Wellbutrin is a well respected and well tolerated medication which does not have the sexual side effect or the weight increase side effect. It takes a little longer to have an effect than Zoloft but those are the tradeoffs. I don't think drug companies have anything to do with a choice like this for your doctor.
Regarding alchohol, you have the recommendation. In fact, most patients do not give up alchohol, and to my knowledge, don't get into trouble. You and your doctor have to weigh the risks..so talk more to him or her about this.
I also wanted to ask, how difficult it is to wean off of Wellbutrin. I keep reading about people who sink into a deeper depression once they try to get off. is this common?
I would like to know if anyone is experiencing or has experienced Paxil CR withdrawl? I have only been on paxil cr for about 8 months, at a dose of 12.5 mg, lowest dose possible & I am bipolar as well, paxil cr was making me MORE depressed to where i couldn't leave the house and i had bad night sweats and nightmares with it, but the worst part is, I began withdrawling from paxil cr about 8 days ago & I am experiencing MAJOR VERTIGO, DIZZINESS, feel like the room is always spinning, I am nauseated, vomiting, have nonstop diahrea, sweating, chills, headaches, swooshing in my ears, it just feels like my equilibrium is totally off & I almost chalked it up to my bad sinus probs or from withdrawl of neurontin, which i slowly did with my psych doc over the period of a month,and while that could only add to my withdrawl problems, I still hear all the horror stories of the 'PAXIL HELL', is this what I honestly have to endure? And for how long? has anyone had vertigo, dizziness, etc. feel like you can hardly handle another day of these damn side effects of withdrawl any longer? I am at my wits end & would've posted for the doc, except I feel their is strength only in numbers of those of us suffering from these meds, starting or stopping them and they swear we don't experience any of these things if it hasn't been properly documented. So I depend on my peers like you forum contributors to help me. thanks! I'd be so grateful.
Just read your message with pazil. Sounds just about right with the withdrawals. When i went off (and my sister as well) we went through hell for about two weeks,sweats, moodiness, anxiety, panic attacks, stomach problems all of the above. But given about two weeks we started to come around. I think our Doctors told us there would be no withdrawal symtoms..........