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Overcoming Inertia/lack of pleasure without stimulants?

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That's why I use ir adderall...problem is the potential resulting crash 

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16 hours ago, Iceberg said:

My doc says he thinks stims can be a last resort adjunct to an antidepressant (probably excluding Wellbutrin and maybe the MAOIS 

Maoi's and amphetamine....I have saved that for the last ditch effort prior to ECT.

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amphetamine is a stimulant, though - which the title says isn't an acceptable option.

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On 3/20/2017 at 2:02 PM, WinterRosie said:

amphetamine is a stimulant, though - which the title says isn't an acceptable option.

Maybe I should've clarified my question: how do you best overcome the inertia - with either stimulants or other techniques? It's a catch-22 in that I don't want to be on stimulants, yet I feel like it's my only great option because many of the other things people mention here I'm already doing & they aren't really helping. I guess stimulants are probably a better resort compared to say, ECT (not to say that ect doesn't work for ppl)...

Nothing rewards me. I continue to force healthy habits and I exhaust myself...I am far from thriving as I should. It's near impossible to continue forcing when you don't begin to feel better.

Do many of you here beat yourself up when you fail to do these coping "distractions"? Sometimes (like today) I just give into the inertia and for a second it feels good to avoid doing anything, yet on the other hand, it makes me feel worse as the day goes on, the ruminations start up. If i give into inertia, i look at the day and haven't accomplished anything and it sucks big time.

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I would get up to 300 450 on the wellbutrin first and give that a little time. that looks like a pretty activating combo to add a stim, and that can cause irritability and other nasty stuff

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2 hours ago, Iceberg said:

I would get up to 300 450 on the wellbutrin first and give that a little time. that looks like a pretty activating combo to add a stim, and that can cause irritability and other nasty stuff

Thanks Iceberg. How long does it usually take for Wellbutrin to "kick-in?" when I tried it several years ago, it really didn't have a noticeable effect. But now I am on 2 other meds, so maybe that will make a difference?

I've heard people here say that it works within a week or so. Will I notice anything at 150mg? I will go up to 300mg in 2 weeks (split morning/afternoon). I'm on the IR version (immediate release I believe) which is what my pdoc rx's.

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