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Old 08-14-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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artsygirl79 HB User
wellbutrin xl AND cymbalta

I need some advice here.

I have MDD. I have been out of work most of the year honestly. Finally, I was prescribed cymbalta.

30 mg/day first 2 weeks
then onto 60 mg per day

That left me feeling great. I felt normal and happy, able to work well, get along with my daily life...

Then a month and a half later, I got some bad news, and I am back in full depression mode again.

Went to the primary care. Gives me lamictal to start w cymbalta. I was allergic so stopped that.

Now, the psych has upped the cymbalta to 90 mg/day leading to 120 mg/day and added Wellbutrin XL 150mg/day for 2 weeks, the onto 300 mg/day.

I just started the new meds today. Just wondering if anyone out there has a similar condition/medication and has it worked for you?

I don't believe I am classic Bipolar, because I never am manic. I am either "normal" or majorly depressed.

Hope you can help.


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Old 08-15-2007, 05:04 PM   #2
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Re: wellbutrin xl AND cymbalta

I can tell you that cymbalta worked in the beginning, but as soon as I got up to 90mg, I started getting suicidal thoughts. It wasnt good at all. I could honestly see myself ending my life. So instead of stopping it, I had to go back down in dosage, just to stop; I didnt like it. And I most certainly didnt like the feeling. Welbutrin has worked the best, although Im on a low dosage right now, I dotn feel much of a difference. I hope I helped.

Old 08-24-2007, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: wellbutrin xl AND cymbalta

Well, I went into a manic state last night, which was my first mixed episode. Turns out I am bipolar 2, the wellbutrin pushed me over the edge. Anyway, I will be ok.

I have lamictal and xanax to see me through until I stabilize. Thank God I finally got diagnosed properly, because I lost an entire year to depression.

There is hope.

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