Transition from Effexor XR to Wellbutrin XL

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annieinwash
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   Posted 8/14/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, My name is Annie. I am new to this forum. I have been suffering with postpartum depression since Sept. 2007. My first treatments were with depakote and Effexor XR and lithium. Now I am off the lithium and depakote. I did not have too much of a transition period from those; however, now I am going from Effexort to Wellbutrin and I must say I feel like I am back at square one. It is horrible, I am nauseated, extremely moody, depressed to the point I saw myself giving up. My 1 yr. old son and husband helped pull me through, since they are always in the back of my mind keeping me strong. I feel so lost and alone. I was feeling pretty darn good before the transition. Except for all the weight gain and being upset about that, I was doing so much better. Now, I feel like I am starting all over again. Has anyone else had this type of experience. I would appreciate any help to make me feel like it isn't me failiing everyone and it is the "transition" phase of this process.
 
Thanks for any input,
 
Annie

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 8/14/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Annie I made the same transition from effesor to wellbutrin, it was awful at first coming off the effesor, but once i got the wellbutrin in good, it started to help.So I dont think what your experiencing is abnormal. Hang in there...
 
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getting by
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   Posted 8/14/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Annie,

Welcome to the HealingWell depression forum. I think that Sheryl is right. Once you get on the wellbutrin you will feel better. I take effexor also. I went off of it too fast one time and it was the worse thing that I have ever experienced. So this is normal. As Sheryl said, just hang in there, it will get better.

Best wishes,
hugs, Karen...
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