Celexa is mentally wonderful. I went from suicidal to feeling like myself in about two days. Unfortunately, I'm gaining weight steadily.
I've read about people switching from Celexa to Wellbutrin, and it seems like there's a lot of bad experiences out there. I'm worried they work for different kinds of depression, and Wellbutrin will be bad for me. Has anyone done well on both?
They work in different ways in the brain though not necessarily different kinds of depression. Celexa is what is called a SSRI type antidepressant which affects serotonin, a brain chemical. Wellbutrin is called a DNRI type antidepressant because it affects the brain chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine. Nice thing about this combination, or switch from one to the other possibly, is they can be taken together. Makes the transition easier. As to whether one would work as well as the other, hard to say as we are all different.
Both Wellbutrins were horrible for me. The Wellbutrin dosage I was given was 150 mg 2 times a day. Anger was the only feeling I really had while on it. I knew that with certain situations I was supposed to feel sad and I couldn't. I even ended up burning my arm intentionally to see if any reaction and it was like nothing. Now I have a large scar and ppl look at me weird. So Dr. Switched me to another... and now I'm currently on celexa. It was OK at first but now getting worse depression.
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