Taking wellbutrin xl with prozac

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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 f tn My doctor started me on Wellbutrin XL 150mg and I felt great the first couple of days, however I now get very depressed in the afternoons, dwelling on the past - how I could have done things better and how messed up my life is now, the doc wants to increase the dose to 300mg but these pills are expensive!! I can't afford to pay $120/month just for these....isn't there anything cheaper that would help?
Avatar m tn Now it's my first week of Welbutrin XL...started off at 150 and up until today I maintained that dose before taking another one with hopes to do something - ANYTHING. I've had a couple better days where I've woken up and actually felt okay about it. But just like today it's gone back to waking up and wishing I hadn't at all. My mom has been on Welbutrin XL for a while and swears by it, which is why I decided to try it. She said she felt better almost immediately, but now it's been a week.
Avatar n tn How do I switch frm Wellbutrin XL 400 mg to Prozac? Doctor is suggesting this weaning schedule: First week cut from 400 to at 300 mg 2 + 3 week decrease to 150 mg 4th Week 150mg every other day Week 4 start Prozac with 20 mg for 2 weeks then to 40 mg > Also taking abilify > Week 5 start to pull of abilify - cut tab in half (1 mg) week 6 stop Started first week and felt miserable. I have to work. Is there a better way?
Avatar n tn I tried taking the generic form of Wellbutrin XL last year and noticed some major differences, such as I was more irritable mostly. I thought it was my pms, and then I thought it was my work, etc. After a few months of really noticing a difference in the way that I felt, I contacted my doctor and asked her about it. She said that some people do have a different reaction to the generic brand.
Avatar n tn i will say I have 4 children and had no problems with any of the pregnancies except for when I was taking wellbutrin. I also breastfed all of my children to the age of 18 mos while on prozac and they are all healthy children ranging from 13 years of age to 2 years of age.
484508 tn?1290014144 So I am afraid of SSRI. My doctor has put me on Wellbutrin xl, and I have been taking it about 10 weeks and I don't feel as depressed. I also take Lamcital 50. I have lost about 10 pounds which is good, but I feel like I have had 10 cups of coffee, especially from about noon to 6 and night. I was using pot to help with the adrenaline feeling, not really panic, just speedy and full of anger if anyone crosses me. I stopped the pot and I realize how speedy this stuff really makes me.....
Avatar n tn I was then put on wellbutrin xl, the side effects were less but the depression was not controlled as well? I spoke to my dr again about options andwe tried Effexor, this is the best med I've ever had as far as very little side effects, and great depression/anxiety control. Sex life was back and maybe even a little better?! I fully believe in effexor, it works awesome!!!! Think about it?
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 have been on wellbutrin sr for a year,it saved me it and prozac,i recently torally stopped thje prozac as no sex dive i went from 50 mg to 10 on the prozac now my dr has just switched me to 450 mg of wellbutrin xl..
1699033 tn?1514116733 Please ask your pharmasist to print out a fact sheet about Prozac and Wellbutrin or what ever anti-depresnt you are taking. Read it to see what chemicals in the brain they affect. They are not all the same. For example, when I read about Prozac, I realized it helped with OCD and anxiety ,as well as, depression. I have suffered from depression for most of my life and still do, even with medical treatment.
Avatar n tn Was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue. Anxiety was more of an issue than depression, but was put on Wellbutrin 150 XL because dr. had had success with it and said "depression and anxiety are different sides of the same coin" when I questioned being put on an antidepressant when I was anxious. About 8 months later, my anxiety is worse and while my dr.
Avatar n tn I am currently taking 300 mg Wellbutrin XL daily. It has been recommended that I go back to Prozac for my recurring bulimia and I agree as this drug seemed to help me in my 20's with the disease. My question is - how do I safely transition from/wean off Wellbutrin while also trying to get back to a theraputic level of Prozac? I hear that Wellbutrin is difficult to get off of and am a bit concerned about my depression. thank you.
Avatar n tn first it was zoloft, which I now hate, then prozac, then paxil then prozac and paxil, then no prozac but paxil cr 25mg and Wellbutrin @150mg daily, and now only Wellbutrin with 5-htp. I guess I want to know, am I poisoning myself by taking both? Is the weird flu like symptoms, lack of balance, fuzziness (to name a few) being caused by the paxil withdraw, or mixing wellbutrin and 5-htp? ( I already know what 5-htp does, or I would not have been so eager to try it..
Avatar n tn We went to a relationship counsellor who recommended wellbutrin, which I have been taking 150mg of for 6 weeks now, with no change other than dry mouth. I can't go on waiting and waiting - I need to get something that works now! Also Wellbutrin is way too expensive for me, especially if I have to double the dose (recommended by GP).I thought of changing back to prozac. Can I take them concurrently until what's left of the Wellbutrin (10 days) is finished?
Avatar f tn I have been taking Prozac for many years, recently my Dr added wellbutrin xl. It worked very well except it gave me horrible hot flashes. Is there a good alternative that doesn't have the side effects?
Avatar n tn However, I am now pregnant once more and have decided to stop taking the Wellbutrin. I'm going to continue with the Paxil (only 10 mg per day) for at least the rest of the 1st trimester. My decision is based on the fact that there is simply less known about the effects of Wellbutrin during pregnancy. I don't want to scare you with my story because Wellbutrin may very well have had nothing to do with the terrible end to my last pregnancy.
Avatar n tn 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.. I'm not sleeping very well, my memory is awful, I'm having hot flashes, my heart feels like it's tight... What should I do?
1699033 tn?1514116733 If I am not better after 4 weeks, then I will seek to be put on Prozac which I think I can take with Wellbutrin...get my prozac up and then start weaning off the wellbutrin. My doctor prescribed wellbutrin because it had less side affects. I could not take celexa...it disagreed with me. But since my problem is really OCD and anxiety and not depression per se then perhaps I should be on a different SSRI. Thanks for commenting...it makes me feel not so alone in the battle.
1699033 tn?1514116733 I have been taking Wellbutrin XL 300 mg for 3 weeks at night. Insomina showed up about 2 weeks ago even though I take Klonopin to sleep. I am going to skip tonights dose and take it in the morning instead. I still am very edgy after 3 weeks of taking the medication. Do most people take in the am? My bottle of 150 xl said to take it at bed time which was why I took the 300 at bedtime. Does the edgyness go away? Anyway, I think I'm going to ask to switch to Prozac instead.
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 f tn I have switched from prozac to wellbutrin xl due to sexual side affects. Prozac worked great for everything else for the past 11 years. I have been on Wellbutrin for 3 days and have severe insomnia, constipation and dizziness. Will these side effects last long? Will they go away eventually?
Avatar n tn When Dr gave me a new prescription he gave me Wellbutrin XL 300 once a day. I have noticed with the XL that I am staying hungry. Has this happened with anyone. I am taking it for depression and I have stopped smoking....
Avatar f tn It is not in the same drug class as Prozac (SSRI). Ive personally taken Wellbutrin XL for many years and never experienced any side affects compared to all the side affects (weight gain, extreme fatigue, uncontrollable twitching) I experienced with (SSRI) Celexa, Lexapro and Cymbalta. Those side affects are the only reason I stopped using those drugs. The one thing I did like about those drugs was they worked almost immediately.
Avatar n tn I just tried Wellbutrin because I read that it had fewer side effects than others and may help lose weight (and I had just tried Cymbalta and Effexor and didn't like the side effects)...I was a little hesitant to try Wellbutrin since I had success with Prozac in the past, which works on Serotonin (like Zoloft) and Wellbutrin works on Dopamine (a completely different drug)...
895308 tn?1304344582 Do I increase my thyroid or start taking wellbutrin xl?
Avatar n tn After reading up on the generic's side effects, it became blaringly obvious that the problem wasn't with Wellbutrin XL, but with the inferior generics!! ( I was given two different ones). Anyways I called my doctor last April and requested "Brand Name Only", and I am very grateful that my insurance allows me to get with with a higher copay.
Avatar f tn Oh my God I thought I was the only one with the big tummy troubles.I started on 150 xl then went to the 300 mg xl of wellbutrin I was crying all the time anxiety on max.the doctor put me back to 150xl I still have a lot of anxiety after being on the 150xl for 3 weeks.I had my last wellbutrin yesterday and started 20 mg of prozac today.lets see how this goes.