Sunday, August 1, 2010

coffee ain't cuttin' it

Due to turning the ripe old age of 26, I no longer have insurance. The antidepressants I have been taking (Wellbutrin) cost me a mere $7.00 a month when comfortably insured; without that comfort, Wellbutrin costs $78.00. That's right, sugar plums-- a simple $71.00 more. What a bunch of crazy bull shiiiiii... I don't have any pills left, so I have had to stop cold tofurkey. Not pleasant in the slightest. Mostly I have felt suuuuper sluggish and a bit out-of-my-body-- like my soul is one step behind my body. Weird? Yeah. Oh, and I have also chewed my fingernails down to the quick. Neat! Here is a list of symptoms of Wellbutrin withdrawals. I suspect thou shalt not read the entire list, so I have made bold some of the symptoms I thought were the wackiest. You may just read the wacky ones if you wish. IF YOU WISH!!!

Wellbutrin Withdrawal Symptom List:
Anxiety
Dizziness
Fatigue
Muscle and joint pain
Jolting electric "zaps”
Tingling sensations
Vertigo
Gait disturbances
Restlessness
Tremors
Visual hallucinations

Headache
Insomnia
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Blurred vision
Sweating
Fever
Abdominal discomfort
Aggression
Sleep disturbance and insomnia
Nightmares
Vivid dreams
Flu symptoms and general malaise
Anorexia, agitation
Irritability
Confusion
Memory and concentration difficulties
Chills and hot flashes
Crying spells
Suicidal thoughts
Lethargy
Weakness
Myalgia

4 comments:

errin julkunen-pedersen said...

if you can still get into uvu's health center, they have free/reduced cost meds that you can get if you qualify. the only time i was ever to afford wellbutrin was when i was on the free meds program @ uvu. you should check it out (also: mexico?) good luck. sorry you are having to deal with this.

rachel said...

Is Spain like Mexico? If so, I will seriously mail you some.

meg said...

Thank you for your concern/help. It really means a lot. I am doing better-- my Dad is going to help me pay for the prescription. Soon enough I will be sane again. Well, maybe not SANE sane, but sane enough to function.

mrs. everything said...

everyone I know who tried to "kick the habit" had a TERRIBLE time. Good thing you have a sweet dad.