Wellbutrin and Lexapro

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

New Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 3
   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.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2408
   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.
Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
"A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if your not enough without it, you will never be enough with it." - Irvine Blitzer (John Candy) in Cool Runnings
Moderator - Epilepsy Forum
Co-Moderator - Depression Forum
Help support the forums so we can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, September 24, 2018 6:03 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,225 posts in 329,318 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161825 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, TheRayf.
289 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
InTheShop, mitchden4, CCinPA, Subdenis, iPoop