Hooray for me!  Over a week with no Lunesta!  Still laying in bed for a long while before I do fall asleep, but when I finally do drift off…I stay asleep.  It is easier to wake up and I’m not in a daze for hours after getting up.  My daytime drowsiness isn’t as big a problem now but I still need to nap or rest every day.  

Saw the endo yesterday and she strongly suggested that I try to taper my steroid dose.  I am taking 25mg daily and she wants me to get down to 20mg, easier said than done.  She also gave me a prescription for Florinef hoping that it will help me tolerate the summer heat easier.  Last summer I was sick for months and I don’t want to go through that again. 

Another doctor visit tomorrow with my Osteopathic Physician for regular blood pressure check and refills on all my drugs.  I am telling him that I have stopped taking Simvastatin because of the side effects.  Heck, I’m only taking 10mg daily…why bother?  With my last blood work-up (just done last week), my cholesterol was good, and I forgot to fast before the test…and it was still fabulous!  (anyone taking a statin drug check the side effects…very interesting)

The air-conditioner was working overtime both yesterday and today, in MARCH! Unreal.




So, I’m trying to wean myself off Lunesta…the nasty stuff. Tonight is night five of my cold turkey withdrawal and it is getting easier. How can a person be so exhausted and tired, but can’t fall asleep? So, then you begin to depend on meds to help you sleep…and then sometimes the meds don’t help you sleep anyway…vicious cycle.

I do think that the Lunesta contributed to my daytime drowsiness, and my inability to wake up easily in the morning.

So we shall see…..