Monday, April 16, 2007

I Give Up. Where's the Drugs?

If cranial electrotherapy stimulation was having a beneficial impact on my ability to sleep (an iffy proposition to begin with given the paucity of scientific evidence supporting its efficacy), it no longer seems to be working now.

I can make it through the work week fine if I only have one night of waking up at 3:30 or 4am and not going back to sleep, but two consecutive nights of that will send me into a slothful, pissy stupor that wastes what little daytime energy I have on feeling guilty about my impaired functioning. Counseling, meditation, walking, running, eating right and not drinking anything other than red wine all have their place, but sometimes you've just gotta bring out the big guns of Big Pharma.

So today I went to the doctor, plunked down 20 dollars and a Blue Cross/Blue Shield card, and walked out with a wholesome bagful of Ambien samples.

I can’t wait to take those little blue babies out on a test drive.

2 comments:

jennifer said...

Ahh, Ambien. So delightful!

Just beware of the sleepwalking/sleepeating thing. They're kind of famous for that. "Dateline" had footage w/ nightvision cameras of a lady on Ambien shoving raw bacon into her piehole at 3am. But at least she was getting some sleep!

Greg said...

I should be fine so long as the Betty Crocker Creamy Deluxe vanilla frosting is locked up.