Wellbutrin and Lexapro

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   Posted 5/13/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
confused  Hi,  anyone have information about combining antidepressants?  After taking several different drugs over the years (paxil to celexa to lexapro to lexapro and wellbutrin and then just wellbutrin)  I am having a hard time right now.  Several weeks ago my doctor upped the dose of the Wellbutrin and that has not been good.  headaches, shakes and worsening depression and anxiety.  I am seeing her today to talk about the next step.
The doctor I was seeing before this had me on low Welbutrin and low lexapro and I think that was a good combination.  Then insurance changed, new doctor who felt I shouldn't combine drugs for a long time.  I went on only Wellbutrin. a year latter, new doctor, raised the dose.  Now I'm in this dark place.  the lexapro made me too tired to do anything even though I was functioning and I don't want to go there again. 
Is anyone else on a combination of drugs.

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   Posted 5/13/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there and Welcome to HealingWell,
I dont take a combination myself but I know many people on here do. Different meds lend themselves better to combination than others... your doctor should know about this. Anti-Depressants were never intended for long term use either as single meds or combinations so I can see why your doctor has said this, but there are people who take a combination and have done for years. I think you need to go back to the doctor and start discussing this further. Also there are AD's out there that you have not mentioned. Zoloft / Sertraline and Effexor / Venlafaxine(sp) are quite common ones and are known to be quite effective. This might be something for you to consider.
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