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Wellbutrin SR plus Risperdal, okay or not?

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Hello Fellow Boarders:

Firstly, I was on Wellbutrin SR 150mg for 1 month.

For Depression. :)

Then put up to Wellbutrin SR 150mg morning/150mg at night for 28 days.

Feeling okay on the two dose about 1/4 of the day, the rest of the 3/4 day shit, shit, shitty! ;)

Felt like I was being torchered- tast of good and then back to hell!

So go back in to Doctor and puts me on Risperdal, .25 half of a 0.5mg(start tonight). Plus I stay on my two 150mg Wellbutrin.

Depending on how this new stuff makes me feel on .25, I may end up going up to 1.5 dose.

Is this all right? Anyone else on this mix?

Plus What about a SSRI like Celexa to go along with Wellbutrin? Any one on that?

One other thing, Is it not safe to go up to 450mg of Wellbutrin a day? Shouldn't he putting me up instead of mixing a new drug in?( He told me he likes to go slow and with small dosages of different med.'s than one large dose of one. Does this make sence?)

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Hello Fellow Boarders:

Firstly, I was on Wellbutrin SR 150mg for 1 month.

For Depression. :)

Then put up to Wellbutrin SR 150mg morning/150mg at night for 28 days.

Feeling okay on the two dose about 1/4 of the day, the rest of the 3/4 day shit, shit, shitty! ;)

Felt like I was being torchered- tast of good and then back to hell!

So go back in to Doctor and puts me on Risperdal, .25 half of a 0.5mg(start tonight). Plus I stay on my two 150mg Wellbutrin.

Depending on how this new stuff makes me feel on .25, I may end up going up to 1.5 dose.

Is this all right? Anyone else on this mix?

Plus What about a SSRI like Celexa to go along with Wellbutrin? Any one on that?

One other thing, Is it not safe to go up to 450mg of Wellbutrin a day? Shouldn't he putting me up instead of mixing a new drug in?( He told me he likes to go slow and with small dosages of different med.'s than one large dose of one. Does this make sence?)

debster

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Deb, I was on Celexa 10 mg, then added Wellbutrin 150SR in am, for several weeks then added afternoon dose (6 hours after first dose) of Wellbutrin SR.  I was going through a really rough patch and the pdoc added risperdal.  My guess would be that your pdoc would not want to increase your wellbutrin to 450 if you are doing poorly on the 300 you are already taking and probably has some reason for adding the risperdal.  You should probably call him or go to see him about your concerns because only he knows why he is prescribing what and he should be able to explain the reasons.  The whole point of taking these meds is to help us get well so if you are unhappy or have questions I am sure he will be happy to explain.  Stay well, Sulu

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Wellbutrin is usually not the best choice of meds to treat a depression.

Using a relatively high dose, combined with a not so low dose of risperdal (which kind of cancels the effect of wellbutrin, to some extent) does not seem a sensible policy.

I suggest you read up on antidepressants on this site: www.crazymeds.us and look at other sites, such as rxlist.com.

I don't know the specifics of your situation. maybe your doc is right. Maybe this medication regime is bullshit. Anyway, check it out. You can always ask another doctor.

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Hello Sulu:

      So nice to hear from you again! Is your mix working for you? I sure hope so.

   

Well, my problem is that I'm not quite sane yet, thus I have been freaking out between," I'm okay to I feel desparate and afraid."  The fear of taking pills take over too often.

I can't remember why this Risperdal? Does it act like a antidepression pill or is it to calm me? I don't think I need calming.

How long does it take to work? 

I keep thinking that I've been on this Wellbutrin for two months, not feeling myself yet, and I'm so tired of waiting to feel better. I want to get going and do the things that this depression has stopped me from doing!

Do you feel tired on this Risperdal?  I just took it last night, could it be making me tired all ready?

I'm going to try to take it for a while and then I think I will have to try something else. Don't know how long.(Now just as I reread this I  just want to friggen run.) :)

 

I also took Celexa before this wellbutrin, and I did okay on it.  Just hated the side effects.  Maybe the doc will up me on both if this Risperdal does not work, if I ask. Couldn't hurt.

I'm sorry I'm wierd right now. Just tired of feeling desperate. :P   I'm so glad I have you and others to talk to!  I hope to hear from you soon.  I hope you are well. Take care.  deb ;)

P.S: Talking to my doctor scares me too. I just think that he might think I'm crazy.

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Ocracoker16,(Katie :) )Aug 5 2005, 06:43 PM

Have you been on Celexa in the past?

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Hello novice:

  Thanks for responding. I've been on the crazymed.'s, did not find what I wanted or I missed it, but I will try that other one ,rxlist.com.

    Ya, I have a new doctor, and I don't trust him yet. I'm just use to going on one med. and getting better right away. I find his was so frustrating. Plus I'm not better yet, and that I'm sure is affecting my jugdement. :)  

    If does not work soon I will try something else or go to another doctor.

Thanks again................deb ;)

 

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Hi debster.

Wellbutrin + an SSRI is a nice combo since the two meds tend to cancel out each others side effects while acting on all three of the main neuotransmitters most often linked to depression.

As Wellbutrin acts on both norepenephrine and dopamine, there is no problem with taking it  in conjunction with an AP such as Risperdal which will only counters the effect on dopamine.  Plus, Wellbutrin has a shotgun effect, blocking reuptake a many different dopamine receptor sites whereas the number of dopamine receptor sites where rispersal acts as an antagonist is much smaller, so plenty of dopamine still gets through.

I'm currently on similar cocktail (seroquel, Wellbutrin and cymbalta) with OK results. 

I'm not sure what sulu means about depression not being the best thing to use Wellbutrin for as it's not really effective for anything thing else except for maybe mild ADD.  There is the problem of it potentialy making anxiety worse, but combining it with both an AP and an SSRI should eleminate this side effect.

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Hi debster.

Wellbutrin + an SSRI is a nice combo since the two meds tend to cancel out each others side effects while acting on all three of the main neuotransmitters most often linked to depression.

As Wellbutrin acts on both norepenephrine and dopamine, there is no problem with taking it

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Hello Sulu:

        I'm actually feeling better about all this new stuff I'm taking. Yestarday, I was even cracking jokes. Still not 100 percent yet, but at least I'm feeling hopefull again.

  Good Gawd, I hate to be blamed for things I didn't do either. I get quite pissy about it, even if it is a mistake. Although, I knew right away that it was not you who was against Wellbutrin. Really the majority(where the H** is my dictonary?..."sighs") agree that it works and that is all that matters.  I'm going to ask for that combo if this mix does not work, Wellbutrin and Celexa.

    I'm sorry that the Wellbutrin did not work for you, but it seems very good that the new med.'s may be working. Your right, there are more drug if these don't work. Ya, what is worse depression or pills. I guess we just have to keep trying.

    So How is your cat? My cat Murr's eye swelled up yestarday. Freaked me out. I put some golden seal liquide around it and it went away. I still don't know how it happened. Maybe my daughters cat or something outside irritated it. Funny this summer Murr has been sleeping with my 15 yr old. She usually sleeps with me. Odd. Nothing happening here otherwise.

So thank you for your advice. Just knowing that I can ask about these drugs and get answers is a wonderful emotional support for me. Thanks for your time.

Have fun camping at the music festival.  I hope it is not muddy, the one I know of, Merrit Music Fest is always muddy. Have fun, fun, fun, but not so much as to end up in the paddy waggon. ;)

                                              take care, deb

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Hi debster.

Wellbutrin + an SSRI is a nice combo since the two meds tend to cancel out each others side effects while acting on all three of the main neuotransmitters most often linked to depression.

As Wellbutrin acts on both norepenephrine and dopamine, there is no problem with taking it

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I'm on .5-1mg of Risperdal and 150mgs of Wellbutrin XL, and they seem to work well together.

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I'm on .5-1mg of Risperdal and 150mgs of Wellbutrin XL, and they seem to work well together.

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Hello Antipeople:

      Thanks for your thoughtful responce. I don't think I could live without this site.

As you could probably tell I was freaking out quite a bit on my first board, but since then I have been getting better. The mixture is starting to work good!

I'm now on wellburtrin 150mg morning and afternoon, plus my Risperdal half of a .5mg morning and night.

Anyway, I just got back from  your photo site. Very nice pictures. I myself love to take picture, and also my husband. One of the things we enjoyed doing together, before the girls where born. Well, I guess we still do they just happen to have a lot of kids in the pictures now.

I loved you sitting in the field,  the colour, the light, very nice!  The demented box is cool to look at. Cute squirels. But I really liked the picture with the dark hallway leading to the bed with the blast of sunlight coming throught the window. For me it gives me a safe feeling, and more. It just makes me want to think about it. I guess that is what art is all about. Keep up the good work!

I'm really feeling better, maybe 90 percent. Thanks to all these wonderful people, and you.

                        Take care, deb ;)  

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Hello Fellow Boarders:

Firstly, I was on Wellbutrin SR 150mg for 1 month.

For Depression. :)

Then put up to Wellbutrin SR 150mg morning/150mg at night for 28 days.

Feeling okay on the two dose about 1/4 of the day, the rest of the 3/4 day shit, shit, shitty! ;)

Felt like I was being torchered- tast of good and then back to hell!

So go back in to Doctor and puts me on Risperdal, .25 half of a 0.5mg(start tonight). Plus I stay on my two 150mg Wellbutrin.

Depending on how this new stuff makes me feel on .25, I may end up going up to 1.5 dose.

Is this all right? Anyone else on this mix?

Plus What about a SSRI like Celexa to go along with Wellbutrin? Any one on that?

One other thing, Is it not safe to go up to 450mg of Wellbutrin a day? Shouldn't he putting me up instead of mixing a new drug in?( He told me he likes to go slow and with small dosages of different med.'s than one large dose of one. Does this make sence?)

debster

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