A few weeks ago I decided (probably completely against medical advice) to reduce the amount of antidepressants I am taking.
Not by a lot, and probably by the amount that if I had gone to the doctor and talked he would have suggested (disclaimer - I'm not a doctor and also not a mindreader so he may not have said that and you should never ever take my advice).
I've been taking 150mg, and have reduced by 50mg. In fact without cutting tablets in half I would have struggled to reduce by any less so it 'seemed' ok.
I feel ok. But the thing I feel more ok about is that I didn't feel like I needed the higher dose anymore / at the moment.
There are a number of reasons, and trying to take more control of my life is the main one and I feel ready for the first time in a long time to do that.
The other main one is the blue skies. There's something powerful about that colour blue, the endless blue broken only by vapour trails of people off to exciting places. It's positive the blue sky, and that's despite me being a man utd fan and not really liking that blue on football kit.
Sometimes at work people talk about blue sky thinking, we even used to have a horizon scanning team.
I think blue sky thinking could mean something else.
So when you're feeling low, or even if you feel good and want to feel a bit gooder, do some blue sky thinking and definitely never ever take medical advice or opinion from me, go see your doctor.
Mr Paul Wyse