Posted by Chris O on March 7, 2005, at 20:28:08
In reply to Paxil and Wellbutrin, posted by Kris79 on March 7, 2005, at 19:38:32
I did a Celxea/Wellbutrin combo and a Prozac/ Wellbutrin combo, both for about 5 months. I still gained weight over that year-long period, about 10-15 pounds, if I recall correctly. I took the Wellbutrin to counteract the fatiguing aspects of the SSRIs, and it seemed to do that okay. I too suffer greatly from anxiety/panic. Those combos seemed to keep the anxiety at bay. But...I don't think I could do Wellbutrin alone. It's too stimulating for me, pushes me toward anxiety or panic attack. However, everyone is different. I suppose there's no real harm in trying the Wellbutrin alone, just to see how it affects you. In terms of the sex thing, I am a guy, and I had anorgasmia on SSRIs alone, and combined with Wellbutrin. The Wellbutrin, sorry to say, did not increase my sex drive or increase my ability to have an orgasm. I know my psychiatrist said it might, but it did not have that effect on me.
Much luck in whatever you do,
> Hi, everyone! I'm new around here, but have had a long history with anxiety. I've been on Paxil for 7 years (I'm almost 26) and just started 100mg of Wellbutrin today. I've always had some side effects with Paxil that I thought I could just deal with and didn't want to "upset" because the Paxil REALLY helps me not have panic attacks. I am now completely frustrated with the low, low, low, sex drive and the 20 pound weight gain. My doc recommended trying Wellbutrin. What can I expect on this drug? I would like to keep the dosage low because I just worry about taking too many medications. If you have any experience with Wellbutrin and Paxil, I would love to hear your thoughts, especially regarding increased sex drive and loss of weight.