It was time for my yearly check up and my normal Sleep Doc couldn't see me for months, so the receptionist suggested the other doc in the office. I never liked my other doc so I was happy to see someone new.
Well let me just what a difference he made. He talked to me rather than rushing me out, and we came up with a solution and wants me to keep in touch with him though the changes. Told me to email him next week or sooner if needed! WOW!
My other doc made me feel like I was asking too much and was not very flexible about med changes, he also dismissed my concerns about my weight loss. This doc sympathised and pointed out the weight loss giving me helpful suggestions. He also had a personality and made me laugh. I left the office feeling like I was moving forward rather than stuck in my N Hell.
He said my brain became accustomed to Xyrem and needed to take a holiday. He started out say three months and then said 6 weeks and then said 4, but he said it was my choice and to contact him when I was ready to try again. We will need to tirate again but not like it was when I first started. Its really just to make sure you don't shock your body and it can be as easy as 2.5x2 for two days and then up to 3.0x2 ect...
So, for now I have a small pill to take at night to help me sleep... once again he said take one, or if needed 2, or if needed 3, but email or call if you need to take 3 so we can discuss.
I finally feel taken care of. I am scared to make the changes but hopefully it will be for the best.