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Trucker . . .

Posted by jlynne on March 29, 2004, at 23:40:02

In reply to RE: Sueds sueds, posted by jlynne on March 29, 2004, at 23:32:17

Have you found the Psycho-Social site yet?? Near the top of the messages, you will find a thread that starts with "Re: Too Much Drama". If you scroll down a ways, you will see a post from me to you . . . most everyone who posts on this site here also posts over there where we can be more "social". LOL

...jlynne

 

Lex and Wellbutrin Update

Posted by KathrynLex on March 30, 2004, at 11:03:51

In reply to Trucker . . ., posted by jlynne on March 29, 2004, at 23:40:02

Hi Guys,

I'm currently taking 100 mgs of Wellbutrin (on top of 15 mgs Lex) and will be increasing to 150 mgs on Wednesday. Prior to taking Wellbutrin I was feeling a tad tired and flat on lex, and that seems as if it's been going away little by little since I started Wellbutrin. The side effects have been pretty minimal since I started out at a very low dose of 50 mgs.

I hope this info helps those of you who might be experiencing similar problems on Lexapro.

K.

 

Re: Trucker . . .

Posted by Mariposa on March 30, 2004, at 11:22:13

In reply to Trucker . . ., posted by jlynne on March 29, 2004, at 23:40:02

Haven't heard from Wayne or lil' jim in a while. I still come here and read all the posts. Up to 30mg now and this past *period* was not fun...PMS and fights w/hubby....I have a pdoc appt late April, and will probably ask to increase, AGAIN!!!

So glad to hear YOU are doing well!!!~~~8|8

 

Trucker . . . you still around?? (nm)

Posted by jlynne on March 30, 2004, at 12:00:12

In reply to Trucker . . ., posted by jlynne on March 29, 2004, at 23:40:02

 

Re: Lex and Wellbutrin Update

Posted by Gator on March 30, 2004, at 15:22:56

In reply to Lex and Wellbutrin Update, posted by KathrynLex on March 30, 2004, at 11:03:51

KathrynLex,

Thanks for your info. I am going tomorrow to see the doctor and will ask him if he thinks the Wellbutrin will be beneficial for me. Thank you KathrynLex for responding to my question.

Gator

 

Re: muddled thinking Nemo2

Posted by wantinfo on March 30, 2004, at 17:28:11

In reply to Re: muddled thinking, posted by Nemo2 on March 29, 2004, at 22:35:20

hey nemo. i am younger than you are but i understand exactly what you mean about the job thing. there are days i feel so anxious i dont even know how i will get through the day. i am only 26 but i have a fairly high-powered job as well in a very competitive environment. have you tried xanax? when i do have anxiety problems at work i find that .25 mg can be VERY beneficial. emily

 

20mg??

Posted by wantinfo on March 30, 2004, at 17:29:54

In reply to RE: Sueds, posted by sueds on March 29, 2004, at 21:56:16

hey guys...im on my 3rd day of 20 and feel pretty good. some minor anxiety last night but .25 xanax worked for it. does anyone on 20 have advice? how long til you noticed a difference in your anxiety/depression?
thanks
emily

 

RE:: EM

Posted by mystic on March 30, 2004, at 18:27:24

In reply to Re: muddled thinking Nemo2, posted by wantinfo on March 30, 2004, at 17:28:11

EM...I think you are on your way to feeling better..You are starting to give good advise to people that is a very good sign..haha...Hope you are doing good on your increase you sound like it...Take care Mystic

 

Re: muddled thinking

Posted by Nemo2 on March 30, 2004, at 21:29:47

In reply to Re: muddled thinking, posted by sexylexy on March 29, 2004, at 22:42:48

Thanks for the good wishes Lexy. You are a doll.

Emily, my wife uses half doses of Xanax once in a while when her relationship with her 20 year old son reaches warp speed and vibrating. She has had very good results. I have not tried it. I took a different approach and have lined myself up in a different responsibility in the same company. I used to manage 200 people and now am back over on the National Accounts side in a sales job. No people to hire, fire, discipline and so on. I tool a large cut in pay but have no concerns with that fact. I want to have fun at work and reduce the anxiety level. I'll keep the Xanax idea in the wings as a good one to consider in the future, regardless. Nemo2

 

re: Wellbutrin and Lexapro

Posted by JeffK on March 30, 2004, at 23:34:01

In reply to re: Wellbutrin and Lexapro lil' jimi, posted by gail_jo on September 2, 2003, at 1:20:49

Hi everyone!
I am a 23 year old male who suffers from depression/anxiety. I have been on quite a few meds already, which kind of sucks being I'm still pretty young. The newest meds that I've been put on are Lexapro 20mg plus Wellbutrin 150mg. I was on Lexapro 20mg for about 2 months and noticed minimal effect. I had days where I felt good, but most of my days were dreary. Motivation was so hard to find. I'm a student, so there were things I HAD to get done, but it was such a chore to do them. I upped my dose to 30mg for a while without my Dr's approval and thought it was starting to work, but then I realized I wasn't feeling the way I felt I should feel. Life shouldn't seem like such a bitch all the time. I recently saw my pdoc and added 150mg of Wellbutrin with only the 20mg of Lexapro. I've only been on it a couple days, so it's too soon to say anything. I felt a little edgy today, but its nothing unbearable.

I would like to hear from anyone who has taken this combo of meds. I've seen that most people taking Wellbutrin are at least on 300mg. Does anyone think 150mg is too low of a dose to even notice an affect?

 

RE:: Nemo

Posted by mystic on March 31, 2004, at 6:45:40

In reply to Re: muddled thinking, posted by Nemo2 on March 30, 2004, at 21:29:47

Nemo...Good for you for realizing that sometimes your health and well being is better than wealth...You have to learn to destress and you have found a way..Take care...And you should come and visit us over at the redirected lexaproers site which is more for social personal babble..Take care...Mystic

 

re: Wellbutrin and Lexapro

Posted by KathrynLex on March 31, 2004, at 11:48:51

In reply to re: Wellbutrin and Lexapro, posted by JeffK on March 30, 2004, at 23:34:01

Hi Jeff,

I'm taking 15 mgs of Lexapro with 100 mgs of Wellbutrin. I've only been on Wellbutrin for about a week (I'm going to increase to 150 mgs tomorrow) and it's really helped with the low motivation.

If you haven't already tried Prozac, I strongly recommend that you do. In my experience it's a terrific med.

Best of luck to you!

K.

 

Lex and not Wellbutrin

Posted by Gator on March 31, 2004, at 12:39:03

In reply to Anyone switched to Lexapro? ggrrl, posted by Dr. Bob on June 11, 2002, at 7:52:48

Hi everyone,

I just got back from the doctor and he said he wants me to increase my dose of Lex instead of adding the Wellbutrin. I start 15mgs tonight and in a couple of weeks go to 20mgs. Hopefully the S/E's will be minor. Wish me luck...


Gator

 

Re: Lex and not Wellbutrin Gator

Posted by want info on March 31, 2004, at 12:52:38

In reply to Lex and not Wellbutrin, posted by Gator on March 31, 2004, at 12:39:03

hi gator. i went to 15mgs about 2 weeks ago and just started 20 a few days ago. my doc has also been very adamant about increasing the lex rather than trying another med. i think we would all like to see results more quickly than we can expect with this med. those who have had the best results, at least on this board, seem to be those who've been on it the longest. people struggle for the first few months (i know i have been, but im trying to stick with the lex!)
in other news, did you go to univ of fl by any chance (bc of your name?)
EM

 

Re: Lex and not Wellbutrin want info

Posted by trucker on March 31, 2004, at 13:30:44

In reply to Re: Lex and not Wellbutrin Gator, posted by want info on March 31, 2004, at 12:52:38

HEY FOLKS I HAVE BEEN ON LEX FOR 1 YEAR + I FEEL GREAT AS LONG AS I DON'T FORGET TO TAKE MEDS OR START TAKING THEM AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE DAY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TAKE AT SAME TIME OF DAY... GET INTO A ROUTINE AND STAY THERE. 3 MONTHS AND YOU WILL BE PASSED ALL THE SE'S AND IT WILL BE WORTH IT... THAT IS MY TWO CENTS... HOPE YOU STICK IT OUT... I AM ON 20MG OF LEX....
TRUCKER

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> hi gator. i went to 15mgs about 2 weeks ago and just started 20 a few days ago. my doc has also been very adamant about increasing the lex rather than trying another med. i think we would all like to see results more quickly than we can expect with this med. those who have had the best results, at least on this board, seem to be those who've been on it the longest. people struggle for the first few months (i know i have been, but im trying to stick with the lex!)
> in other news, did you go to univ of fl by any chance (bc of your name?)
> EM

 

Re: Lex and not Wellbutrin

Posted by Gator on March 31, 2004, at 13:36:29

In reply to Re: Lex and not Wellbutrin Gator, posted by want info on March 31, 2004, at 12:52:38

EM,

I've been on the Lex since October and I have been feeling pretty good, but still have times of deep sadness and increasing anxiety. So I do need a boost. The reason I asked for Wellbutrin was my Mom is on Paxil and Wellbutrin and does well on the combo. You were only on 15mgs for 2 weeks? The dr. told me to go up to 20mgs when I felt ready. I guess I will have to see how it goes. Gator is a nick name that I married into. My last name is Gates and all of my husbands friends called him gator since they were in high school. Now I'm know as Mrs. Gator to all of our friends and my kids are called little gators. We have Gator on our license plates and I get the question of all time of the Fl connection.


Take Care!!

Gator

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> hi gator. i went to 15mgs about 2 weeks ago and just started 20 a few days ago. my doc has also been very adamant about increasing the lex rather than trying another med. i think we would all like to see results more quickly than we can expect with this med. those who have had the best results, at least on this board, seem to be those who've been on it the longest. people struggle for the first few months (i know i have been, but im trying to stick with the lex!)
> in other news, did you go to univ of fl by any chance (bc of your name?)
> EM

 

Re: Lex and not Wellbutrin

Posted by KathrynLex on March 31, 2004, at 14:01:00

In reply to Lex and not Wellbutrin, posted by Gator on March 31, 2004, at 12:39:03

Hi Gator,

Good luck with the increase. When I went from 10 mgs to 15 mgs the side effects were pretty minimal. It made me slightly more tired than usual and felt a little out of it, but other than that I didn't have any problems. The side effects wore off pretty quickly.

I hope it works out for you.

K.

 

Re: Lex and not Wellbutrin

Posted by Gator on March 31, 2004, at 14:09:44

In reply to Re: Lex and not Wellbutrin, posted by KathrynLex on March 31, 2004, at 14:01:00

Thanks K,

I think everything will go o.k. The fact that it is spring, getting warmer and everything is turning green will be a big pick-me-up too. Spring is my favorite time of the year!

Gator

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> Hi Gator,
>
> Good luck with the increase. When I went from 10 mgs to 15 mgs the side effects were pretty minimal. It made me slightly more tired than usual and felt a little out of it, but other than that I didn't have any problems. The side effects wore off pretty quickly.
>
> I hope it works out for you.
>
> K.

 

Day # 10... advice please????

Posted by bride2be on March 31, 2004, at 16:05:08

In reply to Re: here we go on 20mg... want info, posted by Magdalena on March 29, 2004, at 16:42:18

well, i was doing great the past couple of days. probably b/c i went out of town with my fiance! a much needed vacation! :). anyways, today is not so good, i feel a little angry and alot of anxiety! did anyone else go through spells in the beginning of good and bad days? i go to the doc on april 20th, i wonder if she will up me? any opinions are welcomed! pleeeease! thanks guys. i love yall so much!

 

Re: Day # 10... advice please???? bride2be

Posted by want info on March 31, 2004, at 16:10:13

In reply to Day # 10... advice please????, posted by bride2be on March 31, 2004, at 16:05:08

hey bride...day 10!!! so normal...i am at almost 8 weeks and still get those spells. im just starting out at 20mg (started on 10, then went to 15). 10mg is not that much. i feel MUCH better on 20...but you may want to wait it out. also if it is your time of the month lex tends to lose its effectiveness around then. id hang in there. these things can take up to 3 months to take full effect...emily

 

Re: Day # 10... advice please????

Posted by ednababish on March 31, 2004, at 16:12:20

In reply to Day # 10... advice please????, posted by bride2be on March 31, 2004, at 16:05:08

That's completely normal--the bad spells will get shorter and shorter, then you won't dwell on it as much. Onward and upward!

 

Re: Day # 10... advice please????

Posted by bride2be on March 31, 2004, at 16:14:52

In reply to Re: Day # 10... advice please???? bride2be, posted by want info on March 31, 2004, at 16:10:13

i am suppossed to start my period in a week, maybe thats my problem. i guess i will keep taking 10 until i go to the doctor. do you think i will feel better in 4 weeks? what was your experiance. i just feel discouraged and kinda like 10 is not enough. but what else can i do but wait it out! it really sucks! i am in such a bad mood!

 

Re: Day # 10... advice please???? bride2be

Posted by want info on March 31, 2004, at 16:42:19

In reply to Re: Day # 10... advice please????, posted by bride2be on March 31, 2004, at 16:14:52

i'd say give your doc a call. are you seeing a psychologist or a regular doc? i know my psych. was basically telling me the whole time i was on 10 that she didn't think it'd be enough and that 20 was what i should be on. i've just started 20 and feel better already. i KNOW the waiting is frustrating...ive had major ups and downs as you can see if you look back a few posts! and so have many others here. you'll be ok :)

 

Re: Day # 10... advice please????

Posted by bride2be on March 31, 2004, at 17:11:25

In reply to Re: Day # 10... advice please???? bride2be, posted by want info on March 31, 2004, at 16:42:19

i am seeing a regular doc. i have been going to her for more than 10 years though. how long did you take the 10 before you switched to the 20. so, i should call her and not try to stay on the 10's until my 4 week mark. i know your not a doc, i just want your opinion. thanks

 

Re: Lex and not Wellbutrin

Posted by bride2be on March 31, 2004, at 17:46:41

In reply to Lex and not Wellbutrin, posted by Gator on March 31, 2004, at 12:39:03

GOOD LUCK GATOR! LET ME KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!


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