Thread: Sleeping Pills / Stuff to KO me
4/24/2007 3:13pm, #21Originally Posted by GIJoe6186
4/24/2007 3:26pm, #22
Re-read first post. I would have suggested 2-3 bong hits a long time ago otherwise.
4/24/2007 3:26pm, #23Originally Posted by Neildo
That is the natural hormone that makes you feel sleepy. You wake up feeling rested and don't feel drugged.Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
4/24/2007 3:34pm, #24
I've been on some form of sleeping pill since December. I was reluctant, but my insomnia had reached some terrible levels that without some type of sleep aid I'd literally lie awake in bed for seven or more hours.
I started on some generic Tylenol PM, which proved to be utterly worthless unless I took 3 instead of the reccomended 2. After some experimentation with various over-the-counter drugs, I wound up having some degree of luck with diphenhydramine. It'd knock me out, sure, but on that **** I'd sleep well in excess of 12 hours and feel miserable all day. At that point I decided to go to the doctor's. My physician put me on Roserum for my insomnia and Lexapro for my depression (long, unrelated story). The Roserum was beyond worthless, and at $100 for a 1-month supply, expensive. I dropped it and went back on the diphenhydramine.
At this point I became desperate. Vascillating wildly between 5 and 15 hours of sleep each night and coping with severe depression put me in a crippling malaise and turned each waking day into a blearly pageant of fatigue, ennui, and boredom. My grandma offered me some pills. Blue and white ones. Ambien. I took her up on it.
At first the Ambien worked beautifully.One pill made me sleep 7 hours flat, two did nothing, three made me sleep for 12. Once I got the hang of it, it was easy to regulate my sleep patterns.
That was weeks ago.
Two nights ago I realized something. I had seven shots of Bacardi 151. Some Neproxin for my cracked elbow. Two Ambien CRs that my doctor doesn't even know I'm on. And yet even still it took me two hours to fall asleep. That's bad.
I'm not driving this point as clearly as I want to because, as I said, I'm running on very little, very low-quality sleep right now, but what I intend to convey is this: you do not want to go on sleeping pills for the hell of it. You do not want to go on any medication for the hell of it. If you want to fall asleep, stop napping, stop drinking coffee before bed, stop fucking going to bed at 7. Just as there's no magic pill to make you lose weight in light of a bad diet, there's no magic pill to right a sleep cycle you deliberately sabotage.Captain's Log: Just a little update for all my TRUE and HONEST friends out there:
1) I am STRAIGHT! I am STRAIGHT! Get it through your thick skulls, numbskulls!
2) My name is not Ian Brandon Something.
3) Kacey is coming with me now. I have stolen her from the other Christian Weston Chandler.
REMINDER: I am still the one and only true creator of sonichu and rosechu electric hedgehog pokemon
4/24/2007 3:37pm, #25Originally Posted by Neildo
4/24/2007 3:40pm, #26Originally Posted by Boyd
4/24/2007 3:42pm, #27
Boyd - as usual - is depressingly correct.
As someone who has suffered with insanity-enducing insomnia in the past, I empathise.
I thought a regular 9-5 type day job would fix me. Now i just get 6 hours of shitty sleep 5 days-a-week and am pretty irritable during the day. Sleep sucks.
Last edited by Neildo; 4/24/2007 5:44pm at .
4/24/2007 5:23pm, #28
Ok well it looks like your all wrong. I took a dose of Sleepy Time by Tylenol, fell asleep and woke up at 11:50 feeling awake and rested, instead of the normal 3:00. The Sleepy Time kicked in about 90 minutes after I took it, at first I was like "what a bunch of ****" but once I felt it, I went right out. Coooool.
So I took it at 2am hoping to be asleep by 3 (was watching TUF 5 episode 3) but I fell asleep at 3:30am instead.
So my I went to bed early(for me) and all thanks to Sleepy Time. Oh yea, and the world didnt cruble, the sky is still there and I didnt die or develop an addiction thank you very much.
So to all of those who are overreacting to my one time sleeping pill need,
4/24/2007 7:10pm, #29
No one says you're going to get addicted off one pill from an OTC sleep aid. But if this becomes consistent, then tolerance/addiction kicks in.
4/24/2007 9:09pm, #30