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A little over a week ago. I had been taking 150 XL every other day per my doctor's instructions. Everything was fine initially (even when I went from 300XL to 150XL), but recently I've been feeling depressed and irritable. I can't tell if it's hormones, wellbutrin withdrawal or just plain old garden variety depression.
I have three-year-old triplets, and a very loving husband, and I really don't want to be this way around them.
I was feeling like I didn't need the medication anymore. I had been on 300 XL for about a year, and I recently decided I wanted to start tapering off. My doctor reduced my dosage from 300 XL to 150 XL, and it went fine. I did that for about a month. After a month, I took the 150XL every other day for two weeks. Then, I stopped. So are you saying I should be over the withdrawal symptoms?
I'd like to not be on anti-depressants long term, but seeing as I have a heavy parenting load, I will do whatever it takes to feel normal. Do hormones factor into this at all? Sorry if this is too-much-info, but it's the week before my period, so it might be PMS... although I didn't really have PMS symptoms when I was on the wellbutrin.
So could it be hormones, or should I talk to my doctor about resuming the wellbutrin?
Okay... that sounds like a good idea. Thank you so much.