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bits of progress
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      3 comments

I kind of dropped off the SP radar for a bit. Work was getting hectic, and my fatigue level has gone a little crazy. I have been taking half the trazodone every night, and it seems to be working so far. I'm still having trouble sleeping, but ... Read more
still adjusting
Monday, September 30, 2013      0 comments

Still on the fence about my situation lately. I was feeling really unwell Friday and Saturday: queasy, faint, lethargic. Saturday night I decided to do half a pill instead of a whole one. Now I'm less nauseated and tired, but either way, it's... Read more
improvements
Wednesday, September 25, 2013      0 comments

Okay, the sleep situation is improving. Not awesome, but last night was alright. Very groggy in the mornings. Headachy. Also not digging the fact that the traz makes my nose swell shut when it kicks in. That's improving a bit, too, but I am... Read more
as I feared--the return of insomnia
Monday, September 23, 2013      2 comments

Day three of the traz. What a disaster. I was in an unpleasant fatigue-y fog all day. Overwhelmingly tired...until the moment I went to bed. Then I was wide awake, brain racing, getting panicky about not being able to sleep. I've been so us... Read more
Day two
Sunday, September 22, 2013      1 comments

I'm dragging. I think I had about five or six hours of sleep, although it didn't really feel restful. Woke up okay, but I am really really tired and unmotivated today. Foggy. I'm also having low blood sugar shakes, which hasn't happened sinc... Read more
first day
Saturday, September 21, 2013      2 comments

Okay...first day without the Remeron. I took my first dose of trazodone last night. Slept kind of fitfully, but I did sleep. Side effects: slight headache after I took it, and when I went to bed, my nasal passages swelled shut. Un pleasant.... Read more
steps
Wednesday, September 18, 2013      0 comments

I bought a pedometer. I have been coming home from work very tired, with sore feet. I was suspecting that working in a large warehouse involved more walking than a usual up-and-down-the -aisles in a classroom. So, this morning, I put on the p... Read more
at the doc
Tuesday, September 17, 2013      1 comments

So I drove out and saw my doctor on Monday. He has given me a two-month trial prescription of trazodone (50mg), and also a referral to a psychiatrist that specializes in sleep disorders. I haven't picked up the referral yet; the office called ... Read more
throwing in the towel
Thursday, September 12, 2013      3 comments

I am officially giving up. Since I was a kid, I have struggled with insomnia. It would take me a couple of hours just to fall asleep. And once I finally did, I would wake up pretty much every hour on the hour. This has been going on for m... Read more
settling into my new routine
Thursday, September 05, 2013      0 comments

Second week of school is almost done. I'm trying to keep my exercise routine consistent: Getting up at 5:30 instead of 6 and doing a mile before work, and 30DS when I get home in the afternoon. That gives me 45 minutes a day of ... Read more
back in the saddle...sort of
Thursday, August 29, 2013      0 comments

Almost through the first week back at school. It's only Thursday and I'm already exhausted. In the big, open spaces that we are in, there's no sitting, no stopping. I'm running non-stop for six hours. My feet are killing me. This has to bur... Read more
injury...back to square one
Monday, August 26, 2013      1 comments

Friday morning, the last day of classroom setup, went well until about 30 seconds into the work day. After exercising all summer without incident, I threw my back out...reaching for a book. That was it. Reached out to grab the first book out ... Read more
trying to stay positive
Sunday, August 18, 2013      2 comments

Meetings, meetings and more meetings. School is almost underway. I don't think most people have any idea of how much goofiness teachers have to sit through at the beginning of each year before we even see a student. Seriously, I think sometim... Read more
medication weight gain--trying an experiement.
Saturday, August 10, 2013      1 comments

I take medication that makes me gain weight. This stuff has basically cured my insomnia. I've slept better in the past year since I've started taking the Remeron than I have in 20 years. The insomnia was crippling. I went from getting maybe ... Read more
adjusting for August
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      3 comments

I'm changing it up again. I've been exercising 60 minutes a day, alternating cardio and strength days. Last week I gained three pounds. Gained. Exercising, watching the food...and I gained. So I thought maybe I wasn't working out harder eno... Read more

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