Posted by clementine on March 25, 2000, at 19:02:42
I have been taking wellbutrin now for close to 3 weeks for ADD and depression. I am a single mother PhD student with 2 kids so you can imagine the stress. I noticed right away an ability to concentrate and focus while reading, something that i had really lost. I was able to turn in a chapter of my diss, which did wonders for my self esteem. Here's my question : How long before the anti-depressant side kicks in? I can't tell if i feel better because i'm doing my work, not procrastinating, and exercising, or if Wellbutrin's anti-depressant aspects are taking effect. The main side effects that i have noticed are total loss of appetite, to the point that i forgot to eat before the class i teach and almost passed out as i had had no physical cues i was hungry, that is until my head started spinning! Also--i feel more cranky and irritable, esp. with my kids, which i don't want. Will this go away after time? Boy it feels good to let off some steam, this board is terrific! Back to the dissertation...