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Re: A collection of random med questions

Posted by MissThang on January 12, 2011, at 8:50:56

In reply to A collection of random med questions, posted by merpmerp on January 3, 2011, at 10:24:35

Wellbutrin does seem, in my experience, to be less likely to lead to ideation and other nasty side effects such as weight gain and sexual dysfunction.

I just stopped it a couple of months ago because its effects had waned for me, but I've recently restarted it and it seems to be working for me again, so while poop-out is obviously possible, it also seems possible to regain the positive effects of the drug after a break from it. I had been on it for about 6 years and the benefits from it lessened after about 1.5 yrs, but if I had to do it over again, I would have simply taken a mini-med vacation from it and restarted it along with perhaps supplementing it with SAM-e. If I can continue getting it to work for me with a few mini-breaks thrown in here and there, I'll stay on this drug for life -- it's made that much of a difference for me and it's very safe -- it's one of the few drugs I actually feel safe enough on to try various nutritional supplements as augmentors, whereas with the ssri's, maoi's and even with the tca's, that can be pretty risky.

I'm a big fan of wellbutrin since it's the only med that's really worked for me...ssri's made me apathetic, fat and asexual and my recent trial of parnate was a nightmare.

If you haven't tried wellbutrin, I'd definitely say give it a try -- I also have primarily melancholic depression and it's been a great drug for me -- better mood, more motivation and enhanced sexual function.

From condensing all the reading I've done, I've come to the conclusion that it assists with both noripenephrine and dopamine.




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