Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Mother's Little Helper

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.

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1 comment:

Kate said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better and for what its worth, I think you're funny with or without the drugs...at least your not like Fun Bobby from Friends (who became UNFun Bobby when he stopped drinking)

Not sure if it was intentional, but love the Stones reference in the title....now I got the song stuck in my head!!! **sings** She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper.....

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