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Re: Addition of escitalopram to venlaflaxine...wow!! Jay2112

Posted by SLS on September 13, 2023, at 10:23:48

In reply to Addition of escitalopram to venlaflaxine...wow!!, posted by Jay2112 on September 9, 2023, at 17:03:37

Oh.

I forgot to mention that my friend who has achieved remission with Pristiq also takes Wellbutrin, which is necessary for her treatment to work. That was my primary reason for my previous post.

When Zoloft first came out, it was discovered that Wellbutrin made an effective adjunct. The first SSRI to be approved after Prozac was Zoloft. It didn't take long to discover that Wellbutrin made a good adjunct to Zoloft. So much so, that the nicknmame for this combination emerged quickly:

Zoloft + Wellbutrin = "Welloft".

I am disppointed that using Wellbutrin as an adjunct to Effexor hasn't been used more routinely. It makes sense to try Zoloft first, however. If it fails to produce results, discontinuing it is much easier than discontinuing Effexor. Of course, if either treatment works, there will never be a need to discontinue it.

There is no one on Psycho-Babble that I'm aware of who should even contemplate discontinuing a treatment that has produced a remission. This has long been the observations and advice of competent psychopharmacologists. If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. You may not respond nearly as completely when you relapse and attempt to restart the same treatment. This is particularly true of SSRIs, and Paxil in particular.


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