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Wellbutrin is a very good antidepressant with totally different mechanism of action when compared to Zoloft.
Patients may take some time to notice its effect may be a week or so but it does not cause worsening of depression.
we frequently use this combination in many of our patients with excellent results.
Wellbutrin not only augment the antidepressant effect of Zoloft but can also counteract some of its side effect like Sexual side effects if any in some patients.
Is this indicative that this combination or the Wellbutrin is not effective for me. My depression and anxiety has definitely gotten much worse.
no, it is too early to say that. As I mentioned before, Wellbutrin does not worsen depression or anxiety symptoms as seen clinically. You will notice a good improvement in your symptoms very shortly in my view.
In almost every patients we have prescribed this combination, the result were always good.
for controlling your anxiety symptoms, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you Clonazepam if you are not already taking it.
Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine and can effectively control your symptoms for the time being.
How long does it usually take for benefit to be seen?
7-14 days in most cases.
don't worry, you will notice good improvement very shortly.
I have a lot of faith in this combination :)
are you there?
Does the anxiety typically taper off as the meds become more effective?
yes, but as I mentioned earlier, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you Clonazepam if you are not already taking it. It can be taken on as and when needed basis also if not daily. In most cases, dose of .25 or .5 mg is sufficient.
O.K. Thanks for the info.
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