is it possible to get too much sleep? i have been dealing with chronic insomnia, and just kicked a clonapin habit that was a bear, which futrther messed up my sleep patterns, and been getting by on 4 and5 hours of sleep. but last night, i was asleep by 10, woke up at 6, and dozed until 7. and i am feeling more sleepy than ever. so did i get too much sleep?
in the process of getting off the clonapin (which i took for leg cramps, and which was the first thing i had taken that worked, and it worked great, but i seemed to have built a tolerance for it, and it was becoming less effective, and then my regular doc told me it was an anti-anxiety drug, and it was making me sleepy and messing with my head too much, so i stopped taking it) i was startled by how much this drug, which i had thought was “just” for the leg cramps, had burrowed itself into my head, and how hard it was to get it out. it’s been over a week, and my sleep patterns are still a mess. i’ve been able to treat the cramps fairly well with calcium/magnesium and a homeopathic remedy with quinnine (my neuro recomended i drink tonic water, which also has quinnine but, without the gin, tastes terrible), tho they still keep me awake here and there. my neuro says meds for restless leg won’t work, because this is not restless leg (tho it sure sounds like it to me). i think i will see if my regular doc will get me some requip, and see what happens.
and i go in for tyabri #7 on thursday. i’m still not sold on it. it has not brought any benefit, and the only thing in it’s favor is that i might be worse off if i had not been taking it. might be. no way to know. i hate the iv part, but it is just once every 4 weeks. i don’t know. i’m still walking and working, so i guess i can’t complain. as i’ve been telling another friend, i hate meds.
i’m sure there is more going on, but this is all the atoms of my tiny brain will alow for the moment.