Starting this medication tomorrow morning. I got Wellbutrin SR 100mg. Did not ask my doc what the difference is between XL and SR. Looked it up real quick. SR is usually taken twice daily?? My prescription says once daily, I wonder why, but I will be taking it once every morning. Anyway, other than the difference in release times (slow, and even slower), SR and XL are basically the same, right? Also I think he will up the dose next time I see him anyway. I've been trying no meds, for at least 2 months now, and I got the Wellbutrin (I requested) to have for "just in case" I wanted to try it before I see him next. After a lot of thinking I made the tough decision to quit my no meds streak and to try a different med, therefore I just picked the meds up at the pharmacy, ready to go for tomorrow. Well, I'll be updating soon how it goes for me. I am trying this after Paxil (2 1/2 years I was on it) which I quit due to sexual side effects. One more thing, I wonder how the weight loss effect will... affect me. I'm already underweight. AND one more concern, does this medication decrease its effectiveness over time, or is it something I can take forever?
10 days on 100mg SR (and NOTHING else) -- Hey so I'm not sure it's fully supposed to kick in for 4-6 weeks but that you can have symptoms in the first week. I think this is correct. These are the new changes in my body WITHOUT necessarily claiming it's from the medicine:
- Nightmares. Really scary, not sure why nor do I remember any of them.
- Must not eat in the morning, not even a BITE of anything, or I will definitely get diarrhea is seems =/ This has happened twice recently. I don't really eat breakfast anyway so I can just avoid this.
- Random ear ringing
- ZERO reduction in depression. Horrible feeling every waking minute. Suicidal thoughts.
Hard to measure if depression has gotten worse though. I will continue and see if it gets better. I'm dying for this to work.
Last edited by Virgo; 04-03-2017 at 04:19 PM.
Reason: 10 day update