I started taking Adderall 20mg and then moved on to 30mg. I started smoking again, so I decided to visit my doctor to see if there was anything I could do to quit. We both decided that Wellbutrin was probably the best way to go considering my ADD (WB helps with this) and smoking (I've been trying to quit smoking for a while now). A lot of the reason it has been hard for me to quit is because I get really depressed. I'm not suicidal, but I get to the point of not caring about anything and I usually shut myself off in seclusion. I never seem to get depressed about any one thing. I will wake up and just fall into a dark hole. I started this medicine originally for smoking but I really wanted something more out of it. I want to feel alive. I've been taking it for 5 days now. I feel very focused and happy with the Adderall but other than that there's no difference so far. I've read that there's a side effect period that I have to go through before I start to feel the positive effects of Wellbutrin. I've also read that it takes about 4 to 6 weeks to feel any difference in a positive mood. I’m not really depressed right now, mostly because I’ve kept busy. I've recently dropped all of my friends (defense mechanism that I have). Although this does sound like a negative state of mind, I have been able to focus on school and work, and have made a huge difference in progress (that, and I see nothing positive in the way that the people around me make me feel). I’ve even shut off my phone and deleted my Facebook. I want to be alone and focus on me, unlike other times where I would be alone to focus on others... If that makes any sense. Anyways, I guess that was supposed to be a little insight of how I got to this point of taking Wellbutrin. My question is, if this medication were to work, how would it affect me positively? How did it affect you? What side effects did you acquire? How do I know if it's working/not working? I do not have many friends and the ones I do have, I am very close too. This is for the most part because I keep to myself, unless I am very close to someone, or I will push them away before they get to close. Did Wellbutrin help you with any aspect of your social life in maintaining a relationship (of any type)? This is my first anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medicine (I guess that is what it is considered). I would love some input for those who would love to share. I know that some are going to say, “Talk to your physician”, but I am looking for more of the effects on a personal level. How “you felt”, not the warnings on the back of a label. I am a 27 year old man, good looking and I stay in pretty good shape. I exercise and eat healthy regularly. I am a hard worker, smart and have dreams that I would really like to accomplish... but I'm not happy nor do I feel the least bit normal and I'm afraid that this day by day feeling will cripple that. --I wish I did. I hope I will.
Thanks for any help,