Monday, June 16, 2008

Lifting The Veil

...of fatigue.

OMG, you guys! I slept and slept last night, so much so that when the alarm went off this morning I hit the snooze button and conked right out again. Unheard of! Crazy! Usually I've been awake anywhere up to an hour before I need to.

Last night was the first night of full strength medication for my insomnia. I'm on a drug to ease my nighttime restless leg syndrome, and I've had to slowly build the strength up until reaching the full strength last night. I was dubious about whether the drug was any good, because up to this point it has helped to a degree, but I was still waking up lots. Also, I'm not a big fan of taking medications.

I have to go see my specialist again on Wednesday, to review the drug amongst other issues. If last night is any indication I'll be begging on hands and knees to stay on it. It's expensive, at the rate I'm taking it now a $44 prescription will only last me about 8 days, but what price freedom from fatigue?


bernard said...

yee hah!

Anonymous said...

Until I got on my sleep drugs (seroquel), I hadn't slept properly in years. It's a different life when you're actually rested!

Better living through science, hear hear!!!

Ur-spo said...

that is excellent news; people get into the false notion that sleeping pills will make them sleep perfectly. this is not the case; improved sleep is the reasonable goal - if you are getting more than you are a lucky duck.

The Other Andrew said...

I know what you mean ur-spo. These pills are actually designed to treat the restless legs sydnrome, rather than being a sleeping pill. They do make you a bit drowsy, but that's more of a side effect.