Starting a new drug is a big deal. Lithium will change my life in one way or another. It might master my mood swings. It might make me fat, pimply, and bald. It might hurt my kidneys.
And I hoped…
that it might make me
My first night of lithium (last night), I felt so plastered. I felt very heavily sedated. I was so hopeful that it might just knock me out, and it would have if I was a normal person. After about an hour, I gave in and took a Lunesta. Nothing. I’ve been struggling with Benign Proxismal Positional Vertigo, and Dramamine helps. So I took a Dramamine.
I think the Dramamine must have put me over the edge some time after midnight. I slept through the night. Thankfully.
1st day on Lithium. I was just a touch hungover and struggled to get out of bed, but now that I’m up and moving I feel pretty good.
Insomnia is maddening. I did so well for a few weeks alternating between Lunesta and Restoril, but alas, my powerfully active mind always wins in the end.
Hopefully, it won’t take horse tranquilizers to get me to sleep tonight. Or perhaps I’ll just say SCREW IT and stay up all night reading and blogging.