Friday, April 3, 2009

I sleep now!

I have been dealing with insomnia for years. It comes in bouts. Many years years ago when I was in high school I took Ambien and loved it! Then I went off it, don't know why prolly cause I took myself off all my medications after college.

Fast forward to me planning our wedding. Me living in St. Louis and the wedding in Chicago. All of my vendors were in Chicago, family in Chicago, I was so stressed and on top of that I was not sleeping! I went to my doctor as fast as I could and got a prescription for a sleeping pill, I got Lunesta. I was sleeping. And after the honeymoon, my sleeping went back to normal and things were right with the world for awhile. Then my insomnia started in again, I would just lie in bed, I cried myself to sleep, nothing worked. I went to my doctor and got a prescription for Lunesta, I mean it worked so beautifully before. I took it, nothing. It would take me two, three hours with the medication to fall asleep. I just stopped it and my sleepin somehow went back to normal.

But then, Wednesday night, it took me FIVE HOURS to fall asleep. That was the last straw. I called my nuerologist, told him what happened and I got a prescription for Ambien. Now, I have only taken it for two nights, but for the first time in YEARS, I slept through the night. It feels so good to get some sleep.

Funny story:
On Wednesday, when I took the Ambien (it is fast acting) I was sitting on the couch. Sven had to walk me to bed cause I was out of it. I was in the bedroom on my side of the bed, taking off my rings and watch and when I was in bed I had to reach to get something. Because I wasn't quite all there I rolled off the bed onto the floor and I couldn't get up! Sven had to come get me just laughing the whole time!


Coree said...

I am glad you are getting some sleep! Yay!

I took Ambien once 5 years ago. It totally messed me up! It was like I was 1/2 awake and 1/2 asleep. I remember I thought the walls were pulsating.

Beckie said...

I am having Sven watching me at night so I don't sleepwalk or sleepeat or anything like that. But after two nights of nothing happening, I think I might be okay, but you never know.

Sassy said...

Hehehe, that's a funny story. I'm glad you didn't get hurt. I hope the Ambien continues to work for you...I know how irritating insomnia is, and how tired it makes you every single day.

Trisha said...

I am glad that you're getting some sleep! :)

That is a funny story. Remember, I'm laughing WITH you! haha ;)