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Effexor Vs Wellbutrin Side Effects
I had intolerable side effects on effexor (venlafaxine). Now that I am taking a mood stabilizer, will I be able to tolerate wellbutrin?
On Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg, Can my doctor add Wellbutrin to help with depression and also the sexual side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine)? Dosage?
Why aren't I getting better on my antidepressant? i've taken bupropion olanzapine venlafaxine reboxetine. no better, just side effects.
Hang in.: Each antidepressant requires a full dose for a length of time -- a few weeks. (it is common to give up on too low a dose.) Also, as you suggest, some people will need additional medicines. Then again, verify that you don't have a medical cause that needs treatment; and that you are not taking drugs that interfere. And consider psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very different meds: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr works on serotonin and ne reuptake; wellbutrin xl works on ne and dopamine. Both are long-acting, and both work for depression. Effexor (venlafaxine) can help anxiety + depression; wellbutrin does nothing for anxiety. With wellbutrin the main dangerous side effect can be seizures; with Effexor (venlafaxine) it's possible hypertension. Sexual side effects with effexor; not so with wellbutrin. This isn't all! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which would be less likely to result in discontinuation syndrome: Wellbutrin + an SSRI or Effexor (venlafaxine) XR?
If you're asking : about potential withdrawal symptoms, you need to call your PCP first. Otherwise you may not be feeling well if you do this cold turkey. Any of the SSRIs or antidepressants have this issue, if you've been taking it chronically for a long time. If you just started, this may not be as big of a problem. So call your doctor first. ...Read more
I'm changing my medication from Effexor (venlafaxine) 300mgs to wellbutrin 150mgs. How long before i notice a change in my mood?
Many Variables: When switching from one antidepressant to another it is difficult to predict how quickly the new medication will take effect. Generally one expects an antidepressant to begin to work after two weeks with the maximum benefit at six weeks. One should taper slowly off Effexor (venlafaxine) due to discontinuation symptoms. These would include anxiety and flu-like aches and pains. Work closely with your md. ...Read more
Not that I know of: Effexor (venlafaxine) if taken for a period of five or six weeks and stopped suddenly can have significant withdrawal. Wellbutrin is used to help people who are addicted to cigarettes stop smoking but doesn't block withdrawal symptoms. That's as close to" addiction or addiction symptoms" as i can get regarding those two medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know if you need an snri or dnri? (seeking info on symptom determination) was on Effexor (venlafaxine) yrs ago, considering wellbutrin now.
Stop smoking: It is a little known fact that 65% of smokers get depression. I would recommend a trial on wellbutrin under your doctor's supervision. Fewer side effects than effexor, (venlafaxine) no withdrawal, and knocks out smoking cravings quite well. Why not kill two birds with one stone? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does wellbutrin make you angry? Tried 10+ yrs ago - it did. Effexor (venlafaxine) worked well then but is too strong now. Need to try something (+ quit smoking)
I take Zoloft a.M.Plus wellbutrin 150 in the morning and at night. I travel a lot and cannot always obtain wellbutrin. Friends have advised effexor (venlafaxine). ?
Do not listen : To friends. Effexxor and wellbutrin work on different parts of the brain. You can not substitue one for the other. If you miss a dose of wellbutrin you will not have ill effects of withdrawal. If you missed medications on several days of either zoloft or Effexor (venlafaxine) you would. You should stick with the wellbutrin especially if it is working with you. There is a vacation override to get enough for trav. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can lutera be the cause of severe fatigue/moodswings when combined with Effexor (venlafaxine) and wellbutrin?
I take Effexor (venlafaxine) and wellbutrin for panic disorder. What other treatments are best besides medications?
Talk therapy: Even with medication, i think it is a very goo idea to do some cbt talk therapy. That can help you feel more skilled (less helpless) in moderating or avoiding attacks. You may not need the meds if you are successful. Also meditation and certain exercise programs can be a good support for correcting this disorder. I'm impressed by your interest in self-management. I bet you'll do well. ...Read more
I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for almost two years i suddenly stop to use wellbutrin to quit smoking as well I'm very emotional and just not feeling mysel?
Stopping smoking: Even with the help of Wellbutrin, stopping smoking can be difficult in terms of feeling emotional and irritable. Put that together with a sudden discontinuation of Effexor (venlafaxine) and you have double the emotional stress. Antidepressants, especially Effexor (venlafaxine), should not be stopped suddenly. Speak with your doctor about weaning off while starting Wellbutrin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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