Posted 30 January 2009 - 09:34 AM
I'm taking Wellbutrin XL, name brand. My psyMD wouldn't let me take the generic. He said he'd had too many problems with it in the past.
I took another one this morning and it feels pretty much like it did yesterday. I can take on the world. I've got my diet/eating under control and I'm actually getting a little exercise. This really is an amazing drug.
if memory serves me correct i felt almost high for a little while at first. but it was sluggish high, like opiates or something. however, the mood change was LOVELY. it did settle in after a few weeks and i didn't feel high or tired anymore. my motivation level, however, did stay exceedingly high when compared to my pre-WB state!
I haven't noticed wanting to have sex. I haven't wanted to have sex for a couple of years. If Wellbutrin will fix that I'd be thrilled, and so would my husband.
i did help mine, but not instantly. it was more like i felt better over time, so wanting sex (and other pleasures!) was a natural extension. i wasn't so anhedonic that nothing felt good anymore. that was also a huge and very welcome change.
stay on it for a little while to see what it feels like after the "high" stage. good luck
BPI/II (depending on whom you ask), DDNOS, ED issues (recovered anorexic), major anxiety issues, PTSD issues (now subclinical).
latuda 40 mg, clonazepam 1 mg, trazadone 75 mg, synthroid 0.1625 mg. PRNs - ibuprofen, tylenol, nicotine, caffeine, chocolate
lithium, lamotrigine, prozac, paxil, zoloft, effexor, citalopram, wellbutrin, lyrica, imipramine, nortyrptaline, lorazepam, buspar, mirtazipine, risperdal, remeron, abilify, seroquel, parnate, zyprexa, zopicolone, l-tryptophan, melatonin, omega-3, B6, ECT, more stuff i can't remember