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  1. ChopinLover

    How Many Milligrams Do You Take?

    I am also on Wellbutrin XL 150 alone, since Oct. 2. I feel great and don’t anticipate increasing the dose. ChopinLover
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    What are you thankful for this year?

    This has not been a very good year for me, with my awful accident in March and spending so much time and energy trying to get better physically, only to be sidelined again by depression. But I am very thankful for the friends who saw me through this hellish time and are still with me. And I am especially thankful that I am finishing the year strong and happy. I know I am lucky that everything didn’t turn out much, much worse for me. ChopinLover
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    New to Wellbutrin

    Hi Brian! I’ve also been taking generic Wellbutrin XL 150, since October 2. This is my first experience taking antidepressants, so I don’t have the depth and breadth of experience that some others might have. However, I can tell you what my experience has been. For the first week, I felt a little strange and spaced-out, especially for the first 5 or 6 hours after my dose. Later in the afternoon I felt a little better, but still kind of out of it. By the second week, the spaced-out feeling subsided, but I still didn’t feel great. I could tell I was a little more energetic than before, in the sense that I would get up off the couch and actually do household chores, but other than that, I didn’t feel too good. I remember that on approximately day 12, I went to a movie with girlfriends, but fidgeted and looked at my watch the whole time, wanting to leave and go back home. By the end of the third week, I started seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. For the first time since my depression set in, I actually started believing I was going to get better. By the time I had been taking it for 4 weeks, I was feeling pretty much like my old self again (hallelujah!). Now that it has been a little over two months, I am doing everything I was doing before and truly enjoying my life. It should be noted that I am retired, so I had the luxury of not being obligated to go to work or get out and do things I didn’t want to do (which was pretty much everything) while I was getting accustomed to the medication. I realize I was pretty lucky to start feeling good so early in the process. However, I was prepared to hang in there a few more weeks, so long as I didn’t feel absolutely miserable. Regarding side effects, I haven’t experienced the hot/cold thing. I was a little constipated early on, and still have to be careful to drink enough water. Also, my insomnia seems a little worse, but I’ve always been prone to spells of insomnia, so I’m not certain that it’s related to the Wellbutrin. I wish you luck and hope you are soon as happy as I am with this great medication. Let us know how it goes! ChopinLover
  4. Wrapped some Christmas presents and worked on a knitting project that will be a Christmas present when it is finished.
  5. Hello, Thistle! You will find a lot of support here. I love your name. ChopinLover
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    How Do You Feel Right Now #9

    I feel stopped-up and headachy because I’m catching a cold. Otherwise, I feel pretty good.
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    What did you drink last?

    Ginger ale
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    What Are You Reading?

    “The Younger Next Year Back Book” by Chris Crowley and Jeremy James.
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    How Is Your Weather Today? #17

    Sunny and cool.
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    What did you drink last?

  11. Rehearsed with a flutist I’ll be accompanying this coming Sunday afternoon. We are sounding pretty good.
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    How Is Your Weather Today? #17

    Unseasonably cold.
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    What did you drink last?

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    How Do You Feel Right Now #9

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    Post your day in 1 word.