in all i was content and improved immensely. Also, seeing a therapist helps a lot.
Avatar n tn She checked her palm pilot for side effects and said there was not data showing shortness of breath as a side effect and ended up sending me home with a prescription for Effexor XR 150mg. I went home and typed in EFFEXOR and shortness of breath and thank God I did because there were many sites addressing this issue. I called my MHFNP back on Friday to try and advise her I saw this on the internet.
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.