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Adding a dopamine medication such as latuda/wellbutrin to an ocd/bipolar patient--wouldn't this make the OCD worse?
Not really.: Latuda (lurasidone) is an antipsychotic.Sometimes ocd is so severe that it reaches psychotic proportions, that Latuda (lurasidone) can help. But it is not indicated for ocd itself. Wellbutrin is an antidepressant of the aminoketone group, a Dopamine agonist and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It is not indicated for ocd but may help the depression in ocd. Neither drug can make ocd worse. ...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
It is possible but..: Yes they both work in the body differently so in some cases it can be a good combination with Luvox (fluvoxamine) being effective for ocd and depression and Wellbutrin being an antidepressant that works differently than the Luvox (fluvoxamine). 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
Is there any supplements to help a male experiencing no sex drive on 10mg Lexapro and 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for ocd/anxiety?
Female sex cream: Apricus biosciences is currently developing the product femprox, a topical cream for the treatment of female sexual arousal disorder. It contains prostaglandin e1 as the active ingredient and a permeation enhancer ddaip which facilitates the delivery of the drug into the blood stream. An existing drug, bremelanotide, has also been found to increase libido in 90% of subjects. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (bupropion) 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 (desvenlafaxine) , 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
No, not so much: Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not have much in the way of anti-anxiety or anti obsessional effects. Other medications, often ssri antidepressants work much better for this. Psychiatrists can help you find a helpful one -- evaluation first, though! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will taking wellbutrin (bupropion) with Lexapro help OCD and intrusive thoughts without making me gain weight?
Probably not: Wellbutrin (bupropion) 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 (bupropion) 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
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