July 4th, 2012
I don’t know, people. I don’t know.
It’s only been what, less than a week, since I’ve been on this stuff? No, it has been over a week because I got it last Sunday or Saturday.
I am not feeling this at all.
From an emotional standpoint, I do feel better. I do. But I also know that my depressive episodes are usually followed by calm – not mania, so I don’t think I am bi-polar – periods of content, so I can’t say for sure that it’s the Wellbutrin, or just a return to the norm that I would have gone through anyhow. I also had my period, and that’s always preceded by a period of sheer irritability and bitchiness, tears, and a tendency to reflect on anything remotely negative. At least I know this, although clearly it’s very easy to forget about it when I am riding the wave and in the moment. But I DO know. Somewhere deep in me, I know.
But physically? Not happy with it. Not happy at all.
Not that I didn’t have the heads up. The nice folks over at CrazyMeds, my new favorite website, prepared me for possible side effects, in no-nonsense layman’s terms:
“Strange body odor, sweating, nervousness and tremor. Basically Wellbutrin could make you look like the guilty party, so you better have a damn good alibi at all times in case some big, unsolved crime goes down.”
How freaking hilarious IS that? It’s funny as hell, and would be a lot funnier if I wasn’t experiencing EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.
Thank God, the strange body odor has not occurred (at least not that anyone’s told me – egads!), and the sweating has been no more than what I would expect in this INTENSE HEAT WAVE we’re having. But the nerves and the tremors? SPOT ON. I feel as though I have consumed a pot of coffee. And since I am guilty of enough things that I would tell you but then I’d have to kill you, me looking guilty is just…not a good look for me.
If this continues, I will have to stop. I can’t function like this. I feel like a crackhead. “Momma, I smoked the TV.”
Give me a holler if you can tell me what movie THAT line is from. First person to answer correctly wins a TV!
(Oh wait. I smoked it.)
- Prosecutors Allege Dr. Drew Was Paid to Talk Up Wellbutrin [Dr. Drew] (gawker.com)
- New Crazy Meds (drinkleidownpassout.com)
- GlaxoSmithKline Guilty, Fined $3B for Paxil, Wellbutrin Marketing (psychcentral.com)