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Re: Anyone taking Wellbutrin with a PsychoStimulan

Posted by BLPBart on August 7, 2002, at 0:07:41

In reply to Anyone taking Wellbutrin with a PsychoStimulant?, posted by DiscoPuppy on August 5, 2002, at 15:45:12

> I stopped taking Wellbutrin (for depression) as a result of undesirable side effects -- extreme irritability and some anxiety. It was, at the time, enough for me to want to cease taking the medication. I did, however, completely stop smoking in the short period I was taking it -- that is, until. . .
> I was re-diagnosed with ADHD. I say "re-diagnosed", because I guess I never went into remission back in my Ritalin-Kid days. I am now taking 40mgs Dexedrine a day. Though I feel the medication helps greatly with my ADHD, I have taken up smoking yet again. It's back with a vengence this time, smoking like there is no tomorrow.
> When I think back at when I was taking Wellbutrin, and how much I lost ALL desire to smoke, it seems somehow worth it to me to start taking Wellbutrin, even with the undesirable side effects. If I can last a couple months on it, I really feel I can be home free.
> My question is this: What are the implications of taking a stimulant such as Dexedrine with another stimulant-type medication like Wellbutrin. I know there aren't any interactions between the two meds. I have also tried deciphering tons of articles found on the web with obscure references and abstracts, but I'd like to hear personal stories. I feel odd asking my doctorS about this - I have a GP that prescribed me the Wellbutrin and a specialist doctor that handles just my ADHD issues.
> Thanks in advance!

I've posted a couple of times in other places so I won't go into lots of detail, but I've been on a combination of 300 mg/day wellbutrin SR and 40 mg/day dexedrine spansules for AAD/depression. This combination was working very well for me until I started having allergic reactions to the wellbutrin. My doc didn't think it was an interaction problem, just a reaction to the wellbutrin. I'm now on just the dexedrine and waiting it out to see if it will work successfully on the depression so I don't have to go to another anti-depressant. I'm a little gun-shy after having a bad prozac experience in the past.




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