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Re: Advice?: Wellbutrin SR + ???

Posted by anonymous on March 1, 1999, at 20:49:47

In reply to Advice?: Wellbutrin SR + ???, posted by Mary-Anne on March 1, 1999, at 17:42:30

> My diagnosis was Dysthymia.
> Prozac disturbed my sleep.
> Zoloft disturbed my sex life.
> Wellbutrin treated the depression without
> disturbing sleep or sex life, but I
> still lost my temper,
> was anxious, and felt dizzy sometimes.
> Wellbutrin SR reduced the dizziness.
> Wellbutrin SR + very low dose Depakote
> worked on the temper, but I was still anxious.
> Wellbutrin SR + Effexor XR temporarily
> improved the sex life, and also worked on the temper,
> but seriously disturbed my sleep. Now I am
> totally exhausted.
> Effexor also did nothing about the anxiety.
> Multiple people both in and outside work say
> I need to be more assertive, in a nice way.
> Keep my cool but insist. Have faith in my
> own abilities.
> I also still tend to procrastinate,
> and I take a very long time to make up my mind.
> Someone said I seem "scared of everything".
> I think I should change to
> Wellbutrin SR + something else
> and I have my regular appointment
> with the prescribing physician
> this Thursday morning. I do not plan to change
> anything until talking with him. (Don't worry.)
> Are there any ideas I should suggest to him
> about drugs that combine well with Wellbutrin SR,
> let me sleep at night without making me drowsy
> the rest of the time, work on anxiety and issues
> of self-esteem, are not associated with weight gain,
> and (preferably) only need to be taken once a day?
> (I have a harder time remembering multiple doses.)
> At our last appointment he also suggested
> possibly adding a third drug to the
> Wellbutrin + Effexor, but I am not in favor of
> the idea. More risk of nasty interactions, I
> feel.
> I understand that advice over the 'net is not
> necessarily reliable, and I will not hold you
> responsible if your suggestion turns out to be
> a bad idea. I heard about Wellbutrin SR through
> this site, before my doctor did,
> and it has certain proven to be an improvement
> over regular Wellbutrin, so it seems worth
> checking here.
> Thanks.
> Mary-Anne
You could try Prozac again and take it in the morning. The Wellbutrin SR might help it. Or sometimes they add lithium or thyroid to kick things up a bit and help them work better.




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