Taking wellbutrin xl and lexapro 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.
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.
1190024 tn?1264692022 Over the next 15 years I tried Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and several others. I always quit taking my meds because I never could feel as though they were doing anything, even though others around me said they could notice a difference..? Honestly, I don't feel "sad or blue" but I do have some s/s of depression. I'm more angry than "sad" and I have great anxiety and lots of stress. I have been taking xanax for about 3 years, and it seems like it's only thing that helps me.
Avatar n tn Shortly after my thyroid medication was adjusted, I stopped Wellbutrin completely, so did not connect the Wellbutrin and the hair, and just assumed it had been the thyroid. I did go to my primary doctor and he wants to chane me to Cymbalta, which I can't afford and my insurnace won't cover. It won't cover brand zoloft either, but that is cheaper and I can buy it out of pocket.
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'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 n tn I take my wellbutrin 150 mg in the morning and 10 mg celexa at night. Been taking wellbutrin for years and recently added the celexa due to increased depression and hot flashes from menopause. The celexa does make you drowsy so it's perfect at night.
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 f tn I just started taking 150 wellbutrin SR , I was taking paxil . . . I had been taking an ssri for about 8 years now and I was always SO tired, never no energy, and the sexual side effects were something I decided I no longer wanted to deal with, not to mention no energy and I felt emotionally numb. Long story short right after the switch i noticed a HUGE change for the good of course. It was like someone had flipped a switch on and I began to live again.
1390847 tn?1344661068 Side effects of Wellbutrin SR include agitation, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia, nausea, rash, sweating, and/or weight loss. Side effects of Wellbutrin XL may include abdominal pain, agitation, anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, heart palpitations, increased urination, insomnia, muscle soreness, nausea, rash, ringing in the ears, sore throat, and/or sweating.
Avatar n tn Between this blog and the Lexapro blog, I feel I can now get some control over these side effects! My doctor increased my Wellbutrin from 300mg. to 450 mg. in the morning and added 10 mg of Lexapro to take at night. It's only been barely two weeks and I've gained weight around my middle (the Lexapro blog) and I've always had a flat stomach. Plus I've started to get headaches and feel funny in my chest. My blood pressure medication had to be doubled. All this in two weeks!
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 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 Started my first two days on a Teva generic Buproprion 150mg once per day. Was taking Lexapro 10mg once per day and Buspar 5mg twice per day. Felt like **** those first two days. Insatiable appetite (was always hungry, 24/7, even after eating), couldn't sleep, was even losing more hair than usual!
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 I gained 20-25 lbs while taking Lexapro but thought it was from stress - when I stopped taking it (with no withdrawal symptoms) I lost 20 lbs right away but never put 2 and 2 together until now - I sure won't be going on Lexapro again!
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.
Avatar n tn I have been taking both Wellbutrin SR, 450mg/daily, and Topamax, 200mg/bid for a year and 9 months now, and the combination is great! The Topamax is an anti-seizure drug, works for migraines (which I only had as a teenager) causes weight loss and is a mood stabilizer. It also intensifies the effects of many other meds. I have lost over 140 lbs, and just recently began to lose a little more. I started out at 300 lbs, and this mornings weighed 166.8.
656309 tn?1224493459 I did a "fast-taper" off of Lexapro and Welbutrin (on my own and NOT advised) and had severe dizziness and "shocks/zaps". I've been taking a multi-vitamin for women, B12, and potassium (all in tablet form) along with lots of water (at least 32oz/day) for 3 weeks now and my symptoms have eased up a LOT. Getting a 2nd opinion NEVER hurts, especially when the 1st came from a worker's comp doc. Hope you feel better soon.
Avatar n tn I just started the Effexor today , along with the Wellbutrin, since I've been taking the Wellbutrin XL alone for a month and it doesn't seem to be working. I am on it for anxiety. I've always said to my husband I wish I had an on/off switch for my head. Lexapro fixed that. I just worry and get worked up and frustrated easily and dwell on things too long which gets me upset or frustrated.
444379 tn?1205483592 doctor being treated for my adult ADD and depression, taking 45mg of adderrol daily and 10mg of lexapro. Seemed to being doing fine with that; however, my life turned upside down as my marriage crumbled due to my husbands addictions with alcohol and I fell apart. 7months of seperation, me taking care of the 3kids and my depression was not getting better, so my doc took me off the lexapro and onto 150mg of wellbutrin XL. I noticed immediately the depression lifted.
Avatar n tn Has anyone quite taking Lexapro and lost the weight they have gained? If so about how long did it take? I am a very small women (5'3 who use to weight 115)who has gained 20 pounds in the last 4 months between taking lexapro and Zoloft. I am now off both prescriptions! and want my figure back.
Avatar f tn I've been taking Lexapro for 3 years now. Before that, I went through about 3-4 other types of anti-depressent medications. Lexapro has, by far, worked the best for me without any real side affects. To those saying they're scared to take it, well, everyone is different. I feel sorry for those it has badly affected. On the other hand, I have a few friends who take the same medication and have the same good experiance as me. Talk to your doctor about it and start out slow.
Avatar n tn What is the dosage where it will help me starting shedding those Lexapro pounds? (And the rest of the SSRI poundage.) Using Wellbutrin XL and Topamax, what has been your experince with agitation? Thank you so much.
568877 tn?1216825648 I am on Phentermine a diet pill, I have been taking it for 4 months. I have Anxiety and I am also Bipolar which I haven't had any Anxiety for over a year now. For about a month now I have been having Anxiety attacks and Depression really bad. I fought out I shouldn't take Phentermine if I have Anxiety or Depression. So I was going to get back on my meds. that I used to take which was Welbrutain XL and Xanxa .
Avatar f tn I already take Wellbutrin 150 XL once a day, would it be safe to take both together? I had a bad reaction to Paxil and Lexapro made me oh so sleepy, worried about Cymbalta being the same way.... If anyone tried it or been taking it, please share your experience. Thank you!
Avatar n tn My husband will be going on antidepessants and I would like comments on Lexapro and Lexapro vs Effexor Xr. All comments are heplful. Thank you!
Avatar n tn But after the things in my life calmed down i noticed the depression and moodiness were still there and getting worse and worse. I talked to my doctor and she is taking me off the pill - i have been a pill continuous for ten years so she feels my body needs a break. She did tell me that she has had other patients who have experienced extreme depression on Yaz. I am really nervous about going off the pill since i have been on it so long but i am willing to try anything at this point.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.