process of elevation

You may remember that I started Wellbutrin last week, possibly because I posted a long, involved rant about it (which did not, surprisingly enough, include links to the manufacturer’s website, the Wikipedia page and the article on Mental Health dot com – but rest assured that I read them all, and several more besides).

spinThe first couple of days were…not good. Bad, in fact. The first day I felt like a zombie and couldn’t speak without slurring my words (fun!), and I felt a little bit like I was on acid, only without the speed. Oh, seratonin! You jokester, you! The second and third days I was…well, the words wildly overemotional would not be out of place in a description of my mood. My mantra was “It’s supposed to get worse before it will get better,” alternating with “THE MEDS AREN’T WORKING AND WHERE ARE MY ANXIETY PILLS?”

I’m feeling better now, thanks. Just in time to up my dose! So this weekend should be a mood-altering extravaganza. I almost don’t want to take more of the medication, since the half dose seems to be doing okay and I’ve only just gotten past the dry mouth, which was annoying. But I’m game. If I’m going to do the antidepressant thing, I may as well go whole hog.

Speaking of whole hog: I jumped headlong into my WIP manuscript last night and ended up writing 2500 words. Woot!

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4 thoughts on “process of elevation”

  1. Oooh, I’d be interested to read the UK Wellbutrin stories! I’m not at *all* cracked out, so it might be scaremongering…then again, if I have too much caffeine I fall asleep, so clearly I am a freak of nature. 🙂

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  2. Hey, hope it’s all going well and you’re not too much of a crankhead. Did you know that in the UK there was a huge scaremongering story about Wellbutrin? I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice it to say, it was a stunning example of the moral-panic-public-government-nanny-state-disinformation-service in fine working order!

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