Hello Kaylee25. I have been on both, Lexapro and Wellbutrin. The so called "kinder" of the two, meaning in regards to side effects was Wellbutrin. Lexapro, was given to me, more as an anti-anxiety medication, rather than an anti-depressant. I found that lexapro also made me feel tired. My dose was 30mg. The wellbutrin was stopped, only because there were no results. No improvement, no change. I was on lexapro for several years. wellbutrin not more than six or seven months. Wellbutin is a very popullar medication and most people that take it say nothing but good things about it. Either way, whichever one you descide upon,I hope that the medication works well for you.
Though Lexapro and Welbutrin are both antidepressants, they act different on the brain chemicals. Lexapro targets the brain chemical serotonin while Welbutrin targets the brain chemical dopamine. So it really depends on the person as to which works better. In fact, because these meds work differently, they are often prescribed together. I take Wellbutrin and Pristiq. Wellbutrin has less sexual side effects then the Lexapro.
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