Tapering from 40 to 20mg of Prozac this week in preparation for the start of Effexor. Had a mild headache yesterday, but I'm not willing to attribute that (just yet) to the decrease. After the comments I got yesterday about Effexor, I'm thinking that it might behoove me to modify my p-doc's suggested incremental rate, perhaps give myself two weeks at each dosage tier instead of one, see if I notice any unpleasant or dramatic effects from it. Despite what all this juggling of meds might indicate, I'm really not severely depressed. I do get periodic mood drops, but I've both seen and studied severe depression, and while I can feel pretty blue upon occasion, it's relatively mild on the depression spectrum. Yes, I'm tired all the time, but considering the dilapidated state of my human suit, it's really not surprising. So I'm concerned about an overkill situation arising from the attempted treatment of my minor mental disequilibrium--like administering Lasix to someone with a chest cold. All I can say is I'm very glad I have a solid background understanding of Psychology.
Going to try something during this NaNoWriMo season. Since everyone else is pumping out words, I thought I'd take this opportunity to work myself back into professional-caliber productivity. Therefore, I'm locking myself in the library, away from television, skunk, and husband during the day. I'm also going to curtail my LJ time, so if I make fewer appearances in y'alls comment sections, don't take it personally. Writer at work and all.
I am lucky enough to know Jason personally, and he doth indeed rawk. It doesn't surprise me that he nominated you -- you are immensely talented, and he is a tremendously good editor, the kind that people reminisce over years later.
I was very glad to see that our Nanowrimo insanity has fired you up. Go out and get them, superwoman! Wow, just the nomination is honor. Mark that one up on your author web site bio. And be careful as you play around with your chemical cocktail. Slow sounds good to me as does "I'm really not severely depressed. I do get periodic mood drops . . .." Hey, don't we all?