I am so exhausted I can barely type this. It’s Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. I was up again all night last night and I didn’t sleep one wink. This is the second night this week I haven’t slept any. I thought I was going to pass out due to the exhaustion. I was brushing my teeth and combing my hair and all of a sudden the room started going around in circles.
I had my massage today and I was so looking forward to it but I felt ten times worse after the massage today because I was completely exhausted and all my body wanted to do was sleep. But I had to pick my son up at the sitter’s house and run a couple of errands before I could go home and sleep. I was scared to death that I would fall asleep driving.
My husband is taking me away for the weekend and now I feel like crap. We are leaving Friday at lunch time and I’m so disappointed that the insomnia has gotten in the way of my plans again.
My doctor doesn’t know what to do to help me and increasing the sleep medications hasn’t helped any. I pray that tonight I will sleep and I will feel somewhat refreshed in the morning so that we can have a terrific and romantic weekend alone together. Have a nice weekend everyone!
Vicki M. says
Sandy, I know exactly how you feel. I have suffered with insomnia for several years now. Sometimes, I will have several months of only being able to sleep a couple of hours a night and sometimes not at all. And, then it will get better and I’ll be able to sleep again. First of all, have you been tested for sleep apnea? I was a couple of months ago. I don’t have it full blown yet, because you have to wake up a ridiculous number of times an hour for them to diagnose you with it. The amazing thing was when I was tested for it, I was having one of my periods of time where I was sleeping more and better at night. They found that I was waking up about 3 times an hour. I had no recall of waking up but I guess I never could get into REM. The other thing I want to tell you is last year I had an episode where I couldn’t sleep for almost 2 and a half months, along with that episode I had a headache that I couldn’t get rid of. I even went in for a shot at the hospital to get rid of the headache. That didn’t work. My husband offered the idea that I go see an acupuncturist. Guess what? The first visit he cleared my headache and treated me for insomnia. I went home and slept like a baby. I only saw him three visits, and it cleared up headache, as well as insomnia, and hot flashes for 8 months. I couldn’t believe it. I saw a different acupuncturist this year for 12 weeks to treat me for a shoulder injury. But she treated me during this time for insomnia and hot flashes as well. The hot flashes have disappeared again, the insomnia has virtually disappeared and she helped take a lot of inflammation out of my shoulder which improved it tremendously before I had to have surgery. Long story short, go see an acupuncturist!