Taking concerta and wellbutrin

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Avatar n tn 4)crying all day since then i have noticed a reduction in side effects but i would like to know 1)He already presented with fingers in mouth and chewing nails and skin, and also eyebrow raising, this has become worse on concerta, why would a child do this in any case and why would it become worse on CONCERTA?
370801 tn?1264408618 I know this is an old post but I feel like I should contribute since I take both NO xplode, wellbutrin, and concerta...and major in both neuroscience and psychology. Wellbutrin alone usually doesn't do much, reason being is because its more of a reuptake inhibiter than anything. It acts specifically on dopaminergic and norepinephrineic neurons, thus letting DA (dopamine) and NE (norepinephrine) do their jobs longer. Tyrosine and it's catalyzing enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase are precursors to DA.
Avatar n tn I am a 30 year old female with ADHD mixed type and I have done perfect on Adderall XR, Wellbutrin XL and klonopin (at night). I tried Concerta and Focalin and they made things worse. Also, the dosing may be too high/low. It's a lot of trial and error and it can be very frustrating, but once you find the combo that works, it's worth it! *disclaimer* I am not a Psychologist, I am a Graduate Psych student, so I can just give you tools to take to the doctor.
Avatar f tn Ive taken Wellbutrin and Concerta from 8-22yrs old. I stopped for 4 years and my breasts increased a cup size when I stopped taking them!! Now that I am back on both, they (my breasts) have decreased! What is going on? Am I the only person that this has happened to? This is "not a side effect" is what my doctors say. My doctors think I don't know what is happening to my body, but I have even had friends say, "you have lost your butt and your breasts…what happened?!
1690500 tn?1305910546 I have heard that you can take 5-HTP and Wellbutrin together. Apparently it's safe due to the fact that 5-HTP works on serotonin and Wellbutrin is a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor so serotonin syndrome is highly unlikely. Has anyone tried this combo? Did if work for you, what was your experience like? I have asked a Pharmacist if you can take them together already, that's where I got my info so please don't tell me to "ask my pharmacist".
334998 tn?1197948353 Hi everyone, I would appreciate a response from anyone who can help. I too take Wellbutrin and Focalin XR (Ritalin). I just started taking Abilify and it worked fantastic and very quickly on my depression symptoms for about a week. Now, I'm back to my usual depressed, irritable, angry self. I am so discouraged and sick of trying all these meds. Why would my doc have me on all these stimulants??? He doesn't want to try me on Adderall because I am a recovering alcoholic.
2083581 tn?1332311461 Ritalin is the only drug that has ever helped me but when it wears off I am depressed again. (and I have tried Concerta and did like it) Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn The Paxil works great for my anxiety and pretty good for my depression but not great and I have already gained about 20lbs. I have taken Wellbutrin for depression and it worked great for that and for my weight gain issues but was horrible for my anxiety. Bottom line Paxil is good for anxiety, Wellbutrin for depression and weight issues and the Concerta works well for my ADHD. So is it possible to take all 3?
Avatar f tn I was taking Lamictal 100mg,Abilify do not remember how much and 18mg a day of concerta a few years ago and I found that when it was my time to take te abilify I was so tired, so my Dr. told me to take it at night before I went to bed and then I noticed weight gain from it and I stopped taking the meds all togther and lost the weight but felt horrible mentally and emotionally, so 6monts ago, I went back to the DR.
1353115 tn?1277488886 Between being on and off Lexapro, taking Wellbutrin, Fioricet, Yaz and Adderall, I'm switched to Concerta 54mg and Lexapro 10mg at night, taking Yaz daily and Fioricet when needed. It's been a struggle finding a combination that's going to address everything I need them to. It's also rough knowing that I have to rely on things like these to be normal and feel good about life, but if it's what it takes I'm willing to try anything.
Avatar f tn testosterone gel (not androgel, it's not good for women), birth control pills with the highest estrogen and lowest progesterone, Wellbutrin ( for depression), Concerta (ADHD). A side note about progesterone- many doctors and women swear by progesterone, for me it's almost toxic, put me into a severe dark depression, and the doctor who presided it said it wasn't working and prescribed a higher dose, I almost didn't make it through that one.
Avatar f tn I prescribed60 mg of adderall but one week I had to take left over phentermine and 10mg adderall and my focusing was great and energy and I still do take 1/3 of phentermine a day.
Avatar n tn i continually think that something else is really wrong with my heart and it is taking ovre my life. i am otherwise healthy and what breaks my heart is that i don't exercise like i used to and take part in things like camping or skiing because i am either scared to be away from a hospital or that my heart will stop and i'll die. i don't know if anyone reading this can help me in some way but i need help. please if anyone feels this way write me and tell me about it.
Avatar n tn I am a 27 year old female and had anxiety problems years ago but went away with prayer, and taking control and refocusing my thoughts... I also must add that my 2 of my sisters and my cousin has suffered with the exact same things at some point or another in their lives which kind of eases my mind.
Avatar m tn I have been taking strattera for about 4 weeks I was first on 40mg for two weeks then 80mg and at first I felt motivated would wake up naturally in the morning,but now I feel tired all the time have trouble getting out of bed and finding motivation to leave the house. I have been on concerta but it never seemed to agree with me, do I stay on strattera or was making thinking the next step to try Wellbutrin at the moment I have zero get up and go.
329950 tn?1194801117 pdf I personally take Wellbutrin XL for my ADHD, and when I am on the proper diet for me, I do great on it. I took Concerta a while back to treat the ADHD, and it gave me anxiety attacks. Wellbutrin XL isn't a stimulant medication like Concerta/Ritalin/Adderall, so it doesn't give me this problem.
Avatar m tn I usually take a high dose of ibuprofen and take a nap and when I wake up it hurts less and I get along with my day and forget about it. When I was 17, I was diagnosed with celiac disease (biopsy of duodenum and blood tests both performed). I have had severe depression for years. I started psych meds at age 14, and have been on them ever since. My mother has lupus and rheumatoid RA. Her father died of leukemia. My father has severe, chronic back pain.
Avatar n tn They ar Bi-Polar disorder, along with ADHD, OCD, and ODD. He's currently taking Concerta, Wellbutrin SR, Ritalin, and Seroquel(for sleep). My question is could this combination of medications be counter-acting with each other to cause him to become more aggressive, and oppositional toward others, and what can I do to help him at home. Also, what questions should I ask his DR. in order to get the appropriate treatment for him.
Avatar m tn I developed a kidney stone and bladder issues from taking apmhetamine based stimulants, so currently off Vyvanse and Adderall. I'm trying to manage my symptoms by taking Wellbutrin XL 150 twice a day, and taking Tyrosine. We'll see how long it lasts....
429700 tn?1308011423 My sister's kids have it, too, and I strongly suspect my older brother is ADD. I take Wellbutrin for both it and depression. I'm in MS limbo, but I find the ADD and my short-term memory are getting worse. I'm also menopausal, so who knows which of the three is causing it?
Avatar f tn Strattera, Adderall XR, Vyvanse, and Daytrana are medications I have taken, my brother takes Concerta. Vyvanse and Adderall XR are the only meds I can take. I have a real sensitive stomach and immune system, and am allergic to a lot so I would think that you can handle most of these.
1581886 tn?1296545035 lamictal, wellbutrin, effexor, tritico and concerta. Anyone knows more about this. I made this combo by reading the forum and eliminating weight gain meds, and introduce less weight gain meds but with same aim to treat. Please help, I need advice.
Avatar n tn Background Info- which may or may not be relevant Male, late 20’s, overweight. In terms of medication I’m taking concerta and wellbutrin XL which I’ve been doing for a while. No new cleaning products or diet changes prior to this. I’ve lived in my current home for about a month now, and two days ago I had a cleaning service come and clean for the first time. Previous to this I’ve also had some low level nasal drip and an irititated/enlarged tonsil.
Avatar f tn Lithium 900mg, Wellbutrin 300mg twice daily, Lamictal, Concerta 36mg, and Seraquel 100mg. All I am being told is that the hardest thing when treating bipolar disorder is to keep the patient on there meds, am I going CRAZY or could the meds be the problem? P.S I am scared to look for a new Dr because I have heard its really hard to find one in this town. I like my Dr and have trusted him up to this point, but now.........
599170 tn?1300977493 Im about to loose insurance soon, on 150mg Wellbutrin in am, I had always only taken sui's before...still am celexa in pm...I just cannot afford the wellbutrin 240 name brand and 190 generic per month...already wrote the co that makes it got a 40 per month coupon... I will try for medicaid post divorce,,,but am trying to figure things out incase that does not happen. So anyone know anything cheap thats similar I can suggest to psyc?
Avatar f tn I do have the feeling that you are still a bit unsure as to why you are taking the ritalin and its possible effects on you. That is something that you really need to have your doctor explain to you. By the way, he does need to know what you just said. Its possible that the afternoon dose is to high, or that a extended release version would be softer and better for you. Anyway, keep in touch. I am cheering for you!
Avatar n tn Its active ingredient is methylphenidate, the same chemical in Ritalin. However, the absorption process differs between Ritalin and Concerta. If it is decided not to try another stimulant, Wellbutrin could be tried, or one of the tricyclic antidepressant medications (though these tend not to be very effective in controlling hyperactivity).
Avatar n tn He now takes concerta, welbutrin and zyprexa at 7am, welbutrin again at 4pm, 1500mg of depakote at 6pm and concerta and zyprexa at 8pm. The last two weekends in rw at our house there has not been any problems, no problems sleeping and no sudden mood swings.
1240654 tn?1268321115 I'm taking Abilify for psychosis and have had no side effects yet except it interrupts my sleep all the time.
Avatar m tn Hi I have ADD and I have been taking concerta it is great it helps me focus and stay on track and I still am creative I coach cheerleading and make better comp routines now then I did when I took nothing. The only side affect that is common is it decreases your appetite. Hope this helps.