I usually post on the Ulcerative Colitis forum, but this question I feel would be better answered here, since it has to do with anti-depressants.
I have been taking Effexor XR 37.5 for 2 years. I gained about 30 lbs since being on it and feel that it wasn't doing me much good anyways. So, today my Dr. prescribed me Wellbutrin XL, 150mg. and I started taking that today.
My question is this: How hard is it to wean off Effexor while going on the Wellbutrin? My dr said to take the "W" everyday and go on the "E" every other day for a week, then stop the "E" completely.
I have tried weaning off "E" before and it was SO DARN HARD that I couldn't do it.... Will it be a bit easier since I'm switching to "W"??
GOSH, I hope so!!! Thanks for reading :)
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2004, IBS on July 21st, 2006
In Remission since December 11th, 07, with no U/C meds at this time! But, I do take:
Xanax .5mg as needed - Effexor 37.5mg. - Culturelle 1x a day
Plus Now I'm on HRT.... ARGH.. menopause.. Estradiol, .5mg 1x a day