if so how did you feel?
14 Apr 2010
hi nerc459,both of these drugs need to build up in your system for up to 1 month before you feel any benefits of the drug. if you were to starte taking them both and feel an adverse reaction you might be stuck with that feeling for quit some time. personally i would check with my doc or my pharmacist before you take either of them. hope this helps you to make an informed decision... pete
16 Apr 2010
No Merc, I have never tried this combination. It's not that unusual, but if one at the proper dose works well, ask your doc why he prescribes 2? Unless they work on the different receptors, nuero transmitters, endorphines, uptake inhibitors, whatever..I don't see the advantage of being on 2. Hope you get the answers from your doctors. Be persistant and don't let them rush you! The answers here are usually opinions and personal experiences. Go out and get the answers you need... and deserve!
16 Apr 2010
I've been on varying doses of zoloft for abt. 15 years. My doc added Wellbutrin mainly to help w the sexual side effects. I've Be
been on 100 mg zoloft /day for a couple of years. She started me at 100 mg Wellbutrin /day for the first 2 months, and just bumped me up to 125 mg/d. I like it and haven't had any problems that I'm aware of. I'm a bit more awake /restless - but she was right abr the other problem. It's easily cut my time in half !!!
14 May 2010
Yes, because I have wanted to get off of all SSRI's for many years now because I think they have almost ruined my sex life.
I go to a board certified psychiatrist at a teaching hospital who has many awards for "teacher of the year" in his office.
This could be described as funny, but it is not. On 100 mg of Zoloft for about 6 years I was feeling more and more depressed. So Mr. Wonderdoc suggested I increase the Zoloft to 150, then maybe higher.
Uh Uh, nope. I had told him several times about my inorgasma and like most of them, they just shug and say, well that's too bad. So I, Me a litte peon suggested Wellbutrin for about the 4th time. Finally, he agrees. I will taper off the Zoloft and start the W at the same time.
So I get to 50 mg. Zologt and 150 mg. Wellbutrin over time. Then he exclaims, " You are doing well on this Combination Treatment. We will stick with it! Like it was his idea. OK :.
Well the sex has improved but not enough, and I have always have been active. My next step is to go to 25 mg. Zoloft and 200 mg. Wellbutrin. I think I will suggest this next visit.
I do feel better and I feel the Zoloft was such a downer for me it made me more depressed. I can't blame the doc. because 1. They are pretty much all alike, and 2. They have no idea even how these SSRI's work and usually have to try at least 2 for severe Depression. For Panick attacks, Zoloft shines, as do all SSRI's, but stay on too long and it's hard to get off them.
25 Aug 2010
Hi! I've been on zoloft 250mg for about 10
years with wellbutrin 75mg being added about
7 years ago. (then came topamax too).
This seems to be the right (all three) combo
for me. There have been really bad times, huge
crises and setbacks. But with the meds things
have just not been as devasting as they
could have been to me (breast cancer twice
infidelity, death, etc. ) the depression, anxiety
and Ocd still flares , but goes away quicker
and not quite as detrimental to everyone around me.
The lack of libido is bad - but...
19 Dec 2010
I have never taken Zoloft but have been on Wellbutrin & Topiramate for over 10 years. Until about 8 years ago I had orgasms that blew me away. Now they just fizzle out just before they should. It's very frustrating & leaves me & my partner up in the air although I try hard not to show it to him. OK, I'm post-menopausal - the doctors' excuse but I have no other problems, i.e. dryness etc. just the orgasm. It has to be the meds. Most people are hoping that Wellbutrin will be the answer to their problems. It has caused mine. I hope you aren't all disappointed.
29 Mar 2011
Merc I am currently taking 200mg per day of Zoloft, along with 150mg wellbutrin (both generics) as prescribed by a psychiatrist. Initially (spring 2010) I was taking Zoloft with a low dose of Klonopin (off of that now) for anxiety & depression. After a few weeks on Zoloft, my Doctor prescribed Wellbutrin to help with low energy, low libido, and depression as well. At first I did not like the idea of taking two Meds that are antidepressants, but had decided to follow my doctors advice after asking questions, etc. So far it does some to help. Hope that helps a little. Definitely talk to your doctor about adding the Wellbutrin.
3 May 2011
yes that is what I am on now and I like it . I am still not 100 % I think I need therapy, but I have very little sexual side effects and the sex is better because I am not rushing and I can have an orgasm. when I was taking celexa and wellbutrin I could nt have an orgasm WHILE haveing sex.And I feel good.Am not nearly as nervous as I was . I am on 200 mg of sertraline and 200 mg of wellbutrin. I think if I went up on the wellbutrin the sex would be even better but m am as of now already paying 40 a month for it but it is worth it.
29 Aug 2011
i take 200mg of wellbutrin twice a day and was started on 25mg of sertraline for about a month. Iam still having trouble sleeping i can stay up along time and then when i sleep it can be 10hrs or more. Compared to my past state i am doing way better in terms of my depression. However it feels like i have highs and lows one minute im in a really good mood then out of mowhere for no apparent reason i start feeling sad again. Currently i am trying to prevent a setback. furthermore, i am a female in the 20s and my sex drive is virtually nonexistent and i also have problems in terms of dryness. so the jury is still out on how well wellbutin and zoloft work together
28 Apr 2012
Unlike most of the people who posted a response to your question, I have in fact taken Zoloft in conjunction with Welbutrin. I have taken the latter for about 20 years to good effect, but added Zoloft because Welbutrin sometimes makes me "jumpy." My experience is they work quite well together because they tend to eliminate each other's shortcomings and each does something that the other lacks. Welbutrin is a congener of amphetamine, so its effects are stimulative, whereas Zoloft is an SSRI, and therefore tends to act more like a sedative. The doses I use are Welbutrin: 300mg SR in morning; Zoloft: 25mg morning and 25mg evening. I highly recommend you try it.
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