Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 563364

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Wellbutrin - What is it used for?

Posted by Deneb on October 5, 2005, at 18:36:07

P-doc no.2 keeps asking me if I've ever discussed taking Wellbutrin with p-doc no.1. P-doc no.1 knows me very well but she is on maternity leave right now. She wasn't much of a meds person at all. She only gave me Celexa and 5 doses of propranolol.

Why is p-doc no.2 asking me about Wellbutrin? I know it is used as an anti-depressant and smoking cessation aid, but why Wellbutrin? Why would it be helpful to add Wellbutrin to Celexa?

I have borderline traits (among others I'm sure), have had recurring depressions (not sure if *real* depressions though), social anxiety and weird thoughts sometimes.

I'm also trying out 0.5mg of Risperdal right now.

So, what's the deal with Wellbutrin??

Deneb

 

Re: Wellbutrin - What is it used for? Deneb

Posted by Phillipa on October 5, 2005, at 19:12:57

In reply to Wellbutrin - What is it used for?, posted by Deneb on October 5, 2005, at 18:36:07

Hi Deneb a lot of people take it for energy and sexual function I believe. Fondly, Phillipa

 

Re: Wellbutrin - What is it used for? Deneb

Posted by jay on October 5, 2005, at 22:08:08

In reply to Wellbutrin - What is it used for?, posted by Deneb on October 5, 2005, at 18:36:07

Deneb..

Welbutrin will make your anxiety *much*, much worse. I really wouldn't suggest it. Do you still take Celexa with your Risperdal? That is a good combo. Or maybe Risperdal and another SSRI.

Let us know..

Best,
Jay

 

Re: Wellbutrin - What is it used for? jay

Posted by Deneb on October 5, 2005, at 22:27:47

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin - What is it used for? Deneb, posted by jay on October 5, 2005, at 22:08:08

> Deneb..
>
> Welbutrin will make your anxiety *much*, much worse. I really wouldn't suggest it. Do you still take Celexa with your Risperdal? That is a good combo. Or maybe Risperdal and another SSRI.

I'm taking 50mg Celexa with 0.5mg Risperdal right now. I just noticed today in the waiting room that I wasn't anxious! I usually get pretty bad anticipatory anxiety, even after repeated visits. I don't seem to have any side effects other than maybe a slightly stuffy nose at night and I'm not even too sure if the Risperdal caused that.

I'm experiencing a drop in motivation, so maybe that is why he suggested Wellbutrin?

I'm trying out another 2 weeks with the Risperdal to see how things go. It's really difficult for me to tell whether things have improved for me because I forget how bad things get when I feel OK.

Thanks for the tip on Wellbutrin Jay!

Deneb

 

Wellbutrin is *officially defined* for 2 things Deneb

Posted by wildcard on October 6, 2005, at 5:25:15

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin - What is it used for? jay, posted by Deneb on October 5, 2005, at 22:27:47

1) Major Depressive Disorder and
2) a smoking deterrent,"Lippincott's 2002 Drug Guide"

However, it is commonly added for energy and to help increase a persons libido.
Anxiety is a common side effect that i have experienced on Wellbutrin but the low doses of Klonopin and my Effexor help that.

 

Re: Wellbutrin - What is it used for? jay

Posted by greyskyeyes on October 6, 2005, at 12:57:14

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin - What is it used for? Deneb, posted by jay on October 5, 2005, at 22:08:08

> Welbutrin will make your anxiety *much*, much worse. I really wouldn't suggest it. Do you still take Celexa with your Risperdal? That is a good combo.

I have MDD and GAD (and BPD to boot), and I'm doing a lot better on Wellbutrin than I did on Celexa. So much better that I was able to drop Risperdal. Go figure. :) Just goes to show that meds affect everyone differently.

~ grey

 

Re: Wellbutrin - What is it used for?

Posted by Sebastian on October 8, 2005, at 16:10:13

In reply to Wellbutrin - What is it used for?, posted by Deneb on October 5, 2005, at 18:36:07

Wellbutrin may be for energy with the risperdal.

 

Re: Wellbutrin - What is it used for?

Posted by Sebastian on October 8, 2005, at 16:10:45

In reply to Wellbutrin - What is it used for?, posted by Deneb on October 5, 2005, at 18:36:07

Also apatite supresion.

 

Re: Wellbutrin

Posted by alexandra_k on October 8, 2005, at 23:15:24

In reply to Wellbutrin - What is it used for?, posted by Deneb on October 5, 2005, at 18:36:07

you mean it decreases your appetite, brings back your libido, and gives you more energy?

AND it makes you want to stop smoking???

why haven't i been given this wonder drug before?????

:-)

 

Re: Wellbutrin alexandra_k

Posted by wildcard on October 8, 2005, at 23:25:04

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin, posted by alexandra_k on October 8, 2005, at 23:15:24

Wellbutrin has killed my appetite~YAY~and i havn't wanted a smoke either??? I know the 1st time i was on WB it DEF. increased my sex life as i have a baby now ; ) In one of my drug books it is actually listed in the index under weight loss agents.


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