Sorry to hear you had a crappy night.
I hope the rest of your day got a little better. I ended up sleeping for 2h right after we did presents, since I was too tired to do much else. It sucks - as a Mom, it's really depressing to sleep away part of Christmas Day when the rest of my family is having fun with all their gifts. Guess I'm feeling pretty sorry for myself today.
I just dunno about this Xyrem stuff. I find that every day and every night is different, so I never know what to expect nor do I have a chance to learn how to cope because it's so inconsistent. I am hoping that it's because 3.75g x2 is still the "middle" dose. I know you guys said it got better at 4.5g x2, but it's hard to believe all this *BEEP* is going to go away. I feel like 3.75g x2 has done absolutely NOTHING for me. I had a few good days on a lower dose, but so far I'm really disappointed with this one.
Am I doing something wrong??? I feel like I'm being as consistent as I can - I go to bed at exactly the same time every night. No matter how tired I am (and some nights I'm practically falling over), I stay up til my appointed bedtime. I eat supper about 5h before my bedtime, and if I have anything after that it's a VERY light snack (like part of an apple or a mug of hot chocolate) that I finish at least 2h before my bedtime. Some nights, I can feel the med working shortly after I take it. Other nights, nothing. Last night, I felt it but all it did was make me awake and talkative. Ugh. I finally fell asleep about an hour and a half after I took it. And I woke up about 2hours later, awake, so I took the 2nd dose. That got me about 3 more hours. I don't know about the rest of you guys, but the Xyrem nurse is wrong as far as I'm concerned. 6 hours or less of "good" sleep is still not enough to make me feel okay. I feel like crap, and all I can think about is how I need to sleep again.
As for my little snack in the evenings, I am really hungry by the time I go to bed if I don't eat *something*. And whatever caffeine is in the hot chocolate I'm not worried about since caffeine has never kept me awake. Like someone else said, I could probably drink a couple energy drinks and still fall asleep.
So...what gives? Is my snack screwing me up? Should I be doing something different to get this stuff to last more than 2.5-3hours? Or am I just gonna have to be patient and hope that 4.5g x2 will make it all better? What kind of bedtime routines do you guys have? I'm obsessing over everything, trying to get this damn stuff to work. It's all driving me crazy and none of it seems to help gain me any consistency.
Not ready to throw in the towel just yet, but damn it - I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
On a happier note, and with sincere good wishes to you all: Merry Christmas and here's hoping 2013 will be good to us!