... 15. Every two years or so I experience very bad periods of where I can't move / get out of bed and all I do is cry for days. I started taking wellbutrin at 18, and it had the aforementioned "magic bullet" effect. My head was "clean", i had no negative thoughts whatsover, just incredible feeling of calm and curiousity at the same time. All was great until 3 months later I tried killing myself. I don't know why, i wasn't "sad" or "despairing", just one day this idea popped into my head and i immideately decided to execute it. It is very strange. I survived with some consequences and stopped all anti-depressants. My syptoms resumed, but for the last 3 months I've been feeling especially horrid, with thoughts of suicide every day. I tried SRI's but they barely barely made a differents. I want to be on wellbutrin, but scared about suddenly feeling like killing myself. I am 23 now, and most say the older you are the less likelihood that anti-depressants would make you want to do that. Did anyone have thoughts of suicide on wellbutrin, and if yes, did they go away?
You say you have thoughts of suicide everyday. This is horrible. Have you told your doctor about these latest thoughts? Told anyone around you? I think you must stop these thoughts first by calling a hotline now!! Do you have anyone close to you you can talk to about this? I think this is very serious and I'm wondering why no one hasn't written you sooner. It seems to me you shouldn't go back on the Wellbutrin if you tried to kill yourself while on it. Have you tried a SNRI? Sorry if I sound dramatic, but I had a friend in your situation. Please write back,
Hi as Cathleen has asked, have you discussed your concerns with your doctor? There are many drugs you can use for depression/anxiety/bipolar etc. I know how you feel because i have been there,and i know how despairing it is. I am on a mixture of meds, it took until the forth try to get them right but trial and error can sometimes be a good thing, a long as you stay in close regular contact with a health care professional. I take Citalopram in the morning, and Amitriptyline and Seroquel at night, as well as Tramadol during the day. This combination works well for me, and maybe you too could ask if there are any meds available that may make a difference to your condition? Have you only ever tried Wellbutrin? Apparently, as statistics state, older sufferers are less likely to have such profound feelings of suicide, but i really believe you can't generalise things like this as every person is different. I would urge you to make an appointment to see our doctor now and discuss your concerns. Good luck and please feel free to write back.
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