Posted by Maribeth on October 23, 2000, at 8:00:04
In reply to Re: I'M NEW TO WELLBUTRIN~ WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?, posted by allisonm on October 22, 2000, at 21:40:46
> I've been on Wellbutrin SR for about a year and a half, first as an augmentor to another AD and then as my primary AD. No drug alone has worked completely. No two drugs have worked completely for me, but Wellbutrin has worked better than any of them (Zoloft, Effexor, Remeron, Lithium).
> If you are looking for more information, I would suggest going here:
> Good luck with it. Please, please, keep in mind that when the energizing effect wears off (and it WILL), don't think that the Wellbutrin has stopped working --- it is just BEGINNING to work. Many folks have quit at this point thinking the drug pooped out on them. Not so. Give it a chance.
Not to worry you but of you get the least bit "squirrely" (out of touch), feeling out-of-body or delusional
(you may have to depend on someone who knowsyou well to decide if this is happening). If this happens, get ahold of you pdock at once! I was on Wellbutrin SR for about a week when I became all of the above and more.
I had a complete psychotic break.
I am a psychiatric nurse myself and I KNOW that Wellbutrin is an excellent medication. I know that what
happened to me was idiosyncratic and VERY RARE. I just try to warn when it might be of help. Maribeth