Purpose:Major Depressive Disorder(Started Jan 15, 2012)
Nov 24, 2012
300 mg/24 hours
Not at all
Nov 24, 2012
Advice & Tips
Added this to Lexapro after reading about the STAR D trials. Lexapro was a miracle compared to my untreated MDD but did not give me complete relief.
I had previously tried this drug before alone for MDD but stopped due to nausea and vomiting. Tried it as an add on and it again made me sick. However, I had had more unpleasant med experiences since the last time I had tried it, so I kept taking it regardless. The vomiting and nausea side effects went away after about 10 days.
I think it is great with Lexapro since the two drugs side effects seem to cancel each other out. Lexapro made me want to sleep 10 hours a night. Wellbutrin wants to give me insomia. Together = 7 hours of sleep a night. Lexapro wants to give me constipation while Bup wants to give you the runs. Together = totally normal. Lex wants me to eat everything and bup wants me to never eat. Together = normal weight.
I was not as lucky as those who get improved libido on Wellbutrin - mine has actually decreased. It also caused a mild erectile dysfunction.
But it's the best antidepressant I've ever had. Totally worth it!