I want a new drug, one that won't quit.
January 23, 2013 4:16 PM Subscribe
Didn't take my meds for a few days, then started them up again. I am like a new person. What gives?
posted by cuppycake gumdrops to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Short story is that I've suffered mild depression on and off since my teens and I am in my 30s now. I had a baby girl a year ago and to prevent PPD, I went on Wellbutrin. I had taken it before and responded very well to it, much better than I had for other anti-depressants.
I had a rough first year with my daughter and had also quit my job to stay home with her. I felt like I did a crappy job of it and went back to work recently and am much happier.
My husband goofed while cleaning up a few weeks ago and he misplaced my medication. I couldn't find it and I was trying to avoid calling the doctor for a day or so because I was sure I'd find it. I ended up waiting maybe 4 days until I called, and then, naturally, I found it. I was SUPER grumpy when off the medication.
The thing is, ever since I started taking it again, I feel like a different person. Not only am I feeling pretty steady, emotionally, but I am actually doing things that I always had to fight with myself to do. For example, I am a lousy housekeeper. Cleaning up after dinner is like torture to me because I hate it and I spend the whole time just grumbly and angry and desperately telling myself I have to finish because that is what adults do and I don't want a dirty kitchen.
The last few nights, I've just been cleaning up right after dinner without a second thought, and even a few pleasant thoughts of, "how nice it will be when everything is clean!"
What the hell? Did the Wellbutrin stop working and since I took a break, it's working again? Do I need a dosage increase? Is it a placebo effect? Is it something else I am not thinking of? Seriously, I haven't felt this good in a really, really long time, even when I was consistently taking the meds.
I am on 150mg SR, twice a day. I will, of course, speak to my doctor about this.