I suffer from chronic migraines and I take daily medication to counter them. I dislike taking the tablets, partially because they make me feel drowsy but also because, when I was younger I spent five years addicted to barbiturates so now I dislike anything that messes with my head.
And though the tablets keep the migraines in check, and the migraines are worse than the side-effects of the medication, sometimes I only take half a tablet, maybe a little more than half, with the result that I’m wide awake and clear-headed all day. Yesterday, I only took half a tablet and I was awake and out of bed just after 4am this morning.
I was editing at MaccyDs before 5. Got some good stuff done. But if I were to reduce my medication more than two or three times in a row I’d be laid up with a fortnight of migraines cycling repeatedly through my head.
I know, I’ve tried.