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  1. Thanks everyone for the replies. I tried CBT once but I don't think the therapist was very good. For example, when I asked how she might treat my anxiety, she said, "well, one thing we'll try is we'll put you in a chair and spin you around. This will make you dizzy, just like an anxiety attack, and by simulating the anxiety attack here in the office, we can address it." I was like, what the hell are you talking about? I don't get dizzy when I have an anxiety/panic attacks. I feel waves of impending doom and undescribable fear, not dizziness. Needless to say, I didn't go back to her. But, maybe I'll look into it again. Thanks.
  2. Hi, I've been dealing with severe anxiety and what I can only describe as a loss of a sense of self every day for almost four years now. This is a 24/7 thing. Sometimes it's in the foreground and I'm pretty much debilitated and sometimes it's in the background and I can more or less function, even though I still don't feel anywhere near right. As you can imagine, this is also very depressing, so on top of the original anxiety, I also feel despair and hopelessness that I'll ever truly understand my experience or get free of it. I've been in therapy for this wretched thing for almost four years now, too, and I've tried various medications with very little success. But more and more, I'm feeling enraged that this is my life, that this is what my life has become...this nightmare that I wake up to everyday and still don't really know why. It's not anger at anyone in particular. It's anger about my situation, which is completely and utterly frustrating. Who am I supposed to get angry at? So the result is that I feel like I'm going to explode with anger about the fact that I'm constantly feeling awful. Does anyone else experience this? I don't know what to do. I feel like I'm at the end of my rope with this experience, having tried everything I can think of to understand it and move beyond it. I feel like what's the point of trying anymore if nothing improves my situation? Thanks for any feedback. Red
  3. I've been on Bupropion for just over two weeks and it has killed my libido. It has also messed up my sleep and has also made me angrier. I'm thinking of quitting this drug.
  4. Hi all, I'm very confused. 9 days ago I started taking 150mg of what I thought was Wellbutrin. Well, the bottle says "bupropion HCL XL 150MG" but when I looked up the pill online, based on it's markings, it seems to actually be something called "budeprion." So what exactly am I taking here? I know it's a generic version, but how do I know it's as good as the brand name version? I ask becuase so far all I have experienced is nasty side effects, including: extreme agitation, anger, terrible head fog, lousy sleep, awful dreams, major anxiety, feeling disconnected from the world like I'm wearing an old fashioned diving bell, and the death of my libido. And my depression/anxiety is no better. Could this have something to do with taking some generic as opposed to the "real" stuff with the brand name? I'm trying to "ride out" the side effects in the hope that this stuff will actually help me feel better, but this is kind of rediculous, taking something that makes me feel a million times worse. I've read a few people say that taking the brand name Wellbrutin has made all the difference. I'd love to hear what others have to say about this. I'm dealing with major depression, and all I want is something that will provide enough relief from feelings of despair and hopelessness that I'll be able to do the work I need to do in therapy. So far, this has been elusive, having tried a handful of SSRIs, also with no success. Thanks for any feedback, Red
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