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Do Any Medication Really Work For Severe Depression?

Do Any Medication Really Work For Severe Depression?

Does anyone take Wellbutrin xl 150mg or 300mg for depression?

What kind of good benefits or bad side effects are there?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

At some point, I have taken just about every antidepressant under the sun. Wellbutrin and Celexa together did a fantastic job for four years. When that pooped out, I finally got on my present Wellbutrin (300 mg.), Effexor and Remeron combo. The benefits are great - no more depression or anxiety, no social phobia, more enthusiasm for life. Fortunately, I never get side effects from antidepressants, but I know a lot of people do.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I have Major Depressive Disorder with PTSD and severe anxiety. I take Cymbalta, Ativan, ( for the anxiety,) Abilify and Trazodone. This combination seems to keep me stable and I seem to have more good days than bad.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi Glenn, I used to take Wellbutrin but it completely did not work for me, it made me very anxious and I gained a lot of weight. Of course for my husband it made him quit smoking and helped with his depression a lot, but he also did gain a lot of weight.

Each person’s body will react differently. I know a lot of people who use Wellbutrin with another medication- usually ability.

Neither of those worked too well for me. I used to be on Paxil which worked great, but it made me gain a ton of weight. I was then put on Viibryd but that stopped working and affected my sleep.

Now I am on Prozac which works well for me, xanax, as well as another medication to help me sleep at night (it’s a blood pressure medication that helps people with ptsd not have night tremors or vivid nightmares.

Medications are tricky and I have found from my experience it’s a game of trial and error until you find the right mix. So far no weight gain, works well, but I get very dry mouth, very tired, and diarrhea:(. However for me, those side effects are worth the sacrifice of being healthy mentally.

I hope the med regimen works for for you...Wellbutrin seems to work for most men I know. Being someone who had severe nerves- it didn’t work for me because it made me edgier and more anxious. Plus- I had been placed on klonopin when I was on Wellbutrin to calm the nerves - but I got addicted :(

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I am on Wellebrutin. It me to pull thoughts together and better concentration. I enjoy it very much!

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My latest combo is klonopin Welbutrin xl Prozac and lamictal
Seems to be a good mix for me. No suicidal tendencies. Been emotionally stable. As far as i know havent done anything stupid😁

posted over 2 years ago
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