Taking lexapro with wellbutrin xl

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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 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?
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.
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 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).
Avatar n tn I have been taking lexapro (20mg) daily for the past 2 years am frustrated with the weight gain and also don't feel that it is as effective as it could be... still experiencing "hopeless feelings" and recently more anxiety. Doc wants to switch me to Wellbutrin XL 150mg, she did not suggest tapering off the lexapro, just switch straight over to the Wellbutrin. Any expereince with switching? looking for another opinion.
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 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 m tn I am a 37 year old male and have been taking 300 mg/day Wellbutrin XL and 10 mg/day Lexapro since experiencing a severe depression episode in September 2005. I have since been going to counseling weekly and maintaing maintenance of these two medications and feel that I have made tremendous improvements. However, I have yet to go back to the stress-free, anxiety-free, depression-free person that I was before this occured.
Avatar n tn I am considering asking my doctor about adding Wellbutrin XL because it can help with this. I am hesitant because when I was on only 10mg Lexapro before (which worked much better, but caused low sex drive and weight gain), I added 150mg Wellbutrin XL and while it helped with the sex drive, it caused some anxiety. I take Zoloft for Social Anxiety and Depression. My appetite is better (normal) with Zoloft, but it's not as "potent" for anxiety as Lexapro.
Avatar f tn Could I combine Lexapro, Klonopin, and Wellbutrin XL? What else would help me to manage those symptoms? I exercise daily, meditate, take vitamins, etc. etc Thanks!
Avatar f tn I have recently had a relapse of my depression and have started taken 300mg of Wellbutrin XL and 10mg of Lexapro. 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 was previously on Lexapro for anxiety / depression, but switched to Wellbutrin due low libido while on the Lexapro. I have now been taking 150mg of Wellbutrin XL for about three months, and have noticed no imprvement. If anything, my libido has diminished even more. Since most people report a boost in sex drive with the Wellbutrin, I was wondering if I am just an atypical case, or if perhaps my dosage is not high enough to experience the improvement. Thanks for your help!
Avatar n tn Dr. Shah appt today. Prescribed me Wellbutrin XL and Lexapro. Plan on starting regimen Friday 2/8/13.
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 n tn Can you please tell me if Wellbutrin XL will help with anxiety issues. Or can the medication Cymbalta be of better use?
Avatar n tn Does anyone know how lexapro is? I will be paying almost as much as the wellbutrin xl, which i am willing to do to feel better. Do I have to slowly get off of the celexa and make the switch to wellbutrin or can i just switch the next day?
Avatar n tn Hi I am a bit scared right now and was wondering what others' experiences were tapering off. Here's a bit of my background: A year ago I began having anxiety attacks. I've always had depression but a year ago it got to the point where it was unbearable and then the anxiety started. I went to my family doctor and he gave me Lexapro.
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 I have been on CYTOMEL for over 5 years for depression along with Wellbutrin XL, Lexapro. Recently i asked my dr to help me try to get off cytomel. I was taking 50 mg so we lowered it to 25 mg. That was 3 dats ago. This morning I woke up crying over something trivial. Is this the beginning of withdrawal? Will it go away as I continue taking the lower dose? After 2 weeks, I am supposed to stop taking it completely.
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 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 n tn My psych put me on Lexapro and I was tired and having he horrible teeth clenching so he lowered it and added Wellbutrin XL 150 which helps a ton with my energy and switched the Lorazepam to Clonazepam. Now because if the clenching and headaches we have stopped the Lexapro and he gave me Lamictal to take at night. I can't sleep and have been very emotional....depressed and crying a lot. It's only been a week and I'm supposed to up the Lamictal.
Avatar n tn I have been taking lexapro and wellbutrin XL for a few years. I didn't seem to gain weight. About a year ago I was put on elavil to help with IBS. I have gained a lot of weight in the last year. I don't have a scale so I don't know how many pounds, but, I have gone from about a 33 waist pant size to a 36 inch elastic waist being too small. I understand that elavil can cause weight gain. Would the lexapro also be adding to this?
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 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?