Oldskooler Ramblings

the unlikely child born of the home computer wars

Pharmacokinetics

Posted by Trixter on April 16, 2010


Signs that it might be time to look into fluoxetine or suitable derivative:

  • You spend hours playing Monopoly Party (xbox) until you can beat it with all AI players set to maximum difficulty
  • Food no longer tastes good
  • You consume an entire box of ho-hos in one day (see previous note)
  • You lack the drive to work on hobbies
  • You lack the drive to work on anything
  • You hit “refresh” on your empty RSS feed aggregator with the frequency of a lab rat requesting a pellet
  • The Sugarcubes  keep coming into rotation on your ipod shuffle

And yet I fear I may lose the ability to hyperfocus, which is one of my primary advantages over those around me.  One might say it’s my only (un)fair advantage.

Damn good thing I don’t like alcohol.  And that a three-day weekend is coming up.

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4 Responses to “Pharmacokinetics”

  1. Mel said

    You know my opinion…. ;-)

  2. V said

    There so are alternatives to fluoxetine . . . speaking as a candidate for it myself, believe it or not. That said, the few I’ve tried haven’t helped. Mostly what seems to help is chip/peppy demoscene music, physical activity, sunshine, luck, and sheer volume of tasks. Although perhaps you’re less riding a rollercoaster (as I often am) than experiencing a sinking sensation.

  3. Trixter, drugs are bad for you. Fluoxetine is one of the worst things a man can take. V said some of them. There are others, like finding new meanings for life. I do support you! :D Good luck! And greetings from Brazil :)

  4. Trixter said

    It turns out I just needed a change of scenery. I was unhappy at a prior job.

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