wellbutrin and amitriptyline(elavil)

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carmen
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   Posted 10/14/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Anybody take this combination?....If so what dosages?....Wellbutrin , for depression to try and help deal with crohn's and the elavil, for pain?
 
Thanks
Carmen

Zanne
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   Posted 10/14/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on elevil twice for pain. There was a space of time in between so I had forgoten that I didn't like it, or I wouldn't have tried it again. But, the dosage I started at was 10 mg, increasing to 20mg after a week or two I believe. I wasn't on Wellbutrin. It took me a bit to figure out that it made me NOT sleep. One of the side effects is drowsiness, but for me it made me have weird dreams and poor sleep. Just an FYI.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


ZenaWP
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   Posted 10/15/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
My last GI put me on Elavil and something else at the same time, maybe Remeron, but then a psychiatrist said I shouldn't have been taking them both together, so he took me off of Elavil.  I just take Remeron now.  I don't remember the dosage of Elavil I was on.  Sorry I can't help more.

Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 


beartooth
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   Posted 10/17/2008 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Way back when, my first introduction to Anti-Deps was Wellbutrin and Elavil..Ther ehad to have bee nsome toher things goings on then, but the Elavlil gave me munchies like no one would believe. I put on 70lbs in 4 months. That was first and last experience with Elavil.

I've taken wellbutrin off and on over the years. Every once in a while, i tseems to stop working, so we take a vacation from it, an then give it another whirl. I'm currently taking 300mg XL, plus 40mg Prozac. My depression is long term, and it just assumed that I'll be taking anti-deps my whole life.
Brandon
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC, first 70 cm of intestine back in May '06
MEds & supplements:  Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort enema every other night, Prednisone (down to 5mg, YAY!), recently added Omega 3, 6, & 9 from flaxseed oil 2 pills 3x.  Also trying out glucosamine, 1 pill 2x.  Bowels have been fairly happy lately. 

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