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links1979
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16/03/2020 8:57 pm  

Been having some depression issues and my doc put me on this. I'm a fighter and was wondering if anyone had any experience of how it affects their timing and performance

Thanks
Jersey


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jboldman
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16/03/2020 9:15 pm  

no experience with zoloft. you might suggest bupropion as it dies not negatively affect sexual performance and acts as an energizer. it also does not seem to affect reaction time.

jb
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The impact of bupropion on psychomotor performance
by
Paul MA, Gray G, Kenny G, Lange M.
Defence Research and Development Canada,
Toronto, Ontario.
[email protected]
Aviat Space Environ Med 2002 Nov;73(11):1094-9

ABSTRACT
INTRODUCTION: The NDRI (noradrenalin-dopamine re-uptake inhibitor) bupropion SR (sustained-release) is marketed as Wellbutrin* for treatment of depression or Zyban as a smoking cessation aid. There has been considerable interest in the possibility of returning aircrew to restricted flying duties once stabilized on bupropion SR after resolution of depressive symptoms, or while taking bupropion SR for smoking cessation. This study was undertaken to determine whether bupropion SR affects psychomotor performance. METHOD: There were 24 subjects (18 men and 6 women) who were assessed for psychomotor performance during placebo and bupropion SR treatment in a double-blind cross-over in counter-balanced order. Each treatment arm lasted 5 wk. The daily bupropion SR dose was 150 mg during week 1, and 300 mg during weeks to 2 to 5. Subjects completed a drug side-effect questionnaire and were tested on two psychomotor test batteries once per week during each of the placebo and drug arms. RESULTS: There was no significant Impact of bupropion SR on serial reaction time, logical reasoning, serial subtraction, or multitask performance. With respect to drug side effects there was a main effect of drug on "number of awakenings" (p < 0.048), "difficulty returning to sleep" (p < 0.004), and "dry mouth" (p < 0.049). There was no impact of bupropion SR on dizziness. DISCUSSION: While we found some of the expected side effects due to bupropion SR, there was no effect on psychomotor performance. These findings support the possibility of returning aircrew to restricted flight duties (e.g., in non-fast jet aircraft) under close observation once stabilized on bupropion SR.


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links1979
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16/03/2020 9:42 pm  

Thanks JB. I found a similar one saying zoloft was okay too, but I think maybe I'll switch to wellbutrin right before competition. Thanks for researching that for me


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jboldman
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16/03/2020 9:59 pm  

good luck. btw, i speak from personal experience here as well.

jb


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HOTROCKS
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16/03/2020 10:25 pm  

I take Lamictal and Adderall .
Why ? Because the whole damn world is nuts and I'm the only sane person here .

(Bi-Polar)

PS: Endurance Athletics and Sports Specific Training
Strange place to post this topic .

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
- Albert Einstein


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HOTROCKS
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16/03/2020 10:45 pm  

Head injury linked to depression
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3370411.stm
ANGER AND DEPRESSION
http://www.tbiguide.com/angerdepress.html

My Veterinarian ( Physiatrist) says that he believes this is partly the cause of my problems.
And you being a fighter as well .
Could be .

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
- Albert Einstein


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Cowgirl
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16/03/2020 11:09 pm  

Hotrocks, that's interesting about the head injury article. I had a really bad horse wreck 4 years ago and it was my 5th and worh concussion.

I've been battling depression ever since but have yet to do anything about it. I keep thinking about going to a Doc, but figure it will eventually pass.


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CarpeNocturnum
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16/03/2020 11:28 pm  

Zoloft works amazing for me. And gives me a hard on that lasts forever. Biggest drawback is hypersomnia.


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arvel
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16/03/2020 11:51 pm  

Hi,
I took zoloft when I was in High school and one of the side effects was an increased appetite. I didn't gain weight though cause I was bulimic and everything I ate I threw up. I'm all better now though.


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