Back on meds.

After waiting from 3:30 am to 9:30 am and still not seeing a doctor at the hospital that was closest to me, a friend picked me up and took me to a mental health hospital.  I was in to triage, seen the nurse for all my history, seen a doctor and got prescriptions in less than an hour.

So much much better than the waiting dance I was doing at the first hospital.  Waiting in a crowded emergency room for hours was not my idea of fun when I was feeling like I was going to crawl out of my skin and was having an extremely hard time staying in my seat.  I literally shook my legs the entire time I was there because I was hoping the movement was going to be enough to let me not go completely out of my mind.

Anyway, Zopliclone 7.5mgs for sleep and Tegertol 150mgs for the mood stabilizer.  Took it at 1, got a hot hot hot bath, lay down and managed 2 hours of sleep. But thats it, now I am wide awake again and can’t take it anymore until tomorrow night.

Zopliclone never really worked well for me before, would put me to sleep *sometimes* and more often that not wear off in 30-40 minutes.  So I do not have much hope for it, but I didn’t want anything stronger at the moment.

So my sleep this week has went something like this:

Friday night: 5 broken

Saturday Night: 4-5 broken

Sunday night: 3 broken

Monday night: 1 1/2 broken

Tuesday night: Nothing

Wednesday day (after taking the meds): Little less than 2 hours

And for weeks before that I have been having broken sleep, weird sleeping hours.   In retrospect, its always sleep.


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