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), hallucinations NOS.
wellbutrin 300 mg, clonazepam 1.5 mg, seroquel 50 mg, synthroid 0.1625 mg, vitamins D3, B12, omega3. PRNs - seroquel, ibuprofen, tylenol, nicotine, caffeine, chocolate
lithium, lamotrigine, prozac, paxil, zoloft, effexor, citalopram, latuda, lyrica, imipramine, nortyrptaline, lorazepam, buspar, mirtazipine, risperdal, remeron, abilify, parnate, zyprexa, zopicolone, l-tryptophan, trazadone, melatonin, ECT, more stuff i can't remember