I recently started taking Lamictal for major depressive disorder. Started at 25, now 2 weeks and 1 day in I’m at 50mg. I still feel depressed though. Tired, unmotivated, I don’t want to go anywhere or do anything and getting up in the morning is hard. The only noticeable difference from the Lamictal is a slight decrease in anxiety. I’ve tried SSRI’s in the past and they don’t help my anxiety and lower my sex drive. I worked hard to lose over 100lbs and I don’t want a medication that will make me gain weight. My question is does anyone take Wellbutrin with Lamictal and did you notice a positive change? I’ve done some research on Wellbutrin and read it doesn’t cause weight gain or lower sex drive but does it increase anxiety? Is it a good combination for anyone else on it? Thanks for the feedback.
I am unfamiliar with Lamictal but I take Effexor a snri after a year and a bit of spending more time in bed than I did when just depressed. I took the idea to my doctor to add Wellbutrin. I was able to get out of bed and get stuff done . Weight stayed level, and I had a sex drive again. My anxiety was much better from the Effexor before I started Wellbutrin, and it has not increased.
Am a bit of a insomniac now though.
I am on Bupropion 300mg XL and Lamictal 200mg. I have been for about three years for the Bupropion and about two years for Lamictal.
I found them to be working perfectly une together. Make sure you don't drink or as little and occasionally as possible.
Personally I would like to stop Bupropion now. I feel like I might have serious side effects from it in the range of social fears and paranoia.
I hope you are doing ok, would.live to hear about it.
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