Zoloft and wellbutrin

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Avatar f tn Currently 20 year old Female. I have been taking Zoloft since I was 10 and I am currently taking 175. I find that for the most part i'm fine but i do have bad depression days for no reason. Could the zoloft not be working anymore? Also I find that my sex drive is pretty much non-existent. I haven't had an orgasm and it is extremely annoying. Will Wellbutrin help? Is there no hope because I have been on Zoloft for so long?
Avatar n tn I've never taken more than one psychotropic at a time, and am leery abt taking a lot of meds anyway. Zoloft helped 5 years ago bring me out of my only major depressive episode (which lasted circa 4 months and resulted in my taking several months off from work). No hosp. No suicidal ideation. My Q: Is there literature or clinical/anecdotal evidence suggesting these two might work well in combination?
Avatar n tn Zoloft and Wellbutrin are commonly prescribed together, and work well together. Whether one or the other is activating your Menier's disease is impossible for me to say. It would probably be best to stay on it a while longer to see what happens, or talk to your doctor again about what else might be activating your menier's disease. Sometimes just worrying about these symptoms makes them worse because you observe them so closely...see if you can backoff a bit from that and see what happens...r.
1756969 tn?1332440763 i believe he metioned it was a mood stabilizer i also have borderline personality disorder. and he said if the zoloft/wellbutrin combo doesnt work than he suggests i try that instead. does lexapro cause weight gain. please be honest! i do want to get my moods and depression under control i am unhappy and i dont want to gain weight though. ugh!
Avatar n tn I had taken zoloft for many years and it had worked well but I was starting to be bothered by the fact that I COULD NOT CRY, was TIRED DURING THE DAY and maybe it could be keeping weight on me that I might lose if not for the medicine SO I went off the zoloft and switched to wellbutrin. I definitely had more energy, which was wonderful but I felt kind of mean, I said mean things etc. That is the kind of depression I have. Not the sad I want to die type but the irritable type.
Avatar f tn Same here Seph,,I take wellbutrin and lamictal and feel great. My Psych NP also added a 50mg dose of Zoloft and this is the best I've felt in years. And great as not in manic,,but just normal I guess, if there is such a thing!
Avatar n tn I've been taking 150 mg Wellbutrin for 5 weeks and gained 20 lbs. I took Zoloft before and gained weight.
Avatar n tn I have been taking 100mg of zoloft and 300mg of wellbutrin for almost 2 years, i recently added another 150mg of wellbutrin so i take 450mg total. I have noticed that my hands have started shaking and im having mild tremors and im wondering if this is a normal side affect that I shouldn't worry about, or if I need to contact my doctor?
Avatar f tn I was able to control it, but its only my 3rd week and I really don't know if Wellbutrin will work for my OCD, depression and weight loss. I see your post is from 2008. Are you still on Wellbutrin and how has your experience been? Does it help with your OCD?
Avatar n tn From Zoloft, to Paxil, to Buspar, and had no real benefit from any, and some of the usual sexual side effects from Paxil and Zoloft, and couldn't handle Buspar's lightheadness. My psychiatrist currently has me on.25mg of Xanax 3 times daily, and as needed for specific panic attacks. I have started taking Wellbutrin 100mg time released. I have not been able to find much info on this drug on the Net. I know it is not an SSRI, and affects dopamine.
Avatar n tn I have been off oxycontin for about three weeks(80mg/day for about 2mos) I tapered with some hydros and perc and have been completely off for about 1.5 weeks. I got some wellbutrin today to help with the depression that got me hooked on the pain numbing drugs in the first place and I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with this and what their experience has been . I would definetely appreciate any and all feedback.
Avatar n tn Will my tolerance increase to the effects of the medicine mixing with the alcohol? Finally, and most important, D) how do I know that Wellbutrin is the best answer for me, considering the side affects? Should I be on Zoloft, etc. instead? My psych's rational is that Zoloft has too many sexual side affects and that he doesn't want me to return to him one day saying that I need to try something else and then start over from the beginning.
Avatar n tn The response to Zoomergirl's question regarding wellbutrin and buspar in combination is completely innacurate. Wellbutrin works on the noradrenergic and dopaminergic system through modulation and reuptake inhibition, and does not work at all on the serotonergic system directly. In addition, it's effects are presynaptic, and not directly at the receptor level. Buspirone, by contrast, is a serotonin 1a receptor agonist, directly stimulating that receptor.
950277 tn?1247278151 I'm on it. It helps me quite a lot with my depression; I get WAY more energy and it helps me not to dwell too much on depressing issues and actually get out and do stuff insead of just lying around staring at the ceiling. I do have trouble sleeping, which Wellbutrin (bupropion) often does with its somewhat "speedy" way of working. It makes some people more anxious as well.
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 wellbutrin can cause tics and tremors and seizures and other side effects.Teh good thing about well butrin is that it has a lower incidence of sexual sideeffects,I know people that have done well on it and some that have done poorly on it. Everyone is different though and different meds will work for some and not for others.I take a combo of celexa/zyprexa as I am bi polar and it works great for me let me know what you decide.
Avatar f tn I have been taking Zoloft for two months and my sex drive is pretty much gone. Is there anything I can do to increase it? Should I try another medicine? My friends suggested Wellbutrin. I don't know though. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn I stopped the Paxil (weened off gradually, not easy either) and now just started on Wellbutrin which I love. You can cry on Wellbutrin too! Wellbutrin is not an MAOI nor an SSRI, so it doesn't have the weight gain. From what I have read it tends to have weight loss. I took Zoloft a long time ago and became an emotional wreck while I was on it. I believe that each drug works differently for different people.
Avatar n tn it didn't, and i also felt more depressed and anxious on it than i did on zoloft, so last week i decided to stop wellbutrin and switch back to zoloft. all last week, i took 150mg wellbutrin instead of 300mg and had no withdrawal symptoms. today, i didn't take any wellbutrin and took my first zoloft (100mg) since last month at around 11. a few hours ago, at around 1:30 or 2, i started feeling terrible in all ways possible. its hard to explain, but i'll try.
Avatar n tn My doctor sent me to a psychiatrist and he percribed wellbutrin sr and to take 100mg in the morning while tapering off the zoloft from 150mg to 100mg the first week, 50mg the second, and zero the third, while taking 100mg of wellbutrin for 2 weeks (while weaning the zoloft) and then on the third, take 200mg in the morning and should be okay.
Avatar n tn Zoloft makes me extremely sleepy and also I have gained weight while taking it so my doctor prescribed me Wellbutrin SR 150mg to take with the Zoloft. I started the Wellbutrin yesterday and was fine throughout the day until evening came. I felt all of a sudden that I was back to being 'in my head' again and all of the problems I had before taking Zoloft came back full force.
Avatar n tn I started back on the Zoloft and Buspar; 200mg and 20mg/twice day respectively. I was on that for two months with only modest improvement. I since have seen a new psychiatrist who put me on Wellbutrin Xl 150 for one week and felt ok, then increased to 300mg. He also increased the Buspar to 60mg a day at the same time of adding the Wellbutrin. The first couple of days I felt better but then I went down hill fast at the 300mg level and he reduced it to 150mg.
Avatar n tn well I have to say, after 3 tough weeks of severe nausea, lightheadedness, dizziness, headaches, and dry mouth, I had to stop Wellbutrin and will be going back to prozac. If Zoloft helped with your depression, than there is a chance Wellbutrin won't work, because the brain chemistry problem that needs to be addressed is the serotonin problem. I hope you have better luck than I did.
Avatar n tn With Zoloft, I do not have any side effects that I notice and have no problem with Zoloft and alochol. In reading, about Wellbutrin it appears that the reaction with alcohol can be more severe and can increase the risk of seizure. My doctor is considering prescribing 150 mg per day of Wellbutrin. I have never had a seizure before. If I switch to Wellbutrin, can I continue to drink as I am? Is Wellbutrin more taxing on the liver vs. Zoloft?
Avatar n tn My job is very stressful and male dominated and i am petrified to screw up the transition from zoloft to wellbutrin. i remember what it felt like before zoloft. any advice for switching. my doctor said to go to 50mg of zoloft & 1 (75mg) of wellbutrin for a few days, then go to 25 zoloft.... not sure what to do. any help would be appreciated. thank you!
1756969 tn?1332440763 is it ok to take a combination of zoloft and wellbutrin sr? i am experiencing headaches and more so than normal fatigue during the day. i cant afford that!
Avatar f tn Is it normal to get night sweats by taking 300 mg of Wellbutrin and 50 mg of Zoloft daily?
Avatar m tn Combining Wellbutrin with Zoloft (and SSRIs) has documented benefits. The combination helps reduce the symptoms and reduce the sexual side effects cause by Zoloft. Reviews of multiple studies on this combination have yielded the same results. Here are a few links for you. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16165100 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20067456 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.