Lexapro and wellbutrin together

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Avatar f tn I am on that combination and it works great. I was taking Lexapro 20 mg with Wellbutrin and was fine. How long have you been on Lexapro? My doc started me out slow with a week of 5 mg then 10 mg and so on. I know jumping into 20 mg for me was exhausting. Best of luck.
233622 tn?1279338505 I am on 10 mg of Lexapro and 150 of Wellbutrin right now. I go off of the Wellbutrin on Tuesday. I have heard great things about Wellbutrin including weight loss, but not for me. :-( I am looking forward to being a little calmer!
Avatar f tn Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Lexapro can be taken together. There is no negative interaction. Strangely, the addition of Wellbutrin to Lexapro is said to reverse some of the latter's tendency to interfere with erection, libido, and orgasm in males (and Lexapro is BAD in this respect). The normal dose of Wellbutrin after titrating up from 150mg is 300mg, preferably in the XL (released gradually over time) form, and the Lexapro is normally one 10mg tab QD.
Avatar n tn Tried Lexapro but felt nauseous all night and kept dropping in and out of sleep the next day. Felt very space too. I have been taking Remeron 30mg but the doctor says I can switch. Should I wean off of Remeron or take both together?
1190024 tn?1264692022 I am taking 450 mg Wellbutrin with 40 mg. Lexapro and 10 mg. Abilify and I don't seem to have any particular side effects from the combination. I also take Zonegran, an anti-seizure drug that is used to treat neuropathic pain. My doctor gave me Xanax to take as needed, knowing the mixture that I already had. There doesn't seem to be a problem with that, either.
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 f tn Right, I will but not gonna see him until next Wednesday so just wanted to make sure about the Klonopin and Wellbutrin together.
Avatar n tn I had been on Lexapro for years, but switched to Wellbutrin because of weight gain on Lexapro. Wellbutrin increased my anxiety so I'm taking the Buspirone to combat that. Hope you are doing well with the combination.
1390847 tn?1344661068 I know Pristiq works with Serotonin and Norepinephrine, and Wellbutrin works with Dopamine...and it is my understanding that those are the 3 chemicals or hormones or whatever that work with your emotions. I used to be on Lexapro which only works with Seratonin and that did nothing for me...but when i switched to Pristiq all of a sudden my anxiety almost completely went away, but my depression stayed.
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 n tn Has anyone tried going off lexapro and going on Wellbutrin xl ? My doctor had me try this and I am about ready to lose it. I am a manager of a very large store and it has been pretty hard keeping it together. I gained 25 lbs on lexapro, I ate less, and exercised more yet gained weight. Any tips?
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.
869879 tn?1239663909 Has anyone ever taken Lexapro and Abilify together? I've been on 10mg Lexapro (for chronic dysthymia) for about 2 years now. I've always had positive reactions to Lexapro: great sex drive, great mood, slept okay (I do take Lunesta for sleep). However, lately (for the past 4 months I'd say), my depression has worsened for no real reason. I've found myself a lot more tired when I wake up (I sleep 9-10 hours a night), don't want to be with anyone, no energy, no sex drive.
Avatar n tn I took Lexapro 10 mg for a year and a half and gained 15 pounds and had a low libido. My doctor added Wellbutrin XL 150 mg about 6 months ago to counteract the symptoms, but it didn't help. My new doctor had me taper off the Lexapro (3 days off now - nausea, cramping, sleepiness, nightmares, headache, dizziness) and wants me to try staying on the Wellbutrin XL 150 mg alone. I wonder, if it didn't help anything with the Lexapro, what good could it really do?
Avatar m tn Do your own research, but apparently you can take both together. I have taken Wellbutrin and my husband does for bipolar (him) and we did not gain wt. on it. It just did not work for me, so I switched to Lexapro. It helped me in less than a week. I have been on it for several years and actually lost wt. while on it. I was actively trying to lose wt. and had no problems doing it while taking the Lexapro.
Avatar m tn I have been on effexor for now 11 days along with 20mg of Lexapro for about 5 weeks and prior to that lexapro at 10mg for 2 weeks. Before that I was on wellbutrin for 2 weeks! So I've had a lot of changes of meds over the past 9 - 10 weeks. The past two days I am feeling better and looking back I can see improvement over about a week now. So maybe the combo is ok. I also go to therapy and between the two that is supposed to be the best combo to getting healthy again.
Avatar n tn I think there is definetly a stimulating effect which may account for the bp increase. You can counter that with a beta blocker, and then let the Lexapro work for a while, and when you have achieved your psychological goal, start tapering off the beta blocker.
Avatar n tn I was on lexapro 10 for a 4 months and 20 mg for 4 months and then i went back to 10 mg for 2 weeks and then 1/4 of that for 2 weeks, then i stopped... now i get head rush or fainty spells like i am about to pass out...just for a second. it seems its worse when i am sleepy or haven't eaten. Is this normal? Will this stop?
Avatar n tn I, too have been on Lexapro for a long time and suffer from brain fog and short term memory loss. Finding words can be difficult especially as I am in the mental health field myself and am always going to seminars and learning new things and retaining information is so important. I definitely believe it is the medication, which is very helpful in other ways. It's a really difficult tradeoff to have to make!
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 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 f tn Hopefully, in combination, the Lexapro and Wellbutrin will play well together. I'll find out soon enough...my first does of Lexapro is tomorrow.
Avatar m tn Also, heard Wellbutrin and drinking don't mix very well. So between the Wellbutrin and my Rosacea, I guess my weekly beers are out for awhile :( FL: Don't think SAD is it. Think what's making me down is having to stay inside more than staying inside. I did buy one of those SAD lamps many winters ago but ended up returning it. SF: You're right. I posted the article but you picked out the "bending over" part :) You know, can't even remember what that article was about. LOL.
Avatar n tn and on the other comment, i am a nasty ***** right now...thats a reason for going on the wellbutrin. For months I was just up and down and up and down with emotions..lately i havent wanted to look at anyone, i havent wanted anyone to look at me (in fear that i might bite someones head off)i havent wanted to go out in public, afraid that everyone that sees me will think...what a horrible, ugly, fat person....although i know none of this is true, i cant help but to think it..
Avatar n tn I was on effexor for 4 years and got off it and was so depressed and had so much anxiety so they put me on wellbutrin and I have been on it for 3 years. I am really thinking of getting off of everything. I don't think it does my body any good to use these drugs. I am scared because It seems like i can barely get through on my antidepressents let alone off them. It really suck haveing a andiety depression problem....
Avatar n tn Remember, I did a kind of taper up in that I was already on 150 mg of Wellbutrin and went straight to 300. The anxiety was helped a bit in that I did not feel that out of control anxiety as much but that damn edginess was the hardest part along with the intense thirst. I tried to just keep myself busy. When I just didn't feel like dealing with it, I took some klonopin. I think that each week will be better and better for you. Maybe try to journal your edginess to keep track.
Avatar n tn I've heard taking prozac before coming off Lexapro helps.I think I should add that I am 62 yrs. old and was taking Lexapro for social anixety and hot flashes. I want to get off because of the weird dreams and deep sleep I have and it doesn't seem to help with the hot flashes as much any more. Please advise me on what to do.
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.