Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 836758

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can i mix more lex with wellbutrin?

Posted by B2chica on June 27, 2008, at 11:37:44

i'm tapering off lexapro (5mg) which is doing nothing and starting on 150 wellbutrinXL, but i have that generic crud so that may even be the trouble.

but can i go back to lex 10mg for a couple days just to feel human again.
i cant even seem to work. i'm spacy and tired and sad. and it's only been since monday since i've done this. i can't get ahold of my pdoc yet.
don't know when i can.
so what do you think.

also i was wondering if its the XL that could be the trouble, what if i ask pdoc to rewrite a script for the NON Generic and not for the XL either? you think that could help?

i know it's barely been a week but the last few years i was on it if i would go off it it would only take a few days for me to notice a difference. i notice NOTHING. if anything worse cuz i think all theraputic dose meds out of my system...

i mean i want to stick this out. but i'm miserable, and after feeling so good and being SO productive, its torture.

suggestions?

b2c.

 

PLEASE HELP WITH THIS (nm)

Posted by B2chica on June 27, 2008, at 11:56:22

In reply to can i mix more lex with wellbutrin?, posted by B2chica on June 27, 2008, at 11:37:44

 

Re: can i mix more lex with wellbutrin? B2chica

Posted by bleauberry on June 27, 2008, at 15:32:37

In reply to can i mix more lex with wellbutrin?, posted by B2chica on June 27, 2008, at 11:37:44

Unfortunately it is hard to tell when weaning off one med and starting a new one what is doing what. Possibilities:

Go back to 10mg lex, stabilize, add wellbutrin. Then after some time on that, assuming all is ok, try to remove lex. Basically, one move at a time. You certainly can do cross tapers like you are but you have to expect as part of the deal there will be some weird and possibly miserable feelings along the way. Wellbutrin makes some people, like me or SLS, more depressed. So that is a confounding factor too.

If 10mg lex worked at one time you might consider upping it to 15mg or 20mg.

Different people seem to prefer different versions of wellbutrin. Anecdotally with mere casual observation it seems to me the XL version is more often preferred than the others. Even though I don't like generics and there have been numerous accounts of others not liking them, I have also heard of people who are fine with generic wellbutrin. So who knows.

 

Re: can i mix more lex with wellbutrin?

Posted by llurpsienoodle on June 28, 2008, at 14:49:54

In reply to Re: can i mix more lex with wellbutrin? B2chica, posted by bleauberry on June 27, 2008, at 15:32:37

hi b2chica :)

I don't take lexapro, but I do take a standard dose of zoloft (100mg) with 150 budeprionSR (generic wellbutrin).

In my case I added wellbutrin to a drug that was already in place. I became unstable for about 2 weeks, but since then doing great.

hope this helps-- have faith

-Ll

 

Re: can i mix more lex with wellbutrin? bleauberry

Posted by B2chica on June 30, 2008, at 14:29:47

In reply to Re: can i mix more lex with wellbutrin? B2chica, posted by bleauberry on June 27, 2008, at 15:32:37

THANKS bleauberry.
i was actually at 15 of lex but i was tapering down to get off.
and 10 was actually fine for me, i lowered cuz i was spiking (bipolar) a bit and thought lowering would help...it did a little at first, then nope.
anyway. i did up it back to 10 and am still at 150 wellbutrinXL (generic).
i stopped hysterically crying anyway. but i stil am having intrusive (nasty) thoughts. and other typical depressive symptoms.
so i'm going to stay on this till pdoc comes back and i can talk with him. hopefully i can stay with this until at least another week or until i can feel wellbutrin kicking in, but honestly i don't think 150 will do anything for me i was at min 300 before. and at one point i have even been on 450. so who knows what will work for me this time? i just am hoping for less pills. :(

thanks for the helpful info.
b2c.


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