Effexor xr vs wellbutrin

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Avatar n tn I am having alarming symptoms (pre-effexor symptoms) -- violent mood swings, sleeplessness, bizarre bouts of weeping, sugar cravings, lack of motivation to do anything during the day, general lack of appetite, general sadness. My question is why effexor v. wellbutrin? effexor appears to be a much scarier drug, from what i've been reading. Also, since effexor might cause drowsiness is it better to take it at night than in the a.m.?
Avatar f tn I have tried weaning off the effexor XR a couple times and have gone into Panic Attack mode when I do. I only will get a panic attack maybe 2-3x a year, so I know that the medicine has helped (for 6 years), but I have to say that it definetly has decreased my sexual relationship with my husband (I have heard this is a common side effect). I have heard that lexapro or wellbutrin do not do this.
Avatar n tn There really is nothing that needs being done about it. It's no secret that SNRI drugs such as Effexor, Pristiq, and Cymbalta do have a higher risk of what is called Discontinuation Syndrome. SSRI's can also be nasty buggers to discontinue. Paxil being one of many. I hear a lot of people complain about antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome, but I never hear then speak of the flip side. I used to take Effexor XR at 300Mgs a day for about 4 years.
Avatar n tn My husband will be going on antidepessants and I would like comments on Lexapro and Lexapro vs Effexor Xr. All comments are heplful. Thank you!
Avatar n tn In that respect, my Hep Doctor is recommending that I switch from zoloft which I have been taking for a couple years to Effexor XR. He thinks that would work better. My Psychiatrist on the other hand prefers the Zoloft as it has fewer side effects when being weaned off it. Has anyone else dealt with this as an issue? Thanks in advance for your help / input! Have a great weekend everyone!
Avatar n tn My doctor just added Wellbutrin to my medication regimen: Effexor XR and Klonopin. I was given the general version, Budeprion XL 150 mg. Is the generic as good as the brand name? Thanks.
Avatar f tn It's almost always difficult on Effexor, and I just don't see how adding Wellbutrin will help you stop Effexor and I can see how it would be very predictable to cause you anxiety. But if you stick to a schedule that suits you -- not one that suits some mythical general population but just you and only you -- it will go more easily and hopefully you'll come out of this fine in the end. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I actually googled my observations about generic vs brand and weight loss. I started on Wellbutrin 350 and almost immediatley began to feel better. I was so pleased I told my doctor they should put this stuff in the water. I slowly lost weight around 8-10 pounds in 3 months. My insurance (unbeknownst to me)switched me to the generic and I started noticing my weight creeping up and it did not seem nearly as effective. My husband kept asking me "Did you take your meds today?".
1796524 tn?1315590087 Watch out for "CR", "XR" and "SR" versions of meds. As far as I know, only Wellbutrin "CR" and Effexor "XR" are superior than the originals. I was taking 6mg's of Klonopin/day for many years before swiching to Xanax, also 6mg's/day. I suffer severe anxiety, and although the K-pins were O.K., they took too long to work and didn't stop panic attacks. Xanax starts working in about 20 minutes and will kill a panic attack in it's tracks.
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 f tn I know many people still on it and they report that they had a much better response to the name brand Effexor XR than with the Geneic Effexor XR. If it were me and I could afford it, I would go with the name brand.
Avatar m tn I have taken in the past Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor XR, BuSpar, Ativan, Xanax, Wellbutrin. I hate SSRI and SSNRI's they make you lose yourself and lose emotion. Like a robot. I won't take them, no matter how much a doctor tries to downplay the side effects. i'm 23 years old, and have had drug problems in the past.
Avatar n tn The reason I'm switching to Klonipin is that I feel that Xanax XR is not working well anymore for me. I take Effexor XR for depression and anxiety, and I also take Lyrica for headaches and anxiety as well. So, you can see, I'm a mess as far as anxiety issues go! Can you shed some light on Xanax XR vs plain old Xanax? Thanks so much!
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor XR 150mg for over 2 years now, and have decided that it is time to come off of it. It worked wonderfully for my anxiety/depression, and the only lasting side effect I had, was when I took my daily capsule later than usual. I have heard the sensation described as brain shivers and they were hideous! The weight gain, however, is more than I can bear!
Avatar m tn Buspar is the only drug in its class made specifically for anxiety. That's one you could try and it wouldn't be as awful as starting an SSRI. There is also Wellbutrin which could be worth a try although it is stimulating to a lot of people and Remeron. The wellbutrin and remeron won't kill your sex drive as much, but the withdrawal from remeron will probably be equally as severe as the ssris. How much therapy have you actually done?
1110049 tn?1409405744 This effect eliminates the spikes and fast drops from the drug in Effexor XR which is Venlafaxine. In shot this is why most people prefer Effexor XR vs Venlafaxine even though they are the same active chemical. Did I explain that good enough?
Avatar m tn 5 mg Effexor to Teva and now to Viepax. These are the standard release tablets not XL or XR. I sometimes feel that it makes a difference when I do change but could be more psycho sematic. Are these brands the same tablet or does it make a difference?
Avatar f tn I am going to suggest that you talk to your doctor about Wellbutrin. It has the least amount of sexual side affects. I am on 300 mg XR of Wellbutrin and have no sexual side affects whatsoever. I did when I took prozac. It is not an SSRI but rather it alters other brain chemicals other than serotonin. I take it for anxiety and it works very well for me. Just a thought.
Avatar f tn And I'm on meds that are suppose to be the best to not gain weight on. I take 300mg Wellbutrin xl and 100mg Zoloft XR. I have a terrible fear of being fat. Any opinions on what I can do?
Avatar n tn I am supposed to switch from celexa to effexor xr I have no sex drive and have gained 65 very unwanted lbs this last year since quiting crystal meth and two major surgeries after four months smoke free I started again. I took effexor on the past and it worked for me I did have flu like symptoms when I ct from it. Did I read the tread wrong are ADs addictive?
Avatar n tn Anyway, then he put me on Wellbutrin XL instead which doesn't seem to be helping. He just added Effexor XR. I asked if it causes weight gain and he said no,. But since he said the same with lexapro, I am concerned. I can't afford to gain more weight. I'm 5'2" and up to 140 now and nothing fits. Its making me more depressed! Am I more likely to gain weight with the Effexor again? I really wish there was something that could work without these side effects.
Avatar n tn He changed me to Effexor XR. It worked okay for the depression part but I continued with mild panic attacks. I was sent to a psychiatrist. He added xanax to help with anxiety. I then however started to have short term memory loss. So the Doc. put me on Zoloft. It worked great for my depression and anxiety however I packed on 25-30 lbs in a month. I was constantly starving on it. So he decided to try me on Celexa which I have been taking for the last 3 months.
737515 tn?1252556023 / thank you for always reading and trying to assist me. btw i start therapy yet again whenever there is an opening at the counseling center on campus.
3199802 tn?1362254159 I have not done well on SSRI's. Effexor XR has been a great help with Wellbutrin. However, the Effexor just caused way too many side effects for me. I am not adverse to taking meds, well kind of. It just seems they "wear off". It's hard to explain. At this point it's hard to determine if the severe depression I am having right now is "depression" or mental withdrawal depression from detoxing off Vicodin.
Avatar f tn I am right there with you. I take Effexor XR and feel like it's not working but I also know I am mourning the loss of my drug. I am a lost little soul right now just plugging along. Like Vickie said it takes 2-4 weeks to kick in. I would say if it doesn't seem to help at all either try to increase back to 40 mg or go back and try something else. I do know a lot about antidepressants from personal experience as well as being a psychiatric nurse for 20 years.
Avatar f tn As I'm also on Abilify, Lamictal, and Effexor XR and have a very hard time losing any of the weight I really need to lose, I talked to her about it, and she ended up giving me a script for Metflorpen. It's a med that's technically for pre-diabetics, but is often given to people dealing with *severe* weight gain from side effects. It changes how the body uses the calories that we eat. I would definitely as your doc about the weight gain, and ask what they would recommend.
Avatar m tn Im on effexor XR 150 and so far so good..I havent been on tx but to weeks. hope you find what works for you.