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Re: Wellbutrin to Buspar

Posted by Draisy on March 21, 2004, at 23:15:09

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin to Effexor, posted by dtsd on March 19, 2004, at 18:46:39

hey guys, it's Draisy. has anyone tried Buspar? i'm going to talk to my doctor about it tomorrow. Could that be my alternative to effexor? i hear if your depression is mostly anxiety based Buspar is great and has fairly innocuous side effects.

I agree that not being able to orgasm and packing on the pounds won't help depression.

apparently .02% of the population of wellbutrin users are prone to seizures. i'm no statistician but i'm wondering if this is somehow a gross underestimation. Iím not saying that everyone will seizure or anything but out of 3 people I have met who have taken wellbutrin, 2 of us have seizured.

I know this isn't a reliable means of gathering stats but it doesn't seem right. and seizures are no minor side effect. i lost two front teeth when i had mine (on with the veneers!), a large chunk of my top lip and thatís not to mention the physical trauma to my head that went a bit deeper than my vanity. and i know that i'm lucky.

my boyfriend is a doctor and when i was in the hospital he went through my apartment and followed the blood to try to recreate what happened (it looks like i might have had more than one). He says that it looks like my head just missed the corner of the kitchen table, and here we are all just glad i wasn't driving.

One more thing. I was asking my boyfriend and a friend of ours why my doctor didnít suggest buspar and paxil when I refused to take the effexor he was pushing on me because of the side effects. apparently there are anti-depressants out there that donít have seizure, weight gain and sexual dysfunction side effects. they said that pharmaceutical companies push doctors to sell their particular drugs. I guess that means that we have to do our own research to try to find out what is best for us. ÖI guess thatís why this site makes sense ;)

So can anyone tell me anything about buspar and paxil or any of the antidepressants/anti-anxiety meds that donít have the above mentioned side effects?




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