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I know I haven’t made any personal updates for a while, I just haven’t been up to it. Plus there really hasn’t been anything new to report. My sleep time is still skewed at the 1am-9am slot. I’m awake by 7:30-8:00am, but I cower until 9 or so.

I’m 2 weeks into taking Wellbutrin XL, an anti-depressant. I’ve taken “plain” Wellbutrin before, without effect. I don’t know what they do to make XL different from the regular stuff, but they tout XL as having less sexual side effects. A couple of side effects that I am concerned about is loss of appetite and weight loss. I used to weigh 230, but I’m under 200 and still losing. It seems that I can’t drill holes in my belt fast enough.

The good news is I think this stuff is starting to work. The last time I commented on my Depression Scale, I was at a 6. I think I’m up to a 4 now. What I think is helping is I wasn’t very consistent with a morning Trileptal dose. I’m 100% compliant now, because I must take the Wellbutrin.

I think it’s working because I’ve done a lot today. I visited with a rocketry friend, did some rocketry shopping, then came back and did some rocketry stuff that I’ve put off for months. I’ve done more rocketry stuff today than I have done for almost the entire past year. I also cleaned a bird cage and swept up in the apartment. Normally I’d be having some closet time about now, but after finishing this entry I’m going to continue puttering with my rocketry stuff.

I can’t say I’m feeling good, but I’m feeling okay, and that’s good enough for today. I’ll go for good tomorrow.

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