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Re: I'm having trouble making an appointment

Posted by Susan J on November 14, 2003, at 10:49:06

In reply to Re: I'm having trouble making an appointment Susan J, posted by Poet on November 14, 2003, at 9:51:03

Hi, Poet,

>>You freeze until you actually cause failure to punish yourself? I know I do.
<<I don't know. I always thought I was fairly insightful into my own behavior and motivations, but after reading these boards for a while, I find that there's so much more going on than what I immediately see in myself. So it's very possible I make myself fail to punish myself. I have always been the hardest critic of myself, so that would fit....definitely worth exploring more.

My therapist offers great practical advice with dealing with crises in my life, but she doesn't or can't delve into those types of behavioral issues (like my wanting to punish myself). I've learned more about that here, than in therapy.

> Is WB wellbutrin? My doctor talked about switching me from Paxil to it, and one of her concerns is that it would worsen my insomnia. So maybe it's causing your concentration problems. I see my doctor next week to see if she wants me on it. Ick!
<<WB is Wellbutrin. I take 2 pills, 150mg each, per day. I was on Paxil and it almost killed me. I was walking zombie and I'm not sure how much it really helped my depression if at all. WB has been a godsend to's not perfect, but I actually wake up each day, if not happy, then at least not sad.

But I'm pretty sure the WB is causing concentration problems for me, although it's hard to judge because lack of concentration was a symptom of my depression, too. Just *different*. Don't know how to explain.

WB can definitely keep me up at night if I take that last pill late. I take mine at 7am and 4pm, and taking the last one in the afternoon really helps me. But on Paxil, I was sleeping almost 16 hours a day. On WB, I get 7 to 8 hours and that's fine for me. I don't know if it'd be a good choice for you, though, if you've historically had problems with insomnia..

Is Paxil not working for you?





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