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I am on lexapro and suffer from add and lack of energy plus

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I am on lexapro and suffer from add and lack of energy plus some sexual side effects the lexapro does well with my anxiety i take a xana xr 3mg in the morning to help and was thinking of wellbutrin as an option for augmenting my energy ADD AND sexual side effects what areyour thought about this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 5 years ago.

Hello dtony,

We often use this combination in many of our depressed patients complaining of lack of energy, fatigue, poor concentration etc.

Wellbutrin (Bupropion) not only augment the antidepressant action of Lexapro but may also reverse the sexual side effects caused by Lexapro so in my view, you can go ahead and discuss with your doctor about trying this combination.

Since Xanax (Alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine it should not be used for long time ( greater than 8 -12 weeks) because of dependence developing on it. So, as soon as you start noticing improvement, ask your doctor to taper it down. You can always use Xanax as and when required.

Best wishes,


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