Ok I'm 19 years old and I suffer from depression and I've never taken medicine for it until now. My doctor put me on a 100 Mg of Bupropion and honestly I'm scared. I don't want to have suicidal thoughts or try to hurt myself but I really want to get out of this depression, so should I try?
23 Feb 2012
Hi, I am bipolar had this Disorder since 32 now I will be 59 next month. I have had my fair share of depression. There were days when I didn't get out of bed, on slightly better days I would get out of bed and sit in the recliner all day and watch TV. I started to see a new doctor and he put me on 100mg of Bupropion, after a month he asked how I was feeling and I said "a little better". So he increased the dose to 200mg Bupropion went back in another month he asked me again how I felt and I said about the same. So he increased it to 300mg/day I did feel better. Doctors are careful about how much anti depressent they give a Bipolar person because of worries that it will kick one up into a Manic state. Last months meeting left me at 300mg Bupropion and went from 4 500mg Depakote down to 3 500mg Depakote still feeling OK. If I were you I sure wouldn't be worry too much about 100mg.
Be honest with your doctor and don't be afraid to tell him that your having thoughts of sucide. People with depression have a wide range of anti depressents that can help. Don't get discouraged if Bupropion dosn't work.
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