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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's been a rough start to my week. My doctor has me on two medications that make me very tired, so getting out of bed in the morning is something I have to push myself to do. Working second shift is something I enjoy, but that means it's easy to sleep in.

I took second shift so I could spend my mornings writing.

Once again, today I didn't get out of bed until 11am. In my defense I was up until 2 (I don't get home until 11:30pm). I used to be asleep by 12:30am and up by 8:30, which was perfect. My dog and cat just kind of looked at me like, 'There she is. Fast asleep.' I even went back to bed after talking with my mom at 10am emoticon

I haven't been that 'lazy' since college.

But I don't view it as laziness. It's a side effect that kicks into high gear during certain times of the month, if you catch my drift. As soon as I got up and had some coffee I thought 'Wow, what a waste of the morning.' Yet I know the worst thing I can do is be negative.

So here's to a fantastic day. May I be asleep by 1am and up by 9 emoticon
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    Thank you for all of the suggestions! I got up early today and felt a little less tired. I've found that thinking of one thing I want to do before work helps motivate me emoticon
    2727 days ago
    Give yourself a break. New meds take awhile to take effect and your system has to adjust. I could never go to sleep an hour after work and I spent most of my adult working life working swing and graveyard. I used to think "people who get off work at 5 don't go to bed at 6". You could always try writing when you get home. Then let the sleep come when it comes. Changing schedules is hard on your body. It always worked best for me to stick to the same sleep schedule even on my days off. I tried to be a "normal 8-5'er" on my days off by not going to sleep or just napping on that first day and it leads to fatigue and sets you up for decreased resistance to colds and flu. Get your rest! Maybe a walk after work would help you relax enough to drift off?
    2727 days ago
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    Hi! I agree with Madeit3, definitely take as much rest as you need when you're on the new meds. I used to drink lots of medications for my skin allergies and I was always fatigued.

    Well wishes to you, too! emoticon
    2728 days ago
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    That must so discouraging. I can't imagine how difficult it is for you. All I can say is "hang in there" - hopefully this will be short-lived!!

    2728 days ago
    I hope this is getting better for you. Sometimes all you can do is rest when taking new medications!!
    2728 days ago
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