So, I have some medical issues... First, ulcerative colitis has made me need a few surgeries, but, to summarize the physical side really succintly; ulcerative colitis with conditions I can manage, but a history that might concern someone - though all events were slowly oncoming, and nothing happened very quickly that would be a danger for flying private aviation. But the real thing I'm concerned about is the mental. It was quite a number of years ago, but I ended up being on Zoloft (Sertaline) for 2 years, and Wellbyutren (Bupropion) for a year for anxiety. I've tapered down and am off the Bupropion these last few months, though these last few days have me somewhat questioning that decision - but if meds will keep me grounded, then heck with them, I've been wanting to learn meditation, anyways. I've already taken a few flight lessons and I'm quite good at it - and that's one of the things that upset me most. I'm a good pilot. A great pilot. And I'm brilliant. And I spent most of my high school years just looking forward to the day when I'd finally fly, and many years after that excitedly in anticipation for the money to pay for lessons, only for all that crap to come along later. But do those conditions keep me from ever flying under the FAA's rules? I can learn to live without, I must fly that badly, but is taking a medication like that for years an absolutely unpardonable sin in their eyes?