So I have been having a terrible time sleeping. I can get to sleep but I can't stay asleep. It makes for a very long night. I tried taking Tylenol PM and Advil PM. They worked great initially. I fell into a dreamless sleep and woke up feeling pretty good. That was until they stopped working. So then I tried exercising it didn't help. I tried Yogi Bed time tea.. It relaxed me but then I had to get up 3 times that night to pee! UGH.
I had to go to the doctor to get my lab slip for my regular thyroid medication. I sat there on the verge of tears explaining how I cannot sleep. My doctor prescribed some meds. He said it was flexible enough for me to adjust myself. If one tab makes me feel groggy the next day I can cut it in half. If it isn't working I can take 2. I felt like a chump having to ask for help sleeping but the doctor reassured me that I was in a vicious cycle. Stress can keep me from sleeping and the lack of sleep stresses me out more. He said my thyroid is probably out of whack as well. *SIGH I'm not a pill taker normally. I hate the idea that I have to rely on something foreign to make me rest but I'm at my wits end.
I picked up my prescription and started to read the information slip inside. It's not a sleeping pill, it's an antidepressant! I don't feel like a chump anymore. I feel like a loser! I know I shouldn't feel this way but I don't FEEL like I'm depressed. I felt like I was working through my issues and dealing well with it. Now I have meds for it. :( I'm hoping I can get off them quickly. I don't like having meds that mess with my head.