Lexapro And Wellbutrin Together
Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:42 PM
Lexapro has worked pretty good, especially at first. Lately, I feel like it's fizzling out somewhat, and my dr. said to increase up to 15 mg. I have tried and tried, but can't get past the original dose because of severe stomach problems (gas, bloating, diarrahea, etc.). This is supposed to pass in 2 weekes or so according to what I've read, but it doesn't on me. When I reduce the Lexapro dose, it stops. If I try to raise it again, it starts up again. PLUS, no, ABSOLUTELY no libido.
No insurance, and it will be a while before seeing my dr. again and wanted to know if anyone here had any Lexapro/Wellbutrin combo experiences, what dosages, how you took them, etc.
Thanks in advance.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:26 PM
The boards here seem to have hit a quiet lull... perhaps people are starting their summer vacations.
At any rate, yes, you are correct -- the Lexapro (or Celexa) / Wellbutrin combo is VERY common. I don't currently take Welly along with my Lexapro, but I've heard good things from many here who do. Hopefully someone here will chime in with their personal experience before long. You might also visit the Wellbutrin forum here to pose a similar question.
(In the meantime, if it helps, when I stared Lexapro I had the same gastrointestinal symptoms you've mentioned here -- mine were fairly severe -- but they did increasingly improve each day as my body adjusted to the medication. It took about 6-7 weeks for my system to get back to a normal level, but it did. You, too, might be somewhere who needs a bit more time. In the beginning, it was frustrating to wait it out, but I'm glad I stayed with it. I'm in my 8th month of Lexapro now -- 10 mg. -- and I feel very good. And for what it's worth, your loss of libido *may* be transient too. Some report that it returns after their systems fully adjust to the medication. Food for thought...)
Best to you,
Edited by HopefulOne, 24 July 2008 - 12:28 PM.
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