I go back to the dr tomorrow and would appreciate as many answers as possible, I will try to make this breif. Just so you know, I am taking wellbutrin (generic) 150sr once in the am and one about 8 hrs later. I started with 150sr 6 weeks ago, 2 weeks ago was when I added the 2nd pill. I also take 30 mg oxycotin, 2 in am, 1 at noon and 3 at night. I KNOW, I KNOW thats a lot when I can I take less, and I am also making myself "CRAZIER" worring about coming off the oxy. (even before I have my pain totally under control I am trying to take less) I also have soma that I am perscribed 2 a day when needed. So know you know that... the pain is getting better IF I do nothing, if I try to catch up on house work or spend even 1 hr in the garden, or go grocery shopping, I am in total agony to say the least. I am still very depressed, blowing up at everyone and crying about everything (I am crying now)... I don't know what to do. I was hoping for just a little sign of things getting better. I am hating my life sooooo much. I really have a great life except for my health. I feel like I don't know how much more I can take, I know that is just stupid to say but thats how I feel. I mostly take the soma to calm me down and take the edge off, but that isn't even working any more unless I take like 2 at a time. I don't have a problem with them because when I run out of them I'm ok. No w/d no nothing. I don't understand why when I don't take them all the time have they stopped working like I have built up a tollerance. Why? How much wellbutrin can you take in a 24 hr period? The pain med is ok, IF I don't do anything, so what good is that. I can't just sit and do nothing, that just make the depression worse. The depression hasn't gotten any better AT ALL! Please, Please, I just really want at least some ideas to take with me when I go to the dr. tomorrow am. I know I posted this a little late to expect too many responses but I tried my best. It seems like I use that line a lot... "I'm sorry, I did my best" I feel like such a failure and am letting everyone down. WHY ME? I just want to feel like me again. Also, if anyone is going to lecture me and say I'm having a pity party, save your time and don't bother to respond. Sorry, but I just need some help from "friends", which I consider A LOT of you on this site. Well, I guess I have whined enough, sorry so long, I guess I just have a lot wrong with me. :( :( :(
I so understand how you feel- it gets to where your entire life revolves around your pain, your medication, your reaction to your medication, highs lows, and depression mixed with anxiety. I think we all share a lot of what you are feeling.
My answers re: medication are of course based on what I have experienced- everyone reacts differently.
re Wellbutrin- I hated it - I got completely anxious and worked up, as well as headaches. I hoped it would work as it is one of the few anti depressants that help you lose weight rather than the opposite but I could not handle the anxiety and went off of it quite quickly. Could it be a problem for you as far as anxiety?
I take soma for nerve pain and spasm. Two would completely knock me out but everyone is different! What I find the mot helpful for anxiety- which it seems you definitely have, is a small dose of lorezapam. I find .5 is usually enough, or two of those. Soma is a bit heavy handed for anxiety and can , imo, perhaps push you the other way into depression.
As for the pain- have you considered a time release medication? The short term ones, even if you take them often and in high doses, seem to give more of a high-low response than the time release meds.
You probably remember me posting about starting the fentanyl patch- well it has been wonderful for me- I am much more evened out without so many ups and downs, and take only a small amount of norco for breakthrough. I have had more days feeling like a human being again than I have for a long long long time. I am all about the extended release pain meds now! So I think that night be something to discuss with the doctor.
Is you doctor a pain management doctor? Truly that has made the biggest difference for me. My doctor has kept working and now we seem closer to the perfect med mix than I ever thought possible.
I pray the same for you! Please don' give up- you can live again, and love again, and feel whole, I just know it.
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