Oh, Irony, how you exhaust me
Friday, December 06, 2013
So a couple of days ago I was working myself up to try the medication provided by my Doc to try to alleviate my headaches.
Did it. Didn't work.
Oh, it might have worked, had I continued, but ... put it this way: I popped 1/2 of the lowest dose available (with permission to cut the pill) -- which was 1/10th of the maximum dose my doc prescribed, which is about the 3rd lowest dose I've seen mentioned in the reviews of the drug online (for reference, I took 5mg, 50 being the max dose my doc prescribed, 300mg being the max dose I've seen mentioned online) -- at midnight Weds. I'm still tired now.
Now this med is recommended also as a sleep-aid, so we knew sleepiness could be an issue. However, after getting 6 hours of sleep, 1/2 an hour into my workday I started falling asleep at my desk. I then crawled under my desk (I don't remember making the conscious decision to do so, though I do recall thinking "there's a bed in the nurse's station") and fell asleep for 1/2 an hour. I. Do. Not. Nap.
When I woke up, I felt less like I'd been awake for 24 hours straight and more like I'd gotten 4 hours sleep... for the whole rest of the day. Last night I was in bed at 9:35, and asleep before 10. I got 9 hours sleep, or more, and STILL feel like it was only about 4. Woo. Note, I did not take a second 1/2 pill.
In other news, I have a lovely scratch on my breast where my cat got me when she had a dream and scrambled out of bed at 6am. Ow. Also, that's why I only got 9 hours (did go back to sleep).
So, yeah. Pills are going back to the pharmacy today. None of that nonsense, please. On the upside, I no longer feel like it's unsafe to drive... so I could go get coffee! Whee!
Oh... and yes, I did totally still have a headache.
Hope everyone else is having a less weird week! And thank you Misha, Miss Bonolicious, and Konrad for your support. It's appreciated!