wellbutrin and lexipro

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1425
   Posted 11/29/2005 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually post on the Ulcerative Colitis Forum but I have a question here-
I am on wellbutrin now and have been for the past 6 months or so to treat my depression which was onset by the last semester of college coming to an end and my fiance moving to Arizona (I live in Maryland).  I was put on wellbutrin because of the low chances of sexual side effects and because it doesnt cause diahhrea as many others do (I dont need any more of the D since I have enough of that having UC) No problems with the sexual side effects, but my anxiety seems to have heightened.  Is that normal? 
So my doctor said why dont we try lexipro to help with anxiety- now for my questions
Is it common to have sexual side effects with lexipro either on low or high dosages?  (I am getting married in January and dont want that to be a problem!)  If the lexipro does cause diahhrea will it go away or is it a constant?
Thanks for all who helps
Dx'd with Ulcerative Colitis March of '05
Majority of inflammation in lower 1/3 of larger intestine.
Currently on:
Starting Colazal 6 750 mg pills per day 11/16
Rowasa enemas- 2-3 times a week
VSL#3 probiotic-1 packet a day
Compazine 10 mg as needed
Wellbutrin 100 mg
Ativan .5 mg as needed
Ready for life to return to normal!
Getting married 01/07/06 and then moving to Arizona!

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/24/2009 2:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Terps19.
I think you are referring to Lexapro. Lexapro has a bunch of side effects, including sexual adverse reactions. You can compare Lexapro side efects with Wellbutrin side effects. Both cause loss of sexual appetite. From what I see, your main problem is that Wellbutrin is not working so great with your depression. There is other medication out there you may consider when treating your depression: Effexor or Cymbalta. You have to mention all the things that bother you to your doctor, he is the one that can make the best decision in your case.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/24/2009 3:16 AM (GMT -7)   
hi terps19. thank you for your courage in posting your situation. agree with albertsala about the doctor. heaps of other med options as well. hey, congrats on the upcoming marriage. maybe some natural alternatives could help. with compassion.
jamie, male, 37
dx, mdd, severe borderline personality disorder.
ps, soon to be engaged, how soon.........well the ladies ring is on order. maybe early next year. smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/24/2009 3:18 AM (GMT -7)   
You know, a lot of people feel a lot better after such a happy event in their life, I read somewhere 20% get off medication after wedding.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/24/2009 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
that sounds wonderful!!!!! jamie.
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