Thursday, 28 November 2013

Gee, Thanks

I've said before that my sleeping is getting worse and worse. It's not so much the sleeping part, more the waking up part. Although sleeping will probably still be an issue for me too. When I wake up, I find it very, very difficult to stay up. I have less energy during the day and sometimes at the start of the day can lose entire periods of time. One time I woke up and then I blinked and heard my phone go off. I'd lost an entire half hour. That ain't right. So I did what most sane people do when something appears to be wrong with them; I went to see my doctor.

See, thanks to all the depression issues I've had over the years, I have taken very very bad care of my body. Now I'm in a much more mentally stable state and am starting to really see the damage and I'm trying to fix it. Part of this is finding out just what the problems are in the first place. Unfortunately my doctor doesn't really have any answers. When I brought up my sleeping problems he just referred me to online self help. Well thank you very much Mr Doctor Man. How very doctor-y of you. I went in there expecting to end up doing a series of tests and finally getting some answers and instead I didn't really get much. He's referred me to some sort of nutritionist or something I'll be going to see next Tuesday. It's a start I guess but not really what I had in mind when I went.

I've had heartburn for longer than I can remember. I'm probably addicted to the medicine (wouldn't be surprised at least), I'm sleep deprived and it's a problem I've had for years and it's getting worse, I barely have the energy to do anything other than the occasional bit of writing and sitting on my ass all day, and I really was hoping for some more definitive answers or at least working on getting some.

Excuse me while I continue to deteriorate.

8 comments:

  1. Not good at all Mark but better than nothing I suppose!

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  2. I've had all of these problems, Mark. I solved most of them through trial and error, where as now I am a somewhat functioning member of human society (I guess). I'd recommend trying everything, and keeping a daily journal on what works for you, and what doesn't. For example, sometimes you are feeling tired because of what you did 2 or 3 days ago. If you keep a journal you can go back and sort of keep track of what you are doing right or wrong, and it will help you find solutions. But it is important to stay positive, and not get too down when you have a bad day, because the bad days are going to happen... it's just important to bounce back.

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  3. This is just awful Mark. I've been feeling ill again recently the last couple of days after some temporary reprieve so I can imagine you're not feeling great at the minute buddy, hang in there.

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  4. Sorry to hear about the deterioration, Mark. I hope things pick up for you. I hate that depression just makes you want to not take care of yourself. It really screws you over when you DO start feeling better mentally, only to find that physically you're a wreck.

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  5. yikes man....have you tried changing your diet///gluten free maybe? i know that helped quite a few kids that i worked with....keep standing up man...

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  6. I guess it is better than a kick in the teeth................

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  7. Just keep taking each day as it comes and working to get better. Sending hugs

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  8. I don't know if you take naps or not during the day but I ran into this pattern years ago when I was sick. I would stay up late until I finally passed out, then wake up late, take a nap and repeat. I had to make sure I got to bed and woke up at the same time every day and after a week I finally started feeling better. Obviously I don't know you well enough to know if this would help but just thought I'd mention it because you never know.

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