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   Posted 12/31/2011 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor started me on Wellbutrin SR this past Thursday.
Almost as soon as I am out of bed each morning I am crying for no apparent reason.  I quit smoking 8 months ago but that doesn't seem to be the issue here.  Once the Wellbutrin is in my system the crying lets up some.  Do others experience this with their depression?
I stayed in bed an extra hour after waking up this morning because I just didn't want to face the morning of crying again and here I am crying as I type this.
I also have a pounding heart, not fast, just as the day progresses it feels like it is pounding hard but when I put my hand to my chest I cannot feel it.
I'm at my wits end on this and am tired of even getting out of bed because I know what the day ahead will bring.  I keep hoping it will be different but not. 

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   Posted 12/31/2011 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't imagine facing that each day and really feel for you. I have the oppisite problem, I don't cry, I really fight tears back, as if I start, I just can't stop for days and I don't have time for that. I hope this balances out for you very soon, in the meantime, good for you taking things slow in the morning, I am pleased you have that awareness.

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   Posted 12/31/2011 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
The welbutrin will take several weeks to kick in completely, so you have to hang tough for awhile I'm afraid...Welbutrin has some stimulant-like properties so a fluttery or fast heart is not unusual but disconcerting. If it continues past a couple of weeks , mention it to your doc
I have some mornings like that..but I took welbutrin for 5 years (just changed meds recently) and it worked really well for me..I hope you have the same success

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   Posted 12/31/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you.  I was not aware the Wellbutrin had some stimulant properties in it.  That explains a lot.  I called my doctor yesterday afternoon because my heart was pounding sooooo hard and he said to stop taking the Wellbutrin for the weekend and start again Monday.  Now why would I do that when it does seem to get the crying under control after I take it in the morning.  So he called me back later, as he wasn't sure if the heart pounding was from the med or from my anxiety that I also have, and said to take the Wellbutrin and a Benadryl each morning.  The Benadryl is supposed to ward off any adverse reactions.  We'll see what happens.  I will watch my intake of caffeine as well because that can't help any right?

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   Posted 12/31/2011 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Right, Ocean1, the caffeine cannot help and can only make depression worse. Please remove it completely from your diet if you can.

Avoid all alcohol, as well, since it also makes depression worse.

Hope you improve quickly.


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   Posted 12/31/2011 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ocean,

I hope that you get this sorted out. I took wellbutrin for awhile, made me think really sharp. Loved that. I hope it works for you.

Keep posting and know that we all care about you.

Hugs, Karen
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