I have been taking 20 mg escitalopram (Lexapro) for about 2 months to help with my depression and anxiety along with counseling. I've noticed a little of improvement with the escitalopram but continue to have anxious episodes where I break down crying and get panicky whenever I think about disturbing situations or returning to work. My doctor has now prescribed me Wellbutrin to help with the anxiety. Has anyone taken this combo and seen benefits? I would like to be able to think clearly and rationally and get back to work without breaking down.
Sounds like you're having anticipatory anxiety and intrusive thoughts. I imagine the counseling if you have LCSW or a Ph.D psychologist running your therapy will be the best option for those, personally I in DBT and find it has benefited me greatly but it took lots of small steps and time to get there. Klonopin handles my anticipatory anxiety and strange as it may sound low doses of stimulants help me also by keeping me outside of my head and more in tune with my surroundings which stopped the rumination Wellbutrin is a mild stimulant and might help you out also. I would ask about a benzo or Buspar if the anxiety impairs your ability to function.
I've been on this combo, along with clonozapan . The problem with Lexapro(Escitalopram) and Celexa(Citolopram) is sexual side effects, for me, such as delayed ejaculation.My anxiety/depression, can get pretty bad to the point that i "Butterfly" and loosing hopes. Wellbutrin ( Bupropion) xl 150mg, daily alone, is just useless to me. As far as i know, SSRI'S are first line treatment for depression/anxiety,but are well known to cause sexual side effect. I tried the Wellbutrin/clonazepam 150mg +0.50 daily, to avoid sexual side effect. It did help with sexual side effects, but didn't improve depression/anxiety after.It seems the best combo for me is: Wellbutrin xl 150mg+clonazepam 0.50mg+lexapro 5mg. But i have to deal with sexual side effect. March 2, i'm going to see my mental doctor.Hopefully, he can prescribe a different medication to use in combo with Wellbutrin, to avoid sexual side effects.Best to you.
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