My husband is home right now, and that makes a huge difference of course in the morning as he takes care of Emma and I can just focus on work. I sleep less when he is home, because he snores. I've found this past week my fibro has been kind enough to wake me up from midnight until about 4am...so I'm definitely lacking in the sleep department. Naps have made it back into the schedule. I'd managed to eliminate them for several months and it was easier to sleep at night...but when I get way behind like this, I have no choice but to nap, otherwise my ability to deal with life and those around me is severely impaired.
I've had several migraines over the past 2 weeks which has been miserable. I was quite surprised when I went to pick up the migraine Rx that I've had for several years, to find out that it actually is contra-indicated with 2 of the meds that I've also taken for years. Why is it that the pharmacy is only just flagging this potentially deadly mix???? I'm not impressed to say the least! So luckily, thus far I haven't had any negative effects with my meds, but the flip side is, I'll have to find something else to take for my migraines. sigh. I'm wondering if I get something like ambien or Valium to help me sleep/relax, if that won't curb the migraines. The trick is to just take them as needed and not become dependant on them...that can be a slippery slope, and I don't want to put myself at risk for dependency issues. Man, while I'm soooo grateful for having found meds that improve my quality of life...it gets pretty overwhelming managing them all, and sometimes I feel like I'm 102 yrs old when I look at all the pill bottles that I have in the cupboard....hahahaha
The weather has been pretty warm and stable lately which has helped my fibro pain considerably! yippee, I always support the weather when it cooperates with my body :)
I hope everyone is getting through the dreary months of winter ok. We are gaining over 5 min of sunlight a day at this point, which makes a huge difference in the amount of light we get over the course of a week. Summer in Alaska is as beautiful as it gets! 20 hours of sunlight a day and temperate temperatures...LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.
take good care everyone!