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  1. Never happened to me. Nor have I heard of that being a thing. how is your blood pressure? Anything norepinephrine raises blood pressure. Anxiety headache? It is well known to exacerbate anxiety. did the intensity of the headache follow bumping it to 300?
  2. Yeah basically take it in the am to start then if there is some sleepiness, adjust the timings. Everyone reacts differently to meds.
  3. I don't know if the instant release is available in your country, but in terms of insomnia, it was better than 300mg of XL that i take. With IR however, I would get really sleepy about 1 hr after a dose. If you respond well to wellbutrin, hopefully there's bot IR and XL as options for you to take. FWIW, with the exception of eating more, my depression hits all the other symptoms of atypical.
  4. Wellbutrin is generally activating. From my experience, it initially made me sleepy at 150 mg XL. Even cut down my anxiety somewhat. Lasted about a week then has caused insomnia since. Trazodone handles that however. Since you're not in the US, perhaps a RIMA might be a good fit. Moclobemide apparently does not have weight gain or anticholinergic properties. Doesn't have the strict dietary restrictions that a MAOI would have
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    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    Yeah, I was totally surprised too when my pdoc mentioned it. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24673474 "Cetirizine and hydroxyzine, seem to have negative influences on mood states." Hydroxyzine was bad times for me. Cetirizne (Zyrtec) sort of did the same but wasn't anywhere as bad. Massive irritability, lol. Gabapentin takes care of what I get from Zyrtec. Just as well, as the only side effect i get from gabapentin is hives which the zyrtec takes care of.
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    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    I don’t do well with antihistamine / h1 antagonist or inverse agonist type drugs. Weird as hell, but they throw me into a highly irritable depressed state. That’s actually a thing, but it’s like dude...brain...wtf man. Lol Ended up eating a ton of carbs and trazodoning up a storm. Slept 10 hrs. Completely neutral right now. This happened around dst. Granted my sleep schedule/duration were sort of jacked before dst. did dst potentially mess up anyone else?
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    Questions Thread

    Soup. Converse high or low tops?
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    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    Slept 4 hrs last night. Not tired. Trying to nap. Can’t. This whole self care thing to minimize the crash isn’t cooperating.
  9. It’s one of those things where the drug has been found to do both, despite being generally known for one side effect. for example if you look at seroquel, you’ll notice that insomnia is a potential side effect, however somnolence, is way more common. https://www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety/ucm194582.pdf As for why, I think ice is right. Your doc might want to err on the side of caution as you are bipolar and bad sleep/insomnia can affect your stability.
  10. Is there any agitation going on? Perhaps drowsiness is a heavy handed way to deal with it?
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    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    a bit annoyed to get called back for work issues. cruising otherwise. hope that forced napping during the day will soften the inevitable crash.
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    Questions Thread

    yes. using onion soup mix as part of the meatloaf mix/seasoning is one of my favourite dishes. Spicy food, yay or nay?
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    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    mixed state?
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    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    4 hrs of sleep, ready to rock and roll. Look out technical documentation, you are getting documented so fucking hard.