Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 106422

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anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin

Posted by terra miller on May 14, 2002, at 21:03:39

ok, i know this has recently been discussed. but i wanted to ask it again for my own sanity (and probably denial issues.) anyway, so many times my mind just goes completely blank. i can't remember how to do anything, or someone will ask me what i did today and i don't have any idea. i am in therapy and dissociate- apparently.

i wanted to ask if this could be the wellbutrin??

i don't take anything else, except an occasional ambien or xanax both of which i haven't needed for quite some time.

thanks.

~terra

 

Re: anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin

Posted by yazzer on May 14, 2002, at 21:20:44

In reply to anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin, posted by terra miller on May 14, 2002, at 21:03:39

terra:

I don't know about Wellbutrin, but the "mind-blanking" episodes are a fairly common manifestion with my PD - similar to the derealization. I can be talking to someone and suddenly think, "what did I just say?" or driving home from work and say to myself, "How did I get here?" It's a momentary, but very disturbing, feeling. These things can lead to agoraphobic tendencies where one is afraideven to leave the house for fear of another episode. When in my "funk", I get this way and have to "fight" every morning to convince myself to leave the house. My guess is that what you are experiencing is just a symptom of the disease and not the med but, again, I have never taken Wellbutrin.

Thx,
Mike

 

Yes,you can hear the wind blowing through my ears! (nm)

Posted by Alii on May 14, 2002, at 21:25:13

In reply to anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin, posted by terra miller on May 14, 2002, at 21:03:39

 

Re: anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin terra miller

Posted by paxvox on May 15, 2002, at 20:33:03

In reply to anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin, posted by terra miller on May 14, 2002, at 21:03:39

Terra, I have been on Wellbutrin for almost 4 years now. I can't say it makes me pull a complete blank mind, but I do know that at times I have brain farts where I can't remember something I KNOW that I know. Generally, I can figure it out in a few seconds. Could be I'm over 40 too, who knows?

PAX

 

Re: anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin

Posted by katekite on May 16, 2002, at 20:54:12

In reply to anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin, posted by terra miller on May 14, 2002, at 21:03:39

Its ADD I guess in my case. No drugs needed.

Improves a lot with ritalin but not quite gone.

I do stuff like be in the middle of a sentence, then suddenly notice my hubby waiting as if he expects me to say something. Apparently there was no end to the sentence, and in fact I can't recall what I was saying at all. Sometimes a minute or two later it will flood back, but sometimes not ever.

Happens in therapy too, and my therapist has finally accepted (took him long enough) that its not a symptom of anything except my exquisite personality, LOL.

kate

 

Re: anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin katekite

Posted by terra miller on May 16, 2002, at 22:25:55

In reply to Re: anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin, posted by katekite on May 16, 2002, at 20:54:12

for me it's not so much not knowing a piece of information or the end of my sentence, as complete events. for example, i was in therapy tonight and my therapist made reference to our last meeting. nothing. i recalled absolutely nothing. blank. happens all the time like that. ugh!

terra

 

Re: i think i love you. . . ;o) (nm) katekite

Posted by Zo on May 18, 2002, at 4:41:17

In reply to Re: anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin, posted by katekite on May 16, 2002, at 20:54:12

 

ADD and Zoning Out katekite

Posted by IsoM on May 18, 2002, at 11:52:58

In reply to Re: anybody else's mind go blank/wellbutrin, posted by katekite on May 16, 2002, at 20:54:12

Don't you just love that ADD? Mine's ADHD (plus narcolepsy) & I'm always aware when I zone out. In the middle of the sentence, my thoughts seem to gel & my 'speech button' can't be accessed. It always happens when I'm starting to slow down from my ADHD into narcoleptic drowsiness - my mind will still be working but my physical side will want to desparately sleep. Like you, I can sometimes pull up what I was saying - but most times, it's gone for good.

For me, it seems to have certain traits in common with sleep paralysis. My mind is still functioning but I can't seem to make my body respond - I don't just quit in the middle of the sentence but stare straight ahead unmoving. I have to force myself to snap out of it & if it's possible to do so, stumble off for my pillow. If not, it means the start of 15-45 minutes of long drawn-out yawning & fuzziness.


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