side effects, sleep, etc

About a month ago, the pain clinic put me on a med (the name of it kind of sounds like cymbals hint hint) to help my myofascial soft tissue pain, and it works pretty good! The only thing is that it makes me crash. As in sleeping 15-20 hours. 😦

So we’ve tried switching from taking it in the day versus afternoon, etc. and somehow I have gotten on this sleep schedule that has me sleeping from 3 to 4 am (insomnia) until 4 or 5pm in the afternoon. Gah. Sleeping 12 hours vs 20 hours is on the right track though.

I’m naturally a night person & I can usually do the “stay up all night” trick to become sleepy the next day, in order to sleep at night like normal people. Not working now though.

I’ve decided going to stick it out for 1 more refill because it is working for my leg muscle and arm muscle pain. I guess you just have to decide if the side effects outweigh the benefits.


One of our cats has been missing for 2 weeks now. If you friended me on facebook that’s her picture in my facebook profile. I’m really sad about it because I must have accidentally let her get out (indoor cat). That’s why I re-joined Facebook – my (small) town is on FB so I’ve posted about her.

For the past 10 years she’s slept right on me every night, so her presence is definitely missed. Very sweet healer kitty.

There’s going to be an ad in the local paper the day after tomorrow; I’m still looking.

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  • stipeygirl75  On September 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I'm so sorry about your kitty 😦 I would flip out in that situation also. My 2 kitties are also healers! The other day my hip was subluxed and my younger cat laid on my lap until it shifted back into place. I hope they can find your kitty soon. P.S. I tried that medication also but it gave me horrible stomach aches 😦

  • BadGlue  On October 18, 2010 at 7:06 am

    thanks – kitties are the best. hope you're doing ok.

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