Re: Elavil or Wellbutrin for PAIN?
HI LM, My mom had a mastectomy 3 months ago and the only thing she is presently using for the nerve/phantom pain is Elevill. Back before the days of OxyC, Antidepressants were the number one treatment for CP along with other adjunct therapies and modalities. However because everyone reponds differently to antiD's and Wellbutrin and elevill are in two seperate and distinct classes of antiD's. You may have to try both to see what works better. Welbutrin is more nergizing than elevill and you wouldn't lkely have the weight gan associated with Elevill but it may work best on your nerve pain.
There are so many different antiD's out there, It's like trying to find what opiate works best. It's just trial and error. i don't know why celexa would be a bad choice other than it's not working well for you. They tried all the SSRI on me saying the same thing about t helping with pain. If Celexa is not working the new improved and cleaned up version, meaning suposed to have less side effects than celexa is Lexapro. But starting back afrom scratch with elevill isn't a bad idea of if you haven't tried it. Nobody can really predict which will work for you but antid's do work for some people.
Good luck, Dave
Last edited by Shoreline; 09-15-2004 at 10:47 AM.