Should I go back on Wellbutrin?
Find a Conversation
|Mon, 04-22-2013 - 12:03pm|
Hi, I'm new to this board, but not to ivillage. I have been on the chronic pain board talking about my issues. I'll try to make this as brief as possible.
~1988: Got in car accident, messed up back, did lots of exercising, went on to have two more children, living pretty normal life
~2000: Mother passed away, 4 months later I got mono (I was 37!) I was bedridden for 3 months, could not get over fatigue. Prescribed anti-depressants. Ended up taking Effexor and Wellbutrin
~2002: Fell and reinjured my back. Been in chronic pain ever since. Started taking Arthotec for pain. Received many injections, tried lots of things, nothing has helped a whole lot with pain.
~2011: Stopped taking Effexor because of high blood pressure, it helped going off of it, because BP went down
~2012: Talked to dr. about taking Cymbalta for pain. (went off of wellbutrin) 30 mg. didn't help much so went on 60 mg. gained 15 pds. during this process, pain is somewhat less, but the weight gain does not make me happy!!!!! I would rather be in pain, since it's not helping that much anyway!!
~2013: Cut back to 30 mg. of Cymbalta because of weight gain.
So, here I am. I'm on 30 mg. of Cymbalta daily. Haven't lost any of the weigh I've gained, so I am depressed about that. I am wondering if I should go back on Wellbutrin. It seems like I am more emotional being on the Cymbalta. I think the wellbutrin kept my moods more in check. We just had our first grandbaby, a girl, and we are elated! She is perfect! We don't live far from son and DIL, about 1 hr. and 15 min., but I know I'm not going to get to see her as much as I would like. Plus, my DIL is kind of difficult sometimes. She used to take Prozac but couldn't when she found out she was pregnant and can't take it now because she is nursing. So, you have a new mom who is emotional and a grandma wanting to spend more time with her grandbaby, sometimes not the best combination. Maybe I need to go on another board and talk about that! Anyhow, I just don't know if I'm just over emotional lately because of the new grandbaby or if the Cymbalta just isn't working for me. Since I didn't have the issue with the weight gain on the Wellbutrin and it seemed to do the job as far as keeping me from crying at the drop of a hat, maybe I should go back on it. WDYT? I appreciate any input. Thank you for reading.