Taking lexapro with wellbutrin

Common Questions and Answers about Taking lexapro with wellbutrin


Avatar m tn I'm actually taking Lexapro. It's not listed on this chart, so whenever Wellbutrin is indicated, it is really Lexapro.
Avatar f tn feel good today, back on my regular dose of lexapro and starting taking 5-htp. and wellbutrin.
Avatar n tn I asked my doctor if I could switch to Wellbutrin and I started taking Wellbutrin XL (150mg) 9 days ago. There was no weening off the Lexapro - I just quit taking it and started the other. My question is - should I have weened off the Lexapro before starting the Wellbutrin. I feel pretty bad. Some of it I feel sure are side effects from the Wellbutrin but some of it feels like withdrawals as well (like the swimmy, tingly head feeling and focus issues).
1070971 tn?1299614110 I stopped taking Wellbutrin XL 150 mgs about 6 days ago. When will the withdrawals end? Four weeks ago my doctor switched me to Lexapro. Four days later I started having severe withdrawals from the Wellbutrin (vertigo, loss of appetite, insomnia, feeling out of it, acne, tast differences..etc) I stopped the Lexapro and went back onto the Wellbutrin to find out my body was rejecting it. I decided to taper off the Wellbutrin and now have been off for 6 days.
777975 tn?1236334919 I have been switched over from lexapro to wellbutrin by my drug and alchol Dr. (clean now for over a year). what my problem is is that I took 4 halves of 20mg lexapro for 4 days, then 2 1/4's of a pill the next 2 then off totally for 1 day then I started the wellbutrin. I am now on my 3rd day of wellbutrin and I am still having really bad dizzyness, headaches and mind zaps I guess they are called like a charge of something all over me every few seconds or so especially when I am standing.
Avatar n tn I was taking wellbutrin, with either prozac or zoloft, and felt good, however, the sexual side effects of the latter two drugs made that treatment undesireable. My Doc suggested and I tried amitriptolene---but it made me feel too disconnected. What are the other likely drug options for use with wellbutrin.
Avatar n tn Hello, I just switched from Lexapro to Wellbutrin. I was originally taking lexapro for anxiety which I have had for the past 10 or so years. After my daughter was born, I was then taking it for both anxiety and depression. I normally am not a depressed person. Now I switched to Wellbutrin because of the sexual side effects of Lexapro. My concern is that I have felt really dopy the last couple of weeks.
Avatar f tn Today we moved my dose of lexapro to 40mg along with the 300mg Wellbutrin. The wellbutrin is causing anxiousness. I hope to lower the dose for wellbutrin. I rather lexapro over other meds. The cons on lexapro are pretty bad but maybe I can over come them.
Avatar n tn I was irratiable and depressed, so I had it changed to Wellbutrin SR 150 mg twice a day. This changed happened 6 days ago. I stopped taking the Lexapro and started taking the Wellbutrin- there was no tappering off. The Wellbutrin makes me feel to bad that I have been scared to take the second dose everyday- therefore I haven't. When I take the Wellbutrin I become very nervous and sick to my stomach. I feel almost drugged..
Avatar f tn recommended that I switch from Lexapro (called Lexamil where I live) to Wellbutrin to reduce unwanted side effects of Lexapro. I have been taking Lexapro for 5 years now (10 mg daily). She said to taper off of Lexapro in two weeks, first taking 1/2 a tablet each day to 1/2 a tablet every other day while introducing a tablet of Wellbutrin 150 mg. each day during this process.
Avatar n tn a year. He advised me to take 5 mg of Lexapro for 2 weeks along with 150 mg of Wellbutrin XL (after 2 weeks stop the Lexapro & continue w/the Wellbutrin). Since being on the Wellbutrin alone, I am experiencing the same sensation that you describe along with a queasy feeling. I haven't spoken to my Dr about this yet but will asap. I will let you know what my Dr has to say.
Avatar n tn I have Social Anxiety Disorder (primary) with Depression. 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.
Avatar n tn My doctor (not a psychiatrist) prescribed Lexapro since that is supposed to help with depression AND anxiety. And it DID work. But where the anti-depression effect kicked in after a couple of weeks, it took about 6 weeks for the anti-anxiety effect to kick in (- which both my doctor and a psychologist told me would likely be the case). I am extremely satisfied with the way Lexapro has been working for me over the last couple of months.
Avatar m tn 05 per day? I am taking Lexapro and Wellbutrin. I have been on Wellbutrin for years and Klonnepin in winter. only. Lexapro is less than a year. I get nervous in job primarily in the winter.
1926604 tn?1322961405 I had the same symptoms on lexapro. People w/ bipolar can actually respond opposite to some depression meds and it can even send them into a manic state - that's how my pdoc found my bipolar! I don't have any experience with wellbutrin, but I know that mood stabilizers were the only thing that ever helped me personally.
Avatar n tn I've been on 10mg of Lexapro for the last 2 yrs to help my social anxiety. I recently told my Dr. that my sex drive had really come down. He prescribed me 150 mg Wellburtin XL. I decreased my dosage of Lexapro to 5mg over a week and now I'm finshed with Lexapro. I have been taking the Wellbutrin now for 4 days, and have been really dizzy. Almost to the point where I don't want to operate a vehicle? I hate it ! Is this normal? How long does this last?
Avatar f tn The Dr. suggested switching to Wellbutrin and combing the two meds until I can wean off Lexapro. I have been drinking 2 to 3 drinks per night, sometimes more with no side effects, however, the seizure risk of Wellbutrin has me worried. The indications are not to drink, but, it says don't abruptly stop drinking either. What does this mean? I know I have to cut back on alcohol, but I don't want to seize either. Can someone tell me what to do before I begin Wellbutrin?
Avatar n tn and loss of libido (Lexapro worked wonders for both Anxiety and Depression). I started Wellbutrin XL 150mg. with the Lexapro a few months ago to help counteract these side effects, but didn't have success. Now my Dr. wants me to taper off the Lexapro completely (2 more days of 5mg.) and try keeping the Wellbutrin XL 150 mg. My main concern is my anxiety returning since Wellbutrin has not technically been approved for Social Anxiety, but I'm willing to try it due to the weight gain.
Avatar f tn I'm currently taking 20mg of Lexapro and 150mg of Wellbutrin. I've taken Lexapro for about 2 years now, starting at 5mg, then 10mg, now 20mg and added Wellbutrin a few months ago. I'm seeing a psychiatrist and a talk therapist but wanted to check in with the online community.
Avatar n tn I was taking 30 mgs Lexapro for about a year to treat depression and anxiety. It did not seem to do the trick so about 3 weeks ago, my psychiatrist started me on 150 mgs of Wellbutrin and gradullaly reduced the amount of Lexapro by 10 mgs every 3 days and taking 10 mgs until the prescription ran out. Last week we decided to increase the Wellbutrin SR to 2, 150 mgs doses per day. In the last couple of days I have been feeling really strange and sort of sickly.
Avatar f tn m brand new to depression medication and just wondering what folks think about the combination of Lexapro and Wellbutrin. A lot of folks I know had bad problems with Wellbutrin, but really like Lexapro and right now I'm kinda just trying to power through side effects.
Avatar f tn Are you taking anything now? Wellbutrin is a drug that can be used by itself, or supplemented with another SSRI. The only drug I've had any luck with for anxiety is Lexapro. Maybe you could stay on the Wellbutrin and try another drug with it for the anxiety. A lot of people say Cymbalta is one of the worst experiences they've had, and I know everyone is affected differently, but right now I really think I want to try the Wellbutrin first.
Avatar n tn Hi! I started experiencing anxiety attacks, etc. about 4 years ago. After a length of time and MANY doctors visits, I started taking Lexapro and I've been on it ever since. Over the past few months I've been experiencing mood swings, anxiety, etc. so I decided to try something new. My doctor suggested Wellbutrin so for the past few weeks, I've been in the transition. I have felt ABSOLUTELY horrible-like I did back when all this first started.
Avatar m tn I already take Wellbutrin because a) it has helped me quit smoking cigarettes, and b) helps control my appetite, and c) there aren't sexual side-effects.
Avatar n tn no im on 10mg of lexapro and 300mg of wellbutrin xl. its the best combination that worked for me. and thats what its all about finding the best combination that works for you. it took me over a year to find that combination that worked for me.
Avatar n tn Does Wellbutrin become ineffective after long term use? Do people develop anger issues over time? One doctor told me that these effects are felt early, but would not present after years of use, and today a Psychiatrist told me that my recent emotional (angry) responses were caused by the Wellbutrin and that I needed to change to Lexapro. I'm confused. Can you tell me which is the better answer?
Avatar m tn I plan to discuss this with my Dr. tomorrow. Also, just to clarify, I have only stopped the Wellbutrin. I plan to continue with the Lexapro for a bit longer.
Avatar f tn How do I know if I am taking too much medicine? I take the Wellbutrin and Lexapro at night, and when I take them, I feel so out of it. I am sleepy, but when I go to sleep I feel like I am half awake. During the day, when I go out in the sunlight, everything looks really weird to me. I don't understand what is going on.
Avatar n tn I have been taking lexapro for about a year now,I have also tried effexor and welbutrin for my depression/stress.I have had problems with no ejaculation with all three.I can get excited and have great intercourse but just every once in a while do I actually ejaculate.I am to be married in a few months and this particular side affect is very much a problem.. My question is: are there any other depression/stress drugs I can take that wont have that same side affect?
777975 tn?1236334919 I was on 20 mg a day for about 5 or 6 months with no help or atleast very little, my dr has swithced me to wellbutrin which I am excited about taking because it is supposed to help with stopping smoking which I need to do. My question is that I was instructed to take a half a pill for 4 days, then a 1/4 of a pill for 2 days then 1 day off of lexapro totally then begin the wellbutrin.