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Well, I filled my scrip for Wellbutrin today, and I have to say I'm feeling happier already.  Not because of Welly B, but just the fact that I finally got the scrip (and not a day too soon - my drug plan runs out tonight!!)

I've tried paxil and celexa and effexor.  Nothing has worked so far and methinks I'm just not a serotonin kind of girl.  I've been wanting to try wellbutrin ever since December when I first read about it (okay, the appetite suppression, I have to admit, would be a welcome side effect for my badgirl bingeing), but my psychiatrist just narrowly chose effexor over Welly B for whatever reason.  And all along as the drug continued to not work, he kept teasing me by saying he might try augmenting with wellbutrin, or eventually switch to WB later on.. but nothing.  And then he closed his practice.

I weened myself off of effexor a few months ago (err, well, that is, I kept forgetting to take it, and miraculously never had the nasty withdrawal effects - which, to me is a sign that it wasn't doing all that much for me in the first place, to go from 187 to 0 with nary a headache as my brain figures what the hell is up). 

Finally saw my GP for a new scrip, but he's not the one who was treating me while I was at school, so he didn't know much about what I was going through, and he prescribed lexapro, which to me is basically the same pill as the celexa that didn't work for me.  Rather than waste another 3+ months testdriving a drug that's likely not to work, I figured now is the time to try the drug that seems the most promising.  So hence, the second opinion, and the second prescription.

Understandably, I'm excited to finally have Welly B after this long buildup.  I'm sure that's a sign that it won't work (I'm all for false promises), but even the logical part of me thinks the romanticization of Welly B couldn't be far off.. it targets different neurotransmitters altogether - that's a good sign that maybe this will be the one, if anything is expected to ever work.

So I thought I'd just record my day 1 excitement while it's here.  Either it'll devolve into endless waiting for something to happen, or else it'll make me feel horrible, or else I'll finally be able to crawl out of bed in the mornings while the sun's still shining in the east.  So far, no side effects, so I can only cross my fingers and wait.....

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Good luck to you both! 

Mileage does vary, Effexor and Lexapro didn't work for me either and steady improvement on WB.  Did have increasing anxiety problems but adding trazodone to cocktail for sleep seems to have halted that trend so far.

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