I wonder if there is any similarity between what it feels like to have Depression and what it feels like to have ADD or senile dementia. The inattentive piece is certainly a factor in ADD. And the short term memory difficulties might resemble "senior moments."
Today I have felt much less fuzzy. Much more clear. And it even seemed to be in terms of vision. Almost like I had been wearing glasses with the wrong prescription before and now I have corrected that problem.
I fit into a skirt today (one of my favorites: a Frida Khalo print cotton A-line that I made years ago) that hasn't fit me in about three years. I am no longer trying to lose weight and just focusing on the brain health. But I have found that I am no longer self-medicating with sugar to get my pitiful amount of neurotransmitters buzzing. And so I am naturally getting back to a "healthy weight." The weight I am when I am healthy.
I guess bupropion is also used to treat obesity as well. I wonder if the weight loss is a side effect of the medication or a side effect of decreasing the amount of sugar because the need to feed the brain isn't there... or a side effect of the fact that it increases energy levels and allows people to have more activity. Do they know?
So far, aside from the dehydration I am liking the bupropion. I am drinking more water and being careful not to overheat. I am also looking for a car with air conditioning before next summer. It's a pity we chose the van with the great motor (mechanic said it could go another 200,000 miles) but with a mysterious leak in the AC that would cost more to fix than the car is worth. On the hot days I long for the poorly built Ford Windstar with the awesome air conditioning.
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