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Re: Wellbutrin: sleepy at first, later activating

Posted by ravenstorm on July 19, 2004, at 16:05:07

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin: sleepy at first, later activating, posted by Mila S on July 19, 2004, at 13:56:32

I am soooooo confused. Some people remain tired and some people get over it. For the last poster: (sorry forgot your ID) did you get significantly tired after taking the WB? I took it and within an hour was totally wonked out. For four hours it was a real struggle just to keep my eyes open and I was totally discombobulated. (Remeron already has me feeling confused most of the time, so this was most unwelcome!)

But, before I get too far, let me thank all of you for your responses. It really does help to get input.

As instructed by my pdoc, I did NOT take the wellbutrin this morning and instead will take it this evening. (Even though he doesn't believe wellbutrin makes people tired--ever) I am not very hopeful about this, seeing as even though it made me very tired during the day, I was still up all night even with the remeron. Weird as all hell, I know.

I can't bump up the remeron because when I tried to up it I pretty much lapsed into a coma. Again, not the typical response. I am beginning to think I am wired wrong. (OK, I already know I'm wired wrong, but even more wrong than I had originally anticipated).

You know, that idea posted about looking at the side effects and then expecting the opposite might be what I have to start doing! So far, prozac (which everybody said would be so activating) made me tired (and suicidal, but that is another story). Klonopin made me so wired I only took it once! Paxil (which is touted to be the most sedating SSRI-I took in the morning).

I know that only time will tell on this. But I just don't know if I want to spend the next five weeks of my summer feeling like crap. At least as a partial responder to remeron I could exercise and do some stuff. Of course I also cried, got despondent and was way hung over from the remeron everyday. Really, I thought I had it bad until I started this.

Well, at least I don't have to worry about horrible withdrawal if I do try it for five weeks and it doesn't get any better.

I don't know. I only took 100mg of SR yesterday a.m. and I still feel wonky and confused. At least the remeron is blocking the nausea I am SURE I would be feeling if I weren't taking it.

I have to say, at a gut level I don't think this is going to work. But then, I just am not very good at feeling like crap, especially when I wasn't feeling all that great to begin with.

The feeling it reminds me off most is when I was in Middle or early high school and I felt so tired all the time (hello, depression anyone?!)in the late seventies, early eighties. I would try to take no-doze (caffeine pills) but they would just make me feel physically tired but mentally wired. It would not feel good. (Meanwhile my other friends would be buzzing around having a great old time).

It is a cruel fate to be genetically predisposed to depression and anxiety and also have the side effect gene which raises the stakes with every new med you try. I have three friends who can go on and off these meds like NOTHING. They don't understand what the big deal is for me to start trying new meds if the remeron isn't working.

Again, thanks for listening. I know you all have your own problems or you wouldn't be here.

I'll keep you posted about what happens tonight.

Probably just should have tried the moclobemide first. It probably wouldn't have worked, but I wouldn't have had to get sick to find out!!(I am such a whimp)




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