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Wellbutrin and SH
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tnmist posted:
Has anyone heard of a connection between being on Wellbutrin and wanting to SH? I used to take it for years but was off of it for about a year or so, but the depression was getting so bad again that I decided to try it again. Now, not only is it not helping (about 6 weeks on it now), but I think I saw in passing somewhere this possible connection, and it never occurred to me that this current fight not to SH may be connected to a medicine. My PCP added Prozac to see if the combo will help the depression, and I made an appointment with a specialist (psychiatrist) to try to get some meds that work, but that appt. is about 3 weeks away yet.

It's getting harder and harder to function, and I don't know if wanting to SH is just because of what I'm dealing with right now and/or if the WB is causing it (or amplifying the temptation)...I will research it some more, but I just wanted to put it out there for food for thought.
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lovely_lemon_tree responded:
Well Misty, to be honest, I wouldn't be surprised. I was on Wellbutrin several years ago and I did have many urges to SH. Of course, I tend to have amplified urges to SH anyway. Sometimes, the extra stimulation of the medication causes SH urges.

If you're researching meds, and you're interested in another, have a look at Naltrexone. Supposedly, it interrupts the receptors that cause the pain/pleasure of the SH cycle and can help with it. If you're interested, you could bring it up the the pdoc to help with the SH stuff. I was on it but it never helped me. I know people it has helped though.
We must be the change we wish to see in the world. -- Mahatma Ghandi
 
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off_the_wall responded:
I took Wellbutrin years ago and it did help me and as a result while I was on it my SH. But it gave me bad headaches so I had to stop taking it. Medications affect people in different ways. If you think it's causing an increase in your feelings of SH then it's definitely something you need to discuss with your doctor.
 
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sittingbull594 replied to off_the_wall's response:
hi TN

I was wellbutrin for many years and it sometimes controlled my depression. They suggest often that medication be used along with therapy. I've learned that medicine helps 50% and the other 50% is us.

Therefore, that is why it's such a great idea to couple meds with therapy. Wellbutrin is one of the meds that doesn't dull you for depression and actually makes one a little more aware/alert.

With that said I agree with otw to discuss with doc. I was told about the naeltroxone too and heard that it was a good medication to be on for the urges of sh etc. I think It would be a good thing to check into.

hope things get better for you. (((((((TN)))))))
 
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tnmist replied to sittingbull594's response:
  • ***trigger below****

    Thank you LLT, OTW and SB for your responses. I appreciate your thoughts. I will try to update you after I see the pdoc and see what he has to say.

    Quite honestly, tonight I don't feel like fighting the feelings anymore. I am realizing for the first time in 1-/12 years after the memories started just how much my perp stole from me, and the total mess my existence has, has its roots planted firmly from all the abuses. Now that I am starting to believe my memories, perhaps I can begin to somehow untangle the mess that is my existence.

    Don't worry about me one iota. I avoid emergency rooms and don't care to add anymore scars of that nature. What does it matter anyway, because I don't think I matter.

    I know that must sound so pathetic. I'm just in a lot of pain tonight. I'm sorry.

    -Misty
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    mandybutterflykiss replied to tnmist's response:
    Misty,

    I can relate to you Sweet Sister. I have never felt I mattered either and one of my most difficult challenges is facing all that has been taken from me. My T and I are working on this but I must say it is a struggle and now that I'm feeling "feelings", I can say it brings up the urges to SH. She said this is the work...

    Here is a Book I am Currently Reading:

    Stolen Tomorrows by Steven and Abby Levenkron. It is Understand and treating women's childhood sexual abuse.

    Misty, YOU DO MATTER... To me... and I am certain to others here as well. You are not pathetic. You are strong and courageous. The lot you were dealt in life, to have made it this far, speaks volumes.

    Offering to you, gentle hugs from the wings of a butterfly.

    Gra'
    Bonnie
    Gra'

    Bonnie

    Life is the school, Love is the lesson.
     
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    tnmist replied to mandybutterflykiss's response:
    Thank you, Bonnie, very, very much. I will check into that book and appreciate the tip.

    -Misty
     
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    mandybutterflykiss replied to tnmist's response:
    Misty,

    You are most welcome.

    Hugs.
    Gra'

    Bonnie

    Life is the school, Love is the lesson.


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