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Re: Wellbutrin-Effexor combo-(Partly Cloudy) meds4life

Posted by partlycloudy on June 22, 2004, at 7:49:38

In reply to Wellbutrin-Effexor combo-(Partly Cloudy), posted by meds4life on June 21, 2004, at 23:44:30

It's working very well for me. Anxiety is vastly reduced, panic attacks occur maybe 1 x day instead of 24/7 (what a relief). I'm back up to 150mg of Effexor xr, 300mg Wellbutrin xl, xanax .5mg as needed, and Ambien 5mg as needed. I keep an eye on my blood pressure, and I still experience some excessive perspiring. If only I could dip my entire body in anti-perspirant, it wouldn't be a problem.

The depression only rears its ugly head if something situational triggers it - and I'm getting excellent treatment from my therapist and also with EMDR.

My p-doc currently sees me for follow-up every 3 weeks. My libido came back (thank heavens), and my weight is back to pre-medication days. Now I have the depression under sufficient control, I'm able to exercise, too. It's always been an issue for me (just don't like doing it because I'm lazy and I sweat like the dickens), but I found a gym that does 30-minute workouts - short enough to make it doable, but long enough to get good results.

For those interested, I had also tried Celexa, Paxil, Inderal, Ativan, Buspar, Vistaril, and Zyprexa. This is for a dx of Bipolar2, GAD, and Panic Attacks. I've been taking meds for 6 or 7 years but only started seeing a p-doc and T last October.

Let me know if you need any other particulars.




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