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Has Anyone Taken Wellbutrin And Lost A Relationship?

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I took wellbutrin for the sole purpose of helping me to quit smoking. I had a good job and a great girlfriend and felt the time was right to use my health insurance to go to a doctor and get a medication to help me quit the habit. I had always told myself if I was ever in a great relationship, I would quit, so as to be healthy for those who may count on me. Obviously, Carrie was the person that I felt deserved my health and well being, someone I always wanted to be around and be around for a long time. So I got the medication and started taking it. Within a month we were broken up: I have never been arrested or even been issued so much as a speeding ticket, and would never ever hurt a fly, but after smashing several possessions (I would never ever touch her obviously) in a fit of rage, I was arrested, and rightly so, for domestic violence. Two weeks later, I found out Carrie had already started dating someone barely 21 years old (she is 32) who had no job, no car, no money but did have an arrest warrant out for him. This news shocked me and I instantly and impulsively took bought an entire bottle of sleeping pills and a mountain dew and then used the soda to swallow all the pills. Evidently, I became very delirious, called Carrie, called her band manager and called my boss to tell her I wouldn't be coming in the next day (I have no recollection of any of this whatsoever). Three days later I woke up from a coma apparantly caused by both the sleeping pills and a massive siezure. I am wondering if anyone has taken an anti depresant for non depression reasons and had a relationship ruined because of it? I was on Wellbutrin, and though I read the warnings of "hostility and suicidal thoughts" I didn't think I was actually going through those when they were happening. It was all so unreal. It's been well over a year, and I'm trying to put it all together (I've been off all depression medication since and have also quit smoking the natural cold turkey way). I'm trying to see why I acted this way--like I say, it was unreal, I still can't believe it actually happened. Has anyone else lost a loved one, a job, a life because of non depression related anti depresants? I know the warnings are there, but was what I went through severe or is it more common?

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I'm so sorry this happened to you.

Of course, your best source of advice would be your doctor. It could be that your hostile outburst was a side effect of the medication. I know you can't go back and change things but, if you and your girlfriend had been aware of this side effect maybe a trip to the emergency room would have been the best solution or at least, a call to the doc.

Her reaction sounds really impulsive. People make bad choices when they are upset and not thinking straight. Then again, maybe you discovered that her maturity level was not good for a stable, long term relationship. (Just a guess and opinion on my part).

Your response with the sleeping pills sounds like another impulsive choice. There were serious outcomes for you, from that choice.

Also, mixing meds (like sleeping pills) with any other chemicals (including alcohol) without instructions from your doctor can cause very, very serious side effects.

I hope things will look up for you. Possibly, someone with a similar experience will post and have some helpful information for you. Congrats on the quitting smoking!!

Take good care of you--

Aerial

Edited by Aerial

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I did get more irritable on WB when I was at 150 mg/day, not as bad as you, but irritable. Doc was trying to get me up to 300 mg/day but I quit due to just being more p####d off at the world. I had been on WB a couple of years before this and my wife said she could see a positive difference in me, but I couldn't see it then so I quit . Now a few years later, I'm on Effexor now and I think its helping. Back to your question: The level of your reaction is probably severe, but, not uncommon I think.

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Hi. I was just wondering... What ever happened with you? Did anything work out? 

I didn't realize this until very recently, but four years ago I took Wellbutrin to quit smoking and within six weeks, I ended a twelve year relationship - whom I'd met and fallen in love with when I was 16 years old - the father of my children - my soulmate - my husband - and started dating a 20 year old. ***??? How many times have I thought 'what the f was I thinking?' and how I've tried to justify it and move on, but can't... I just connected the dots. I remember my quit date was Jan. 12th. I told him I wanted a divorce just days before Valentines Day. And I didn't quit taking the Wellbutrin because I had no idea I wasn't acting normal. After a few years and a few attempts at Wellbutrin to quit smoking, I realized that Wellbutrin makes me crazy. The time line fits and I know that's what happened before. 

Like a complete personality change?

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Me and my wife been married for 19 years last year round July we we started having just a few problems we've been through it before different things we've always been able to work through it we've been through so much so many hardships and made it through and always been there for each other. She had started a new job maybe a year or so before and some of the girls there we're going through divorces and they take some sort of antidepressant and told her that's what she needed to help her out so she went to the doctor and started out on Prozac and we're and was so emotionless she was just like empty I was finally able to get through to her how was making her act and be, so she decided to stop it took her forever to come off Prozac she was on such a low dose and she was still having withdrawal feelings for weeks then immediately went to the doctor and started taking Wellbutrin in the beginning it's seen better because it was she was so bad from Prozac anything was better than empty shell she was. She's I noticed she was getting really angry really easy had a lot of silly things but I didn't pay much attention she's always been a little hot-headed. All sudden loss all over sex drive started acting really strange she was talking a lot about our stuff all the sudden when she never would share with anyone before she felt find me singing it to the world I think after Wellbutrin all the sudden it was like I was an enemy, in the anger she would feel towards me and only me she started acting different towards the kids our kids a little bit just being short and saying little things that she just would never do started having a lot of anxiety started acting really almost paranoid and the next thing I know she served me with an injunction in thought I was trying to come after her follow me around all kinds of crazy things and none of it was true. It seems when she's talking to people at work and they say something about how I am or something I'm doing and they don't even know me and are never around me it's like she believes it and the longer it goes on the more she believes it seems like to me now we're getting divorced she won't let me see my youngest daughter she won't answer my call I've been able to get through to her a couple times and we we'll start talking again and be okay 4 week month I just a couple days the other time it's like a light switch she needs space I give her all this anxiety and it's just not her it's just not my wife there anymore the medicine has changed her and every way almost.. I tried talking to her doctor and he didn't want to hear anything I said I told her there's no way Wellbutrin cause any of those side effects an overdose from 150 to 300 and everything went into overdrivewe're still not divorced because every time we getting close to agreeing on everything she does something and gets mad about something and shuts it down and won't talk to me keep my daughter from me it's not living a nightmare in the twilight zone sometimes I'm trying to figure out what to do if anybody has any ideas of what can help me feel free let me know if you try this medicine no this is a possibility be careful this is ended family and 19 years of marriage my whole family split now

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