I'm currently taking an SSRI which I plan to ramp down over the next couple of months. Based on some consultations with people more knowledgable than me I believe I will be able to pass a third class medical 60 days after the cessation of treatment (no prior incidents, <1yr of treatment, no tandem medication, etc.). Because of my optimism I have been pursuing a PPL (25 hours in!) but I expect I'll be able to solo sooner than I'll be able to get my third class medical. I think the medical will take ~6 months while I should be ready to solo in 1-2. I am wondering now if it would be worthwhile to get a sport license in the interim and complete some solo hours based on that in an LSA while I wait to get my third class medical. That way I could be ready to get my PPL almost immediately after I get my medical and I could be having fun up in the air in the meantime. I assume it would be pretty easy to get the endorsement to fly in towered airspace given that's what I've been doing for my PPL. I guess this plan would depend on the availability of rental LSAs around me, but other than that are there significant blockers I haven't considered? Has anybody done this before? The alternative would be getting all the other reqs out of the way (simulated IFR, nighttime, honing skills) and then just doing once-a-weeks with my instructor to wait out the clock. This wouldn't be a terrible option, but it would be nice to go up by myself instead.