lysergia Posted May 22, 2006 Share Posted May 22, 2006 long time no post here. found this place a long time ago when suffering effexor withdrawal (fun!). i'm beginning my fifth week on Wellbutrin SR. for the past week i've been taking 300mg/day (titrated up over a month). i'm still waiting to wake the hell up. this med was one of the LAST antidepressants my gp wanted to try out, because it's so stimulating and i have pretty wicked anxiety. but i am SOOOOOOO tired. it's a little better now than it was a week ago, but damn. i still sleep up to 14 hours a day, and i seem to be the most tired about 60-90 minutes after i take them both in the morning and afternoon. oops almost forgot i'm also taking 15 mg of Remeron at night (since my gp expected that i wouldn't be able to sleep on Wellbutrin, ha!). that stuff just makes me even more tired (and hungry, too). i'm thinking of dropping it to see what happens - do i really need it if i'm already sleeping? what's even stranger to me is that my anxiety has decreased by at least 50% since i started the Wellbutrin, and i noticed it immediately (like within a few days). i haven't taken an AP or a benzo in all five weeks - which i haven't been able to do for a few YEARS now. wtf? i thought Wellbutrin was supposed to make me MORE anxious? does anyone else out there get these effects from Wellbutrin? what does it say about my biochemistry that this stuff makes me tired and calmer, just like a benzo would (or zyprexa or seroquel used to)? it isn't making me any less depressed either - i am miserable, but the obsessive thoughts that feed my anxiety are almost gone. my diagnoses include (unspecified)depression, (unspecified)anxiety, PTSD, (maybe)OCD, and DID. thanks for any feedback anyone might have. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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