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Cloudy thinking, not focused? Bupropion?

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Oct 7

Suffering from PCOS, insulin resistance and fibromyalgia. It has gotten really bad now that I am in my 30s.

Anyone in a similar boat? What do you do? Been to a few doctors and was prescribed Buproprion. The stimulant helps as long as I take it in time - it usually hits me 2-3 hours after taking it. Example: One at 7am and aother dose at 12pm just to get through the day. One before going to bed just so I can get out of bed the next day.

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  • Intel ³ⁿ
    Can explain what exactly Buproprion was prescribed for? Do you know if it has any side effects? I have same problem - cloudy thinking, find it extremely hard to focus.
    Oct 76
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      5nmmore
      It’s an antidepressant that can be helpful with fibromyalgia.
      Oct 7
    • Microsoft / EngTier 1
      Bupropion is prescribed primarily as an antidepressant or to quit smoking.

      It works in a similar way to Adderall. They both are reuptake inhibitors of dopamine and norepinephrine (aka adrenaline), however the balance between how those two neurotransmitters varies between these drugs.

      Bupropion will make you focused and confident.

      Bupropion gave me dry mouth, dry eyes (no big deal other than I couldn’t wear contacts and take it), some crazy paranoid thoughts about the Chinese secret agents spying on me (although I could easily tell they were crazy thoughts. Wtf brain?!) and made me very confident, almost uncomfortably so. I started yelling at scammers in the street who were trying to get money from tourists.

      For the time it did work though, it was like a magical cure for depression and focus.

      It starts working just after (30m on an empty stomach) you take the pills, and stops working later that day.
      Oct 7
    • Intel ³ⁿ
      Thanks
      Oct 8
    • Intel ³ⁿ
      @Tier 1 thank for the details. The side effects sound bad though I am tempted since I've been struggling within depression and inability to focus.
      Oct 8
    • Microsoft / EngTier 1
      The side effects really aren’t that bad compared to how well the drug works.

      One of the great things about bupropion is that you can just try it and know whether you like it within a week.

      The first time I took it was fairly different to the 2nd time, etc.
      Oct 8
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      Yeah, it's really weird how it only works for a few hours you take it, although the half life is said to be 12+ hours.

      It is actually day and night difference. Saved my job, actually.
      But I just feel it's not enough to drive me to study hard and find a better job with better TC.
      Oct 8
  • Microsoft Silica
    Keep your weight in check. Eat more protein. Work out at least 3 times a week for 40 mins or more preferably weight training.
    Oct 71
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      The funniest thing is that I just stopped dating a vegan because of this. And now, I can't get myself to eat animals on a daily basis. 😭

      Joined Optavia program and am trying to find low carb, vegan/vegetarian cookbook. 😁 And have started doing 10k a day. Used to swim 3 days a week, but just lost interest. :/
      Oct 7
  • Microsoft / EngTier 1
    Bupropion is an amazing drug.

    I took it for a few months.

    Unfortunately in some people it just stops working someday. Sometimes after a few months, sometimes after a few years.
    Oct 71
    • Microsoft wfjf579311
      It worked for me for a while. If was a miracle when I started taking it. I’ve since stopped taking it and am hoping to start again soon with the same effects as before.
      Oct 8
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    5nmmore
    Are you overweight? If you are, try taking Phentermine to lose weight, it will help with PCOS and the insulin issues.
    Oct 70
  • Amazon Aovy20
    Try a low-carb keto-style diet.
    Oct 70
  • eBay / EngJarjarjava
    Yikes, a friend had surgery for that. Make sure you're getting 8 hours of sleep opportunity per night too, sleep deficit leads to insulin resistance, low immune response, cognitive issues, cardiovascular issues, etc.
    Oct 70
  • Monster uuuoooaaa
    Have your docs considered Gabapentin? Less drowsy, helps also with nerve pain/fibro
    Oct 80
  • Intel ³ⁿ
    Try minimizing dairy
    Oct 70

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