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Inquiries & Status Report [Feb. 23rd, 2010|04:11 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Sent out a couple of feelers to local magazines. Not quite pitches, more like inquiries regarding possible interest or the right place to pitch.

We shall see what, if anything, I get back.

I've been on the Adderall for five days now. (Note that I started pitching/writing before going on it). I'm not sure it's helping. It is making it more difficult to sleep (tonight is not a good example - I slept late in the day, as I often do on Mondays, recovering from working long shifts Friday & Sunday, so I'm not in bed yet like I should be...) because I feel a little speedy when I lay down. But maybe my system needs to get used to the stuff. We'll see.

I need to move the melatonin downstairs. The Drug Lady cautioned me against taking it too late in the day, so it needs to be downstairs where I'll remember to take it closer to 9-10pm (currently, it's on the steps to the third floor, where I see it & remember to take it around 11pm-midnight). That may help with the Adderall speediness, at least sleep-wise. Or not. I dunno.

Tonight I started to get all mopey and bummed and decided NO! SHORT CIRCUIT! The BF (my first line of defense against Depressive Episodes) was in his hot tub, so I picked loud bouncy music instead and it helped! No big emo drag-a-muffin misery fest. Yay! Now to attempt sleep.
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From: i_leonardo
2010-02-23 11:31 am (UTC)
hey, good on ya' with the cope !
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[User Picture]From: muffyjo
2010-02-23 12:15 pm (UTC)
Excellent short circuiting! Good use of superpowers!
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[User Picture]From: kimberlogic
2010-02-23 01:26 pm (UTC)
Yay for successful strategies for avoiding downcycles!
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[User Picture]From: wonderreader
2010-02-23 02:30 pm (UTC)

shortcircuit

Short Circuit! Cease! Desist! "Strike That - Reverse It"- good job on coping - hope the medication helps and yes - very aware you started submitting before taking new med - good for you! Whatever you are doing keep it up.
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[User Picture]From: milktree
2010-02-23 04:18 pm (UTC)
Don't take the Adderall late in the day. It's supposed to be completely out of your system in four hours, but it's not really, just mostly.

Remember, ADD drugs are stimulants, so unless you can sleep on a cup of strong coffee, treat them like "anti-sleep" drugs.
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