Is wellbutrin and effexor (venlafaxine) a good combination to treat GAD, OCD, and depression?

Everyone is diff. Not all folks will respond the same. However this combination has been tried in so many people in the best with great results. If the symptoms worsen or noticeable side effects then follow up sooner. However many people get good response on this.

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Can wellbutrin and effexor (venlafaxine) go together to help GAD, OCD, and depression?

Sure. This is a fairly standard cocktail for depressive and anxiety disorders. While I prefer the newer version called Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) (because you don't need to titrate the dose like Effexor XR) ... That's more a matter of physician preference, hope that helps! Read more...

Is there any new medications for depression that are not SSRIs or Wellbutrin, or Effexor (venlafaxine). Is there anything new? I feel like I've tried every med.

If you and. your doctor agree that you have tried all traditional treatments, there are other options. One with a good success rate and an undeserved bad rap is ECT or Electroconvulsive therapy. Another, experimental but so far promising treatment is Ketamine administered under the close supervision of your Psychiatrist and at intervals based on your response. Re-looking at your diagnosis may be necessaryDiscuss with your doctor the need to reevaluate your diagnosis first and then consider other treatments. You deserve to feel well. If at any time you feel you want to harm yourself please call 911 immediately. Read more...
TheQuestionDepresses. Boy, that's a big question.First you say you've tried everything, but that must mean your doctor(s) have tried many prescription medications.Sorry about that.It's really tough to stay motivated,but you have to! There's a world of alternative therapies and approaches for this.Google it! Right now you have to stay active.It's always the next necessary thing to do.It's documented that exercise helps. Read more...

On Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg, Can my doctor add Wellbutrin to help with depression and also the sexual side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine)? Dosage?

They can. but a plan is needed and pills don't fix all problems. Remember that ! See if you can find what your issues are and find a good talk therapist. Read more...
Not likely. In my experience switching entirely to or adding Welbutrin seldom if ever improved the depression and rarely improved the decreased libido. The depression usually responded to increased dosing of antidepressants but the decreased libido was always a problem. Read more...

I have 26 yr old Down syndrome daughter who is on Effexor (venlafaxine) 225 mg for depression, ocd. She is not eating well, refusing many foods, dose just increase?

Effexor (venlafaxine) You cannot just increase the dose of the medication without consulting her doctor who knows her well. Usually is they don't want to eat may be a symptom of something else going on, call her doctor first. Read more...
Effexor (venlafaxine) If you saw the symptoms described after the increase in the Effexor (venlafaxine) dose, then you should talk to your daughter's psychiatrist about either dropping it down or changing Effexor (venlafaxine) to something else or may be adding something on top of it. Read more...
Effexor (venlafaxine) may be cause. Effexor (venlafaxine) may be the cause. Whenever an adjustment in dose or changing a medication results in a change in behavior, you have to consider the change as the cause. Speak to your daughter's prescriber about an alternative to Effexor (venlafaxine). Read more...

I read that 1500 mcg/day l-methylfolate (5-mthf/levomefolic acid) can reduce depression. Any brand you'd recommend? (i also take effexor/wellbutrin).

Pharmaceutical. L-methylfolate is an effective treatment of mood disorders if the patient cannot metabolize folic acid, a b vitamin, properly. I suggest you find a pharmaceutical grade. You may need to ask your doctor for a prescription. Read more...

Was diagnoaed with major depression and put on Effexor (venlafaxine) will this help with ocd, dizziness, chest pains, coordination and headaches as well as eye flutt?

Maybe. Treating depression is probably a crucial step towards improvement in these and other areas. I hope the Effexor (venlafaxine) will be helpful, but it doesn't stop with the prescription. Keep working with a good doctor until your treatment is well established and causing improvement -- then address the remaining symptoms. And, of course, continue treatment to maintain improvement and achieve further success. Read more...
Maybe. The Effexor (venlafaxine) may help with mood and anxiety including ocd symptoms. It may or may not help with headaches, sometimes it makes headaches worse and probably won't help eye flutters, which are called blepherospasms. Some of what you describe, dizziness and chest pain sound more like symptoms of anxiety. Effexor (venlafaxine) may help that as well. One common side effect of Effexor (venlafaxine) can be high blood pressure. Read more...