Monday, October 9, 2017

Soooooo Tired...

I'm pretty sure that this could have been a picture of me earlier today if:
1. I were blonde.
2. I were that cute and tiny.
3. Someone was here to actually take a picture of me.

I'm absolutely exhausted. I've taken 6 doses of the anti-depressant now and 5 of my allergy med and I am completely wiped out. All I want to do is nap, which, as you can imagine, is not exactly conducive to getting any amount of work done. Since I started taking it, I haven't been able to work on the book or get anything more done in my office. I've managed to do the "necessities" and be mom and that's about it.

It's incredibly frustrating and every day I hope that it will be the day when I have some amount of energy back. I cringe whenever Nick mentions working on the book because I feel guilty that I haven't this week. It's not due to a lack of desire, I assure you. It's simply because whenever I sit down, I want to sleep. I fell asleep earlier today, sitting at my desk, waiting for a file to download. I had to go sleep for 2 hours so that I could go into town, pick up Roger, do a bit of grocery shopping, drop him off, and come home. I only unloaded the perishable groceries so that I could get to my desk faster and finish off the site work for Geek-o-Rama. It's 6:40pm and I just want to go to bed. Blah!

Other than that, I think it's helping. The first day was really hard because my head was silent and it freaked me out. It's been a long time since I haven't had a dozen things going on in it at the same time. I also had a migraine for two days which wasn't much fun but that seems to have passed, thank goodness!

Really, other than the exhaustion, I seem to be doing okay. I'm trying to decide the best way to handle the tired. I can't keep taking naps every day and logic says that if I push through it, my body will be "forced" to adjust faster. I guess I'm just going to do my best. Tomorrow I'm home all day and set to work on the book until I have to head to the marching band competition. I think being at the desk all day and having to really focus on something will be the ultimate test in how things are.

Until then, I'm leaning towards working a bit on the book tonight. After that, dinner and curling up on the couch to watch some tv and maybe even a bit of reading before bed. My to do list, including my reading list, seems to have no end so there's always something I can be doing.

I hope all of you are doing well...



I sympathize so much with the tired. I am taking 6 medications that all have that warning that says to beware of taking it and driving or using heavy machinery. I take the strongest of them at dinner time and then at bedtime but about 4pm every day I usually am wiped out and sleeping while sitting up on the couch. Lights on, tv on, people doing loud things all around me and I' m sleeping.

I can't quite seem to get back into a daily exercise routine even just the stretches, but I have managed to have walks or something nearly every day.

My eating habits are atrocious because I don't know how to have a breakfast without Calcium or Iron in it and my thyroid medication isn't supposed to have those things consumed for at least 4 hours afterwards. I try to take it in the middle of the night but if I don't take it til 5 then I'm up before 6 to get the kids off to school I can't wait 3 hours to eat breakfast. So this morning I had mini strawberry Kitkats I checked so many things to try to find something more health conscious and I don't have it here in the house. But I'm hoping soon I can find something that will be fitting that bill.

I wish you luck in the fight against the nap. Maybe you can try doing a little movement every so often so you don't drift off to sleep at a desk?

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