Sleepyandsober

Exhaustion

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Hi, can anyone offer guidance as to how long it took for the exhaustion to abate?

I am looking specifically for people who have discontinued the drug, not tapered.

 

Thanks!

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I suppose it depends how you define exhaustion.

the acute withdrawal period (where you're barely able to keep your eyes open through the day) could last any where from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. I remember this period as the "car nap" period as I'd use my lunch break to sneak naps during the day!

after that, it can vary wildly from one person to the next, but I remember quite suddenly not being able to fall asleep during my car naps any more. this was maybe around month 3 for me, but I would still be exhausted coming home and would fall asleep around 9PM every night. this lasted for probably longer than it should have (more exercise would have helped), but this lasted another 6 months or so.

I think toward the end of my first year is when I stopped feeling "exhausted" just being alive - I had enough energy to make it through the day, but still bad anhedonia and depression. that would dissipate over the 2nd and 3rd year for me.

hope this helps a bit (PS I was also on a low dose of Wellbutrin for the first 6 months or so).

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What a great answer to a tough question Sleepy Stupid. I wasnt sure how to respond. "It depends on how you define exhaustion".  At 15 months I started on Wellbutrin and it has helped lift a depression I didnt know I had. I have been taking it for two months and its really helped me with my "exhaustion".  I still have days of anhedonia and depression, but so so much better for the past 30 days. Quaility of Life is better. Its actually good. I dont feel like "Whats the point?" anymore. 20 years of perscribed adderall really sucked all the feel good chemicles and life energy right out of me. I didnt expect to feel better until after two years, but I think the wellbutrin may be making a big difference. Just wanted to put that out there. Everybody is different.

 

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