Tag Archives: Sleep disorder

From My Bed, Buddy


We can’t be mentally ill all the time; sometimes we are just regular people.  I have this whole entire blog devoted to the ways and means of treating mental illness, but what else is there? I awoke this morning at … Continue reading

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From Peter Pan to Hypnotherapy


(Continued from yesterday’s “PPP, DDD and Me”) Whoa, dude, I said to the recovering psychiatrist.  I’m not waking up because I have nightmares.  I’m waking up because I have to go to the bathroom.  The anger, pain and self-hatred are … Continue reading

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Ativan, Sleep Apnea, and Bad Craziness


N.B.:  Ativan is addictive but is not a narcotic. Someone searched my blog for Ativan with sleep apnea: DO NOT TAKE ATIVAN IF YOU HAVE SLEEP APNEA.  It could kill you. Ativan, also known as Lorazepam and Temesta, is a … Continue reading

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Men, Women and Doctors


            The sun has risen on a skiff of snow covering the houses and hills outside my window.  My home and I are quiet this morning.  James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend” accompanies tea.  Rainbows are dancing off the prism … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part VIII)


If I took the Ativan then I did not breath while I slept; if I did not take the Ativan then I would spend half the following day sobbing in mental agony.  Dr. Ghaly did acupuncture, which would give me a few hours … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Psychiatric Services: About Me, Part One (continued)


I have celiac sprue, an autoimmune disease; wheat makes me sick.  The CPEP staff just shrugged and said, “Well, sandwiches are all we have.”  That is not true.  Dietary was sending my special diet tray to CPEP.  How can a hospital … Continue reading

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