Tuesday was 2 months on Wellbutrin and it is still working.
When I get into hyperfocus mode I know it now. That is huge for me. Knowing that I am in a state of hyperfocus allows me to lean into it if the time and space is available, or pull myself out if I need to.
I can still have way more windows and tabs open on my computer than I have ever been able to handle and stay focused on one thing before. I’m still amazed when I open my computer and see all the different things that are in progress, but need to stay in progress. I have learned to be ok with the process and that it won’t necessarily be better if I stay focused on this so that way I don’t have to worry about it any more.
Oh, and another thing that is awesome is the increased impulse control. I can’t remember if I said this before or not, so I’m going to say that this is still the case. Before being on medication I would get a coffee from some coffee stand, any coffee stand 90% of the time I left the house. I would literally drive twice as long to have a route that included a coffee stand if I was going someplace. Now, I get coffee out very infrequently. Even when we were visiting another place, I brought my instant coffee so that I didn’t feel the need to go out and get coffee frequently… I hadn’t realized how much time was being consumed by coffee stops.
As I have said before, the medication did not take away my ADHD. It is most definitely still there, and it definitely still takes control from time to time. The medication has just been an extra level of support to help my brain make the best choice it can more of the time.