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Author Topic: An on-going thread  (Read 10260 times)

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Offline wolfter

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #250 on: July 24, 2014, 08:28:53 AM »
Also, what happened to all the early risers?  I feel so alone in the mornings lately!!!! 

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #251 on: July 24, 2014, 08:59:18 AM »
Child please. I was up at 6am this morning.

I used to rise much later but since May I've been waking up at 6 or 7 every day. My midday nap throws everything off but I can't help it. I lay down on the sofa and can't stay awake.
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #252 on: July 24, 2014, 09:28:38 AM »
Since switching off the Isentress, I sleep in until about 6:30 or so everyday.  Previously, I was always up having coffee by 4:00.  I went from a mere few hours per day to about 5 now.  I don't take naps but have found myself resting more often. 

Even with my lame leg, I'm heading down to mow at the post.  We are so short handed and everyone has been taking up my slack. 
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #253 on: July 24, 2014, 09:31:44 AM »
You only get five hours of sleep everyday? That doesn't sound very healthy.
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #254 on: July 24, 2014, 10:25:29 AM »
MissP, I've expressed this concern ad naseum with my doctors to no avail.  But I also no longer feel exhausted so perhaps it's my "normal"?  What I experienced with the Isentress wasn't normal and I was so exhausted that I couldn't function correctly.

I've continued on with the Trazadone that my doctor prescribed a while back (before the med change) which doesn't really help with the sleep issues.  But I saw other benefits after a while.  Not sure what it's actually supposed to do, but it has slowed down my scattered brain and improved my focus.  OH, and my mood has stabilized and I'm enjoying my perfected personality.   ;D

Oh, that really should be addressed in another thread.  :)
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #255 on: July 25, 2014, 05:42:06 AM »
Also, what happened to all the early risers?  I feel so alone in the mornings lately!!!! 



Greg, I'm up by 4:30 every morning.  I'm usually on here no later than 5 am, and usually don't get off until 6 or 7.  So, I'm here, just earlier than you I'm afraid lol. 
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #256 on: July 25, 2014, 07:09:07 AM »
Good Morning Ms. Betty.  I slept in until almost 7:00 this morning which is definitely rare.  I was also asleep by 9:30 last night so this is one of the best night's sleep I've gotten in a long time. 

I'm sure the cause was that I worked super duty hard yesterday.  I have been stressing about the rest of my belongings in the outbuilding at my mom's.  I made several loads yesterday by myself.  An uninjured person could have done this in a couple of hours but it took me all day.

1 small load left!!!!!  I even managed to get the yard table down here.  Flipped it upside down into the back of my truck.  I was so exhausted that I planned on coming home and showering, grabbing a bite to eat and enjoying a nice glass of wine.  Instead, I showered and passed out on the couch for the entire night.  Normally, I find couches too uncomfortable to sleep on but it was great.

When do we get to see pictures of your new place?  You can email them to me if you want me to post them.


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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #257 on: July 25, 2014, 07:17:55 AM »
This nortriptyline my neurologist just prescribed to me definitely makes me sleepy. I think I went to bed at 10:30pm and got up at 7am.
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #258 on: July 25, 2014, 07:25:00 AM »
This nortriptyline my neurologist just prescribed to me definitely makes me sleepy. I think I went to bed at 10:30pm and got up at 7am.

Is that a long term affect until your body gets used to it?  Aren't you already on other similar meds?
Kinda weird to actually feel a tad tired after a long night of sleep.  :)
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #259 on: July 25, 2014, 07:52:26 AM »
Is that a long term affect until your body gets used to it?  Aren't you already on other similar meds?


I think the sedating effects are long term which is why it says on the bottle to take it at bedtime. It's a tryicyclic antidepressant used for neuropathic pain relief which I am taking with gabapentin. We're giving it two months to see if it does anything for me.
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #260 on: July 25, 2014, 07:55:34 AM »
Definitely hope that finally gives you some much needed relief.  I am EVER so grateful that this is one issue I don't deal with.  I hear all y'all's stories and it sounds horrid.  Best of luck
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #261 on: July 25, 2014, 08:34:55 PM »
I often go to bed at 5 am if it's a very good book
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #262 on: July 26, 2014, 04:50:41 AM »
When do we get to see pictures of your new place?  You can email them to me if you want me to post them.

If you would like to pm me your e-mail address, I will try to get them to you.  I've taken some with my cell phone and texted them to Jeff, but when I do that they come out as  a slide show, so I guess that means they cannot be posted.

I will try to e-mail them to myself, then forward them to you.  Unfortunately, I cannot find my camera, or I would have done that a while ago. 

So yes, pm me your e-mail and I'll see what I can do.  Thanks dear.  I hope you're not in too much pain from your poor leg issues. 

Betty
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #263 on: July 26, 2014, 10:25:09 AM »
I had some good news the other day.
I attended my 6-month doctor visit and things look OK.

Lipids are not great, but tolerable. The doctor also took me off the Advair inhaler. I am to see how it goes because he said my lungs have sounded fine for a while.
I have it on hand and am instructed to use it PRN.

So, one less med is a good thing.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #264 on: July 26, 2014, 10:30:38 AM »
Did I mention they diagnosed me with angina pectoris?
It is pretty stable so I don't worry much about it.

I do routinely carry nitroglycerin with me now, though.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #265 on: July 27, 2014, 01:07:46 AM »
 8)  sorry, im zing currently
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #266 on: July 28, 2014, 06:29:47 AM »
Mark good to have a reasonably stress free Dr appointment.


Hope the new Drugs work out for you  Miss P
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #267 on: July 28, 2014, 07:52:21 PM »
So after a visit with my doc today I'm finally changing my meds from Isentress to Intelence. The insomnia has been getting worse even with Trazodone. Hopefully this will help although insomnia is listed as a possible side effect. I was sleeping about 12 hours on Atripla and it's been whittled down to 5 hours on Isentress. Just looking for a happy medium.

Also brought up newer research to him about the shingles vaccine. He agreed!! I don't know if he had it on hand but both of us forgot about it by the time I left the office. I'll call tomorrow and will hop on down to get the shot ASAP.

My blood work was within the norms other than that pesky high red blood cell count.

Disability attorney appointment followed and I'm beat.
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #268 on: July 28, 2014, 07:53:57 PM »
Did I mention they diagnosed me with angina pectoris?
It is pretty stable so I don't worry much about it.

I do routinely carry nitroglycerin with me now, though.

HUGS,

Mark

Have they ruled all other factors for the angina?  Care of yourself buddy!
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #269 on: July 28, 2014, 07:56:50 PM »
Mark, I certainly hope you see the immediate benefit like I did when switching off the Isentress.  I wish I would have waited though as I still haven't built up a reserve.  I couldn't believe how quickly I regained some of my whacked brain function....probably due to finally sleeping.

take care buddy
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #270 on: July 28, 2014, 08:00:52 PM »
Mark, I certainly hope you see the immediate benefit like I did when switching off the Isentress.  I wish I would have waited though as I still haven't built up a reserve.  I couldn't believe how quickly I regained some of my whacked brain function....probably due to finally sleeping.

take care buddy

Oh I'm waiting and building up a two month reserve! Acreedo is such a suck ass inept company that suffering though another two months of less sleep is nothing compared to the stress dealing with them. I happened to have enough supply of Isentress to hold me through thanks to a member here. ;)
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #271 on: Yesterday at 08:22:32 PM »
So it turns out that my ID doc doesn't give the shingles vaccine. Makes sense I guess since it's not contagious. They told me to contact my PC doc. They don't have it either.
They sent a script to CVS to puncture me. My how times have changed! Just a few short years ago getting anything other than a flu vaccine would be expected from ones PC.

Old fart rambling.  :P

It really doesn't matter in any case.
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #272 on: Yesterday at 08:28:31 PM »
So it turns out that my ID doc doesn't give the shingles vaccine. Makes sense I guess since it's not contagious. They told me to contact my PC doc. They don't have it either.
They sent a script to CVS to puncture me. My how times have changed! Just a few short years ago getting anything other than a flu vaccine would be expected from ones PC.

Old fart rambling.  :P

It really doesn't matter in any case.

Old farts do not ramble, they rumble . 

 


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