How many nights can a person to without any sleep? I spent another sleepless night last night. I went to bed around 11. But I was tossing and turning and could not get comfortable, it just hurts all over. There is nothing worse then constantly watching the clock tick down the time till you have to get up in less then an hour and then you finally fall asleep. 2 extra strength ibuprofen and 2 extra strength Tylenol later. Only to be awoken by the cat 5 min before you have to get up. Talk about frustrating.
That’s been my nights for the past few months. After 4-5 nights I finally get one night I sleep but I still wake up feeling tired and sore. I just don’t know how to get to sleep. 9 times outa 10, I get up and come out on the couch (still don’t sleep but at least I’m not disturbing Cory’s sleep as much) or he gets up and comes out on the couch (sometimes cause I keep waking him and sometimes cause he’s in pain himself). How do two people with chronic pain sleep together? King size bed… that’s how. Our queen even isn’t cutting it.
A couple weeks ago I was prescribed Cipralex. To be honest I still have not filled the prescription. It just doesn’t make sense to me treating my symptoms with an anti-depressant, I’m concerned about further side effects and about getting hooked on them. I have an appointment in a little less then a month with my ENT so I know I shouldn’t but I think I am just going to wait.
The information I was given by the girl at Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech makes sense and sounds right (and a bit scary since it requires major surgery) but does not account for all my symptoms (the constant pain and fatigue). It almost seems like two separate issues.
I think my family doctor agrees to a point and is getting a ton of blood work. He’s testing for everything under the sun and I have to fast. I planned on getting that done before work this morning but I just had such a horrible night. Now the plan is to do it tomorrow morning. I feel like a pin cushion.