28 Apr., 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”

25 Sept., 2020

I’m getting to the point that I’m going to run out of clonazepam and zolpidem before the prescriptions are renewable. I was not worried at first, because bad bouts like this rarely last more than two weeks, but this nonsense has been going on a month. I went to my doctor and fessed up. The doctor asked me if I’d ever taken amitriptyline before, so I said yes, and it made me sleep like a cat, but I also gained weight on it, so I was switched to desipramine. He is currently looking up the options.

1 Sept., 2020

It hurts to be this tired– you’d think that at such a point I’d sleep from total exhaustion, but nope. When I woke up at midnight, I woke up shaking. It took a couple of minutes to stop. Would Tylenol make me feel better? or migraine medicine? Sometimes caffeine helps. Sometimes food helps.

What about the day when nothing helps?