Honestly, I went crazy on it, mood swings and all. I actually grounded my daughter for rolling the dice off the board when playing monoply, and as my wife was calming my daughter down, I began crying at a candybar commercial. She called the doc that night and I was immedately taken off it. But, that does not happen to everybody.
I've been on it (actually generic Bupropion) for several years now. It has definitely had a positive effect on my life, both in reducing depression and improving my general mood. I have not experienced any ill effects that I attribute to Wellbutrin.
i was on it many several years ago and it started out working well but eventually i had my first, and one of the worst, panic attack(s) i've ever had!! i didn't know it at the time, didn't even know i was suffering from anxiety/depression, but now having been diagnosed w/ exactly that and looking back, that's exactly what it was...
I've been on Lexapro 20 mg for a year and it has greatly improved my anxiety and depression. While I have learned to better cope with my anxiety and depression through behavior modification, I do believe that anti depressants are definitely needed because we sometimes cannot even think straight to adapt healthy coping mechanisms. Good luck to you and I'm proud you are not ashamed to ask for help!