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Posted by Toby on August 21, 1998, at 13:48:09

In reply to Re: GAVE ME WELLBUTRIN FOR DEPRESSION ANY ADVICE, posted by mRS.tHOMAS on July 31, 1998, at 22:43:14

No matter which drug you try, adequate dosage and adequate length of treatment are the two most important parts of treatment. Read up on the medications you are put on and find out how high the dosage can go (i.e., Paxil 20 mg per day for 6 weeks and then switching is neither an adequate dose nor an adequate amount of time to see if it will work). Have combinations of antidepressants been tried? Have you had a good physical exam to make sure your blood pressure, blood sugar, thyroid, kidneys and liver, and female hormones are all OK? Do you live in an area where Lyme disease is a possibility? If you are sensitive to the side effects of medications and that has led to early discontinuation of medications, talk to the doctor about putting you on the tiniest possible dose (like 1/4 of a pill, or with Prozac the powder can be dissolved in juice and you can take as little as 2.5 mg per day) and going up on the dose very slowly so your body can get used to it.
Wellbutrin is a unique drug that works on more Dopamine than Serotonin. Wellbutrin plus Effexor or Wellbutrin plus Serzone are unique combos that have been pretty effective for resistant depression.




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