Physc is considering Wellbutrin and Zoloft???

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Bethers36
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   Posted 1/9/2010 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone done this combo? I am on Zoloft 200 mg. Have been for on Zoloft for 10 yrs. Just recently bumped from 150/200 and still having some racing thoughts and a little depression and depressive thoughts. Ish. We tried Ablify and got so sick. I have a really sensitive stomach. I am thinking or hoping he would try the XL and I take it at bedtime with my Zoloft. I am wondering if anyone had anxiety from this med or stomach issues??? I have told then you are covering all 3 receptors. I would love to hear some success stories of this combo and how long you have been on it??? Thank you! Also I am in the process of trying to get 45 lbs off and also in October trying to conceive.  I hope this med is safe for pregnancy and doesn't make you gain weight. Was it made at first for people to stop smoking and then made for depression?  If this doesn't work we will have to try and find a sensitive to the gut mood stabilizer. I think some of you gave me some ideas in my last post. I will have to then research those... Thanks for those....:)
 
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   Posted 1/10/2010 12:26 AM (GMT -7)   
bethers i know that effexor is sensitive as an anti-dep, well it was for me. i have lymphodaema in the gut and a lot of gastric stuff. the combo you are on, well i do not know. hopefully someone with the same combo will post. good luck with it. jamie.
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Sophie07
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   Posted 1/10/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi bethers,
Wellbutrin actually made me really nauseous and dizzy within the first day of taking it, it did nothing at all for me as far as mood. But on the other side I had no withdraw effects so that was good. abilify made me a little nauseous at first but then subsided and is working well.
I hope it works out for you!
~Sophie
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Experience w meds: paxil, effexor, celexa (current, 40mg), wellbutrin, abilify (current 2mg), trazadone


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   Posted 1/10/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Wellbutrin and Zyban are the same thing, look the same and have the same sulfer smell to them. I tried both of them, they made everything taste funny after a while, but I liked how my mind worked on wellbutrin, it was really sharp. But in time it made me nervous and I couldn't sleep at night. But that was when the doc raised my dose. Might not work that way for everybody. I hope that this combination works for you. Let us know how it goes.

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skeye
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   Posted 1/10/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bethers,

I'm on the Wellbutrin XL, Zoloft combo. I take 300 mg of Wellbutrin and 200 mg of Zoloft. I've been on this combo for about 6 mo. It helps me minimally to moderately, but in my world that is fantastic. I've gotten the best results from this combo that I've ever had from an antidepressant & I think I've been through them all. For whatever reason I just seem to be really resistant to antidepressants and some other medications.

One good thing about the combo is that the side effects of each of the meds kinda cancel each other out because zoloft is inhibiting, whereas wellbutrin is very activating. I haven't noticed any side effects whatsoever from the combo.

Good luck! I hope the combo helps you!

Skeye

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   Posted 1/10/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I had great results with this combo about 8 years ago, but everyone is different. The Zoloft was for my anxiety, and wellbutrin for depression. Everyone is different. Hope it works for you if you decide to go with it. I did not gain weight, but I did go off of both of them when I got pregnant on my doctor's orders. I was on wellbutrin alone for over a year first, and lost weight. The only side effect I remember was food sometimes tasting funny, and I got full very quickly. Zoloft was added to help with anxiety, since wellbutrin is not great with that.

Good luck!
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Bethers36
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   Posted 1/10/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone awesome stories....anyone else want to add any......

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   Posted 1/11/2010 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah, good luck with it!! jamie.
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Bethers36
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   Posted 1/11/2010 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I am also going to research some more mood stabilizers before I meet with him too. I need to find the right combo. The problem is it's so hard on the stomach!!!!

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   Posted 1/11/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
he who seeks shall find!!! good for you. in ya corner, jamie.
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Bethers36
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   Posted 1/11/2010 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jamie!!!! :) Hugs

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   Posted 2/7/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Wellbutrin made me very anxious... it's not a bad medication, but the anxiety provoking issues it can do should not be overlooked. according to this article on wellbutrin and anxiety, 15% of people who use it will have very serious anxiety responses.

otoh, it may work great with your combination!

hopefully it will all work for the best for you and please update us with how things are going! =)

yours
Adam

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   Posted 2/7/2010 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Adam,

I would like to welcome you to the depression forum. I think that welbutrin can cause some anxiety but everybody is different. And hopefully the zoloft will balance it out.

I tried welbutrin a couple of times, made food and everything taste funny and interfered with my sleep. But other than that, it made my mind really sharp. I did like that.

Feel free to start an introductory thread of your own so that we can get to know you. All you have to do is click on "new topic" and go from there.

I hope that you are feeling well and having a wonderful day.

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   Posted 2/7/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
bethers, how ya doing? keep positive and well. here for you,
with compassion, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


Anglfrmhvn
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   Posted 2/7/2010 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking Wellbutrin XL and Zoloft for 5 years. The combo has worked pretty well..however I am now starting to see a connection of my weight gain to one or both of them....

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   Posted 2/8/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ang,

I just wanted to welcome you to the depression forum. I am glad that you have joined us. Please feel free to do an introductory thread about yourself if you would like to.

Best wishes to you.

Hugs, Karen
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