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10mg paxil (paroxetine). Pdoc wants me to switch to wellbutrin by starting at 75mg and taking 10mg Paxil (paroxetine) for 5 days then stop paxil (paroxetine). Need for Paxil (paroxetine) ween?

10mg paxil (paroxetine). Pdoc wants me to switch to wellbutrin by starting at 75mg and taking 10mg Paxil (paroxetine) for 5 days then stop paxil (paroxetine). Need for Paxil (paroxetine) ween?

See a psychiatrist: I can only guess your medication is for depression. First of all I am clueless as to why your dose of Remeron is so low and every other night. Secondly i don't understand why you were coming off of just 10 mg of Paxil (paroxetine) which is rarely therapeutic. Thirdly, 75 mg of wellbutrin is too low as a starting dose. Find yourself a psychiatrist who will dose your meds properly with full remission from the depression as a goal. This will generally take 300 mg a day of wellbutrin.You can taper the Paxil (paroxetine) to 5 mg down from 10 and then stop it if you wish. That may help make any potential withdrawal more tolerable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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Can wellbutrin and effexor (venlafaxine) cause seizures?

Can wellbutrin and effexor (venlafaxine) cause seizures?

Wellbutrin, (bupropion) possible: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause seizures over a certain dosage. Your doctor is aware of this, so follow his/ her instructions and do not take more medication than prescribed. ...Read more

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Taking remeron (mirtazapine) 7.5 and stopped abruptly what withdrawal symptoms can I expect?

Taking remeron (mirtazapine) 7.5 and stopped abruptly what  withdrawal  symptoms can I expect?

Consult: Please consult with your prescribing physician so you can collaborate on when to start or stop medications. Your symptoms and side effects should be evaluated at an office visit. ...Read more

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Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read more

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Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) fast acting then citalopram? Would Prozac (fluoxetine) cause less side effects then the citalopram?

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) fast acting then citalopram? Would Prozac (fluoxetine) cause less side effects then the citalopram?

NO: Prozac (fluoxetine) is not faster or slower acting than any other antidepressant. They all take about the same amount of time. There is no quick fix. ...Read more

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Can serotonin toxicity occur after taking Cymbalta (duloxetine) 40 days and then changing to lexamil 20mg immediately on stopping cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Can serotonin toxicity occur after taking Cymbalta (duloxetine) 40 days and then changing to lexamil 20mg immediately on stopping cymbalta (duloxetine)?

It is complex: Usually it should not have serotonin toxicity. Cymbalta (duloxetine) 40mg is not a high dose and Lexapro 20mg is a normal dose too. You took them one after another, should not cause difficulties, they are metabolized from your body. However, if you are using other chemicals or ingested things to interact with them, serotonin toxicity can't be completely rule out. You can check the symptoms of serotonin toxicit ...Read more

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Side effect of stopping Abilify (aripiprazole) cold turkey?

Side effect of stopping Abilify (aripiprazole) cold turkey?

Depends upon illness: If it is being used to treat depression, you could go right back into it the very next day. If it is for psychosis, you might eventually rek\lapse, same with bipolar disorder. These medications should generally be tapered and never stopped without a discussion with your treatment provider. ...Read more

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Are there withdrawal effects from stopping prozac (fluoxetine)?

Are there withdrawal effects from stopping prozac (fluoxetine)?

Potentially: Ssris can have discontinuance sx--dizziness shocks in brain flu like sx--prozac has such a long half life you seldom hear pts complain. ...Read more

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Side effects of Lexapro wellbutrin and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Side effects of Lexapro wellbutrin and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Low probability: There are the possibility of low probability side effects. With respect to specific interactions, the most prominent thing to remember is that if you stop taking your xanax (alprazolam) suddenly while taking wellbutrin and Lexapro you may make it more likely that you would have a seizure. You also may find operating a motor vehicle more challenging when taking xanax (alprazolam) with any medications. ...Read more

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Can you take Lexapro (escitalopram) and pristiqe together an ween off lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you take Lexapro (escitalopram) and pristiqe together an ween off lexapro (escitalopram)?

Switching meds: Yes they can be taken together when cross tapering but you have to watch for possible rare phenomenon called serotonin syndrome.You need to discuss with you health care professional if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine). ...Read more

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Best ssri for panic and anxiety? Take betapace. Cymbalta (duloxetine) too activating. Tried12.5 zoloft. Dizzy after 1 dose. Cleanest ssri?

Best ssri for panic and anxiety?   Take betapace.  Cymbalta (duloxetine) too activating.   Tried12.5 zoloft.   Dizzy after 1 dose.  Cleanest ssri?

Best SSRI 4 anxiety?: I'm sorry you've been struggling to find the right med to treat ur panic d/o. SSRIs are 'first line' (1st choice) for anxiety disorders, including panic d/o. There truly is no one best SSRI, tho. Keep working with your doc, who can help select the next best choice for you, based on your hx & history of responses thus far. Don't give up on the therapy. Best results r found thru meds & therapy :) ...Read more

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Can Buspar (buspirone) bi stop without tapering wille augmenting Zoloft and there any defecolt withdraw from buspar (buspirone)?

Can Buspar (buspirone) bi stop without tapering wille augmenting Zoloft and there any defecolt withdraw from buspar (buspirone)?

Depends on the doses: Normally medicines like these are not suddenly stopped, but if the dose of Buspar (buspirone) was low, there should not be any withdrawal effects. ...Read more

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Was on wellbutrin. Doc changed to Zoloft and lamictil. Bad mania. Zoloft gone. Added straterra & abilify (aripiprazole). Bad. Stopped. Now want help to wean lamictil

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Was on wellbutrin. Doc changed to Zoloft and lamictil. Bad mania. Zoloft gone. Added straterra & abilify (aripiprazole). Bad. Stopped. Now want help to wean lamictil

New Psychiatrist: Sounds like you have had a difficult time recently. And that you don't have a good therapeutic relationship with your psychiatrist if you are seeking help in managing your own medications here. Change psychiatrists and find one that you can work with. Your situation seems more complicated than simply how to stop a medication. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg XL taking with Zoloft and Risperdal and can help this dosage depression?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg XL taking with Zoloft and Risperdal and can help this dosage depression?

Combination: Combination of agents is a very effective technique to improve results on difficult mood disorders due to unipolar or bipolar depression. As long as you don't experience side effects, you may improve your mood and energy level with that combination. ...Read more

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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