I've been on Wellbutrin 150mg, once a day, for the past 3-4 years. I recently began seeing a therapist for pretty bad anxiety and PTSD. As standard, they had me meet with the psychiatrist as well, to be assessed. He chose to up my Wellbutrin to 300 mg a day and to also put me on Saphris 5mg soluble tab each night for sleep disturbances. Does anyone have any advice/ info on this. I've filled the scripts but am not taking them yet because I'm still researching. I've found things that say those two meds have serious interactions. Also, the Saphris was prescribed to help with sleep but everything that I read online says that it's for bipolar and schizophrenia, which I have neither of those. My biggest issue is anxiety. I don't like being on meds in the first place. So upping my meds is not something that I'm sure I want to do. Any guidance would be MUCH appreciated. Thank you.
I'm nervous to take new meds prescribed; Wellbutrin and Saphris?
- 5 Feb 2018 by lsexton5580
- 11 February 2018
- wellbutrin, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, major depressive disorder, nervous, saphris, prescription, psychiatry
You can’t really diagnose someone based on which meds work for them because we can’t be sure exactly why it’s working. So don’t worry that by taking the Saphris it could mean x, y, or z. We just don’t know. But if it helps it helps. It’s up to you to take the medication. They’re supposed to help, but you have a right to choose suffering. It’s no skin off anyone’s back if you choose to not take medications that are meant to help you. It’s a nice normative statement to say that you don’t like being on meds, but when people say that it’s usually due to fear and not out of logic, so it could be wise to speak to your therapist about it.
Hi, Isexton! Doctors, especially psychiatrists, have trained and practiced for many years. Their advice and recommendations are generally more appropriate than anything you'll read on the internet because they are A) qualified and B) intimately knowlegable about your physical and mental health history.
But the choice, as has been said, is up to you. I doubt you would have consulted with doctors unless your problems were interfering with your life so decide if you want to continue "living" as you have been or taking a giant leap of faith.
Best regards and I wish you the best of luck! Wildcat
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