How have you switched medication without feeling horrible? I’ve battled anxiety and depression since I was 17. I am now 42 and for once I would like to feel normal after years of so many normal episodes turning into bad depression. I was on Paxil for a few years and lately I was really depressed. My doctor put me on Wellbutrin 100 mg. I was to cut my Paxil in half for 5 days and take one Wellbutrin in the morning. and on the 6th day start taking another Wellbutrin in the evening. Yesterday I had no Paxil and had both doses of Wellbutrin. Today I felt awful, super tired, light-headed, and then super irritable. I figure I am coming off the Paxil, but I thought the Wellbutrin would offset the irritability and anxiety. I have Xanax, but only take them when I'm super anxious. I'd love some input from someone who has come off paxil to Wellbutrin. I am praying I do feel better soon, physically and emotionally.
It takes way longer than 5 days to get off of Paxil. The side effects are horrendous and I’m not sure why your doctor wouldn’t taper you off of it properly. I’m tapering now and have been taking it for almost 20 years, and the tapering process will take between 5-8 months.
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