Sunday, August 8, 2010
Roll Over Sleeping Beauty . . .
Amitriptyline for a week now. I could tell a little difference at first. The first morning I woke up without feeling like I had the entire Sahara desert in my eyes whereas before I would feel that sand in my eyes feeling all day long. I wasn't quite as tired. But then yesterday I came home about 4 and I don't even remember laying down on the bed or Rob coming into the house. But almost 3 hours later he was waking me up for dinner. And then this afternoon I was tired enough to need a 2 1/2 hour nap. It's not the same exhaustion I was having before. Not even close. It's not sheer exhaustion. But it is still really tired and feeling like I need a nap in the afternoons although I don't take one usually. This weekend was the first naps I've had since starting the medicine last weekend. But maybe in my excitement of having started the medicine, with such high expectations, I overdid it. But I can say that I am actually sleeping. And that was the goal. That is a good thing. I am having more than just one crazy long long dream a night, which I believe is also a good thing. I still don't think I should be remembering them since that means I'm waking up during my REM cycle. But still, I see signs of improving. I see signs of actual sleep. It's just going to take time. I have to not rush myself and still try to stick to my routine that I had set for myself.