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Unread 06-16-2017, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Thoughts about death while on Wellbutrin

I have been taking Wellbutrin for about two weeks now. My doctor prescribed it for my anxiety and depression. So far I have noticed I am more focused at work, which is great because attention problems is another thing I struggle with. However, I have also noticed something else. I have recently started having thoughts about what it is to die. I am not thinking about suicide and I do not want to do or anything. Actually, quite the opposite, it is really hitting me how scary the thought of not existing anymore actually is. I don't know why, but I have never really thought of death in this way before. I have always thought more about the moment of death, but never about the idea of my consciousness and everything I am just ceasing to exist or interact with the world. The thought actually gives me chills. Has anyone else experienced something like this?
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Unread 06-17-2017, 09:06 AM   #2
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psych drugs in general can contribute to stuff like this. could be worse. some 'experts' say that most psych drugs increase the risk of suicide, attempted suicide, and other forms of violence, across the board. special, huh?

I read a shrink's theory on why suicide rates often go up during the early period of antidepressant treatment. something about providing enough energy and such to "unmask" so-called "latent suicidality," before the psych drugs have started getting to the core of the depression. something like that, anyway...

im glad the wellbutrin has provided a bit of energy and focus. chemically, its more closely related to the stimulants than the other available options, which makes it a good choice for some people. i guess my only advice would be, of course, that if your thoughts keep turning towards death and such, you might want to get in touch with your doctor and see about trying a different treatment.
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Hi, Shadix. I think you need to tell your doctor.
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I also think you need to discuss this with your doctor.
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