Hi my doctor has me on 225mg effector, 150 XL Wellbutrin, and Adderall 30 mg 1 tab twice a day. Well I'm still suffering from depression and it is really bad. I wouldn't do anything to myself but I want to die. I can't describe this depression, I feel hopeless and helpless. Overwhelmed so many emotions that I just can't stand it. Has anyone ever had this and if so what did you do to help it. Thank you so much for reading my post. I am very desperate for advise.

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  • The Adderall and effexor a very long time. Wellbutrin 8 weeks.

  • We just moved and I'm waiting on the referrals to go through that my primary care physician put in for me. Unfortunately they take a while.

  • Thank you very much for your support!

  • lilaclil is correct. I take a low dose of generic Wellbuton in the morning, with Cymbalta. The Wellbuton was added, but did not feel much different for number of days.

    Are you home alone at this moment?

  • No my husband and son are here but they don't understand what I'm going through.

  • It doesn't matter if they don't understand, they love you and understand that you are hurting right now. They can hold you and talk to you softly and just be with you, and let you know tomorrow will come, and that you are not alone.

    Please try to just tell them you need them now and see what happens....I think you will be very surprised. Go ahead, go to them. I'll be here awhile. You are their wife and are loved.

  • Thank you!

  • To answer your question, yes some of us have felt the way you have described yourself now, but we got better. It does get better. The medication offers a band-aid to help stabilize us so we can learn how to deal with these feelings and live a much better life.

    If you are alone, will you please just call someone so you can hear a human voice? Or keep in touch with us.

    There is always someone somewhere in the world reading posts on this venue and replying to posts. Just keep talking to someone on your phone or with us for awhile.

    Think you need to reassured that someone is listening to you and cares. And you will feel better but will take time for the medication to help.

  • Thank you very much for your support!

  • You sound like I'm going somewhere. I'm not. I told you I would be here for awhile, and I will.

    I needed someone today, and people on this venue responded. Now it's my turn to be here for you for awhile.

    That's the way it works, yes? :)

  • Yes 😁

  • Ok. :)

  • You are never alone Densav... we are all here for you. ❤️

  • Hi Densav,

    I am on two of the same meds plus I take clonazepam 2mg three times a day and it helps somewhat. But Wellibutrin is one that either works for you or against you I would go back to your dr and tell him/her. I have been battling now for three months to try to get my meds to work and currently still am having difficulties with my anxiety and depression. I think I have been on everything out there or it feels that way just because I seem to go through this every ten years my meds just stop working and it takes months to get them back under control so they work for me. I'm currently trying to find things that help me deal with it one place that seems to make all my worries go away is the beach its a private one so I am always alone when I go and I just pick beach glass and watch the waves. Its hard to find that happy place when you feel like this and I can't drive so I have to have my boyfriend take me. I cry the whole way there because leaving the house is so hard for me to do but once I'm there I am fine. Its just getting there that kills me inside because its a half hr drive that is too much time for my brain to do nothing.

  • Yeah that is why my doctor put me on Adderall cause nothing was working. This is my second round of Wellbutrin. The Adderall works sometimes but that depression and anxiety has a way of sneaking out. My family has to beg me to go to the movies. I can't stand to be boxed in by people it makes my anxiety go through the roof. I would just rather stay home in my bed and sleep. Thank you for sharing. I think I might give the beach a try.

  • Hello Densav, sorry for all that you are going through. You are in a terrible situation of feeling hopeless, its the worst case that attacks almost everyone with depression and anxiety, it attacked me a week ago and I went insane, slept the whole day, felt useless, unwanted, a problem to people, and to make it worse people around you cannot understand you however much you explain. But I woke up and said let all these thoughts be history, am now new, have a future and in place to serve people, I gained hope slowly and energy came back and now though still depressed, am working towards my targets. Have been appointed to minister in a certain cathedral tomorrow but thoughts come to me that they have not yet discovered what you are but once they discover you no one will ever appoint you again. That again puts me on tension that time will reach when am totally isolated from the society but let us push on we don't know what tomorrow brings

    Delete those thoughts now and start afresh okay?

  • Thank you! I will try!

  • Hi

    Sorry you haven't been feeling good I've been feeling the same so I understand what your going through. Have a look at cbt self help on the Internet there's some really helpful stuff on there and you can work at your own pace. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Still waiting on my referral. I really need to get into someone bad. These feelings are getting so overwhelming. I have so much to do around my house and I can't make myself do it. I had to have my son go grocery shopping for me. I just can't function.

  • I was on exactly the same meds plus clonazepam. My Dr took me completely off everything except clonazepam and put me on 37.5mg of effexor since everything else wasn't working. I've gone through a few months of help to get here but getting off 150mg of wellabutrin, adderal and 187.5mg of effexor down to 37.5mg of effexor and clonazepam seems to be working at the moment. But it scared me going from taking 4 Anxiety and depression meds to taking 2. It's been a huge journey but for me today I woke up and I feel like going out of my house. All these meds weren't working for me but it seems that the more he gave me the worse I felt. But for me sometimes med changes make me feel good for a week or so then stop. But I'm going to run with feeling good for today.


  • Yes the same for me a week or so and nothing. This is the worst I've been. I do not want to leave my house. My husband is in the military and we are on our 6th move. I feel like I have hit a wall. Overwhelmed, hopeless, depressed, anxiety, and I just want to walk away from everything. If it wasn't for the Adderall I probably would never get out of bed. I glad things are turning around for You! It is always nice to see that there is hope.

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