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Unburdened posted a topic in Antidepressants - If You're Crappy and You Know ItI've been on many medications trying to find the right ones and have lots of boxes of unused medications. I know these would be very useful for many people, especially the extremely expensive ones. I suppose it's unethical to give them to someone else? Obviously I would only do it if they were on that drug anyway and had a prescription. These drugs cost me a fortune and just giving them to a pharmacy so they can destroy them is like burning money. What are your thoughts? I have no way of connecting with people who would need the drugs however so it's not like I know of people in my life who want my Zyban and other medications. I'm in Australia.
I have finally decided to go off Wellbutrin (Bupropion/Zyban) as I just cannot live with this anger and rage attacks any longer. I spend my day swearing, (I can’t fit enough swear words in a sentence), clenching my hands until they are rigid, screaming and hurting my throat, telling myself I wish I was dead and having even more intrusive thoughts than normal, even thoughts that wake me up in the middle of the night and I respond by telling myself to fuck off while I‘m laying there in bed. The anger has alarmed me and I can feel the cortisol surging through my body. I’m getting off this medication by myself without help because I went to see my psychiatrist the other day sand he virtually dismissed me and was clearly annoyed with me for having too many side effects and he was frustrated at how difficult I was to treat. There was no sympathy whatsoever. He said we’ve exhausted all avenues. I felt like a fool for not responding correctly to medications that he thought should work. It was a waste of money seeing him and I’m sick of doctors telling me it’s worth having numb genitals or inability to orgasm if you find a pill that gets rid of your depression. The doctor was frustrated with me before for all the pills I’ve been on that I couldn’t tolerate because of sex issues. The Wellbutrin didn’t do anything negative for me sexually (it seemed to have a big improvement on me sexually, actually), but the insane anger is just too much to live with. The anger was over the most minor of things, such as the vacume cleaner cord getting tangled, or losing internet connection. I’m currently on Lamotrigine 200 mg by itself which I hope will help my depression/anxiety.
I've read on here that people are experiencing anger when on Wellbutrin and after reading that I'm wondering if that is happening to me also. I had thought the anger was independent of the drug, but it's getting worse and now I'm concerned it's the drug. I'm on 150 mg. I'm also on Lamictal 200mg. Would increasing the Lamictal help with anger, or is there something else that would help, not of the SSRI variety. Obviously I'll talk to the Dr about this but at over $100 per appointment I can't seem him every week. I could put up with the anger, but it's turning into rages and I feel exhausted afterwards and I have a sore throat from screaming.
Hi guys, I'll try and keep this brief. I have been seeing a new p-doc for 8 months, 6 months of which was a clozapine trial. The cloz has worked out well, for the most part. I am still getting some break through symptoms., and it is likely that my new p-doc will increase my clozapine dose in 4 weeks time. Anyway, unfortunately my p-doc has just retired, and I am seeing a new p-doc who has replaced him. Yesterday was my second appointment (seeing him every 3-4 weeks). I brought up a couple of things in my appointment. 1) I have recently quit smoking cigarettes. Ive been clean for 4 months now. My agitation levels have increased since I quit smoking. I have done some research and it would appear that wellbutrin, or zyban as its called here in Australia, could well work for my smoking related agitation, as well as augmenting the effect of my ssri. 2) So I mention to my new p-doc, hey, what about zyban. He says to me, yes, Ive heard of it, and proceeds to look it up on the net using his iphone. He asks me if there is nicotine in it. I say to him, umm, no? He then does a drug interactions check and says, possibly dangerous interaction with clozapine. So there goes that idea. 3) I currently take 10mg valium prn. I ask p-doc about xanax. He says no way, too addictive. He says stick with the valium. I say to him, I am currently getting valium from my GP (as well as my prozac). He says, he is happy to take over this script but not until my next appointment. So I have to wait another 4 weeks. Meanwhile I will need to see my GP again to get more. 4) I say to p-doc, mate what about increasing my clozapine - Im still getting intrusive thoughts. He says, yes that is a good idea, but we need to do a blood test to check the cloz levels first. Now this pisses me off as I had 4 blood tests done the day before my appointment, but not a cloz level test. So no action will be taken until my next appointment. So I have to wait another 4 weeks. FFS. So he then dismisses me 10-15 minutes later. I walk out feeling like I have just wasted my time and will not see any improvement for another 4 weeks minimum. What do you guys think? Are my expectations unreasonable?