So, uh. I lost the week of 8/2 to medication-induced depression. Unfortunately, the med in question was for management of endometriosis symptoms. So I also lost the following week of 8/9 to the pain resulting from no-longer-controlled symptoms. When told what was going on, my doc promptly sent in a prescription for acetaminophen + oxycodone, and having the option of proper pain management was a really nice change. But it isn't long-term acceptable because my primary narcolepsy medication is not compatible with opiates under any circumstances, ever. So I had the options of taking sleep-hack medication & waking up from pain, or taking adequate painkillers and having neurologically dysfunctional (therefore non-restful) sleep. Neither leaves me able to carry on normal activities, and this past week I determined that alternating them doesn't either.

On Friday of last week (8/14), I started the next round of treatment things. 400mg/day of danazol counts as a 'moderate' dose and is supposed to switch off my ovaries entirely, without the nasty side effect of osteoporosis. (Instead it has the nasty side effect of, if you're on it for long enough, eventually trashing your liver. But since when is that new?) The normal course of use is up to 9mo, after which most people are free of symptoms for a year or two, and some lucky proportion get longer than that. I should be reaching steady-state on it by the end of the week, and we'll see how things go after that.


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