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Tired Today
Yuck... I've been so exhausted this week. I've slept poorly for the past three nights, averaging maybe four hours a night. Tonight needs to be different! Being so tired makes me grumpy and depressed, neither of which are good. I've escaped from work for a bit, and am eating a giant salad in the mall. And not seeing my favorite barista (sadly). And wandering here looking at stuff. Oooh, shiny things to cheer me up!

In other news, I seem to have decided to try this grad school thing. Hopefully it will go well. My first class begins monday. I have no idea what an online class will be like... But I'll find out!

I'm even applying for a scholarship that Netmouse mentioned. My app went out yesterday. That'd be so cool if I win.

I told you I was grumpy, so now I'll grump a bit.

My back hurts. Or maybe my hip. Really the part inbetween the two, and only on the left side. It's an icky shooting pain that goes into my butt and thigh. This is probably part of the reason I've been sleeping badly, at least the past couple of nights. I can walk just fine though. I've had this pain before, and it comes and goes randomly. I hope it goes soon.

I need a haircut. And I have a weird pimple-thing on my face that isn't actually a pimple and won't go away... I'd like to be rid of it. Maybe I should find a dematologist.

I wonder if she'll cut my hair.

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pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: February 28th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
My back hurts. Or maybe my hip. Really the part inbetween the two, and only on the left side. It's an icky shooting pain that goes into my butt and thigh. This is probably part of the reason I've been sleeping badly, at least the past couple of nights. I can walk just fine though. I've had this pain before, and it comes and goes randomly. I hope it goes soon.

Sciatica.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 1st, 2007 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
*reads article*

Yep, that's it all right. Bummer it doesn't seem to have a nice fix. But then, I sorta knew that, since it's come and gone without reason many times before. Ick.
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: March 1st, 2007 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Playing doctor? Oh, my!

Take some anti-inflammatories, increase your intake of vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acids (specifically EPA) and eats lots of chocolate. (The latter won't do anything directly, but I think that every remedy should end that way.)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 1st, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Playing doctor? Oh, my!

Hmm. Well I can (and sometimes do) take a multi-vitamin. And I gave up chocolate for lent... oh no, I'm doomed!
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: February 28th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you need tips on possible sleep-inducing agents, I've found Valerian and Melatonin both help. Both easily found at the local drug store, in their vitamin section - I'm 99% sure that Rite-Aid on Main and Gardenia has them, and maybe the CVS on Fourth Street too.

Longer-term, if you have real insomnia issues, Ambien has been a good friend to me. When other stuff doesn't work, that always does (for me -- others have said it doesn't work for them). It's a hypnotic rather than a sedative -- it doesn't make you sleepy, it makes you sleep. For me, I take it and 15 minutes later I'm out. 6 hours later (almost on the dot), I'm awake, and I don't feel groggy at all.

Sorry about the hip and the non-pimple-item. And the haircut. There might be a dermochiropractologist who cuts hair and can give you the complete solution, though.
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: February 28th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I find that Ambien is good for rebooting my sleep cycle. With insomnia I start sleeping at weird times of the day and my whole wake-sleep cycle gets out of whack. Ambien will get me back into rhythm.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 1st, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Part of the problem is that I have Ambien, and I LOVE it. It is so satisfying to get a good night's sleep, and such a relief from my normal insomniac tendencies.

I fell into a routine where I was taking it almost every night, which (although my doc said it was fine) I just didn't think was a good idea. So I've been trying to take it less, but that puts me back into sleeplessness. Partly from a rebound effect I'd guess, and partly just because I have trouble sleeping in general.

Anyway I took some last night, slept 8 hours, and am feeling quite a bit better today. Ready to seek out a dermochiropractologist -- what a fine idea!
jebra From: jebra Date: March 1st, 2007 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
My back hurts. Or maybe my hip.

[smush, smush, smush] There . . . that's as much as I can do from here, but I hope it helps.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 1st, 2007 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
*smile* Thanks!
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