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I'm beginning my 3rd week now. Here's an update:

Gastrointestinal problems have subsided. Maybe some constipation, but nothing like a week ago.

Appetite is nearly non-existent. Wellbutrin/Zoloft.. not a good combo if you want to gain weight. I forget to eat. Sometimes going on 1-2 meals a day.

Sex: Libido seems low, might be because my anxiety is worse. An erection and orgasm are still possible and feel better than normal, but an orgasm takes a long time, sometimes I get bored and do something else.

Anxiety is 10x worse. I am very introverted and feel like I did before I began taking wellbutrin (it helped with that a lot). I feel reluctant to talk/socialize, and find it very hard to smile. My smile looks obviously fake/fatigued - not a problem I had before taking Zoloft, except during severe depression years back.

Headaches, dizziness and teeth clenching are the same as last week. BAD. It feels like there's a knot in my head and I find myself popping aspirin/klonopin every other hour when I want to get work done.

I'm easily distracted by random thoughts, easily zone out, and can't seem to get my brain to behave/relax. Meditation is damn near impossible.

No cognitive problems except maybe some short term memory loss, but that's more likely due to the increased anxiety. Actually, some cognitive functions seem to have improved compared to my regular anxious self... math, chemistry, programming, etc, have become interesting and fun again, but they were more interesting and I was faster being just on Wellbutrin. It's great for depression/ADD and has very few side effects (for me). I love it and would probably take it even if I was 100% healthy (many people do).

Very restless! Even my friends noticed it. I keep shifting my position and moving my legs when sitting. Due to increased anxiety perhaps. This + the headaches are the worst symptoms as of now.

I feel worse as the day goes on. Mornings are great, afternoons are annoying, and evenings usually consist of me pacing back and forth with racing thoughts. I take Zoloft before bed, so I guess it wears off at night?

I feel like I'm lost. I missed a lot of things on my calender, have tons of work to get to, deadlines, etc.. but no idea where to begin. It seems overwhelming, because everything piled up from the past two weeks, since I wasn't able to accomplish much with all the side effects.

One interesting tidbit is that the past feels very far away. I.e., yesterday feels like it happened a week ago. Maybe short term memory isn't the only thing affected?

(Average weight and height, and taking 50mg/day Zoloft and 300mg/day Wellbutrin SR. This was my starting dose.)

Thanks for the replies George/Kay. Good luck to you.. argh, I was clenching my teeth while writing this post.





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