Thursday, September 10, 2015

Restless

That word describes me right now!  I'm having a lot of back trouble--a suspected herniated disc that is just getting worse, to the point I really can't stand upright--which is also causing numbness, tingling, and spasm in my leg.  

Insert Restless Leg Syndrome.  

It sounds so stupid...my leg jerks throughout the night.  No big deal!

Oh, let me tell you.  I don't sleep.  My average last week was 4 1/2 hours.  I haven't slept at all tonight, and it's past 4 am!  This is the worst night I have had, with lots of pain in addition to the other stuff. 

 I decided to take a second dose of "Restful Legs," a homeopathic medicine that is supposed to all them.  

Bad idea.  Even though it had been more than 4 hours between doses, my body had some sort of a reaction and I couldn't breathe.  I was so scared and eventually woke Matt up.  After a Benadryl, several inhalers, and a nebulizer treatment, I finally felt better.  Thank goodness we have a PICU in our house so that I didn't have to go to the ER!  Yeah, I won't be taking those pills again!!!!  They didn't work anyway!  👎🏻

So now it's going on 4:30 with no sleep yet for me.  And this is pretty much how it's been for the last month or more.  I'm not sure that I will be able to function much longer.  All of the medical sites say I need to reduce my stress...ha!  They don't know my life.  

If you see me tomorrow, don't be offended if Zombie-Julie doesn't wave back.  I will be concentrating all of my energies on staying awake.  😴

1 comment:

roxs81 said...

Maybe try melatonin to sleep