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3oomg wellbutrin no longer working. depression worse. what can i ask dr to add. cymbalta (duloxetine) gave brain zaps. need no side effects?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Speak with your doc: If you were started onWellbutrin to help with smoking cessation or other addictive habits you may need an add on. If your doctor speaks with you she can help you decide to add another antidepressant or switch it for an other antidepressant. Each one has different strengths and your doctor will be familiar with your case and be able to make the best choice or make a referral to another psych.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
If you are not comfortable or unsure about the medication your Doctor prescribed then it is advisable to get a second opinion from a Psychiatrist after you have had a complete physical exam by your Primary Care Physician to rule out any underlying illness. A Clinical Psychologist can also help you with psychotherapy.

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