I'm on Wellbutrin and it destroyed my depression within a month. I became less sensitive, my negative thoughts dissapeared, and i'm more in the moment.
All the crap on the internet prevented me from giving it a proper shot. The first time I tried it, within a week I quit it because idiots on the internet were saying "omg its the devil!!!"
If you look at the reviews on askpatient.com, you should basically ignore any reviews of people who only take a med for a few days, or a week. These people are probably drama queens. You need to give a med at least a month for the sides to diminish, and the benefits to kick in!
I also noticed that i have NO desire to drink while on Wellbutrin. Literally none. I haven't touched a drop of alcohol since I started it. And I have no desire at all. Even when I try to want alcohol, my brain thinks "gross" and i dont want it. Wait no. I have drank ONCE in the past 3 months because i was basically forced to, but I didn't enjoy it at all. I think this is because of the slight dopamine reuptake as dopamine actually regulates cravings for things like alcohol and cigarettes.
I think Wellbutrin should be marketed as a med to stop drinking, not just smoking. Imagine how much money Glaxo would make if they successfully marketed Wellbutrin for alcoholics to stop drinking while simultaneously making them feel better!?!??!!!
Originally Posted by Canadian4Life
I have adhd and social anxiety/depression and took ritalin 60mg a day for 5 years now. Helps great with my adhd but that's about it. I started clonazepam 3mg a day 2 years back and have been off and on this med for the last 2 years but only at 1mg a day now. I also started zoloft 2 months ago (50mg). The clonazepam was working "alright" in dulling me so I didn't get worked up but did nothing for sociability or anything else and made my depression worse. The zoloft I started to help me with social anxiety and depression and it made every part of my adhd and depression worse. It didn't help my anxiety but it did make me a zombie so I couldn't think. I still had use the good ol opiates for my social anxiety. I could make it on just opiates and my ritalin but opiates are nowhere near a cure.. or a fix (in MY opinion). So I went back to the doctor and he added ANOTHER med and also lowered my zoloft to 25mg. He added 100mg SR wellbutrin to my meds twice daily. I can say that I have never felt this normal since I can remember!! I thought that wellbutrin was very anxiety provoking and added to ritalin 60mg a day would be way too much adrenic stimulation..but it's the complete opposite. I am calm, not shakey, it's calmed down my mind..which took my anxiety away and it is a Potent antidepressant. Anyone on an ssri and not finding it useful for social anxiety should add or go solo on wellbutrin.. all the bad stuff I read about this over the years made me steer clear from it and now that I'm on it it's the most effective and helpful med I am on..out of ALL my meds. I used opiates and benzos for anxiety with minimal results. Soon as I started wellbutrin I noticed from day 1 my cravings for opiates and even my benzo have dropped and I mean bigtime dropped like 75%. It's used for smoking cessation but I think it can be a great tool in blocking cravings from ALOT of other drugs. I don't get that pro-social feel from opiates anymore..but the wellbutrin takes care of that part and the anxiety too so much that I forgot to take my clonazepam a few times and I couldn't get out of the bed without my clonazepam. this stuff is awesome and if you have anxiety Especially social anxiety don't be afraid of wellbutrin. My anxiety is severe and it helps me alot. Anyone else on wellbutrin and find it useful for social anxiety?