Wellbutrin xl and zoloft together

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Avatar m tn Now I'm back to battling between meds to see if I can feel anything. I tried Zoloft and I felt nothing - literally nothing. I couldn't be excited about anything, but I couldn't be too depressed about everything either. 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.
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..
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 During my vist her perscribed in addition to my antibiotics Welbutrin XL (150mg) and Zoloft (50mg)and stated that they would help me keep up with my very busy life- seemed great so I started taking them... I have since had no major side effects and really can't see much of a difference- my biggest concern is that to my knowledge I have never been diagnosed with depression, and can't say that despite my full and chaotic life I feel bad. Is there some other use for these medications?
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin XL is once a day and the Wellbutrin SR is twice a day. I was recently on the XL and I didn't loose any weight, I actually gained some. But thats just me, I have heard it works wonders for some people.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if reducing the Wellbutrin to 150 and adding Zoloft would be good? I took Zoloft in the past and it worked. I think the Wellbutrin is good for fibromyalgia and I don't want to give it up completely.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if taking zoloft and zyban together is a bad idea? I've been a bad boy and have slipped back in my smoking habbit. I took Wellbutrin XL two years ago to help me kick the habbit but i was not on zoloft at the time. I've been on zoloft for over a year now, I feel really good and don't want to stop it.
Avatar n tn I've been on Wellbutrin for about 5 years and it's worked wonders for my depression. I also believe it's been a key factor in losing weight and maintaining my weight loss. During the first year and a half of taking it, I lost 30 pounds. Although I didn't necessarily feel less hungry, I felt like I had more energy and I was more in control of my impulsive behavior.
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 For some people the SR causes difficulties sleeping. I take Wellbutrin XL and supplement it with 5htp. Wellbutrin does not work on serotonin, while HTP will help with serotonin. After being prescribed other antidepressants which caused a lot of weight gain-I will not take anything else but wellbutrin. The distress that the weight gain caused is more distressing than anything else to me. It is very difficult to lose weight gained from antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs.
Avatar n tn Here's my history: I have struggled with depression on and off since my early 20s. About 18 months ago I "gave in" & agreed to try medication. My MD put me on Wellbutrin XL & I responded well in most areas, but saw an increase in irritability & anxiety. She then added Zoloft & that eliminated the new symptoms, but I started feeling shaky, lazy & sleepy all the time. I gained 25 pounds, putting me at my heaviest weight EVER.
Avatar n tn omg big mistake the withdraw is the worse i feel like **** and i have a short temper and the worse is i'm dizzy all the time my doctor said this will last for two weeks no way its terrible i just started seeing a psycologist and she is great i think i should have been seeing her and taking the meds that is what she thinks to because it's in my family so i may need meds forever andway the doc gave me wellbutrin xl and the psycologist said no dont take that your not depressed u have panic and anx
Avatar n tn I took wellbutrin XL 150 mg for several months. I gained 10 pounds and constantly craved sugar and sweets. Everything smelled very strong. It also greatly increased my sex drive. that was nice but I couldn't handle the weight gain. I just want to warn everyone that not everyone loses weight I didn't.
656309 tn?1224493459 ive been on & off wellbutrin SR & XL a few times. i was diagnosed with bipolar and manic depression 6 yrs ago. i am on wellbutrin SR 300mgs now to help with severe depression. without this medication, i could sleep straight for a week and still not have any energy or ambition to get up. my doc told me to try this medication and give it at least 3-4 weeks and i would notice a huge difference. it does keep me functioning at a normal rate.
Avatar n tn I switched to Effexor XR about a year ago because Zoloft was not doing enough for my depression. I was and still am taking Wellbutrin XL to combat the sexual side effects. Shortly after I started Effexor my doctor also put me on Seroquel. So I have been on these 3 drugs for the past year. Last month my doctor suggested I up my dosage of Effexor from 150mg to 225 mg.
Avatar m tn So if there's anyone out there who has ever been on the combination of Zoloft and Wellbutrin then please let me know how it worked and especially if they felt tired when they were on Zoloft by itself. I really feel like i'm at the end of my rope. I was doing well for a while and then things everything just seemed to wear off and I feel like I'm back at square one.
Avatar n tn I have been on 10mg for about a years and can't go further. I started Wellbutrin XL 4 days ago and stopped Paxil, but today noticed vertigo and zaps. I thought I wouldn't have to continue both. It is very disappointing, but I have nothing to be depressed about. I think I'm more compulsive and stay flipped out about matters that I shouldn't.
Avatar n tn I have tried everything in the book before finding effexor....paxil, prozac, wellbutrin, zoloft, and many others. I've heard taking effexor in the non controlled realease form (not xr) can help combat the night sweats. I had one of my primary care docs put me on hytrin, a blood pressure medication to try and counter the effects of the effexor that were causing my night sweats. any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn My heavy periods are almost non-existent. But I can't live on valium and my other choice is zoloft. I'm 50 and I just wanted help with perimenopause. Guess I'll go to plan B. Menopause can't be that far away - right ;-}? Good luck!
Avatar n tn So i recommend the following combo to you. Mirtazapine before bedtime and Wellbutrin XL during the day to help with lethargy. you should not start taking both medications at the same time because it would be hard to know which one is causing a problem if there is a problem. Start with mirtazapine then if it works you can add Wellbutrin. You might even want to consider Adderall if Wellbutrin is not enough.
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.
Avatar n tn About this same time I had decided to start weaning myself off of Effexor for several different reasons. I was taking both Wellbutrin XL and Effexor XR and was just tired of taking so many medications ( I am also on hormone replacement therapy). The side effects I had from Effexor were not that totally bad; sweating and being hot when nobody else was, decreased sexual feelings, not as intense orgasms. I had quit about a year ago but don't remember feeling like this at all.
Avatar m tn Was so-so. Better, but still had intense ups and downs. Right now, I'm taking Wellbutrin XL and Lamictal. The Lamictal seems to be working really well to stabilize my mood. For some reason, right now...I am VERY irritable and lots of anger episodes occuring. So, not sure this is the right combination for me. But that's where I've been. I think if you find the right meds, they can be life savers. The ARE overly prescribed by doctors that don't have experience in psychiatry.
Avatar n tn office and was wondering if I shoud ask her to bump my Wellbutrin XL to 300 mg and stay off of the Zoloft. My only reason I am second guessing this is due to anxiety, I'm not having it now but I sure don't want to start and I don't know if taking this much Wellbutrin will make me more irritable. Please can anyone give me any insight to this situation. Would greatly appreciate it.
Avatar n tn Well I did taper off at 150 mg Wellbutrin and 75 mg. Effexor for a week and then 300 mg of Wellbutrin for a week. On the 12th to 14th day of this trial, I started to get some uncomfortable side effects - nothing major - just lots of annonying things - dizziness, slight ringing in the ears, sleepy heavy eyes, but jittery nerves, somewhat of the burning sensation in the nerves, worry and flashbacks to silly regrets, uncontrolled weepiness.
Avatar n tn Of all these meds, Wellbutrin XL has worked the best for me and I've taken it (or generic equivalent) for about ten years. About 5 years ago I was also diagnosed with Adult ADD and prescribed Adderall XR, which I find helpful in low doses; anything above 20 mg/daily brings unpleasant side effects. I don't really think I have ADD but the Adderall helps me get off the couch and function, so I take it.
Avatar n tn heya, Glad I came across this community, enjoyed reading some of the posts, helpful info for sure. Currently I am taking Wellbutrin XL, topamax, Lamictal, and Xanax (for sleep) and have been feeling desperate on what to try next for my Bipolar. I started on meds over 10 years ago when I was "diagnosed" (although not told with that terminology", then put eventually on Seraquel, Zoloft, Prozac, Buspar, Celexa......
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Avatar n tn 2007, that bit before this particular diet plan). I went from a size 14 or 16 and XL to a 6 or 4 and small medium. I CAN do it. I have another 14 pounds to my goal! (I want to have a buffer zone for the holidays and vacations.) It just took a lot of willpower and self-determination to not quit. I thought it would be so hard and take so long regardless of the hype that you lose really fast on Phentermine. That depends on what diet you go on. My best friend went on the Medifast diet.