Effexor and wellbutrin together

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Avatar f tn My doc gave me Ritalin for ADD and Effexor for depression but this last one gave me too many side effects and I stopped taking it. Now he switched me to Wellbutrin (150 mg once a day) and 30 mg Ritalin. 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.
Avatar n tn I take the wellbutrin in the am and effexor in the pm..is this the normal dosing regimen? Do they work better together? I have always taken effexor at night. I haven't been sleeping well, but I know this will go away, right?
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 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 ) and that helped me get off of the effexor, it still took a month though. Now I am just on the wellbutrin and I am fine, no side-effects at all. Also, the effexor withdrawal symptoms did have nausea, headache, vertigo... as well as other symptoms too for me, so it sounds like it could be effexor withdrawal for you too maybe. Hope the withdrawal symptoms get better soon! I really like wellbutrin, I hope it works well for you too!
Avatar f tn Personally, I found Effexor hard to withdrawal from. Not all people have problems though. Wellbutrin and Effexor are both antidepressants but they are also work differently. Wellbutrin can be more stimulating. If I were you. I would talk to my Dr about a taper program. And also ask if you can be on these two meds together while you are tapering. It's really hard to say how long the withdrawal will last because we're all so different.
Avatar n tn ) I take both Effexor and wellbutrin. I take 450mg of wellbutrin sr and 37.5mg (for now) of effexor. I have been told that the recommended dossage should not exceed 450mg of wellbutrin sr due to the siezure increase.
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 From personal experience I can tell you that there aren't any side effects from combining Wellbutrin and Effexor. I took the two together for several months as prescribed by my doctor. While it didn't work for me, it didn't hurt me any either (other than the side effects i experienced caused by the effexor). I hope the Wellbutrin works for your sister. Best of luck.
Avatar n tn I am currently on 150mg of Effexor XR as well as 300mg Wellbutrin. In the beginning it worked so well!!! I know what "electric head" or the zaps that are common with withdrawal from effexor are as I once tried to wean off of it. However, now I am having the zappy feeling but I have NOT decrease nor changed my regimen of medicine. I have had lots of twitching when falling asleep and during sleep I have been told I almost seem like I am having a seizure because I twitch rapidly!
Avatar f tn For years I took Wellbutrin, then my stress level changed, so a therapist recommended Effexor. I have taken the Effexor for about a year and it really helped. Now my stress level is not as bad, so I wanted to return to the Wellbutrin. I called my PCP, who prescibed both (at different times). He said I could go from the Effexor back to the Wellbutrin, but with no program for doing it. Unfortunately, he is not a psyschiatrist. Last Friday I completely stopped the Effexor (75 mg.
Avatar n tn Hello I have been on Effexor and Abilify (as an adjunct for depression) for about 6 months now, and have just begun to switch from Effexor to Wellbutrin. My doctor recommended I stay on the Abilify, but after reading about Wellbutrin I was struck by how both Abilify and Wellbutrin work on dopamine. If Wellbutrin works to inhibit dopamine reuptake and Abilify works to balance dopamine, do the drugs interfere with each other?
Avatar n tn My doctor has suggested that I come off effexor (which i have been on for over 2 years) and start taking Wellbutrin XL. I was to take both of them for 1 week and then stop the effexor and take Wellbutrin only. I have not been feeling very good very tense, anxious, lightheaded and chest pains. I spoke to a pharmasist who suggested stopping the effexor straight away and continuing with the Wellbutrin.
Avatar n tn 5%), but I would speak to your doctor if adding the Effexor might increase this risk. 300mg of Wellbutrin and 150mg of Effexor are standard doses for depression, but if you might not need these full doses at the same time. Maybe you can speak to your doctor about adding 75mg of Effexor - which is often given as a starter dose - and see how things work from there. Are you seeing a psychiatrist for these medications or a general physician?
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 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 decreased my Effexor from 225 to 150 and took somewhere less than 75 of Wellbutrin because I am running into a prescription and timing problem with my meds. I had a rough night and tried to work it out sensibly with Chris. I eventually pulled myself together. I didn't lose control of myself during this, though.
Avatar n tn I need to know after resding all of this information,how is the best way to wean Effexor and start wellbutrin ? Should I start taking the Wellbutrin then wean off the Effexor or come off Effexor first then go to Wellbutrin ? My Dr. said it didn;t matter, she also downplayed the withdrawls of the Effexor also ..
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 Can you please advise on how to effectively reduce the Effexor-how much and at what rate? Also-I have been prescribed Wellbutrin xl 150mg that I can take with the Effexor. How long should I do that before I attempt to reduce the Effexor? Any info/help would be VERY appreciated...
Avatar m tn Effexor is already affecting your adrenals, this should be taken in account. Supplementing with DHEA could improve your depression symptoms by reducing your cortisol level. Testosterone also play a crucial role in mood and sex drive so I think it will help. It will also help with your memory. You must be careful with the dosage tho because too much testo or estrogen is not good.
Avatar n tn i have been on effexor xr for a couple of years and also had wellbutrin added about 2 years ago, well over the last couple of years i have gained over 100lbs without changing any eating habits or anything well i also ended up going into diabettes and being treated with avandia and the lantus shot .
Avatar n tn I am switching from Effexor 75 to Wellbutrin SR 150. I want to know,is it better to begin the Wellbutrin and then wean off the Effexor or wean first then start Wellbutrin ? I asked my dr, she told me it made no difference, she also downplayed the withdrawls, judging from this site I am in for a treat. Please help .....I'de like to have as minimal side effects as possible obviously .......
Avatar n tn you were seeing a therapist who helped you deal with the issues that were causing your symptoms..the drug and the therapy worked together...now you are only on medication. You have to go to the life source of your depression...either alone through self therapy or with help. Therapy with wellbutrin or lexapro or effexor will be the right combination.
Avatar n tn Well I did taper off at 150 mg Wellbutrin and 75 mg. Effexor for a week and then 300 mg of Wellbutrin for a week. On the 12th to 14th day of this trial, I started to get some uncomfortable side effects - nothing major - just lots of annonying things - dizziness, slight ringing in the ears, sleepy heavy eyes, but jittery nerves, somewhat of the burning sensation in the nerves, worry and flashbacks to silly regrets, uncontrolled weepiness.