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Got the base for this icon from basicbases, which has been extremely useful for helping me fill up some icon space. I've got 38 now. But I've got room for 100. I wish I had more time to sit in front of Photoshop.

Just so this isn't a GIP

Enjoying cooking again. Less bothered by little daily annoyances. Higher energy. Improved "friskiness" (ahem).

Unlike the SSRIs I've taken in the past, Wellbutrin doesn't seem to make me want to sit still and avoid physical activity. That was always an issue with Prozac and Zoloft. I would feel emotional much better, but even as I felt more motivated to handle mental tasks, I felt my desire to get up and move sort of melt away.

Perhaps Wellbutrin acts more directly on neurochemistry than SSRIs do? The last I read (and admittedly, it was a pretty out-of-date article) nobody was really sure how it worked. But it certainly feels just a little speedy. And it feels as if it has kind of announced its presence with a fairly sudden and marked effect on me, in contrast to how SSRIs always creep up slowly, making tiny and subtle changes.

At any rate, I feel good today.

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_blackjack_
Sep. 16th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
Perhaps Wellbutrin acts more directly on neurochemistry than SSRIs do?

It doesn't modulate serotonin to a significant degree. It's actual mechanism is still kind of obscure, but the current best guess is that its primary metabolites modulate norepinephirne and (to a lesser extent than originally thought) dopamine. So yeah, it works on the same general neurotransmitters as speed, albeit in a different fashion. It does also tend to kick in more quickly.
fenriss
Sep. 16th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
its primary metabolites modulate norepinephirne and (to a lesser extent than originally thought) dopamine.

Huh. So zippy and happy, I guess. Hope it lasts. Without, you know, killing my liver or making me have seizures something.

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