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Re: Nuts on Wellbutrin - help! MrSandman

Posted by starflower on April 21, 2004, at 14:20:37

In reply to Re: Nuts on Wellbutrin - help! starflower, posted by MrSandman on April 21, 2004, at 10:15:13

This really sucks. I have 6 days until I see the doc and I feel much more depressed than when I started the WB.

It seems so counter intuitive to keep on putting this stuff into my body which is making me feel worse than before, I hate it.

I read that one of the side effects of bupropion is depression and it seems to be true for me, it's really messing up my mind.

I don't feel anxious any more just really really low.

I tried ringing my doctor just now and she's not in until Monday so I don't know what to do. I feel like stopping this whole thing, binning the Wellbutrin and just seeing how I am. It drives me crazy that a drug that is meant to be helping me is making me feel so bad. At least off the drugs, I know that what I'm feeling is 'me' even if it's horrible. It's so much worse when it is drug induced.

I don't know, I'm very far from home and I really don't know what to do.

I spose if I continued with the 150mg for another week at least I would know for sure that it doesn't work but it seems like a lot to put myself through for that little piece of knowledge. I mean, how much do I need to suffer to prove a point.

I really don't get a sense that this is going to work for me. I usually respond to meds after a maximum of 10 days if I'm going to respond to them, this has been two weeks now and I'm feeling worse.

> Starflower:
> The unknown can cause us plenty of fear. With a new doctor, a new medicine, and half a world from home, no wonder you're upset.
> But try to stay calm, occupy your mind, and work off the stress as best you can. Some of the unpleasant symptoms (tension, constriction of throat, dizziness) you described in a previous post are much like anxiety and will only be exacerbated by undue fear.
> You've got a lot of things going for you, including a doctor who is making sound decisions and is responsive to you, access to the latest version of a safe, effective medication known for minimal side effects; your intelligence; and your ability to access information and support via computer .
> By the way, Wellbutrin is not chemically akin to any other antidepressant. This may explain why you haven't yet felt the "leveling off" you've experienced with other ADs.
> Hang in there.




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