Tuesday, October 23, 2007

And the doctor says...

...that I have severe allegies. Here are prescriptions for 3 different medications! Claritin, Flo-nase, and the Sudafed that you have to get from behind the counter as it is the "real stuff". They even had to run my driver's license at the pharmacy to make sure I wasn't on record for making meth! The doctor said the reason I wasn't sleeping was because of my allergies, so we'll see. But yet again, I couldn't sleep last night - up for 5 hours! I called in to my manager this morning and said "I couldn't sleep, must function, need to sleep in." Everyone has been very understanding, and I hope these meds solve the problem. Of course, with the Santa Ana winds blowing like mad and the fires, my allergies are more intense.

I may also get some over-the-counter sleeping pills just in case this doens't work. My chiropractor says I have to re-set my clock. I have be in bed by 10:30 at the latest and get up at 6:30 without hitting the snooze button. I also need to exercise when I come home instead of taking a nap which will help me wake up and be more alert in the evening.

Part of the reason I couldn't sleep last night was that I was having terrible nightmares, unfortunately about my mom. I was screaming in my dream to wake up and I woke up in my dream, only to find myself hallucinating about my surroundings...I fell on the floor, and our kids walked in saying "What's wrong with you?" It was really freaky. My dreams have been like that for the past few weeks, and I'm not sure why.

Here's to new schedules, new internal clocks, and my medicated self. Woohoo!

3 comments:

Lena said...

Oooh, maker of meth, that sounds like a line for a resume. Good grief!

I hope you can turn your sleep cycle around, as a forever nocturnal creature myself I know how difficult it is. Good luck and I hope you feel better.

Cindy said...

Hope the meds help! That's nice that your work is willing to be flexible with you. I came back from vacation with a cold and had to miss two more days of work. I feel bad but hopefully will be able to make it in tomorrow. I'm so sick of laying around and watching t.v.

tacomachickadee said...

Ugh. Wow. And I find it eerie that, as a normal human, I took the "I'll let you know ..." what the doctors says comment make me think you were preggo or something. (Being honest.) And then your dream is your kids walking in ... weird.

Anywho ... ask your doctor about valerian root. I say ask your doctor especially since they just told you to take a bunch of other stuff ... from what I know, valerian root is a cousin to valium, and is great as a sleeping aid especially if your sleep problem revolves around stress or an overactive brain. And unlike most OTC sleep aids, it doesn't drug you out for a minimum of 8 hours ... it just relaxes your anxiety and brain and such. Of course, that's just MY sleep problem. If yours is really allergy related, then that's a different boat. Just putting it out there ... I got my VR at Freddy's ... don't know what's down south though ...

Stay NOT On fire!!!!