Alcohol makes me depressed, when it didn't before. Aging, or Wellbutrin?
February 1, 2014 9:15 AM Subscribe
As I age, I've noticed a trend: The older I get, the less it takes for me to feel depressed after a night of drinking. Like, not just hungover, but in a generally terrible mood. In my college days, I would naturally feel hungover after drinking a bit too much at a party, whereas having a glass or two of wine wouldn't make me break a sweat. These days, if go overboard I am basically dead to the world for the next two, even three days; but what surprises me is that even having 1-3 drinks with friends turns me into a mess the next day. It seems that no matter how little I drink I wake up groggy, in low spirits, and don't really feel like doing anything - God forbid I have to work the next day. I am usually a pretty happy person, and it was never this bad even a decade ago. These days, if I get invited to have a drink with friends, I often times turn them down since I know that even one drink could might a mood swing that could last days.
posted by BuddyBoo to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am on a small dose of antidepressants, but have been since my college days with no problems so I don't know how that would factor in. I was recently put on a different one than before to help with energy (I was switched from zoloft to wellbutrin). Is this a fixable problem, or does this naturally happen to some people as they age? Has anyone solved or learned to live with a similar problem? Or could the Wellbutrin be the problem?