I’ve been taking trazodone for help sleeping for the past couple of years. While it doesn’t put me to sleep anymore, it does help me stay asleep. Without it, I wake up about four to six times during the night.
I’ve taken two 50mg tablets the entire time. So when I saw my meds management doctor, he offered to combine it into a single 100 mg pill. Which was great… if I’d remembered that change when I filled the scrip two weeks ago.
Instead, I was apparently taking a double dose lo these last 14 days. I planned to get some sleep aids to fill the gap, but I figured I’d just try it on my own on Saturday.
Not-so-funny story: I didn’t sleep. Not “I didn’t sleep much” or “I tossed and turned.” I didn’t sleep at all. I was tired, but not sleepy. I finally made myself go to bed around 12:30 a.m. I gave up around 3:30 a.m.
I figured I’d watch some TV and tire out my eyes. I was still watching around 6 a.m., when Tim got up. (Between his back and Patches, he rarely sleeps past 6:30.)
I was dizzy and exhausted, but not sleepy. I even went and laid down on the bed to watch more TV. Never even closed my eyes.
Oh, did I mention that my lower back decided to act up on Saturday. It’s hurt to do much of anything all weekend. Because, really, why not?
I spent most of yesterday nauseated and dizzy. I made sure to eat regularly. Well, protein bars mainly. And Tums. But it was about all I could, pardon the pun, stomach.
I went to bed at 8 p.m. (34 hours after the last time I’d slept) and fell into a blissful slumber… until 6:15 a.m. when Tim woke me up to tell me that someone had just thrown a rock through the guest bedroom window.
Because… of course they did.
Ten hours’ sleep meant I was at least coherent. I was able to look up what the hell you do in this situation (plastic sheeting) and even read/understand work emails. I’m like 99% sure my replies were even intelligible.
But I still had to stumble (kind of literally) back to bed. I got two more hours of sleep, but my body still isn’t happy. My stomach is still upset, and I’m dizzy if I’m upright for too long. Thankfully, email volumes are light on holidays.
I’m keeping up the Tums and some-sort-of-food regimen. I’m trying to drink water in case I’m partially dehydrated (although on a bad day I drink around 72 oz of water). When we went to Fry’s, I picked up some pita bread and cheese. I think bland is the order of the day.
But I did make it through Fry’s and Home Depot without falling or puking. I’m counting that as an accomplishment.
And we even managed to get the plastic sheeting up. Tim cleaned the glass up.
Unfortunately, we keep our unfolded laundry on the guest bed. And we often don’t fold our laundry. In other words, Tim’s probably going to have to rewash a bunch of stuff just to be safe.
At least there are no peak electricity rates on holidays. So that’s… good?
I’m off to answer emails and then probably stumble back to bed for another nap.