I went to bed at 12:15 last night and woke up this morning at 3:30. That's 3 hours and 15 minutes of sleep. Not fun. I couldn't go to bed because I was itching all over. This medication I'm on (or shall I say, was on, because I'm going to stop taking it now) made my skin really pealy and sensitive. When I went camping the other day I must've got a little too much sun, which I'm supposed to avoid altogether, and now I itch all over. I've been up ever since 3:30 this morning. At 4:00 I took a bath. At 6:30 I took a shower. I rolled around on the carpet, wrapped up in fuzzy blankets. I wore sweatpants, jeans, whatever; I tried everything. This itch sucks. It's 11:30 now and it's starting to slightly fade away. Medicine sucks. We need to find a way to directly access the brain and avoid this intermediary medicine crap. If we could access the brain we could just say, "Hey Brain! Go fix this part, do this, do that, ignore this pain/itch sensation, it's not important; now, go send this sort of cell bodies over to this part of the body, clean this part out, etc, etc..." I don't really like the idea of screwing with nature, but I think screwing with the brain would be a lot cooler/useful than medicine and all its quirky side-effects.