Saturday, May 12, 2012
I had a nice conversation with my wonderful sleep doctor yesterday. We talked about being on the Remeron and the side effects. I told him I was becoming obsessed with food. I can't think of anything else... just sit there starving, waiting for my next meal time. Ridiculous. Obviously, I can't live my life this way. I read online a bit, and found that some people had such severe food cravings, that they were eating entire loaves of bread with jam on them. Whole boxes of Triscuits. I have always been someone who could trust my biology to tell me when I'm full, that that has always kept my weight manageable, even when I knew I was at my heaviest. As it stands now, I'll eat an entire plate of dinner, and want another plate. It's horrible.
He told me that frequently people have to cycle through several medications before they find the right fit. So, we're going to try Wellbutrin. I have to ween off the Remeron for the next week, before I start the Wellbutrin. This medication is marketed as appetite neutral, but it is also supposed to be sleep-neutral, so we'll have to see if helps my insomnia.
We'll see how it goes.