A Noob's Guide to Wellbutrin
May 14, 2007 9:40 PM Subscribe
I have just started taking Wellbutrin. What should I be feeling?
I began taking 150mg of the Welbutrin generic (Bupropion) for anxiety once a day on Friday morning. I have never taken this kind of drug before, ever.
I am male and 36. I have what I think are typical anxiety symptoms: stress, feelings of worthlessness, feeling like a failure, being an asshole to my family, shortness of breath, depression, tinitus, some body tics, hopelessness, etc.
I have had no bad side effects at all, except for a slightly dry mouth. However, I wonder what the good stuff should feel like. What I have noticed so far has been the following:
Before, my mind felt like a box with a bunch of ping pong balls bouncing around in it. Now the box seems smaller (my mind seems less hyper).
Concentration seems easier.
The feelings of failure used to feel like they were coming from Marilyn Manson ("YOU FUCKING SUCK! YOU ARE SUCH A FAILURE! I FUCKING HATE YOOOOU!!!"). Now they are still there, but they are less often and they feel like they are coming from Mr. Rogers ("You fucking suck. You are a failure. Can you say failure? I thought you could, because you suck.").
Is this what I should expect? Because I really don't know what I should look for, I find myself wondering if it is possible that this medicine is actually Tic Tacs and I am just pulling myself up by my bootstraps, ignoring negative thoughts, because I the medicine has some powerful placebo effect.