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Anxiety, depression, insomnia. Taking zoloft, ambien. Will taking wellbutrin help?

I am currently taking zoloft 25 mg and occasional .25-5 mg xanex when needed for anxiety and depression .(2months total so far) Ambien at night for insomnia . I am feeling better but am so tired throughout the day. The sexual side effects are unpleasant as well. Do you think adding wellbutrin to my mix would be Ok/ beneficial? I am also an occasional smoker and would like to stop
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

welcome to health care magic public forum

You are taking

Zoloft 25mg , xanax 0.25 mg and Ambien for insomnia

Symptoms experienced by you are -
Feeling tired (probably due to sedatives)
Sexual side effects (due to zoloft)

Since you are experiencing side effects of these medication.... you should consult your psychiatrist for re-adjustment of the dosage so that these effects wane off

Regarding adding wellbutrin (bupropion) to your schedule....
..... its one of the drug used for smoking cessation.... but don't start it without proper consultation

Good Luck


Answered: Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Suneet Upadhyaya's  Response
welbutrin is a very good medicine for you. it is very useful in those having sexual dysfunction because of other antidepressants. it also helps in quiting smoking by decreasing craving, so that will be an added advantage. But if you have insomnia this can be worsened by welbutrin, so take it in morning, never in evening. if you continue to have insomnia, then welbutrin(morning) with mirtazepine(evening) (instead of zoloft) will be useful for you.
best of luck
Answered: Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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