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I made myself sick because I got so depressed that it hurts really bad. My back was so jacked up I called my friend for some vicodin and now I am a little better. I threw out that stupid welbutrin..it doesn't do shit. Not sure if I want to take anything because I don't trust anything to really work. Just venting. thanks for being here.

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I made myself sick because I got so depressed that it hurts really bad. My back was so jacked up I called my friend for some vicodin and now I am a little better. I threw out that stupid welbutrin..it doesn't do shit. Not sure if I want to take anything because I don't trust anything to really work. Just venting. thanks for being here.

I'm sorry you're feeling so bad. How much Wellbutrin were you on?

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I was on 300 mg. I am still contemplating if I should go see a pdoc. My general dr. prescribed this and she won't prescribe much of anything else..except paxil which buzzes me out. Thanks for caring. I feel a little bit better physically. I need to get a grip.

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well the vicoden took the pain away..thankfully. I need to stretch. Crazy how bad depression can hurt. I see those commercials and think maybe I should try some of what they are peddling but its spooky. I don't know

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I was on 300 mg. I am still contemplating if I should go see a pdoc. My general dr. prescribed this and she won't prescribe much of anything else..except paxil which buzzes me out. Thanks for caring. I feel a little bit better physically. I need to get a grip.

Good, you shouldn't have a problem then. If you're up too high on Wellbutrin and suddenly stop, you can have a seizure. I've gone off safely at 300mg before though.

I think going to a pdoc is a good idea. They know far more about this stuff than a regular doc. The fact that he won't rx more means that he doesn't know enough about this stuff to treat you & he realizes that.

I'm glad you're feeling better in that regard. It's hard to simply get a grip.. sometimes it works, but if it doesn't that doesn't mean you somehow failed. Sometimes taking it easy on yourself works better than force.

Just remember: it'll pass.. all things do. You can work through this.

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well the vicoden took the pain away..thankfully. I need to stretch. Crazy how bad depression can hurt. I see those commercials and think maybe I should try some of what they are peddling but its spooky. I don't know

It is scary to begin with. It gets easier when you realize that the meds won't change who you are.. they just make it easier to be 'you'. I stayed away from them for a long time before giving in. I feel a bit silly about that fear now. ..not that you are of course.

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I made myself sick because I got so depressed that it hurts really bad. My back was so jacked up I called my friend for some vicodin and now I am a little better. I threw out that stupid welbutrin..it doesn't do shit. Not sure if I want to take anything because I don't trust anything to really work. Just venting. thanks for being here.

That's a nasty habit to get in to. I do know how it feels - making yourself sick can feel like a bit of control, like you still have power over something even when the depression is crushing you. But honestly, it's a false sense of power...and if you start getting into the habit of throwing up then it can be a difficult habit to break. If making youself sick is a new thing for you then I can't stress enough how important it is that you don't come to rely on it as a coping mechanism. Do tell your doctor, they can refer you to a psychotherapist who can help you.

Please don't throw out the medications that your doctor gives you. How long have you been taking wellbutrin for? Sometimes it feels as though a medication isn't working but you just have to give it a bit more time. You don't have to trust it to work...just give your medication a reasonable period of time (at least a month) to take effect and then if you still don't feel any difference consider switching to something else. Sometimes things work out even if you really don't think that they're going to - you just have to give it a try.

I was on 300 mg. I am still contemplating if I should go see a pdoc. My general dr. prescribed this and she won't prescribe much of anything else..except paxil which buzzes me out. Thanks for caring. I feel a little bit better physically. I need to get a grip.

It's not always a case of "getting a grip". Sometimes I feel like that too - if only I could get a hold of things then I could make myself better. But really, it isn't like that. We don't make ourselves unwell and we can't force ourselves to be better either. That's not to say that we can't help ourselves though... Helping yourself might involve seeing a psychiatrist - that could turn out to be a positive step for you. Why not at least give it a go? In my experience, GPs are great doctors but at the end of the day psychiatrists are mental health specialists and they're always going to know that bit more about the issues involved.

well the vicoden took the pain away..thankfully. I need to stretch. Crazy how bad depression can hurt. I see those commercials and think maybe I should try some of what they are peddling but its spooky. I don't know

Have you tried yoga or seeing a chiropracter? Yoga particularly seems to help with my lower back pain. Painkillers alter your neurochemical balance and so maybe it might be best not to take too many while on psych medication. Not that the two are mutually exclusive, but it would be good to discuss it with your doctor first in case they interfere with your particular medications.

I'm fortunate in that psych medications (or any prescription pills) are not advertised in Britain. They might be promoted to NICE, but not to the public. It must feel weird to have something like that marketed to you directly on the TV or whatever - does it make you feel pressured into taking/asking for more medications?

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I hope that you will take some good advice and see a pdoc, Lunna. Most GPs are not really all that familiar with antidepressants. Wellbutrin is a very effective one for a lot of people, but we all have a different body chemistry and you may do much better with an SSRI or some other drug.

Taking Vicodin from someone else's prescription is rarely a good idea. If you have the kind of physical pain which requires that strong a medicine, you ought to be seeing your doctor to treat the problem. And if it is physical pain, Wellbutrin wouldn't do anything for that.

Many of us here at Crazyboards have gotten our lives back because we found doctors who prescribed carefully and thoughtfully, and many of us also utilize therapy, exercise, and good nutrition. Taking back control of your mental health is a huge effort, but you can do it.

Please do see a pdoc: you may be pleasantly surprised at the good results you get from the right meds. Ignore the TV ads. Are you going to take the advice of an advertising executive, or the advice of a highly-trained medical professional who knows all about the various medications for mental illnesses?

I hope you will register, too, if you haven't already. It's great to belong to CB and we have lots of good people around here.

olga

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I hope that you will take some good advice and see a pdoc, Lunna. Most GPs are not really all that familiar with antidepressants. Wellbutrin is a very effective one for a lot of people, but we all have a different body chemistry and you may do much better with an SSRI or some other drug.

Taking Vicodin from someone else's prescription is rarely a good idea. If you have the kind of physical pain which requires that strong a medicine, you ought to be seeing your doctor to treat the problem. And if it is physical pain, Wellbutrin wouldn't do anything for that.

I agree, I took a Pain pill once that was not prescribed and it made me have the worse feeling.

When it comes to pain pills, you really should see your Doctor.

B.

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Okay, I will make an apt. with a pdoc. Thanks. Do you guys know if it is possible to have a psychotic break and then recover with no meds and be back to your normal self? I ask because my son was acting really weird at a friends house. Now he seems back to his normal self. My husband and I saw a therapist to talk to him about my son and the therapist suspects he is schizoid personality disorder. I know he can't diagnose like that without seeing him, but I read up on it and it does apply in many areas. Kid is home and really broken right now. Almost 19 and not even looking for work. Not attempting school or anything. I think he is really scared to death. We have an apt. on Monday..but, getting him to go is going to be very hard. If not impossible. He is one of the reasons I have been so depressed lately. My kids and their issues really throw me into a mess sometimes. Daughter is depressed/anxious and depersonalizes and son may become sick with schizophrenia for all I know and the youngest is significantly dyslexic so I am feeling really upset. But..I am not uncontrollably crying anymore which is good.

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Lunna, you really need to see a pdoc and a therapist with all those questions. It sounds like your family has several MI issues going on, and you will be better able to deal with them if you have the guidance of some good doctors.

I wish you good luck, and please keep us posted on what is going on in your life.

olga

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If you weren't taking the wellbutrin for quite a few weeks, then you probably don't really know if it works or not. I forget the exact number of weeks. I know it's up to 8 for the SSRI's, but Wellbutrin is not an SSRI.

I've found that just taking a walk at a moderate speed can be very good for my back. Also, several short walks spread through the day may be better than one long one, though that's good too. When my back hurt a lot, a very short walk, resting in a hammock, and another short walk off and on for a long time was helpful, though perhaps I wouldn't feel better until the next day. It's hard to do sometimes because it hurts while you're doing it, but the next day you can feel a bit better. On the other hand, sometimes it makes me feel better within minutes.

Also, I have a first aid book for mountaineers that says if someone is depressed and you have no medical treatment, make them walk. Better than nothing, anyway, even if it's not a magic solution.

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