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Re: Pulling the plug on wellbutrin linkadge

Posted by SLS on September 1, 2022, at 20:16:54

In reply to Re: Pulling the plug on wellbutrin SLS, posted by linkadge on September 1, 2022, at 18:05:03

> The meds I was on before (including lithium) resulted in ~40% improvement. I say 40% because I am eating and getting (some) sleep, but otherwise get no enjoyment in the day. I feel hopeless.
> Linkadge

It wasn't often that I would experience hopelessness. I didn't have blind optimism, though. I was able to maintain hope by using uncertainty as a weapon. I could never be certain that I would arrive at my grave never having lived. As long as I could identify an untried treatment, I had hope.

I think *outlook* might be the most critical factor when one makes a decision to either continue or not continue. Your outlook is probably heading in the direction of feeling doomed. I've been there. Everyone has their breaking point. Everyone. I've written here a few times something that I wish someone had told me. Don't give up, especially after you do.

Just a thought: Perhaps you would find hope if you were to make a list of all of the treatments you can conceive of, plus those you have not yet found in the medical literature.

Perhaps it's time to think out of *your* box. I think it is counterproductive for you to run back to Effexor if you can tolerate how you feel without it. Keep your eyes on the prize. Obviously, the prize will likely not be found in things you have already tried. Again, I think you would improve your chances of responding to treatment if you were you to allow your system to settle down and find a state of stable homeostasis, even though its many thermostats aren't adjusted to the right temperatures. Have a plan in place for the treatments you will try after your 2-3 month drug holiday is over. Challenge your brain with things that are novel to it. Keep in mind, though, that some of the things you have already tried might seem novel to a brain with a new topography.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.




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