The Desipramine Delusion

There is no worse a feeling than looking at the dosage on a bottle of medication you’ve been trying to ween off of for a month–and realizing you’ve accidentally been taking twice the amount you had been on in the first place. I went cold and numb ripping open all my bathroom drawers and trying…

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Flowcharting my Dysfunction

So I was writing a letter to my autonomic neurologist in NY tonight and started reflecting on the last week and a half of my trial of Ritalin. I have had pretty much all the side effects– extreme nausea, headaches, palpitations, dizziness, jitteriness and chest pain. Which are really just most of my usual symptoms,…

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…And That’s Enough of That.

Well–this has just been an emotional shit storm. Where do I even begin? Ok, so last you heard I was suffering a meltdown because of how I was being judged for taking the Xyrem and my general fumbling with trying to figure out the best treatment for my newfound narcolepsy. And just before that I…

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So This One Time I Got Roofied…Xyrem

You know, intentionally–because that’s how they treat narcolepsy these days–with Sodium Oxybate–otherwise known as–a roofie. You may have seen in my past posts that I was waiting, begging, hoping, dreaming and still waiting to try Xyrem after we researched and went through the life-long process of getting it prescribed. Xyrem is an intense drug. Let…

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