since 12:20p.m. I went to bed around 9:00p.m. after taking my Ambien and fell right to sleep, but then woke up having to go to the bathroom and haven't been back to sleep since. I finished reading "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer and watched some television. I took the dogs out and nuked a frozen "brick" biscuit breakfast for Eddie. I had the standard fair of dry Cheerios and a Granny Smith apple. Since then, I have developed a MONDO headache and feel downright exhausted, but here I am drafting a blog post. It seems neither snow, nor sleet, nor gloom of night, or anything else for that matter, can keep me from my appointed post. LOL
My head seems as if it is in a fog and my vision is blurry. I do not feel good, not sick, just not good. I hate not being able to sleep. My physician says that insurance won't cover Ambien CR and so he prescribes the regular so it won't be so expensive, but I think I need something else, this is just not working. I already take 10 mg, I don't want to push a higher dosage than that, plus I go to sleep fine with the regular dosage, it just doesn't keep me asleep all night. It has been many, many years since I slept without the help of a sleep aid.
Next Thursday I go for blood work and the following week for a physical and I guess I will have to discuss all of this with the Doc at that time. I hate to have to take any meds now, since I was able to drop four major pills after surgery. Currently, I take one for GERD, the Ambien and lots of vitamins.
This has been a constant problem for me for quite awhile, I wish I could go cold turkey and stay awake with whatever DT's I might have for however long it takes 'til I crash, then I could be free from the evils of the demon, Ambien.
Good napping ya'll!