Things are going to get a little bit heavy today. Part of my writing is me ranting at me, making sure that I know what’s going on; the other part of my writing is to provoke—thought, ire, laughter, whatever. Today’s occasion is a bit of both of these.
Note: 100 Things will return tomorrow. Today it’s time for heavy #%$.
(Ah, Godot, how well I can relate to your caffeine habit.)
I’m beginning to think that cutting back down on my caffeine consumption was only a good idea on paper. Since I cut down on coffee, I’ve been completely and utterly exhausted. I woke up this morning with just enough energy to spend pulling a 300°F hot iron through the tangled mess that was my hair (straight and a little fluffy now). Then I realized something—I hadn’t taken my pills.
I made a point of taking my pills right away, because these are things that you DON’T want to miss (especially since missing a few doses the other day, I learned that my stomach is STILL reeling from the bug I caught).
I’d say I lasted about 30 minutes post-dosing. When I woke up, it was two-thirty.
As good of an idea as cutting down on my stimulant intake, it seems that it’s been keeping me running for a while, and without enough stimulants in my system, the pills kick my ass.
- Inderal for migraines. Causes drowsiness.
- Imitrex for migraines. Causes drowsiness.
- Sertraline (Zoloft) for PTSD. Causes drowsiness.
- Seroquel for PTSD. Causes drowsiness (and if I stay awake after taking it, A LUDICROUS HIGH).
- Bentyl for the ulcer. May cause dizziness.
- Prescription-strength Pepcid for the acid excess. No problem there.
- Vistaril for anxiety induced by PTSD. Causes drowsiness.
- Antivert for vertigo. Causes drowsiness.
…actually, looking at this, I’m amazed that I’m EVER awake.
The next 100 Things post will be tomorrow. I’m having a hard enough time staying awake right now, and I think I’m going to go back to sleep. It’ll beat falling asleep while I’m trying to cook something.