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  • Birthday 10/12/1993

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  1. I have been on the generic XL 150 mg for about 8 weeks now and I do have some motivation to do things but I don't feel happy at all. I can get out and accomplish things but it is forced and just going through the motion. I have an apointment with my doctor in a few weeks and I'm not sure if I should discuss increasing my dose to 300mg or asking to try something else. I honestly have no idea if bupropion is working for me at all but at the same time I don't want to have to try and wait another huge trial period on another drug. Anyone go from the 150-300 and have any success?
  2. Still feeling unhappy, but have had more motivation to do stuff at least. Been going to the gym, and almost finished my thesis for school. Hoping to graduate within a few weeks and put that part of my life behind me. Looking back a month, I was on the couch all day, I guess every step makes a difference
  3. I feel like I get worse anxiety in the mornings since starting medication for sure. But like you, I'm not sure if its just my own head...
  4. Yesterday I made it back to my university and wrote the exam for a course. I'm now 1 research paper away from finishing. Whenever I go back there I get intense anxiety (whatever made me snap started there in my last semester and the next day is always terrible...) But I'm glad I didn't fully drop it and can get it behind me
  5. Hey Taina, I have been taking generic for about a month now from Mylan. As far as side effects, physically I really have had none. Sometimes it feels like my ear needs to pop a bit but if that's even related to taking bupropion I have no idea. Overall, I felt nothing that made me feel ill or disabled in any way. That said, early on and still now my mood is very up and down. I Had a few really good days by around the second week and that went away fast, so I can't speak about its effectiveness just yet. I'm hoping it levels out soon as many people describe but I will be waiting a bit more to see. In my experience the side effects are minimal and even potentially beneficial with weight loss so I wouldn't be too concerned about that. I can't imagine having to take care of kids and deal with depression, so serious respect to you for that! I hope you find a solution that works for you
  6. I have been taking generic Bupropion XL 150mg (Canada) for just about 1 month now. My doctor checked in with me at the 2 week mark and the day of I felt much better than usual (for the whole week) and he kept my dosage the same. Since then I have been all over the place and recently I feel like I am getting worse. I know it can take much longer than a month for the full effects to kick in but should I wait it out on the current dosage or is it ok to request a different dose within the period? If anyone has any experience I would love to hear it. Thank you!
  7. I recently have been hit with what I can only describe as a major depression, having never had any signs prior. What confuses me most is how even though I am able to make steps forward sometimes (go to gym, go outside), every activity feels like i'm on a timer and can only feel normal for a small period of time. Doing things that are positive for the future feel wrong because I can't see a future and thus a reason for them. This leads to thoughts of death and anxiety over that. I know it's dumb but I can't control it.
  8. Hi Everyone, I just joined and am glad there are people who know what everyone is going through, can relate with and understand. I know my life isn't that bad, I have a great family, and was doing well in school. For whatever reason, a series of events unfolded over the past few months in my life and have snapped me into a major depression. Perhaps I have been a bit down for awhile, grinding through school and work and thinking back, I do realize that my enjoyment in things was slowly being sapped but I was always able to control it. What started out as some health anxiety over undiagnosed pain I was having, quickly turned into a state of constant anxiety and that combined with my final year of school and the stress associated with it (finishing the work, what happens next?) caused me serious panic attacks and feelings of hopelessness. So I decided to call it and leave school to come back to my parents home. I'm still trying to complete my work remotely but it's a struggle not to slip into my thoughts. The past week has been one of the worst of my life, all I can think about is how I will get my life back on track. I was so ready to graduate and move on to the next part of my life, but now sitting at home thinking about how everything was derailed might have made it worse. I'm afraid leaving school was the wrong decision, but I felt I needed the support of my family. I have had suicidal thoughts this week, which I have never before had in my life. These scare me more than anything because I do not want to give in to something that could be a blip in my life. That said, I am trying, Today is week 1 on medication and maybe it all just seems worse while I'm adjusting. I'm still trying to accomplish the little things by helping around the house, going for walks and trying to get some exercise. I don't get much enjoyment from any of this but I know these are the right steps to take. I still find very little pleasure in anything but I know I must try. While I know there is no one path to getting better, I'm hoping that writing my thoughts and communicating with others will help me realize there is some hope and that one day I can do the same for someone else. Thank you for listening.
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