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Benefits and disadvantage of sertraline&bupropion combine?(in ocd+mdd, please don't describe singly), best regards to doctors who will give us better life.
Good combination: Sertraline and bupropion combination is a common combination for treatment of resistent depression. Sertraline works on serotonin system in brain and bupropion works on adrenergic system and the two work synergistically to help you. Bupropion also help negate some of the side effects of sertraline like sexual side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
According to the anxiogenic potential of bupropion, can lead OCD to get worse?When i was on just sertraline i was better than now, bup&sert combine.
Can be used : During the course of treatment of ocd, depressive symptoms including poor energy and motivation may arise, buproprion is cautiously added to an ssri and in small dosages, we try to strike a balance between both meds, often we increase dosage of ssri, or add augmentation. , in brief, there are several strategies to address the arising depression during ocd treatment , please check with ur dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You & ur Doc: Who prescribed you sertraline & bupropion have to discuss together your current medication regimen. Ocd worse has 2 b evaluated while mdd & sleepiness r improved. A follow-up face 2 face consultation & exam r needed w/the doc who prescribed ur meds. Pls make appt & talk 2 her/him, s/he will continue 2 help u. Take care & best wishes. ...Read more
Wellbutrin has always helped with my OCD and anxiety. It seems the opposite for others. Do you think my external factors really made symptoms better?
Maybe.: Wellbutrin has caused anxiety in some depressed people but if it helps your ocd, continue to take it. There are other antidepressants well known to help ocd such as luvox, anafranil, zoloft, Pristiq , Lexapro but each individual is different. The poor concentration makes me think that you may have symptoms of attention deficit for which wellbutrin is indicated. ...Read more
Quite a few: There are quite a few medicines across multiple classes (SSRI, SNRI, TCA, etc.) that can be added however Rx choice really depends on what symptoms need the "extra help." The goal is to reduce the risk of side effects as much as possible and a lot is dependent on your history/response and prescriber preference. Also, combining psychotherapy + meds helps ensure a better outcome. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Will taking wellbutrin with Lexapro help OCD and intrusive thoughts without making me gain weight?
Probably not: Wellbutrin will probably not make you gain weight -- but it's also unlikely to help with ocd and intrusive thoughts. Others like ssri's (like lexapro) are much better for ocd, and some are more weight-neutral (lexapro) than others. See a psychiatrist for an evaluation and discussion of options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking 300mgs wellbutrin but suffering from my ocd. Can I go back on my Luvox to address the ocd and anxiety as it has worked well for me.
Interaction: Best to discuss this with your prescribing physician. There is a potential for an interaction to occur with these 2 medications but that likelihood is lowered since you've had success with this combo in the past. Hope that helps! ...Read more
It is possible but..: Yes they both work in the body differently so in some cases it can be a good combination with Luvox being effective for ocd and depression and Wellbutrin being an antidepressant that works differently than the Luvox. However, they both can cause side effects and it is possible that in some cases they could magnify each others side effects. So you need to go slowly with the guidance of your doctor ...Read more
Depression, OCD: I feel empathy for your depression and OCD. Luvox helps with depression and OCD. Wellbutrin helps with depression. These medications benefit intense symptoms They do not take care of the stresses which are causing depression and OCD. Do not become victim of your depression and OCD. Do not focus on symptoms. Feel good about your functioning. See a Psychiatrist for Intensive Therapy, Medication. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (buproprion hydrochloride) is an antidepressant/anxiolytic that works by inhibiting neuronal uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine (aminoketone). It is also used for impulsivity as seen in adhd and smoking. Common side effects include xerostomia (dry mouth), headache, agitation, nausea, dizziness, constipation, tremor, diaphoresis, abnormal ...Read more