You are right - I forgot about
good ol bupoprion (Wellbutrin, or Zyban). This drug is also a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, in addition to the serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition. Effexor is mostly a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, and a weak inhibitor of dopamine reuptake. Anyways, the brain absoultely needs serotonin - besides its supposed role in regulating of all the other neurotransmitters, it also affects vital bodily functions like hunger, sleep, thermoregulation, etc.....
Did your doctor ever talk to you about
your diet? Sometimes altering your diet to limit food containing serotonin precursors can make a difference (i.e. turkey - it contains tons of tryptophan!!). I might also ask your doctor about
the dosage amounts of the two drugs... I feel like you could probably have an effective dose of both without overloading your synapses with serotonin. But you are getting serotonin reuptake inhibition with the Wellbutrin as well, so don't count it out as being able to help :)
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