I've been taking Wellbutrin SR for about 5 years, and recently I suspect that it's no longer working for me. My old feelings of depression are returning in addition to some anxiety as well. I think it's time to talk to my psychiatrist about switching.
I don't want to take an SSRI (Effexor, Zoloft, Paxil, etc), because I was once on Effexor and it made me feel worse. . .like a cold, emotionless zombie. Not to mention that I stayed on a low dose of Effexor with Wellbutrin and when I finally went off Effexor, it was a hellish withdrawal. I don't want to experience that again.
Has anyone ever transitioned effectively from Wellbutrin to another antidepressant? What has worked for you?
I never took wellbutrin but I am bipolar so I take a combo of celexa zyprexa.I like the celexa because it doesnt have the side effects of lots of other antidepressent.I still have feelings.I get sad,mad, and happy like a normal thing.Not the extremes I use to get.
Talk it over with your doc and go from there.
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