What should I experience after 5 weeks using Wellbutrin 300mg?
After struggling with depression for 5 years, only seeing my GP and using interim drugs such as cylift 20mg and then paxil 20mg , I went to a psychiatrist 4 months ago. He did
not give me a formal diagnose, but mentioned the terms "major depression" and "dysthymia
" during our session. He started me on Cymgen 60mg for 6 weeks, but after severe headaches changed me to Wellbutrin 300mg. I am no longer sleeping
during the day but I still lack motivation and energy. I feel "flat", empty and sad
and have an intense feeling of missing someone. Although I am not sleeping anymore I still stay in bed and don't perform crucial duties such as taking my son to school, getting dressed etc. At times I feel numb and prefer not to talk, having suspicious thoughts about other people - thinking they do not listen or think I am not making sense.
My expectancy of Wellbutrin was that it will give me energy, motivate me and lift my mood. What could the problem be? Is it to soon to see the positive effects of this drug or could my dosage be wrong, or should I be using another drug in combination with Wellbutrin? I see from research that other people use a cocktail of medication, could this be what I need and why do doctors prescribe multiple anti-depressants?