... and am not much better. I have a whole lot of stuff going on in my life beyond the clinical depression. So I don't know if maybe I didn't have so much stress going on that maybe the 150mg. would be enough to get better. Basically I am trying to find out if anyone has gotten better from major depression only taking 150 mg. (SR). I am 37 yrs. old, this is my 6th episode of major depression, in the past I have taken an older medicine (a trycilic called Nortriptyline) I have always gotten better, I mean totally recovered but it took awhile. I started a new job and did not have a lot of time to wait for meds to work. So I decided to try another class of medicines that might work faster. So here I am 7 weeks later on 150mg. and still a wreck. I really don't want to step up to 300 mg. as I don't get the best rest now, so I am concerned about that. However if 150mg. is just not enough in general to beat major depression than I am just wasting time. I am still wondering if I didn't have so much stress happening in my life due to other circumstances, would the 150mg. have been enough, like maybe all my upset doesn't allow the 150mg. to work? I dunno... I just need to get better, as I cannot go on feeling like this much longer. Anyone??? Thanks in advance!
My sister swears that the generic Wellbutrin is not as good as the real deal.
She has to take 300mg a day. I've tried it once and it helped me stop smoking. But, of course I started back smoking. Anyway, I liked paxil the best for my major depression. I haven't been on any anti's in about 2 years but, I wish I could start back. My doctor seems to think that I'm doing okay without them but, she doesn't live with me. lol I think she thinks percocet is helping both pain and depression, but I always run out of my percocet early and feel like a nut case for about a week or so. I hope this helps you. I'm new to this site. I feel encouraged just knowing I'm not the only one going thru this ugly depression crap. I have a wonderful life but most of the time I can't feel the wonderful. I have no reason in the world to be depressed. But I am.
I was reading up on welbutrin and found this website. I was looking for a quick fix to help get through school and focus. I got some welbrutrin and I am afraid to take it. If you really want to get well, please read the book "The Ultra Mind Solution". It specificly addresses each brain problem and tells how to use nutrition to ease your suffering. Heal your body first. You are not deficient in prozac, you are deficient of nutrients that work to make your brain work properly. I think I will stick to the nutritional guidlines in Dr. Hyman's book. I also go to hot yoga now and feel a huge difference by letting my endorphens kick in naturally. Let me know if you have any more questions.
This probably not anything that hasn't been said or that you don't already know but:
It might be a thought to ask your doc to up the dose to 300 and maybe ask if you could switch to the XR version (it's the extended release version; I take 300 XR and it's helped, but too, everyone's different in what works for them). Another question to ask is if you could add another drug in combination to boost the effects of Wellbutrin (I think but am not sure that you can add Cymbalta to the Wellbutrin- you'd have to ask).
If the Nortriptyline worked in the past, could you go back on it?
Ativan might help with the anxiety and I think can also be used with Wellbutrin (ask your doc 'bout that too, just in case).
I know it can be expensive (and am not sure how the medical system works where you are so it would depend on finances, insurance and all that), but would you consider talk therapy in adjunction to medication? From personal experience, along with meds it's made a huge difference...
Anyways, sorry to ramble, hang in there and take care, Ade
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