“Death” I don’t want to see “Insomnia” on my death certificate. OK; technically, I won’t see my death certificate at all, but you know what I mean. I think I’m going to be 20 years dead before I am caught up on lost sleep, and I don’t mean that to be funny; in fact, theContinue reading “28 May, 2022”
“Traveling with Medication” If you have been counting, my insomnia takes 4 prescription PRN (as needed) medications, 3 regular prescription medications, as well as several OTC meds that my doctor has recommended—some of them are pain medications, which anyone might carry, one is melatonin, another medication that is pretty common, and the others are vitaminsContinue reading “4 June, 2021”
“Bedtimes” On a crowd-sourcing question/answer site in which I participate, someone recently posted this: I put my 11-year-old child strictly to bed at 6:30 PM. Is this a good time to put your kids to bed? This really hit a nerve, and a raw one; my parents used to put me to bed very early,Continue reading “4 May, 2021”
“Ambien” So, on a particularly fallow night, with nothing better to do, I am alone with the word “insomnia,” which flirts shamelessly. It wants me to take it out for a Google, and I relent, finally, at 3am. On this night, I ran across a scare article about the dangers of (OMG!) Ambien addiction. AmbienContinue reading “28 Apr., 2021”
I realized that perhaps we may not all be as one with what insomnia is.
My favorite holiday came and went last week. If you don’t know much about Judaism, it’s the holiday called Purim.
I have now been taking desipramine for 2 months, and ten days. I have lost 6 lbs. I realize that is not a lot over that much time, but it has happened without any special effort on my part whatsoever. I have been eating what I want, when I want, and getting the moderate exerciseContinue reading “12 Jan., 2021”
I have “been” to the sleep clinic, by way of virtual appointment. The appointment seemed like a waste of time, albeit, it was my first experience of a virtual appointment. Virtual appointments will be great when I’m feeling rotten with some kind of infection, and I don’t want to drag myself into the shower, andContinue reading “9 Dec., 2020”
The medications are failing again. Desipramine was a god-send for a short while, then it was increased to 50mg/day, and it was working great again. I had lots of energy during the day, and was sleeping about 6.5 hours a night, in just two or three stretches. I was sleeping through 3am. Hadn’t seen theContinue reading “1 Dec., 2020”
The Australian TV series My Life is Murder has been renewed for another season (happy dance). This is Lucy Lawless’ most recent endeavor, which I dug up after binge-watching Xena, Warrior Princess, in the early weeks of the lockdown. Yes, of course I watched Xena when it was first released, but I had not seenContinue reading “11 Nov., 2020”