Zoloft and wellbutrin combination

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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 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.
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.
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.
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 I have been on Zoloft for years (on and off). I had to go back on it in January after a 6 month break. My anxiety got so bad I was having severe panic attacks. This time when I went on the Zoloft it had the opposite effect....it was more stimulating that calming for me and I'm not sure why. Neither is my doctor. I also have OCD and it increased my OCD by 10x almost immediately. I'm at 100 mg now (for almost 7 weeks) and it hasn't gotten much better. I aslo take .5 mg of lorazapam twice a day.
Avatar n tn since I have been taking zoloft (four months). I consulted my prescribing dr. and my primary physician both claim that the zoloft should be weight neutral and that there is another cause for the weight loss...which has me more worried. I am the skinniest I have been since jr. high. Most of my clothes hang on me and people ask me what is wrong...I look sick, etc. I have had no other changes to my diet or exercise plan. The weight seems to be dropping faster than it did at first. Any insight?
Avatar n tn I am thinking of stopping the wellbutrin cold turkey, as I have not been on it that long...6 mos. and I am still on the zoloft. Any ideas, suggestions???
5050843 tn?1362873926 This definitely could be withdrawal from the Zoloft and not the Wellbutrin. Zoloft is an SSRI and Wellbutrin is an atypical antidepressant...it's hard to transition from one drug to another when they're not from the same "family." I did manage to transition from Abilify (an antipsychotic) to Wellbutrin last fall so it can done but it was a rough few weeks. If the symptoms don't seem to be easing up at all you should go back to your doctor.
Avatar m tn There is no definitive or “best” regimen for treatment resistant depression due to the fact that each patient responds individually to different agents. The usual approach is trying a combination of medications from different classes, optimizing their dosages while minimizing side effects, and seeing which combination works best for the individual. The main medication classes for the treatment of depression are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs – ex.
Avatar f tn Thank you both for your wondeful suppot and the good advise.....I have looked up th paxil and wellbutrin and it has the same side effects together that I am going through.....I am making an appointment with my doctor and will have him refer me to a psychiarist , whom he sent me to once with anothr issur over a year ago!!!!!!!!!
Avatar n tn The main reason that I was put on Wellbutrin was that I was tired all the time and drugs like Zoloft, Prozac, etc. weren't helping me with my tiredness. Also, I was on Effexor for a while, but that made me twitch and shake a lot. What should I do???
Avatar n tn He remains on Wellbutrin (taken at night in combination with Neurontin) and successfully has progressed almost completely out of his depression. An added note: they are giving him a sleep test to check for sleep apnea, a cause of depression and similar behavioral problems. I can't say how grateful we are that the psychiatrist is not leaving any stone unturned in his treatment of my husband....
Avatar m tn I was on effexor xr 75mg for about 4 years until it quit on me, I added wellbutrin XL 150mg and stayed on the effex. for another year and weaned off just the effex. I've been on the wellbutrin fro another 4 years and I was great until I had to take methylprednisone (steriod) and I went off the deep end. But if I hadn't taken the steriod, I would be fine.
Avatar n tn I went to my psychiatrist and explained the increased anxiety and agitation, and he increased the Wellbutrin to 300mgs daily and the Ativan .5mgs to 3x daily prn. Since this change, the anger and agitation has increased dramatically and I keep having fits of rage and feel as though people are constantly judging me negatively. This med change just happened a few days ago and my therapist suggested I wait it out another week, though I don't know if I can handle this anger much longer.
311051 tn?1193419806 The xanax is just to counteract the anxiety from the wellbutrin that happens less and less often as my body become adjusted to the wellbutrin. The combination of the wellbutrin and zoloft really helped me. I wouldn't worry about the combination of the xanax and zoloft, other than making you more sedated, but you'd probably welcome that if you are feeling anxious.
Avatar n tn but once the drug kicked in I could see clearly and was motivated to help my life move forward. Previous to taking Wellbutrin, I tried Lexipro and Zoloft VERY briefly, but could not stand them. I felt more despair taking them. As I said, Wellbutrin was a miracle drug for me.
Avatar n tn BUT like most, I have no sex drive and it extremely angers me. So I was wondering if I should take Wellbutrin with my Zoloft...or just take Wellbutrin? But will Welbutrin help with my anxeity? Have any advice?
Avatar f tn But when I told him it was keeping me up at night he added the Zoloft. I've been on Wellbutrin for 3 months and Zoloft for 2. Well my fatigue is back and worse than before. Plus I have really bad blurred vision and it's driving me crazy. I want to stop taking the Zoloft. My psych told me I could stop it at any time but I'm not sure. I've gone through withdrawal from stopping other medications (Vicodin for chronic pain) and know how horrible it can be.
Avatar n tn I have been on Zoloft for three years, recently taking 50 mg of Zoloft in combination with 75 mg Wellbutrin SR. Last spring, I tried to go off Zoloft gradually and completely over a period of weeks, but the tinnitus (or "whooshing," as I described it) in my ears was so bad that I had to increase my dosage back to 50 mg to make it stop. Even now, if I forget to take the Zoloft for a day or so, the "whoosing" comes back.
Avatar n tn I've been on Zoloft for 18 months. At first it helped a lot...I couldn't believe how much better I felt. But after about a year, it stopped working. My doctor prescribed Wellbutrin and the combination worked great for a few months, but then I developed some side effects and we decided to get off Zoloft and try Serzone. Well, I started getting off the Zoloft a little over two weeks ago, decreasing from 100 mg by 25 mg every three days. I finished the last dose about 7 or 8 days ago.
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.
337492 tn?1212462436 It is soooo important for us bi polars to be on both a mood stabilazer and an anti deprressant. I take cel\exa and zyprexa and they have worked wonderfully for me. for 7 years now. fire your doc and get another one that will work with you. If you start feeling bad again just message me. you are in my prayers.I will listen anytime you need me to.
Avatar m tn I'm worried that the combination of Cymbalta and Wellbutrin can cause this. Is the combintation of Cymbalta and Wellbutrin safe? Thanks very much!
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 I have been on Wellbutrin in the past and it has never helped with anxiety by itself. The combination of Lexipro and Wellbutrin has worked for me in the past. Increasing Lexipro to 20mg might help or you could ask your doctor about other anxiety medications. I heard that Paxil works well for some people. Good luck.
Avatar m tn My recipe is 300mg of Wellbutrin,150mg of Zoloft, and lately .5mg of Klonopin. Seems a lot for not having any severe OCD but it does work for now; actually the only combination that worked so far. Due to more stress at work I think my dosage will be increased next time I go see my doctor. I have been able to stop/control the panic attacks and the anxiety. My OCD is there but ... Talk to your doctor about it, maybe it is time to try something other than what you are taking.
Avatar n tn t understadn why your Doc is taking you off an anti-depressant like Zoloft (which by the way , is normally really good for Panic Attacks) and switching you to JUST Wellbutrin? What's the reason behind your Doc's switch so quickly from SSRIs to just SNRIs? That's why I asked if you are seeing a Psychiatrist or a General Doctor. If you are seeing a general Doctor, I'd see if switching to an actual SPECIALIST (A Psychiatrist) is a better avenue for you right now.
Avatar n tn It has been 3 yrs since I stopped taking zoloft and have been feeling very anxious recently and I feel like the depression is creaping back. My doctor suggested I go back on the zoloft because it helped me so well in the past. I have taken 25mg a day for the past past week and now I am experiencing a terrible salty taste in my mouth that is quite bothersome. I didn't have this side effect in the past and am wondering if it could be the Zoloft and if so, will it eventually go away?