My report after one night of the new medication: I went to sleep much faster than usual. Yes, I got very dizzy when I had to get up in the night to use the loo, but I had been warned it could happen so I got up slowly and carefully and just took my time so as not to fall over. I slept, quite deeply and longer than usual. I feel very mellow today ... bit of a headache, little bit tired (also effects that are to be expected until my body adjusts), but I feel very ... chilled out. Relaxed. It’s not at all like the hangover from Gravol, which leaves me feeling thick headed, stupid, and weighed down … this is very … hmm. It feels very restful. Like a warm summer afternoon with a lovely breeze and the birds chirping kind of feeling.
I don’t think I realized just how tense I was. It’s like when I had a bad ear infection and ended up in ER: they gave me Torradol and when the pain eased off, I was just astonished to realize how much it had been hurting and how much relief I felt when it finally went away. I feel relief now at not feeling so wound up – even though my head aches some and I’m kind of tired, the overall sense of restfulness is worth it.
This is fascinating.