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Re: strattera AND effexor AND wellbutrin?

Posted by lisaj32 on June 21, 2004, at 19:56:02

In reply to Re: strattera AND effexor AND wellbutrin? lisaj32, posted by psychosage on June 21, 2004, at 19:45:29

> what are your doses?
> That is odd. No doctor I have known would put someone on all of them at once. is this a psychiatrist? Does this person specialize in ADD?
> that is a lot of norepinephrine effect.
> wellbutrin and strattera, though quite different, both have very similar effects on NE according to my pdoc and combining them would not be smart with most people.
> Effexor works on NE at higher doses at 150mg+
> your pdoc should cross taper you on your meds, and he or she needs to be able to know how a med is doing on its own roughly each time you try something new.
> for most people, when something does not work they get off it instead of leaving it there.
> are you taking WB or Efex for anything else?
> You should check out Dr. Amen's website to see what kind of ADD you have because some meds are better than others for certain types that coexist with depression or epilepsy, etc.
> Good luck!

Thanks. The doses are
Effexor SR = 300mg
Wellbutrin SR = 100mg
Strattera = 80mg

The Effexor was just for depression, but the doc chose it knowing I was having trouble concentrating and focusing. They added the Wellbutrin while I was in rehab to help with cravings, which it did, and my mood seemed to be doing really well so we just left it there.

This is a new doc, yah, a psychiatrist. When we talked about adding the Strattera she was a little worried about putting it with Effexor but she looked in a leeetle book and said it was ok.

I don't like feeling this way but if the side effects are apt to pass I'm willing to ride it out. I have predominantly inattentive ADD, just diagnosed after I screwed up another job.

Thanks for your reply.




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