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Re: wellabutrin and lex bride2be

Posted by trucker on April 23, 2004, at 17:23:43

In reply to Re: wellabutrin and lex, posted by bride2be on April 23, 2004, at 16:56:45

my pdoc i s trying to get me active in the energy level.. sex too but i am lathargic. and she is trying to help me loose weight

trucker

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> that is exactly what i am on. i am glad i am not the only one. so you think it will take about 2 weeks. i fell much better and i have only been on the wellabutrin for 2 days now. why are you on both, if you dont mind me asking.

 

Re: wellabutrin and lex--trucker

Posted by bride2be on April 23, 2004, at 17:26:53

In reply to Re: wellabutrin and lex bride2be, posted by trucker on April 23, 2004, at 17:23:43

is it helping with the weight loss? i have not gained any on lex, thank god. but i could stand to loose about 10 pounds. is it helping you? also, does it help with the orgasms? lex put that to a complete stop for me, that is why she added 150 of wellabutrin. i feel alot better knowing that i can ask you questions b/c we are on the dosages of both. do you feel happier? what was your initial reason for starting lex and well.?

 

Re: wellabutrin and lex--trucker bride2be

Posted by trucker on April 23, 2004, at 17:31:02

In reply to Re: wellabutrin and lex--trucker, posted by bride2be on April 23, 2004, at 17:26:53

depression and post traumatic stress syndrom... i was a mess . i haven't been on it long enough to tell about the weight... i hope so i need all the help i can get.. i am several weeks ahead of you i think on the welbutrin...

i am feeling better.. don't drink.. its worthless.

trucker

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> is it helping with the weight loss? i have not gained any on lex, thank god. but i could stand to loose about 10 pounds. is it helping you? also, does it help with the orgasms? lex put that to a complete stop for me, that is why she added 150 of wellabutrin. i feel alot better knowing that i can ask you questions b/c we are on the dosages of both. do you feel happier? what was your initial reason for starting lex and well.?

 

Re: wellabutrin and lex--trucker

Posted by bride2be on April 23, 2004, at 17:33:22

In reply to Re: wellabutrin and lex--trucker bride2be, posted by trucker on April 23, 2004, at 17:31:02

I HAD ONE PINA COLADA LAST NIGHT BUT THATS IT! I AM NOT REALLY A DRINKER ANYMORE. I HOPE YOU LOOSE WEIGHT, I BET YOU REALLY DONT NEED TO! I AM SORRY ABOUT YOUR DEPRESSION, I KNOW WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE. THANKS FOR HELPING ME ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT MY NEW COMBO. IF I THINK OF ANYMORE I WILL SHOOT THEM YOUR WAY!

 

lexapro withdrawal

Posted by Morree on April 23, 2004, at 20:47:46

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

I've just quit Lexapro cold turkey a few days ago after just five months at 10mg daily. Withdrawal didn't occur to me but I decided to do a little research today when I felt extremely light-headed and strange. From what I've read many have weeks of fairly severe side effects. Am I one of the lucky ones or might I have weeks of hell ahead of me? I did not consult my doctor before quitting.

 

Re: lexapro withdrawal

Posted by aspensm0mmy on April 23, 2004, at 21:14:05

In reply to lexapro withdrawal, posted by Morree on April 23, 2004, at 20:47:46

This is my day six on a swap from Paxil 37.5 CR to Lexapro 10mg. . .It has been a week, I'll tell ya!! Why didn't you contact your Dr and what made you decide to just up and quit??

 

Re: lexapro withdrawal

Posted by Morree on April 23, 2004, at 23:03:42

In reply to Re: lexapro withdrawal, posted by aspensm0mmy on April 23, 2004, at 21:14:05

I felt different when I was on it- mostly good changes- but I felt just having learned what I could be like might be enough to change myself without it. The doctor I've been seeing is a college campus doctor. It was easy to get lost in weekly work and not go to the appointment or get a prescription renewal. Lexapro is a bit costly for me as well. My problem is not depression but general anxiety disorder. It became a more pressing problem when I began to lose weight and was very tired all the time. I was tested for everything under the sun and then sent to the psychiatrist. I feel like now maybe I can combat it myself. School and work are stressful, there are ups and downs. I feel that when I graduate this May a lot of that stress will be gone.

 

Re: PANIC attacks! =(

Posted by Escher Dementian on April 24, 2004, at 7:20:16

In reply to Re: PANIC attacks! =(, posted by ednababish on April 23, 2004, at 9:35:32

IMHO the elevated liver enzymes or decreased functionality would not be _caused_ by that dose beginning Lexapro, in a healthy liver. It would have to be a preexisting "challenged" condition. But make no mistake, Tylenol/acetaminaphen is a serious challenge in and of itself, and can be cumulative and synergistic, especially with alcohol or other compromises present, even days after ingesting the T/acet'n. It lasts longer in your liver than alcohol/coffee/other meds, and also poses a bigger challenge for your liver to clear/cleanse.

I agree with K. ~ It is correct that Lexapro has been known to trigger anxiety in many people, as same Zoloft and Effexor(other SSRIs). But there may be reasons for, this non-related to liver issues. "Normally", a healthy balanced system/liver can handle and process a small to moderate chemical stress so that introducing a new substance does not cause an immediate panic attack, but rather a manageable discomfort when our body tells us that we have introduced a substance that is a bad fit.
Chemicals and SSRIs can be tricky, though, in the brain & glands, especially in conjunction with other factors.

Thanks for the compliment re: my name 8-)
Hope i've helped with my 0.02 worth,

Escher

 

Re: wellabutrin and lex

Posted by bride2be on April 24, 2004, at 13:52:22

In reply to Re: wellabutrin and lex, posted by bride2be on April 23, 2004, at 16:56:45

i have been on the lex for over a month, and i still yawn alot throughout the day. will the wellabutrin take that away? i thought the yawning should be gone by now, does it ever go away. i read alot of other notes and people said the wellabutrin gives you a burst of energy. i kinda feel that way. does anyone have any input? thanks

 

Redirect: Social Spot

Posted by Dr. Bob on April 26, 2004, at 7:35:30

In reply to Social Spot, posted by aspensm0mmy on April 22, 2004, at 12:44:51

> How do you get to the Social area??

The social offshoot of this thread is at:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/social/20040305/msgs/323847.html

And the board as a whole is at:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/social

Bob

 

Re: lexapro withdrawal Morree

Posted by Shelbynan on April 26, 2004, at 9:07:40

In reply to lexapro withdrawal, posted by Morree on April 23, 2004, at 20:47:46

I think you lucked out. Maybe it was because you were only on lexapro for 5 months. When I tried to take myself off it, I noticed that I became very snappy and out-of-sorts after just 2-3 days off it. I also notice this if I forget to take it a couple days. I am on 10mg-20mg. If you still feel ok, then I, personally, think you are out of the woods. What I suggest is to take note of how you are feeling and see if you notice any subtle negative changes. If not, you are free,
Shelly

> I've just quit Lexapro cold turkey a few days ago after just five months at 10mg daily. Withdrawal didn't occur to me but I decided to do a little research today when I felt extremely light-headed and strange. From what I've read many have weeks of fairly severe side effects. Am I one of the lucky ones or might I have weeks of hell ahead of me? I did not consult my doctor before quitting.

 

re:are lexapro wellbutrin such drugs forever?

Posted by Shelbynan on April 26, 2004, at 9:30:45

In reply to Re: PANIC attacks! =(, posted by Escher Dementian on April 24, 2004, at 7:20:16

I've been on lexapro & wellbutrin for some time. When I try to go off the lexapro, I get really anxious, irritable and out-of-sorts and I feel a dark cloud over me that I must fight (really feels terrible). Does this mean I will need to be on this medication for the rest of my life?

 

re:are lexapro wellbutrin such drugs forever?

Posted by bride2be on April 26, 2004, at 16:45:41

In reply to re:are lexapro wellbutrin such drugs forever?, posted by Shelbynan on April 26, 2004, at 9:30:45

i dont think it means you will need to be on it for the rest of your life.l it may be really bad in the beginning of the quitting process, but it should get better. you may want to talk to you doc about it, are you quitting cold turkey or what? alot of people try to ween themselves off and it seems to work better. also, ask you doc about giving you xanax for the anxiety. i heard that really helps.

 

re:are lexapro wellbutrin such drugs forever?

Posted by Morree on April 27, 2004, at 0:01:23

In reply to re:are lexapro wellbutrin such drugs forever?, posted by bride2be on April 26, 2004, at 16:45:41

I've never heard of xanax- maybe this is good for general anxiety? I'll look it up. Lexapro was nice but the sexual side effects were a bummer.

 

re:are lexapro wellbutrin such drugs forever?

Posted by bride2be on April 27, 2004, at 11:52:56

In reply to re:are lexapro wellbutrin such drugs forever?, posted by bride2be on April 26, 2004, at 16:45:41

i have read alot of past posts and my social lex group has some girls that take lex and when they get really bad anxiety they take a xanax to help. also, i am on a lex and wellabutrin combo now, your doctor has to find the right combo to best suit you. the lex may not work on its own. you should talk to your doc, they will understand and be able to find the right med to make you feel better. good luck

 

re: lexapro vs buspar

Posted by shelbynan on April 27, 2004, at 17:24:02

In reply to re:are lexapro wellbutrin such drugs forever?, posted by bride2be on April 27, 2004, at 11:52:56

which works better for anxiety? lexapro or buspar? I am on lexapro and welbutrin together, but I still feel ansious. I read that buspar can cause weight gain. don't want that. Any opinions? thanks

 

LEXAPRO 15 MONTHS

Posted by BLKVETTES on April 28, 2004, at 2:32:39

In reply to Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? ggrrl, posted by hope2003 on February 7, 2003, at 16:12:49

I have not been here in awhile. I am recovering from panic disorder and depression. I have pretty much recovered and have no complaints. I just got through a rough period in my life. My dad was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer in January. He died March 4th, 2004, I have his watch and it quit working the same day. It has the date, the day of the week the works. I shall keep it that way. I have never dealt with losing a loved one before. Grandparents, everyone died before I was five basically. Because of divorce I didnt know many relatives anyways. Watching my dad die was horrible!!!!! I never had panic attacks but felt some anxiety, but not until he actually died. I could feel dizziness but nothing that really concerned me. Yea I was freaking depressed, who wouldnt be. But I wasnt suffering depression, I know the difference between the two. This last week I have been feeling pretty good. Maybe everything I felt would be considered normal for anyone. I dont have past experiences to go by. Bad things are going to happen and I will get depressed again. Everyone breathing suffers anxiety time to time. I guess I am going to be ok!!! If I got through this I can get through anything!!! My dad was always my hero and he always will be. TAKE CARE!!!
WAYNE <:-)

 

Re: LEXAPRO 15 MONTHS

Posted by mystic on April 28, 2004, at 6:50:43

In reply to LEXAPRO 15 MONTHS, posted by BLKVETTES on April 28, 2004, at 2:32:39

Wow Wayne thanks for sharing that...I hope that it helped...I'm soooo sorry about your father that is so terrible..I'm glad that the meds have helped and you know the difference between what is expected and what happens without a reason...I hope that you will take care of yourself and please post if you need it we have a social place that is better to talk about these things and maybe it would help...Redirected Lexaproers please come over and talk...God bless you Wayne and my heart truely goes out to you...Your a lucky person to have such great memories and fondness for your father...Keep ahold of the watch and remember...Take care Mystic

 

Re: PANIC attacks! =(

Posted by Shelbynan on April 28, 2004, at 8:26:02

In reply to Re: PANIC attacks! =(, posted by Escher Dementian on April 24, 2004, at 7:20:16

Escher,
I did not see the post previous to yours. Can you tell me more about the problems with tylenol/acetaminaphen? Is it bad by itself, or just with lexapro? Can anyone else offer any info? thanks SK

> IMHO the elevated liver enzymes or decreased functionality would not be _caused_ by that dose beginning Lexapro, in a healthy liver. It would have to be a preexisting "challenged" condition. But make no mistake, Tylenol/acetaminaphen is a serious challenge in and of itself, and can be cumulative and synergistic, especially with alcohol or other compromises present, even days after ingesting the T/acet'n. It lasts longer in your liver than alcohol/coffee/other meds, and also poses a bigger challenge for your liver to clear/cleanse.
>
> I agree with K. ~ It is correct that Lexapro has been known to trigger anxiety in many people, as same Zoloft and Effexor(other SSRIs). But there may be reasons for, this non-related to liver issues. "Normally", a healthy balanced system/liver can handle and process a small to moderate chemical stress so that introducing a new substance does not cause an immediate panic attack, but rather a manageable discomfort when our body tells us that we have introduced a substance that is a bad fit.
> Chemicals and SSRIs can be tricky, though, in the brain & glands, especially in conjunction with other factors.
>
> Thanks for the compliment re: my name 8-)
> Hope i've helped with my 0.02 worth,
>
> Escher
>

 

Re: LEXAPRO 15 MONTHS

Posted by nicky847 on April 28, 2004, at 11:10:35

In reply to Re: LEXAPRO 15 MONTHS, posted by mystic on April 28, 2004, at 6:50:43

Wayne-
Wow..you have such a wonderful attitude...I am sincerely sorry for your loss, I have not experienced that yet in my lifetime but will keep in mind the strength and hope you are displaying now when I do. Thanks.

Nick


> Wow Wayne thanks for sharing that...I hope that it helped...I'm soooo sorry about your father that is so terrible..I'm glad that the meds have helped and you know the difference between what is expected and what happens without a reason...I hope that you will take care of yourself and please post if you need it we have a social place that is better to talk about these things and maybe it would help...Redirected Lexaproers please come over and talk...God bless you Wayne and my heart truely goes out to you...Your a lucky person to have such great memories and fondness for your father...Keep ahold of the watch and remember...Take care Mystic

 

Re: PANIC attacks! =(

Posted by BLKVETTES on April 28, 2004, at 12:25:56

In reply to PANIC attacks! =(, posted by modeljenn on April 22, 2004, at 11:54:00

> I just started on 20mg of lexapro Sunday to treat my depression and last night I had a horrible headache, so I took a tylenol and went to bed. While I was trying to fall asleep I started to feel like I couldn't breathe, then I got pains in my chest and my arms and hands, I was sweating all over, and I felt like I was going to throwup. This happened for a few minutes at a time, then went away for a few minutes. It happened a total of 4 or 5 times. I called my doctor and she told me that lexapro is supposed to get rid of panic attacks not bring them on. But I've never had anything like this before. I thought I was dying or something...it was horrible! Has this happened to anyone else? What can I do to prevent this? I had to stay home from work today cause I feel all shaky and weak...and I'm afraid I'll have another one.
>
> Jenn


Why do I get the feeling your seeing a family doctor for meds. Even the company that makes lexapro wouldnt suggest 20mgs to start. Sorry but that seems ignorant to me.
WAYNE <:-)

 

Re: PANIC attacks! =(

Posted by BLKVETTES on April 28, 2004, at 12:54:38

In reply to Re: PANIC attacks! =(, posted by Escher Dementian on April 24, 2004, at 7:20:16

> IMHO the elevated liver enzymes or decreased functionality would not be _caused_ by that dose beginning Lexapro, in a healthy liver. It would have to be a preexisting "challenged" condition. But make no mistake, Tylenol/acetaminaphen is a serious challenge in and of itself, and can be cumulative and synergistic, especially with alcohol or other compromises present, even days after ingesting the T/acet'n. It lasts longer in your liver than alcohol/coffee/other meds, and also poses a bigger challenge for your liver to clear/cleanse.
>
> I agree with K. ~ It is correct that Lexapro has been known to trigger anxiety in many people, as same Zoloft and Effexor(other SSRIs). But there may be reasons for, this non-related to liver issues. "Normally", a healthy balanced system/liver can handle and process a small to moderate chemical stress so that introducing a new substance does not cause an immediate panic attack, but rather a manageable discomfort when our body tells us that we have introduced a substance that is a bad fit.
> Chemicals and SSRIs can be tricky, though, in the brain & glands, especially in conjunction with other factors.
>
> Thanks for the compliment re: my name 8-)
> Hope i've helped with my 0.02 worth,
>
> Escher
>

I suffered panic attacks and went through the ER thing many times while they tried to figure out what was wrong with me. I finally ended up in the mental ward for 24 hours. They did a lot of tests that night. They did blood tests and one of the tests they did was the liver function test. I think there were 3 different enzyme counts and they were all normal. I got diagnosed by a psychiatrist the next morning. I started paxil and was on that for about 8 days or so. It made me very sick so we switched to zoloft and I was on that for about 3 weeks. Well I was still very sick and truly thought I was dying. I called my psychiatrist and decided to stop taking the zoloft. I ended up in the ER with severe stomach pain. They did the liver tests again. They were sky high. They were talking hepatitis or liver tumor. I even ended up having a liver biopsy done. Everything came back negative. My family doctor and I got all my tests from 3 different hospitals. She saw the before meds test of my liver and the after. It was the meds causing my problems. It is a rare side effect. I am fine on the lexapro!!! Reading some of the other posts about tylenol. Tylenol can be very dangerous as can aspirin. People dont realize how dangerous they can be.
WAYNE <:-)

 

Re: LEXAPRO 15 MONTHS

Posted by BLKVETTES on April 28, 2004, at 13:03:32

In reply to Re: LEXAPRO 15 MONTHS, posted by mystic on April 28, 2004, at 6:50:43

> Wow Wayne thanks for sharing that...I hope that it helped...I'm soooo sorry about your father that is so terrible..I'm glad that the meds have helped and you know the difference between what is expected and what happens without a reason...I hope that you will take care of yourself and please post if you need it we have a social place that is better to talk about these things and maybe it would help...Redirected Lexaproers please come over and talk...God bless you Wayne and my heart truely goes out to you...Your a lucky person to have such great memories and fondness for your father...Keep ahold of the watch and remember...Take care Mystic

Thanks Mystic and Nick!!!! Actually last night, I was looking at some of my old posts from last year. There are close to 700 of them lol. I still post on lots of boards (depression and anxiety) in fact I send people to this board. I have a great circle of online friends that know all about my recovery. Two of them can tell how I am feeling just by how I write ;-) TAKE CARE!!!
WAYNE <:-)

 

Re: PANIC attacks! =(

Posted by mystic on April 28, 2004, at 19:59:20

In reply to Re: PANIC attacks! =(, posted by BLKVETTES on April 28, 2004, at 12:25:56

Jenn...I think that you should definately check out exactly why you are on such a high dose..I have never heard of anyone starting at 20mgs I have usually heard of 10 then maybe 15 then to 20mgs..I does cause anxiety as you can read in most posts...It is temporary but if you are not used to it then it is really really scaring trying to figure out what is anxiety and what is real...So call your doctor and try to get some help...This can be an adjustment getting on the meds but shouldnt be dangerous...Take care keep posting and god bless you...Mystic

 

RE:: Wayne

Posted by mystic on April 28, 2004, at 20:00:26

In reply to Re: PANIC attacks! =(, posted by BLKVETTES on April 28, 2004, at 12:25:56

Hey wayne...Where are these other postings that you talked about for anxiety/depression i would be interested...thanks take care Mystic


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