So, people might be wondering what's up with me. If you aren't, don't bother reading this journal. :P
In January I got laid off as part of downsizing. I was given... like, negative six hours of warning. I'd called in sick on a Friday, and that was the day everyone affected got their papers. I got called at, like, 3 in the afternoon. The economy and job market here sucks, but it's entirely impractical for me to move elsewhere at the moment.
I'm still on my medication. One of the side effects is that it's more or less flatlined my libido. Like, entirely. This is a rather personal thing to talk about, but it also affects my writing output, as I can't write anything good when I'm completely not interested in it. I'll be talking to my doc soon about discontinuing the drug, because I think I'd get much better results with 5-HTP and it has no side affects concerning libido. However, the unfortunate thing with the medication is that the effects on the sex drive can last for months after the drug is discontinued. I also expect that I'll have to wait possibly up to a month before I can start taking 5-HTP after I wean myself off my current medication to avoid Serotonin Syndrome.
On the upside, I recently had a physical, and aside from a few plainly obvious problems (I'm a tubbeh kitteh, for one), I'm in remarkably normal shape for someone my age. My cortisol level is normal if almost a little low, my cholesterol is fine, my blood pressure is normal considering my physical fitness, and my glucose is normal (which is awesome because my mother's side of the family has a predisposition to both obesity and diabetes). So things aren't a total wreck, just somewhat difficult right now.
I don't like to talk about my personal problems in a public forum, because there's no point in being whiny, especially when nobody else can do anything about it, but I know some people have been concerned, so I decided I should at least post a brief update.
7 years, 7 months ago
10 Apr 2011 07:40 CEST