I've been trying out different meds and so far 300 mg Wellbutrin XL has been the best- but isn't doing too much either. It gives me the energy to function, but it raises my anxiety and hasn't helped with any other depression symptoms besides sedation/amotivation. I'm hoping to try a combo with it since I'm still pretty depressed and anxious, but at least I can get out of bed and function (somewhat). Has anyone had any successes with Wellbutrin combos and any suggestions I could bring to my doc?
Hi there! I took Wellbutrin (aka bupropion xl) 300 forever! I had to drop down to 150 after I was put on Lamictal along with the Wellbutrin because I had a really bad panic attack. Horrible. Anyway, Wellbutrin does make you more alert, more motivated but the downside is, you pay for the motivation with anxiety. The higher the dose, the greater the anxiety.
I was taking Effexor with Wellbutrin 300 about 10 years ago. Worked great for about 2 years. Then the Effexor just kinda quit on me. Took Viibryd for a bit. Made the anxiety worse. Lexapro worked the best for me, but I didn't notice that it had started to wear off, until recently when I developed horrible social anxiety and slipped back into a serious depression (again).
At the moment I am looking for a new anti depressant. Back on the Med-Go-Round!
Best of luck to you. Hope you find the magic combination soon.
I'm curious after 2 years now if you found a good combo? I just started Wellbutrin XL 150 five days ago and haven't noticed any changes yet but I also take Zoloft for anxiety and for years now have noticed it's the only thing to help my anxiety. I've lowered and been off for 5 years before and then after losing my step dad to cancer, I had to start back up and it's working once again.
Hi. I'm on Wellbutrin and prozac along with Abilify and lamictal. The combination of the 4 helps me a lot. I'm bipolar though not straight depression and anxiety. I get more depressive episodes than manic. The prozac and Wellbutrin help with the depression and Abilify also helps with the depression and keeps me from- going manic. The lamictal works as a mood stabilizer. I've had great success with this combination for quite some time now.
It may sound like a lot of pills but they all serve their purpose. Hope you find something that works for you.
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