I have begun to sleep. Well, I might add.
Long story short, I have not slept well in about a year. After a sleep study in which I slept at the hospital hooked up to machines while a stranger watched my every move on video, I finally got the results of that study:
I do NOT have sleep apnea. This is great! However, I still don't sleep well. This is bad.
So, after hemming and hawing, my doctor, Dr F (my Sleep Medicine Doctor) said she could give me some medication to try. These are what she recommended:
- Something based on Melatonin-this is a fat NO, due to my creepy realistic dreams. Un uh.
- Ambien and Lunesta. These are FOR sleep, and only sleep. I'm game, but all the horror stories about sleep-eating, sleep-driving, and sleep-shopping have Sky King a bit wary. He's rightfully cautious, because of my "issues" with Nordstrom. But I sure would look great in some new boots after sleep-shopping---alas, we all know that's a treacherous path to go down.
- The next group are a group of older meds for anxiety-Sign me up, right? They tend to make you sleepy, so right before bed is perfect. They work with the Cymbalta for the Fibro pain, also fab. So I get a script for Mirazapine.
But, 4 days later, I am still sleeping!
:::cue angels and harp music:::
I feel good when I wake, but am having a hard time wanting to get up. Maybe it is catching up on a year's worth of good sleep? Maybe the med is too strong? I'm going to give it a couple weeks, then make a firm assessment.