So Late So Soon

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“How did it get to be so late so soon?”

–Dr. Suess

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Boy do I completely and wholly understand that question as well as the humor in it? Let me explain…

For the past couple of years I have been having trouble sleeping (stop laughing Sarah). I have no trouble getting to sleep, just trouble staying asleep. I get an average of 2-4 hours a night. When I wasn’t working, it wasn’t a big deal but after working 8 hours with just a little sleep ….phew this girl is tired!

Considering this lack of sleep and working all day,  it is difficult to muster the energy to sew on weekdays. All I want to do is eat a bite, check Facebook, Instagram, catch up on Downton Abbey (or some other equally fabulous show) and then I’m down for the count by 8 pm(for a minute anyway). Add to all this the fact that its dark by 6 pm and you can count me useless most weekdays. I finally decided enough is enough and made a doctor’s appt to see if he could find out the problem….

Guess what he said….MENOPAUSE…..shocked? not really!!!!!
 

So, I am trying some over-the-counter all natural meds to see if it helps. If it doesn’t then I am going on “the patch”!!! I am OVER THIS MESS!!!! It’s supposed to take 4-12 weeks for this natural business to do its job…but I have it on a very short leash! I don’t have long…according to the doctor I need to remember I am “getting old”. I told him I would try but remembering things is hard at my age…..and I’m almost psycho!

I have only one question for y’all ……How did it get to be so late so soon in life?

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  1. Sweetie, firstly, you are the same age as me so, not old!! Secondly, you have my sympathies. I am not at that stage yet (tbh I can’t wait for it all to be over!!) but some of my friends are going through it too, not fun. Re the sleeping, I know it must be hard when you can’t keep your eyes open but have you tried staying up later before going to bed? There was a really interesting programme on sleep problems here a few months back, and that was one of the things they suggested. In the meantime, I hope the tablets help and if not, make sure you get back to the doctors pronto!
    R xx

  2. Oh dear! Welcome to the world of the befuddled! When I was younger, I thought maybe I could book a fortnights holdiay, and get it over and done with! 10 years on the sweats are getting less, but I still don’t sleep and can’t remember my name! However I have managed without any meds, herbal or otherwise, and it’s not been so bad. The worst has been that I can’t deal with 100 things at once like I used to. More than one thing and I get stressed, but now I recognise it, and adjust things accordingly.

    Who are you anyway?

  3. If you don’t get your sleep that makes it worse on you. Sleep is so so important, I get about six hours now and I am past menopause. One year I just itched all night, the skin was so dry, then you finally fall a sleep and then you have to pee or the night sweats begin.

  4. Oh boy. I so know what that is like. I started not sleeping well a few months ago but had no idea why, other than having both kidlets climb into bed with us each night that is. But then during the day the hot flashes came on strong and frequent and the light bulb went off in my head. That is why I hadn’t been sleeping. I started taking 1000mg of Evening Primrose Oil capsules and it has been so much better. The hot flashes has practically diminished to nothing. I’d love to hear what you are taking and how it is going.

  5. Many years ago, well b/4 menopause, I had Eptein Barr Virus, a form of Mono. I couldn’t sleep, at all. This was b/4 the internet, so I went to the library to find my solution. I took Calcium Lactate, it’s a large capsule, and I took 6 b/4 bedtime every night and slept like a baby. Try it!

  6. Good luck with whatever you try!

  7. So that is what is wrong with me!I didn’t realise it upset one’s sleep as well! No wonder I do a great impression of a wet rag most evenings… Thanks… for…. what??

    Hope it works for you, if it does, perhaps I should try it too!

  8. I’m so sorry the hormone thing is affecting your sleep – I can’t function without sleep and the least little thing starts me crying. I hope you are helped soon! blessings, marlene

  9. I can completely relate to this….unfortunately

  10. Ugh! I feel your pain! I’m lucky to get 2-3 hours sleep each night then when I’m sitting waiting in a doctor’s office or for my son’s karate class to finish, I’m snoring with my chin on my chest! What’s that about? I usually have to change the sheets mid-way through the night because of the sweats too. Hubby hates that, I always wake him up (ooops). Anyway, keep trying ‘new’ things. There has got to be something out there that works for you! I hope!

  11. It’s so nice to read all of the notes above and know you’re not alone. Take good care of yourself, lovely, and you’ll find a balance that works for you.

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