So I've mentioned my insomnia before. I've battled it pretty much since The Politician was born. Basically I don't have a problem falling asleep, but I wake up anywhere from 1:00-3:00 am and am done sleeping. I'm exhausted, but simply can't fall back asleep. I've been taking Melatonin for about 3 years, but recently it didn't seem like it was helping.
So I went in for a general physical about a month ago. One of the things I was going to ask about was Rozerem, a sleep aid that my neighbor the drug rep told me about. He said it was new, non habit forming, and had helped he and Mrs. Drug Rep sleep a lot better. So I mentioned this to the doctor, and he totally surprised me by saying he'd rather me try something else. He said he doesn't like to prescribe sleep aids- he'd rather deal with the root problem, and he thought my problem was a chemical imbalance, or depression. He wanted to put me on a low dose of Lexapro and see if that helped.
I was taken aback, but deep down, I know I've had some depression problems and honestly, I pretty much have a lot of craziness in my family. Like committable craziness.
So I've gotta tell you, here it is a month later, and I love me some Lexapro. Life is grand again, I am sleeping like a baby, and Mr. Sasha told me last night that he is really enjoying living with the new Sasha. One thing, though, I think I've lost a little of my snark. Some of my wit is gone. I suppose it was the general pissed-off attitude I had all the time, but I am pretty sure I was damn funny when I was pissed off.