Looking for — relative — peace

“It’s not hypomania, it’s your anti-psychotic.” There’s a sentence I never thought I’d hear come from Dr. A’s lips, but it was one I heard at our appointment today. So the anti-psychotic, which by definition is meant to curb hypomania, is causing all the agitation I’ve been feeling lately. The not being able to sit […]

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July 8th, 2010 by "Alice"

Queen of the Zopiclone Zombies

It’s almost 6 pm on Friday. I took two more Zopiclone (10 mg) last night after my last post and put on Finding Nemo, hoping to fall asleep on the couch to a movie that wouldn’t require me paying much attention. The last thing I remember  is the part where Nemo goes to the dropoff […]

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May 21st, 2010 by "Alice"

I should still be sleeping!

*Warning*  This post is very self-pitying. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s been about  22 hours since my last post. I managed to catch a one-hour power  nap exactly an hour before I had to start work. Other than that I didn’t sleep at all, although I did manage to make the day productive. […]

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May 21st, 2010 by "Alice"

I should be sleeping…

…but instead I’m sitting out on my balcony having a cigarette and writing this at 4:30 in the morning. So much for the much beloved sleeping pills. I took my regular dose (which has been upped from 7.5 mg to 10 mg) and… nothing. A few yawns, but nothing like the immediate feeling of sleep […]

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May 20th, 2010 by "Alice"

Up next: Another change in meds

Well, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything, mostly because I haven’t really had anything to say, but also because I haven’t had the energy. I’ve been sleeping so much the past few days; it’s all I can do to pull myself out of bed to log in for work. I’m not sure […]

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February 23rd, 2010 by "Alice"

Nausea and tremors and weight gain, oh my!

Ah, side effects. As I was preparing to write this post, I decided to research as many medications as I could remember being on. (I know it sounds weird to say I don’t remember some, but I really don’t.) Since many of them have the same side effects and warnings, I’m just going to go […]

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January 27th, 2010 by "Alice"

You can call me Alice

Chances are if you’re reading this that you either (a) know me and I told you I was starting this blog or (b) typed in a Google search that led you here. I suppose there’s also an option (c). That it’s a few years in the future and you found an established blog and wanted […]

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January 19th, 2010 by "Alice"