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Re: Looking for help and answers with Wellbutrin SR...

Posted by Carol on January 28, 1999, at 12:57:16

In reply to Looking for help and answers with Wellbutrin SR..., posted by Lynette on August 29, 1998, at 13:17:07

> Lynette,
I've been on Wellbutrin SR/Desyrel/litium for almost 2 years. I've probably been depressed all my life, and hopefully, this combination will continue working as well as it is. I still have some dizziness after a total of 4+ years on Wellbutrin. I notice this most when I'm on some balcony or elevated hallway, which opens out into a wide open atrium. I just make sure I hug the wall away from the open space. I also get a little of this on escalators. I've never fallen, and it isn't that kind of dizzy, but it is a strange "head-rush" feeling. I've always needed relatively high doses of any med's we've tried to get my depression under control. I have an excellent Dr. who is willing to push dosages and combinations to get to something that works.
Since I've been on Wellbutrin, I have (voluntarily) switched jobs twice, and no one at either new job has known that I'm chronically depressed. In my current job, I'm in a high-profile position and have been traveling extensively, and I am STILL doing great.
Make sure you get enough sleep. I start to lose it if I go too long without recharging. Please don't drink alcohol, the hangover is MUCH worse than ever, and it takes way too long for the aftereffects to go away.
Be patient with your DR. You need to change slowly to avoid side effects and other bad reactions. Prozac worked for me for about 4 yrs, then faded, so I had to start over and find other things that worked. You CAN get there from here, but it won't happen overnight.
There is probably a little residual dry-mouth, but I've gotten used to it. Some of your mucous membranes (nose, throat, reproductive tract) may also become dry and need additional lubricant.




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