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Re: SWITCHING TO WB XL...ANY ADVICE? nemo kitty

Posted by Cybele on October 25, 2003, at 16:15:16

In reply to Re: SWITCHING TO WB XL...ANY ADVICE?, posted by nemo kitty on October 25, 2003, at 14:02:38

I took Wellbutrin SR (150mgx2) for over a year 9 years ago (doctor #1); tried to take it 2 years ago (doctor #2, gave up because of the irritability); tried to take it 1 year ago (doctor #2, gave up because of the irritability); and have started on it again (doctor #3). The last two attempts I was nowhere near as 'depressed' as I am now. I put it in quotes because I mostly have a very hard time concentrating (what day is it today?), my short term memory sucks (forget where I put things), I eat too much, I would sleep too much if I could, and I get mild panic attacks and agoraphobia (in other words: atypical depression). My current doctor thinks I might be BP-II, as many believe that those of us previously dx with atypical depression and dysthymia actually have BP-II. This might make sense for me.. Anyway, I digress...

I re-started Wellbutrin 3 weeks ago. This time (new doctor because I moved) I started off at 100mg x 2 and had no side effects except for a few mild headaches. After two weeks I bugged my doctor to increase my dose, which she did to 150mgx2. I've been on that a week now and have colorful dreams and a little constipation. I'm not sure if I have insomnia as I've been taking 25mg of trazadone or 2 generic Benadryls at bedtime every night. Either they are working really well or I don't have insomnia. I'm too chicken not to take them because I have to get up early to get my son off to school. My boys are 4 and 6, so I know what you are going though.


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