Having once again brought my sleeplessness to the attention of the medical profession, I have been prescribed two new (to me, anyway) drugs: Elavil (amitriptyline), a tricyclic antidepressant which is occasionally prescribed off-label for insomnia, and Neurontin (gabapentin), an anti-seizure drug which has some unspecified effect on nerve pain. This is probably consistent with everyone else’s experiences: the Wonder Drug of the moment works for a while, right up until the moment when it doesn’t.
I will say that the Walgreens pill bottle, while unintuitive, is somewhat less excruciating to operate than the CVS equivalent. And speaking of CVS, CFI Care (not its real initials) is not the only insurance carrier to dump them; Tricare, provider of civilian health benefits to military and dependents, is also leaving the CVS fold.
I also discovered this evening that I am much less able to pump my own gas after a full day of work: I had to lean up against the car for almost the entirety of 13 gallons (at the scary price of $2.399). This does not happen when gassing up at noon on Saturday, as is my usual wont.