I have had depression for 6 years with 3 relapse. I have only taken SSRI's. I am having problems dealing the the excessive sweating (i'm female). Are there any antidepressants that don't cause sweating? If so what are they? Does anyone else get excessive sweating from their anti-depressants? Thanks
I'm on Wellbutrin and Effexor and also have issues with excessive sweating. I've mostly cured my night sweats by splitting my Effexor dose to 75mg twice daily and making sure I take my doses at the same times (eg: 8:30am--W 150mg, E 75mg and 8:30pm--W 150mg, E 75mg). My doctor thought there were two reasons for the sweating; 1. he thought night sweats were caused by withdrawal as the time for my next dose approached and making sure to take them at the same times has helped a lot (unless I take a sleeping pill; then I wake up soaked ) and 2. he thinks I might be under medicated and the sweating during the day is illness related. I noticed that it is worse when I have any kind of emotional turmoil (busy at work, getting upset b/c I made a big mistake, etc) and I guess that really can't be helped. He wanted me to increase my Effexor dose and I'm still considering it. I did start taking 150mg in the morning and 37.5mg in the evening, but I felt worse and went back to 75mg twice daily. If I give the increase another go I'm going to take 75mg and 37.5mg twice daily. It seems to work better for me if split into two equal doses.
I am on Lexapro and was recently put on Wellbutrin XL as well to combat the sexual side effects I was feeling from the Lexapro. I took the Wellbutrin for a couple of weeks when I decided that the side effects just weren't worth it. My hands shook constantly and I was sweating pretty much all the time. So in my experience, no, Wellbutrin isn't any better for the sweating issue. However, everyone's different so you may have a better experience with it.
In terms of depression, I didn't really notice a difference since I was already feeling better from the Lexapro. Anxiety-wise though, I felt worse. The Wellbutrin made me really shaky and jittery. Not fun. Like I said though, your experience may be much different from mine.
I had this problem too. I'm not sure if your sweating is just underarms or all over, mine was mostly underarms. My doctor gave me Drysol which you put on at night (like a deoderant) and wash off in the morning. It has worked wonders! Even when I work out and should be all sweaty I'm not! If your SSRI is working for you and sweating is the only bad side effect you have I would ask your doc about Dryol!