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
BPII, DDNOS, major anxiety issues, PTSD issues (now subclinical), ED issues (recovered anorexic), auditory/visual/tactile hallucinations
a million med changes whilst undergoing ECT (currently taking various doses of atomoxetine, clonidine, clonazepam, zopiclone, progesterone, synthroid, ranitidine, selenium, zinc, D3, B6, B12)