I am 23 years old. I started on celexa two years ago to treat anxiety/depression. I am to the point where I feel just regular however, I have gained about twenty pounds as well as having ZERO sex drive. It makes me sad and it beginning ton really make my fiancé feel sad about me never wanting to be physical with him. I went to the doctor today and they wrote me a 150 mg prescription to start wellbutrin when I was ready. Is it worth the switch??? Please help I am so torn!
Hello Aharper. Welcome to the site. Wellbutrin (antidepressant) is prescribed for Bipolar depression and Major depression. In regards to ones sex drive, Wellbutrin is one of the very few psychiatric drugs to not effect it. One of possibily a handful in that area. Thats the good news.As far as helping you in regards to anxiety, its not very effective. Its wasn't created to deal with anxiety. .Your doctor may have to prescribe another medication to go along with the Wellbutrin to help with your anxiety. Best of wishes,pledge
I have tried Wellbuterin, I started at 75mg. Sadly the anxiety I had with it became to much to bare. So I had to stop taking it. But many many people do very well on it, and love it.(I wish I had been one of them :) )so my thought is, you will never know how it affects you until you try it. Everyone is different. Keep that in mind. Wishing you the best... Taylor
Well I had the same issue I was coming off 40mg of Celexa and added the Wellbutrin 75 mg I was find for me I just had some many bad sides effects from winging off the Celexa this will be third time. Wellbutrin works fine for me. I wanted a change for the same reasons a you. I didn't gain weight but I took Celexa at night before bed. but I have a big appetite anyway lol best of luck to you.
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