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My wife had an affair with my best friend. I am devastated. On Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) xl. It's been 7 mos. Why can't I stop obsessing about the details?

My wife had an affair with my best friend. I am devastated. On Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) xl. It's been 7 mos. Why can't I stop obsessing about the details?

Double betrayal: With this one event, you have had two overwhelming losses. Your relationship with both your wife and your best friend are forever changed. Your medication won't change that. I hope the meds might help blunt the pain sufficient for you to function at your job. I strongly recommend psychotherapy for you and couples' therapy with you and your wife, if the two of you are trying to stay together. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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Could i be on wellbutrin (bupropion) if my already taking Prozac and lithium?

Wellbutrin/Prozac: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is often used in addition to an antidepressant like Prozac to help control the sexual side effects of prozac, which can include the inability to have an orgasm. ...Read more

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Due to my Dr. he want 2 modify my combo as :reduce Prozac from 40 to 20 mg and increase Wellbutrin (bupropion) Xl from 150 to 300 mg,how can i apply that by safe?

Due to my Dr. he want 2 modify my combo as :reduce Prozac from 40 to 20 mg and increase Wellbutrin (bupropion) Xl from 150 to 300 mg,how can i apply that by safe?

Should be okay: That change should be safe to implement simultaneously, you may want to talk to your doctor about taking the lower dose of fluoxetine for a week and then taking the higher dose of the bupropion extended release although that is a just a precautionary move and largely unnecessary for many patients. Stay in close touch with the office of the prescribing physician during the transition! Stay safe! ...Read more

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My husband is on prozac/wellbutrin combo for a while. Will this affect male fertility?

My husband is on prozac/wellbutrin combo for a while. Will this affect male fertility?

Maybe: Some ssris (prozac) have been associated with increased levels of sperm dna fragmentation which could lead to infertility or miscarriages. However, it is only one study that needs confirmation. This information needs to be balanced by the increased quality of life associated with taking the medications. You can check for sperm dna fragmentation and know for sure. ...Read more

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I take both Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) daily - what will happen if I do cocaine while taking these medications?

I take both Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) daily - what will happen if I do cocaine while taking these medications?

Meds & street drugs: Use of any illicit drug its self damaging to brain system makes life long irreversible changes in the neuronal circuitry.Combining with meds is never a good idea and can cause opposing effects that can be making mood and anxiety symptoms worse and at times difficult to treat.If you still need to use a substance to covet for mood and anxiety meds your current meds are not well talk to psychiayrst. ...Read more

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I always have a difficulty remembering specific things. Parts of movies, a plot of a book I read recently etc. is it due to my meds, Wellbutrin/prozac?

I always have a difficulty remembering specific things. Parts of movies, a plot of a book I read recently etc. is it due to my meds, Wellbutrin/prozac?

Unsure: Impaired memory can include prob's with attention, encoding, storage, retention, and or retrieval. There are many questions yet to be asked before a doctor could give you a good answer. Other meds? Health issues? Alcohol? Cold or sleep meds? We do not usually combine wellbutrin (bupropion) and Prozac as they both inhibit P450 2D6 in the liver - sets you up for severe drug-drug interactions with other meds ...Read more

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I'm on wellbutrin (bupropion). Whats the best way to add Prozac and possibly use it to replace Wellbutrin (bupropion)? What's the best med for anxiety?

I'm on wellbutrin (bupropion). Whats the best way to add Prozac and possibly use it to replace Wellbutrin (bupropion)? What's the best med for anxiety?

No generral best: The issue is which one works for you individually. If Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not working consider increasing tthe dose. if that doesn't work consider adding prozac or zoloft gradually. Both can be used at same time. If your dr wants to go to one, titrate the one to stop Down while titrating the one to keep Up. Dr's supervision advised. ...Read more

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Is taking lithium and Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) ok to take adipex?

Is taking lithium and Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) ok to take adipex?

No: I would not recommend adipex for anyone with bipolar disorder. Lithium is often prescribed for bipolar disorder, so although you have not specifically mentioned having this problem i would be extremely wary of the possibility. ...Read more

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I've been taking Prozac 10 mg for 20 years. Lorazepam 1 mg 3 times a day. Adding Wellbutrin (bupropion) is it safe?

These meds are ok: Together. Bupropion should not be taken if history of seizures. Bupropion may increase blood levels of prozaz so your prescriber will want to know if you experience increase in side effects. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more