Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Okay, I Admit It.

My "fixer-upper" was a bottle of prescription sleeping pills. Sonata, to be precise. My doctor, who I love, love, love, was telling me, "Lisa, I hate to write you a prescription. I think we need to find out what's causing the insomnia." Now, I've basically not slept well for 22 years. I don't CARE what's causing it. I've been on Effexor, Celexa, in counseling. I've taken St. John's Wort! So when Dr. Knight said that. I hissed passionately. "I just want to sleep!!!"

He wrote me the prescription. It's not working all that well, but last night, I decided I'd do the bit where you go to sleep on your own, if you wake up during the middle of the night, take the pill. Well, I did that, and I didn't need to take the pill. So it's just kind of sitting there on the nightstand, all pretty and blue, and I'm wondering if it will be kind of like that infamous "last cigarette in the pack" a person carries around for 50 years or so.

I can't say I haven't prayed to be delivered of this insomnia, or the tendency toward depression and lots of other things God's chosen not to deliver me from. But so far, I think God wants me to be a little more tormented. If I wasn't, I'd be writing books like Janette Oke's. Which is fine! If you like that sort of thing. And lots of people must because she sells far more books than I do.

Hey found a cool blog, but I'd have to scroll back to get it for you and I know I'll lose this one. I'll post it separately. If I can remember to, which is highly unlikely.

Ever want to read the Bible through in a year? Me too. Have I ever? Nope. I always start with the book of Matthew. I don't know how many times I've read Matthew because I start reading the New Testament and then get waylaid by living in these pesky, earthy husks I call a body, the frustrating thing. But today, I made it to Mark. See, miracles are still happening. I miss them all the time. How 'bout you? Any small miracles occurring around you? Personally, my favorite is breathing.

grace.

lisa

4 Comments:

Blogger FDF said...

The absence of a warning for a given drug or Tramadol combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient.

January 17, 2006 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger FDF said...

Do not take more of the medication than is prescribed for you. Anti Depressants is habit forming. You can become physically and psychologically dependent on the medication. Do not take more than the prescribed amount.

January 21, 2006 at 5:21 AM  
Blogger FDF said...

Antacids may decrease the effects ofPatanol. Separate doses of an antacid and Patanol by several hours whenever possible.

January 30, 2006 at 1:20 AM  
Blogger FDF said...

Diflucan may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives

February 3, 2006 at 4:38 AM  

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