Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I wish I could SLEEP

For the last week and a half I have had horrible sleep. At a maximum I can sleep for 3 hours straight and then I wake up uncomfortable, or I have to go pee, or I have stabbing pain in my ribs. Once I wake up I can't go back to sleep for a while. Luckily I've been able to string some naps together to get 4-6 hours per day.

I was at first worried becuase lack of sleep has in the past triggered manic episodes. The good thing is I don't feel energized - I feel tired so I know I'm not getting to have a problem yet.

I have 60 days till my due date. I sure hope that this doesn't last the whole time.

I do have a prescription for Ambien that my psychiatrist wrote. The nurse at my OB/GYN said it was safe to take, but I still feel hesitant. I've got an appointment with my OB/GYN this after so I'll discuss what any risks are with taking sleeping pills.

It's funny how I was prepared to deal with emotional issues during pregnancy -- I was not prepared for all the physical discomfort.

It's ironic that today USA TODAY ran an article "Lack of sleep sends emotions off the deep end"

Click here to read the article
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