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Re: Paxil to Wellbutrin-possible side affects.

Posted by Susan G. on June 1, 1999, at 22:16:56

In reply to Re: Paxil to Wellbutrin-possible side affects. , posted by John on May 31, 1999, at 7:53:02

Thanks for the input, today my doctor changed the wellbutrin to zoloft -25 mg for
The first week, then 50 mg thereafter. After reading some of the posts about zoloft -tiredness, munchies- I am beginning to wonder if my doctor is just experimenting with different meds and possibly does not have the qualifications for treating my "condition"-she is a fine family doctor but…if I really have chronic
Fatigue why would I want to take something to intensify the symptoms? Anyone out there being treated for depression and chronic fatigue, I need help soon, these mood swings are driving me crazy, only my faith in Christ has kept me afloat.

> > I have been taking Paxil for the last 4 1/2 years for
> > depression. I was very happy with the contentment
> > it gave me. For the last 4 months I got increasingly
> > tired. Taking a shower wore me out, had to take long
> > lunch hours to sleep, sleeping ten hours a night, etc.
> > After blood work showed no signs of any illness, my
> > doctor said I had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She
> > changed my Paxil to Wellbutrin with the following
> > schedule: 75 mg. once a day for five days, then take
> > one tab twice a day. My questions are:
> >
> > How long until I am happy again? I am irritable
> > bordering on plain angry?
> >
> > How much Wellbutrin equals the effects of 40 mg,Paxil?
> >
> > Any problems combining Wellbutrin with Enada NADH
> > (a dietary supplement said to help CFS) ?
> >
> > I am feeling better, but now have insommnia-what can
> > I take to help?
> >
> > Any reports of feeling like a mild electical shock
> > is going through the body?
> >
> > Thanks for your response.
> > said to relieve CFS).
> Susan, Paxil interferes with sleep, so even when you "seem" to sleep well, your system isn't getting what it needs from the sleep, and thus the tiredness. Also Paxil is the more sedating of the SSRIs. 40mg is a hefty dose, with most people doing fine on 20mg-30mg. I would guess a comparable range for Wellbutrin would be around 400mg, which is merely a guess at the high end. The two meds are so different it is hard to compare apples and oranges. Wellbutrin might perk you up by day, but will likely destroy sleep quality even worse than Paxil. But, as you know, everyone is different and what works wonders for one is a nightmare for another. Hey, Remeron is wonderful for sleep, and goes well with Wellbutrin. Trial and error, art not science, best wishes, and know there are thousands out there just like you (and me) struggling through it all together. John.




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