Angeljasmine Posted July 22, 2005 Share Posted July 22, 2005 I started taking Wellbutrin SR over a week ago, 150mg in the morning. On day 5 and 6 took the second dose in the afternoon as prescribed but was too strong so cut back to once a day. Good experiences so far: - increased energy. So much so that I rearranged the furnture one afternoon by myself, this would have been unthinkable before starting WB. - fewer crying spells (no longer daily) - haven't hurt myself anymore (used to bite my arms and punch bruises all over my legs). - not feeling sorry for myself for having had such a crap childhood (I was emotionally abused by my mother) I now feel more like I'm angry about it rather than helpless and sad. Starting psychotherapy soon for a year to sort it out. - don't need as much sleep as I used to, can stay awake and alert in the evenings. - did things I'd been putting off for ages. - episodes of being very talkative. - able to smile and laugh again - actually have fleeting moments of enjoyment and happiness from simple things like reading a book. However have had some side effects: - very dry mouth - always thirsty - increased awareness of heartbeat while at rest - takes longer to fall asleep The following I had while taking the double (recommended) dose of Wellbutrin SR. Have since cut back to the single dose to avoid these symptoms. - markedly increased anxiety - very excitable - forgetful - easily startled by sudden sounds such as a cellphone going off - Mind going blank at how to do a simple thing (taking petrol hose out of pump to fill car) - affected driving quite badly, especially at night. - Had a bad panic attack driving home long distance on a dark rainy night. Knew the double dose of WB was the cause and was scared that I'd crash as I didn't feel I had full control of the car, escpecially as I was startled by car headlights going the other way and not being able to see the road properly. - a bit paranoid like thought drivers were signalling with their headlights to get me to speed up but they were just going over a bump in the road. - Thought someone going the other way while I swerved for some object on the road was turning around to come after me to tell me off. - felt as one would feel if they were "stoned" If you have read to the end well done. Wonder about other people's good and bad experiences on WB. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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