Posted 8/11/2006 10:06 AM (GMT -6)
I have a few questions for those of you who have used Wellbutrin...
As a background, I have been using prozac for several months - didn't want to deal with sexual side effects (zero libido. zero. coupled with no sensitivity at all) I also felt it just wasn't working as well as it had towards the end of the first month and through the second.
I have heard good things about Wellbutrin, so I asked if I could switch to that. Dr. gave me 150mg / day to start. So, I'm coming off of the prozac (which should actually be out of my system by now), and starting up the new meds.
I'm EXHAUSTED all the time. Is this something that will go away, or did you deal with it? Also, I'm back to being cranky all the time, short tempered with the kids (a rather large problem with my depressive episodes is my anger), and all I want to do is stay home and lie around, but in a "foggy" sort of way, not a "blue" sort of way. (It's not that I don't think I can deal with daily routine or problems - it's that I simply don't have the energy to do so. Does this make sense?) Do you think these are symptoms that will go away eventually, or do I need a higher dose of the Wellbutrin?
Does it make a difference for you if you take your Wellbutrin in the morning or at night?
I'm not having anxiety or anything like that, but I'm a foggy, cranky, "leave me alone" kind of person right now. I don't know how much of this is related to coming off of prozac, how much of it is starting new medication, how much is my depression coming back.
Any ideas? Thank you so much for your input!!!!!!!!!!!!!