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Re: New to this Whole Wellbutrin Thing piglette

Posted by shrimp on October 20, 2003, at 22:26:57

In reply to Re: New to this Whole Wellbutrin Thing, posted by piglette on October 19, 2003, at 22:49:50

Oh Piglette, I feel your pain. I'm on Nardil and Wellbutrin, i was actually on 450 Wellie a day, and i honestly thought i was getting alzheimers. And i used to be smart and have a brain too. God, i couldn't even remember my own phone number at times, and i am not exxagerating. Who cares if you feel better if the trade off is your intelligence. Spoke with my pdoc, and he said that i may be overmedicated, i had needed it to recover from a suicidal depression. So i gradually went from 450 to 150 and the cognitive problems all but disappeared!!! Plus, the Wellbutrin was making me so incredibly anxious that i couldn't sleep at night. hope this helps.

> As for me, I took Paxil for 4 years before quitting last year for financial reasons. I must say Paxil was a godsend for me and made me more brilliant and focused than ever before. I had better ideas than before and was able to bring them to fruition, which was usually a problem before. (It also helped that my boss was constantly behind my back, or how to say it...)
> You see, now I am on Wellbutrin and also struggle with finding the right word or right expression. I actually hadn't thought about this connection before. Thanks for bringing it up.
> I have irritation, anger and even anxiety and depression since I started Wellbutrin (about 3 weeks ago). The most confounding thing about it is that it started out very well, and now I have all these symptoms. True, I also take gingko biloba, which I started long time ago. Perhaps I should decrease the dose? I take 2x2 capsules and that might be too much. I also take St. John's Wort, which probably doesn't interact with the Wellbutrin. Plus SAM-e whose withdrawal I feel immediately if I forget to take it. Plus 5HTP, which is nice, but mostly I notice it also only if I did NOT take it.
> The only bad thing about Paxil as far as I can remember was that it obliterated my libido. It is true that Wellbutrin doesn't have this effect but if it causes you lose your IQ or creativity that is equally bad in my case.
> best,
> piglette
> ps. I was taken aback originally by the 'quiz' but did it anyway. I am glad to see it works as the audience seems to be nicely 'filtered' on this message board. The sheer fact that people notice their IQ diminishing means that they had one once :-)




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