Posted 4/26/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -7)
I'm new here.
I started taking Wellbutrin in December of last year. I specifically requested this med because oof the decreased side effects (weight gain, libido). I became more depressed and hopless on this medication and was brought to the emergency room in March because of a panic attack. After going off the Wellbutrin, I felt good about myself and was able to cope with life. Now the symptoms of depression are coming back and I am so scared. I am graduaing from college in just 3 weeks and I am afraid that I will not find work and be able to support myself. I know I need to go back on medication inorder to function and deal with my worries successfully, but (and this will sound vain) I can't see myself feeling good about myself if I pack on 30 pounds and have no desire to have sex. I'm not sexually active now because I have such a poor image of myself and am afraid to go out and meet men.
But how can I feel attractive and confident about meeting men if I am fat and have no desire to be physical with them. It's a ****ing catch-22 with me, and I see no way out of this.
Can somebody please give me some advice on medicine and coping with depression.
I have been suffering since I was 10 and am now 28.