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Everything posted by FrostyDon

  1. Yup, I was pretty much the same way. I had all kinds of side effects and some took 6 months or more to subside. It worked right away for me, so I kept at it, but if it hadn't worked I would have quit pretty quickly.
  2. Sometimes when you start a new med you get a period of feeling good at the start. They refer to that as the 'honeymoon'. Once it's over you may feel worse again. With the Wellbutrin you need a couple months at least for the full effect. Big long thread here about that very thing. I learned a lot from it. http://www.depressionforums.org/forums/topic/21489-worsening-of-depression-upon-starting-wellbutrin/
  3. I was on 150mg for one week before I was upped to 300. Only thing I really noticed was that it didn't wear off and lead to a 'crash' in the evening, which was good. Haven't really noticed any other effect after one week on the full dose. Actually feeling pretty crappy today (mentally). From what I've read here it's a roller coaster for quite awhile.
  4. Don't quit on the first medication, they all work a bit differently and can take some experimentation to find what works for you. Gotta keep trying. You'll find lots of support and info here. You are definitely not alone!
  5. Think I've seen that movie, sounds kinda familiar! Welcome to the forum.
  6. I sure don't think you are being too sensitive, that is a rough story! I'm not qualified to give advice on this sort of thing but I'm sure there are people on here who can. Depression is bad enough without all that added stress so I hope you can find help with it. Like Waffles said, the relationship forum would be a good place to ask about this stuff. Wish I had more to say, but welcome to the forum.
  7. Don't think about seeking help, please DO it. There are many medications now that will help a lot. I wasted many years thinking I could fix it myself, but it's chemistry that makes you feel this way and chemistry can help it. Tons of info and great people here. Welcome to the forum!
  8. Yup, same here, split personality. Had to drink to talk to anyone, especially women. I mean you can talk to other guys about cars and stuff, but casual small talk with women is impossible. Tried for a long time to force myself into social situations to improve my social skills but it didn't help. You'll find a lot of folks on here that seem to have the same problem so you are definitely not alone. Part of the illness for many of us. Welcome to the forum!
  9. Same story here. Early 50s, lifelong depression, and just sought help a couple years ago. Lots to read here! Welcome to the Club
  10. On the second week myself. First week was pretty rough. Emotional roller coaster. This week is better but still a long way to go. Seems most people I've read had a rough time in the beginning, so I guess it will take a while to settle down. Hope things get better for you soon.
  11. I'm on day 8 myself. Totally different side effects for me but it's been a rough week. Feels good while it's working but wears off later in the day. Hopefully some long time users will pipe in.
  12. Congratulations on beating the addiction! Certainly a major step. You've found the right place here. Many great people to help you. Welcome
  13. Well one thing all you younger people have is a future! Maybe they'll find a cure or you'll find the meds that make you feel great. As a forty year veteran of this crap most of my life is behind me, and though I still keep trying, the best years are gone. Not wanting to sound bitter, but you still have the gift of time. Keep the Faith
  14. Name is Don. 52 years old. Suffered from depression and other stuff my whole life. Dysthymia is the word for it I guess. Like many guys my age I never sought treatment until a few years ago. Tried to handle it myself, you know 'tough it out'...........didn't work! Tried some meds to no effect, but just started a new one. I'm crawling out of the worst bout of depression that I've ever experienced, and that brought me here. Time to talk, though that's difficult for me. This illness has wasted my life.
  15. I can definitely relate to this one. I've been married for almost 30 years and have lately been watching my marriage fall apart in front of me. While it is an illness, I can see it from her side too. She tries to understand but really can't as most people who have never experienced it cannot. She often thinks the way I am is her fault and her insecurity feeds into that. I am a difficult person and my dispassionate demeanor doesn't help. While I have experienced depression my whole life, it has gotten significantly worse over the last few years. I can see it taking it's toll on her as well and wonder often if she would be better off without me.
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