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 2 weeks ago added 150mg wellbutrin xr but nothing.should i take 300mg wellbutrin xr or decrease the dose of effexor or both?
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 2 weeks ago added 150mg wellbutrin xr but nothing.should i take 300mg wellbutrin xr or decrease the dose of effexor or both?
Avatar n tn Now I am depressed again and want to go back on effexor. Can I safely start effexor xr 37.5mg while taking wellbutrin? My doctor is on vacation and I am having a real difficult time, very depressed.
Avatar f tn Have you ever seen a therapist? The reason I ask is, Effexor usually doesn't work for primary anxiety, and Wellbutrin doesn't either, as both are very stimulating. They often exacerbate anxiety. Doesn't mean they don't work for you, we're all different, but I was just wondering if you also suffer with depression, as anxiety often is caused by depression.
Avatar f tn i am on 375mg effexor xr and wellbutrin xr 150 mg. should i decrease the dosage of effexor xr or increase wellbutrin xr to 300mg for a result? it has been 2 months now with a little effect.
Avatar n tn I am trying to come off my meds (wellbutrin xl 150 and effexor xr 75) as I would like to become pregnant this year. All my Dr.s say I need to come off the meds. My DR. has me taking my wellbutrin 150 mg once every 3 days and had me take 1 37.5 mg of the effexor for 5 days and no more effexor just wellbutrin. I am feeling tired, nausea and headaches I asume due to no effexor. Should I have been prescribed the effexor diffrently?
Avatar f tn I then took Effexor and later ther Effexor XR. Effexor XR allowed me to live a reasonably normal life raising a child and having a career. For at least 3 years my depression has slowly gotten progressively worse. My counselor and I believe it is time to add an additional medication, possibly welbutrin or change to a different antidepressant. Currently I take 300mg of effexor XR. This is the same level I have taken for the entire time I've used effexor. I would like input and advice.
1886497 tn?1327714543 Really worried about what I will have stopping Effexor XR, Wellbutrin XL, and Lamactil
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor XR 150 mg for 4 years and due to the cost and effect on my libido, I have started withdrawal, first tapered to 75 mg for 30 days, now on 37.5 for 15 days, then everyother day, and to continue till I'm done. Well in talking to my pharmacist she said she has seen violent reactions when people stop suddenly. My mood swings are terrible and I'm suprised my husband hasn't locked me up. I get angry, moody, incredibally sad.
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 She put me on Effexor XR. I have been on it two days and I feel very groggy all day. I feel that I am not sleeping well either. Will this go away after I have been on this a couple weeks? I was also conerned about weight gain, I do not want to gain weight on this, I've read that some people have gained weight on Effexor. I used to be on Prozac too but never gained weight on that or Wellbutrin.
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 As for the Effexor with Wellbutrin, I take these meds for Generalized Anxiety and the Wellbutrin brings it back just a tad. I've gotten angry since being on the Wellbutrin, but not excessively and not for no good reason. That's it for now. My goal is to lose 10 - 12 more pounds by the New Year. Let's see how it goes!
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 f tn I suppose it would be best to add that I have taken Effexor XR on and off for the last 5 years, went up and down from 75 to 150. I have a love/hate relationship with this medication. It works better than anything else but coming off makes me a crazy person. Recently I have tappered it as my doctor requested, started the Wellbutrin and Metformin just as I was supposed to..
Avatar n tn Recently, my doctor wanted to add 150mg of Effexor XR. I found out later that both these drugs work on norepinephrine and got cold feet. I have read on this site and some others that this combo is used, but it still scares me. Does anyone know if this combination is actually safe?
Avatar f tn Wellbutrin has the least sexual side affects. I take 300 mg XR and I have no decreased sex drive therefore I'm thinking it is the effexor.
Avatar f tn agreed, and we started the tapering process. Down to 37.5 of Effexor XR while starting 200 mg of Wellbutrin. Well, no problems at the 37.5. I was on that for a week. Then, I stopped the Effexor altogether last Thursday. So it has been 4 days. Still on Wellbutrin 200 mg. OMG, when the heck are these w/d symptoms going to subside?? I am so dizzy, nauseaus, and I keep getting this "click click" in my ears all the time, lips tingling..
Avatar n tn I was given wellbutrin to try to get rid of the sexual side effects of effexor (by the way, other than that, effexor works very well-75mg XR). The thing is, I take one wellbutrin (75mg) each evening and I notice now around noon the next day that I feel "odd". In other words, am I dosing myself "up and down" by just having one (not extended release) 75mg wellbutrin each day?
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor; My earlier post,1/31/00,was so lengthy that I don't think I was clear about my question. What I want to know is,how would I know if my med's dosage needed adjusting? Or changed? Or if the dosage is too high? It is such an adjustment and gamble every time I change. The only criteria available to me now is uncontrolled crying and suicidiability. At present I'm taking Effexor XR 300mg & Wellbutrin SR 300mg. I've been in thearpy and on med's for 25yrs.
Avatar n tn Hello, I'm currently taking 300mg of Effexor every morning. I have talked to my Doctor about better manageing my depression with Wellbutrin. He seems to think this is ok. After reading some other messages on this forum about Effexor, it seems many patients are takeing doses in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Is this a better useage of the drug?