Thursday, October 26

Honey, did you take your zombie pill this morning?

For the last few years I've been taking pills for a rather strange condition, very similar to narcolepsy, that causes me to fall asleep at the most inopportune times -- at the theater, at the pub, even once in the front row of a very loud big band jazz concert.

picture(38).jpgAfter spending a very strange evening in the NYU sleep lab, wired up to a few dozen electrodes that were in turn connected to big black box that left me looking like Darth Vader's idiot cousin (see right), I got my diagnosis: idiopathic hypersomnia -- known to my friends as idiotpasick hypersomnia -- which basically means I sleep too much and they don't know why.

I did, however, get a prescription to some lovely wakey-wakey pills that have made all the difference, called Provigil -- notice what those clever pharmaceutical marketers did with the name?

aacThis morning I gleaned two excellent facts: on The Street they're known as zombie pills, and by taking them I was unknowingly being trained to be a next-gen hyperalert killing machine. Sweet!

From the BBC:
A controversial drug which can keep people awake for days has been tested by the UK military, MPs have been told.

Modafinil pills - known on the drugs scene as "zombies" - are used to treat the rare sleeping disorder narcolepsy.

The Ministry of Defence has previously denied testing the drug on troops although it reportedly bought thousands of pills ahead of the Iraq war.

Defence contractor Qinetiq told the commons' science committee the drug had recently been tested for military use.
Thanks modern medicine!

2 comments:

Pharmacy Society said...

I suffered for years from ADHD, could never concentrate or sit down for more them ten minutes for that matter, I tried all sort of drugs none took any positive effect on me, until I tried Adderall, this switched things completely for me, if anyone has a similar problem I suggest you read up on this medication online and see why it is so much better then all the rest out there

Pharmacy Society said...

fat i could not bare setting foot to weigh u Hydrocodoneonestly most ADHD meds are milder in Adderall for example are much more effective at promoting focus and with less dopamine issues it's easier to control than meth.icodin Or Hydrocodone are both two methods to help deal with anxiety, I won?t lie to you each man in my humble opinion handles there effects differently, although from what I read online about both vicodin and about hydrocodone as well they tend to cialis for me was a life saverIf you need to treet your self with alprazolam you should first of read about this drug Hydrocodone So many online talkbacks on the drug Zolpidem and i must say this is nothing short of pure ignorance displayed, to bad moth a medication based on the market status