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Re: Wellbutrin instead of Zoloft

Posted by JohnL on August 2, 1999, at 15:59:54

In reply to Wellbutrin instead of Zoloft, posted by Barb on July 31, 1999, at 17:07:47

Barb, worst case I've heard is worsened depression, insomnia, agitation. Best case is, "I LOVE it!". It is known for weight loss and activation, though there are some who will get the opposite. I went to Wellbutrin from Zoloft. At first I thought it was wired all backward, because I got real hungry and sedated. But after a few days I lost appetite, lost weight, and really perked up. It is a cousin to speed. Sadly I had to stop because of intolerable tinnitus.

It is a completely different feeling than Zoloft. If you like Zoloft, you might consider tapering down while adding in Wellbutrin (200-300mg range, same as smoking cessation). You may find a sweet spot in the middle where both are better than either alone. Or you might end up on just Wellbutrin. In any case, it would be a way to try it without making a full commitment until you've sampled Wellbutrin. If Zoloft has been working for you, I personally would be cautious about totally dumping it until you've become comfortable with Wellbutrin. Just my opinion. The doc may approach it differently.

If weight loss is the issue, the odds are in your favor with Wellbutrin, either alone or with Zoloft. Let us know what the doc says. JohnL.




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