Had my 3 week follow up with my Doctor today. I asked him for a stronger dose of my medication, because it really helped a lot on the second week, but didn’t seem to be as effective the last few days. He suggested that we stick with the same dosage for a couple of months, to let my body adjust to the new levels of chemicals floating around. Should I still feel like an increase is needed then, he’ll be happy to up the dosage. As he is the one with a medical degree, and I am merely an English student, I deferred to his opinion.
This was the first time I’ve had to actually purchase my medication. Everything else has been free samples from the drug company. I was rather shocked to find that it will be about $85/month for my lexapro. That’s disappointing, especially since I didn’t go sell plasma today. $85 is a lot of money when your income level is zero. My wife offered to come pay it, but I still have some student loan money left, so I took care of it.
Last night, before I went to bed, I kissed her on the back of the head.
I lay in bed for about half an hour, and was no longer tired. So I got up, put my clothes back on, and went to the movies. I saw Crank 2, which was a completely insane blast. When it was over, I didn’t feel like going back home, so I went to a topless bar called Night Trips. I drank beer for a few hours, watched hockey highlights on ESPN, and chatted a bit with a lovely black girl bearing the unlikely moniker of "Isis."
I got home around 3am, and got up at 6:45am. My sleeping habits are starting to fuck up again, and my anxiety about my wife is creeping back. I will probably be calling Dr. Chan before the first month is out and asking for the increased dosage early.