I’m lying down in my car. I’m feeling awful. On top of the severe throbbing hurt in my heart from depression, I’m feeling my head dizzy, and sweating. I feel severe amounts of paranoia and My hands feel shaky. Dry mouth is the minor symptom.
There is a whole additional set of awful symptoms that usually surface when I try a new medication. Out of desperation from feeling awful with my debilitating depression, I looked forward to trying out Wellbutrin.
I took it slowly as I normally do when starting any med. 1/6 then 1/4 then 1/2. I didn’t experience much side effect so I went up to a full pill of 150 mg last night.
Today I’m feeling the effects. The most severe is the paranoia. It’s already too much to feel the agony of the depression pains in my heart and soul. Now this added chemical change in my brain causing paranoia is double trouble.
According to Wikipedia, Wellbutrin is a NDRI antidepressant.
NDRI = Norepinephrine Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor
These Reuptake Inhibitor drugs prevent absorption of specific neurotransmitters to the synapses so they can be made available to affect our mood. The theory is that neurotransmitters are responsible for controlling the way we feel. And depression is a shortage of certain transmitters. I plan on researching more and explaining to you about how they work.