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Nuts on Wellbutrin - help!

Posted by starflower on April 20, 2004, at 1:00:50

Hi there - I have been on Wellbutrin for almost 2 weeks - 4 days at 150mg XL and 9 days on 300mg XL.

I experienced no side effects on the 150mg but after 5 days on the 300mg I had the absolute worst PMS ever, with suicidal thoughts, feeling really weird, my head spinning.

At about 7 days I started to get a tight throat and chest at the same time every afternoon, this was really scary and, for some weird reason, relieved by Tylenol (which I discovered by accident when I was taking it for period pains).

From day 7 onwards, I have had a very bizarre reaction mood wise, whereby I feel horrible when I wake up (really depressed) then feel better an hour after I take my dose, only to find that at 6 or 7 every evening my mood drops so far that I feel like I'm falling off a cliff. It hits me out of nowhere.

This is worse than I felt before I started taking it - I was just flat, disconnected, not enjoying anything.

Spoke to the doc today and she said to reduce it down to 150mg XL for a week and see if I do any better.

I'm really scared - does anyone have any similar experiences of Wellbutrin?

BTW have run the full gamut of drugs - SSRIs seem to be more effective but leave me numb emotionally, except Paxil which took me 4 months to come off so am reluctant to start again.

Please help, I feel like I am going crazy, my moods are just all over the place.




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