Hindsight is 20/20, isn’t it?
The fog of anger is clearing and I’m seriously considering whether this medication I’m taking is the reason for many of my recent complaints. I never considered this possibility because I heard Wellbutrin is low on side effects.
I’m opening my eyes to the possibility that the Wellbutrin has been causing me to feel irritability, anger and hostility. I haven’t had such extreme anger since I was 15 years old. I’m one of the calmest people you will meet. When I’m confronted with an argument I usually ask, “Why are you feeling so angry?” I get calmer the more someone else gets worked up. That has not been the case for the last few weeks, since around the time I increased the Wellbutrin to 150 mg. Even just 2 days on a lower dose has reduced my irritability. What a relief!
Next, I question whether this Wellbutrin is causing nasal stuffiness and extreme headaches. I’m experiencing the worst headaches ever and it seems like it began around the time I got on this medication. The headaches are accompanied by sinus pain so they are not my typical migraine. I’ve been on antibiotics for about 24 days in the last 2 months. Over a month ago, my doctor put me on a prednisone taper due to a headache that wouldn’t quit. Then, when the steroid didn’t work, my doctor gave me Tylenol 3 for the head pain. This is unusual for me. I get migraines and sinusitis but never in such an untreatable way. All of this is adding up to suspiciously look like side effects from Wellbutrin.
I wrote in my previous post that I would start Cymbalta but I had one of those nasty headaches at 3 am. There was no way I was going to mess my head up with a new medication today. Now, I’m rethinking what I’m going to do with regard to antidepressants. I will stay on the 100 mg Wellbutrin SR for now because abruptly ending any antidepressants is not a smart move.
I need time to think all of this through. Big Sigh.