Polar Bear wrote:""""By the way - what is a Zopiclone? """"
Not a hallucination. Zopiclone is my sleeping pill
I wish I had a sleeping pill at the moment. Woke up restless at 11:30 pm and never went back to sleep. I'm calling in sick today.
I am now doing a weird thing with my Suboxone, I am taking it at different times of the day and it has been allowing me to get by with just taking it rather than supplementing it with other meds.
I take a total of 4 mg a day but I take .5 mg at about 1 am, .5 mg at 8 am, 1 mg at 2 pm, and 2 mg at 11 am. If I were to take it only at 11 am like I was doing then I would not be able to sleep. Of course no matter what I do I have nights like last night where RLS ignores whatever meds I am taking. I stared taking Suboxone at these different times mostly because I found out the Suboxone helped to reduce my withdrawals from the gabapentin I was taking. I think the withdrawals are probably over now but it really seems to help me to take it throughout the day.
The reason I started taking it at 11 am rather than the original 3 hours before bedtime was because of two problems I have with Suboxone which are hyper-alertness and itchiness. Even taking it as I do I get very itchy in bed. The doc mentioned that not everyone who take Suboxone has these problems, I guess I am just one of the unlucky ones.
I continue to live one day at a time. If I looked at the whole picture, that I would need to work to 2020 for full retirement, or for almost 2 more years for partial retirement I would give up. I just keep focused on the next day or the next week and it seems to be working. One thing that has been happening is that I will wake up at night worrying. I hate it, I never used to do that, I think much of it is the Suboxone. My head knowledge knows it is better to get a good nights sleep than agonizing over things I can't change, it won't help anything but it pesters me. That didn't happen tonight, it was just plain RLS moving around like crazy, but it has been happening more often. I wish there were chill pills