Encountering Morpheus

Recently I undertook what I anticipated might be a daunting task.

I have been on benzodiazepines for decades.

I could not sleep without them.

In contemporary parlance, I had become habituated.

First it was Dalmane (generic fluazepam).

But the large HMO of which I am a member doesn’t carry that, so my PCP switched me to another formulation in the same family, Restoril (temazepam).

I’ve been taking the 2nd lowest available formulation, 15 mg, for a long time.