Sorry, I did mean to state that I'd be taking two 150 mg. pills vs. breaking up a 300 mg.
My doc prescribed the Wellbutrin because....uh....why did we do that, anyway? Sometimes I'm not sure Wellbutrin is doing anything for me. I guess our plan was to hit up all the neurotransmitters, since I feel I'm probably deficient in all four of the big ones (SE, NE, DA and GABA - alphabet soup, anyone?) I hoped that Wellbutrin would make me a little more energetic and outgoing, and I *think* it's done that...but it's hard to say for sure. This is the second time I've been on Wellbutrin, and for me at least, the effects are so smooth as to almost be unnoticeable - or is it just that it's really not doing anything? I don't know.
I'm curious, if I do make the switch, about going to the SR vs. XL. I've heard people say that the SR gives them more of a speedy feeling, almost like amphetamines, which is more what I'm after.
As for why I'm not taking amphetamines...I was on dexedrine - that was the first thing this doc and I tried together. It worked well (and I loved the appetite suppression - 10 pounds gone with no effort, and they've stayed off!) but when I started taking Effexor, I felt that I got a concentration boost from that and didn't need the dex anymore.
I think my plan is going to be this: ask to either reduce my Wellbutrin dose to 150 daily, stay at 300 but use the SR version, and if neither of those works, dump Wellbutrin all together and possibly consider trying Adderall or another stimulant, or seeing how I feel on just the Effexor.
I don't know. Why isn't there just a brain scanner that says, "here's what you need to take!" It'd be so much easier.....