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Lexpro to wellbutrin XL?

I have been taking Lexapro 10mg for almost four weeks for anxiety. Apon a follow up visit, a different doctor than the original, prescribed wellbutrin XL 300mg instead of Lexapro. He stated that Lexapro was not effective for anxiety and he preferred to have me on wellbutrin. After researching, this does not seem logical.  I am concerned about taking Wellbutrin especially with such a large dose.
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366811 tn?1217426272
This kind of thing always drives me NUTZ! Send the following fax (or letter) to the doctor who prescribed the Lex:

Dear Dr. ABC,

As you will note from my chart, you prescribed Lexapro at a dosage of 10 mg for my anxiety about a month ago. But on a recent visit, I was seen by Dr. XYZ who switched me to Wellbutrin 300 mg. He told me the Lexapro was not effective for anxiety.

As you will appreciate, since you prescribed the Lexapro for my anxiety, I'm confused. Would you be so kind as to consult with Dr. XYZ about this change and then let me know what medication I should be taking and why this change occurred.

The anxiety is bad enough -and I am now also nervous about what medication is indicated in my case.

I shall appreciate your attention to this matter at your early convenience.

Very truly yours...

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377600 tn?1225167036
Lexapro works great; you may just need to go up in dose--to a therapeutic amount.
358304 tn?1409713092
My Dr. prescribed me Lexapro for anxiety. He says it works for anxiety and depression.

What I want to know is, when you did a follow up... doesn't that mean you see the same Dr.?

Maybe its just b/c I live in a small town, but I see a family Dr.. The same one everytime.

That does **** me off just reading that, how another Dr. tells you something different. It makes you confused, and probably a little scared to try the wellbutril XL.

Kinda reminds me of the time my wife was in the hospital for pnemonia, a nurse would come in and listen to her lungs and say "wow, your lungs sound terrible!"... then a second shift nurse would come in and say "sounds good in there!".

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