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I started taking Wellbutrin 12 days ago. I’m taking 150mg of XL each morning. So far, I’m not noticing anything overly positive.

I took Effexor for 2 years but stopped it over a year ago because it wasn’t helping. For the past 25-30 years I’ve dealt with depression, zero interest in anything, no motivation, blah blah but with the last 5+ years being brutal. Just descending lower and lower and lower with no hope or relief in sight. You all know how that goes.

I gave up on the meds like I say about a year or so ago. Then I visited my doctor for a physical about 6 weeks ago and the topic of mental health came up. I reluctantly told him that I have zero interest in life, hopelessness, worthlessness, ideation, and all that fun stuff. He suggested I get on meds as at least one course of action. We tried Lexapro. I took that for 4 weeks and it did nothing for me. As in zero. I wondered if I was even taking a med. So my doctor switched me to Wellbutrin.

I’ve been on Wellbutrin 150mg XL for 12 days now. So far nothing has changed about my mental state. I am getting pretty awesome dreams now, which is wonderful, so I know the med is doing something to me. But as for improving my mental state, nothing yet.

If Wellbutrin is going to help me, when should I expect to see positive effects?

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