Scaredy Cat said...
Okay, you are on the lowest of doses for Prozac, so you have increase room for sure. This may be the first step you want to take, since it is the easiest and least amount of change.
However, here is more information on the Wellbutrin augmentation. This is taken from an article not specifically for treating anxiety, so ignore the part about solely taking buproprion, as this is not typically helpful for A/P management. However, adding it to an existing SSRI for combating sexual dysfunction can be.
The antidepressant Wellbutrin (buproprion) is a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI). It works somewhat differently than selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil (paroxetine), and tends to not affect sexual dysfunction as much. Some people are able to switch to Wellbutrin alone and still get enough relief from their depression symptoms. Others can take Wellbutrin in addition to their regular medication. Ask your doctor if either approach might be an option for you.
Best to you and let us know what you hear Wednesday.
I will ask about
this because I THINK I had taken Wellbutrin alone for a period of time and it wasn't working well, but I've never asked about
taking it in conjunction with something else. I'll have to work with my psychiatrist and look back at some of the medication we tried a few years ago.
Thank you! I will let you know what happens Wednesday.