||[Jan. 8th, 2007|12:20 am]
Ask Anything Community for Autistic People
At one time I was a prolific writer, mostly of fanfic but occasionally other things as well. I could get an idea, sit down and have a completed story within an hour or two. At this time I was taking Zoloft as an antidepressant.|
Eventually my depression got worse and Zoloft didn't seem to be working anymore. I tried a few other drugs before finally settling on Wellbutrin (bupropion) about four or five years ago. Since then I have not been able to write anything other than LJ entries and a few nonfiction articles for the newsletter at my workplace.
I still get ideas. I get great ideas. But I can't follow through on them. My hard drive is full of unfinished stories. I've tried to stop taking the antidepressants temporarily, but that doesn't seem to help. I don't know how long the drug stays in my system, but I stopped taking it for about two or three weeks over the Christmas season and the writing still didn't get done.
Currently I have an idea for a story I'd like to write, but I haven't tried to write it because I know that I will either start it and never finish it, or I will just sit and stare at a blank screen and not write anything at all.
Are there any ways to boost creativity? Any herbs or supplements or natural remedies, any brain exercises -- anything I can do other than stop taking antidepressants completely (and therfore become suicidal?)