Posted by SLS on May 16, 2012, at 13:13:40
In reply to ??? 1/2 Wellbutrin OR Adderall?, posted by sheilac on May 16, 2012, at 10:58:42
> Since the 150mg Wellbutrin did JOLT me out of depression, but left me jittery beyond belief, I am wondering if I went down to 75mg. Even if that was too much, at least I could cut that in half.
How are you feeling at this moment?
> BUT - my here's my question... Is 75mg or even half that better or worse for depression than 5mg Adderall XR? I had some mood issues after a week on Adderall.
Your system may need some extra dopamine (DA), but not norepinephrine (NE). That is just speculation on my part, though. We don't have reliable biological tests to determine which drugs will help and which will hurt.
> Would Wellbutrin be less likely to give me mood disturbances (make my mood unstable) than Adderall or are they basically the same?
They are different enough such that I couldn't guess which would be a better drug for you.
Have you tried Effexor or Paxil?
What other antidepressants have you tried? Which among them helped you most?
At this point, I think you should work closely with your doctor to develop a plan of attack. It seems like your treatment is in disarray. The first issue to be addressed is what to do with the Trileptal. I'm not sure that dosages below 600 mg will be fully effective as a mood-stabilizer. I would ask about Lamictal and Abilify as adjunctive medications.
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