I’m currently researching ADs to switch to. Was on zoloft 200mg but unhappy with it because I think it’s pooped out on me. Also currently taking 150mg wellbutrin. I’ve tried many more in the past with varying degrees of success but willing to retry them - paxil, lexapro, effexor, Prozac, wellbutrin.
Any recommendations? What works for you? Least side effects?
Thanx. Any input will help when I meet with the pdoc this coming week to discuss.
Of those ones you didn’t mention, I was taking only Fluoksetin and Lamictal, but they didn’t work. I felt like they were too weak for me.
Where are you from @sarad? (Just now catching on that you aren’t American) I googled flouksetin and it is our prozac.
Lol that is funny.
Eastern Europe, Croatia.
I was also taking Velaflax, which is yours Effexor. Personally, I find wellbutrin the most effective and with no side effects at all.
I’m on Lexapro right now and it’s okay. Digestive side effects, some acne, and I’m a little worried my hair is falling out on it, but don’t know for sure. I’m on a very small dose, 10 mg. I was in the middle of what seems like a mixed state when I was put on it, and it halted immediately, though that might be because I finally took steps to get help, too. I’m more talkative and more stable since I started it, but still down and seem to have less motivation and concentration in some areas than before.
On the other hand, I did make both a dentist appointment and a obgyn appointment several weeks after I started, both of which I had been too frightened to do for years prior to that.
In the past, I was on both Prozac and Paxil to disastrous results - rage issues primarily. I was on Amitriptyline and it worked very very well for me.
We added on 150mg wellbutrin for sexual libido, but nothing happened nor did my mood improve. In fact, moods been worse, lots of stress lately. So I could start by upping to 300mg wellbutrin. When I was on it in the past, pre-psychosis or remission, it worked for a number of years until it wasn’t effective anymore. But then when we did add it on as a 2nd AD the pdoc seemed to think at the time 2 ADs would be most effective. Idk.
Thanks for your input. Paxil was the very 1st AD I ever tried back when I was a teenager. I remember being very uncomfortable and edgy, I didn’t give it a chance to work before I quit it. I don’t know if Prozac worked or not because I was on clozapine at the.same time and an utter zombie. So those both might be options. I’m not sure how I feel about a tricyclic because of all the side effects they carry.
Cymbalta is on my list of maybes. It treats major depression, anxiety, and urinary incontinence. Major side effects seem to be: decr libido, decr appetite, drowsiness, fatigue, insomnia, and sweating. So not too bad when compared to the other SNRIs.
This is tough -weighing needs with the least possible side effects. I know myself well enough that this time around I need to make an informed decision so that I remain med-compliant and healthy.
So I met with the pdoc and we decided on Lamictal. Funny thing was I went to the appt feeling pretty good today. So I felt stupid trying to explain all that’s been going on and how low I’ve been feeling.
Any reviews on Lamictal guys?