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Re: Memory/stupidity

Posted by ellen on October 23, 1999, at 17:48:04

In reply to Re: Memory, posted by Rick on October 21, 1999, at 11:39:51

can have
> > profound effects on memory, but I'm not feeling especially depressed at the moment. I could be getting paranoid, but
> > the phone number lapse kind of jarred me. That's a definite first, and frankly, I felt like a bit of a dope. I'm a bit
> > worried because I'm a researcher, and my memory is one of those assets I can't do without. I've never been especially
> > great at memorization, but my ability to remember and recall information has never got me worried before. Now I'm a
> > little worried.
> >
> > Any thoughts? Suggestions?


I thought I was going crazy for awhile ... *laugh*
I would look for the word "cat" and come up with
dog or animal. I work as an editor/reporter/writer
so this is a problem.

Finally went to the pharmacist, who told me
that the prozac I was on had COGNITIVE effects.
(screws up your brain's ability to think).
Everything I've been on since has also impacted
my brain. Wellbutrin /bupropion is the only thing
I've been on that doesn't harm word retrieval.
It just lowers my IQ about 20 points. I'm slower,
dull, less able to make puns quickly,
find I miss sarcastic comments or leg-pulling.
It's annoying. I can be stupid or I can be suicidal.

Research apparently has been done to support this
general idea (word retrieval/cognitive impact of many
antidepressants) but it doesn't seem to be well

btw, I'm new here. Howdy.





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