I’m on a new medication for a condition I’ve had most of my young adult life. I’ve been through the gamut of everything you can use, including stuff so high-powered that I had to get monthly blood tests to check my liver function and sign an affidavit saying that I would do everything in my power to not get knocked up.
Lately, my condition has been getting worse, brought on by either the immense stress I’ve been under or just the sheer aggression of it. So, about a month ago, the doctor put me on a new medication that other patients have seen great success with, especially after going through a course of the high-octane stuff.
As far as results are concerned, I’m kind of non-plussed. But I knew I would be: I don’t really have very good success on most medications. But, since beginning this treatment, I’ve experienced one of the worst side effects from any of the drugs I’ve ever been on.
I want to sleep all the time.
All day long I fight the almost-insatiable urge to go back to bed. I’ve been sleepy before, this this is absolutely crazy. I sleep during lunch. I nap when I come home. I nap before I go to bed. I sleep for eight hours at a time. I hit the snooze button three times before I get up. All I can think about is when I get to go to sleep next. The drive to get horizontal is all-encompassing.
Right now, even, I’m fighting the yawns.
I’m going to have to go back and either get this dosage tweaked or switch meds. I’d gladly go back to all of the worst side effects of the high-powered drug I was on in college. At least then I was awake enough to hate them.