To begin with, anti-depressants do not work like other medication that you are familiar with. If you take an aspirin for a headache, you expect to feel a lessening of your symptoms in 30-60 minutes. Anti-depressants work by stimulating the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus region of the brain, and their connections. Brain cells in this region can become damaged or destroyed by stress hormones such as cortisol. Promoting the growth of these new brain cells take time. Generally, one will see degrees of improvement over a 3 to 12 weeks period of time and beyond.
It is very important that you understand that the Wellbutrin you have been taking for the last 10 days are so, has not even had a chance to work yet. You need to give it time, lots of time. One learns patience when starting an anti-depressant.
Also, please understand this. When one starts on an anti-depressant that deals with serotonin receptors, like Wellbutrin does, serotonin levels in the brain increase immediately. This actually will temporarily increase anxiety levels in many people. This is a side effect, and will normally decrease over a period of a few weeks, as the body adjusts to the medication.
I was started on Celexa some 5 months ago. During the first few weeks, my anxiety went through the roof. As I mentioned, this is a normal side effect. On day 16-17 of my treatment, my anxiety diminished and returned to baseline. I saw a decrease in my depression at around 3 weeks, and didn't see a decrease in my baseline anxiety until around week 10 of my treatment.
Don't stop the Wellbutrin my friend. Give it time, time, time.
If you have more questions, ask away.
The very best to you, Decker!... Chuck