I’ve discussed on here before how I don’t do well with medications. They seem to have some kind of hyper effect on me. Several nurses read my blog . . I don’t even know if that’s possible but I’ve mentioned before that Vince talked me into taking the lowest possible dose of melatonin because he said it helped him so much . . so I took it and couldn’t stay awake for three days. Friday night I took half a Benadryl when I was itching and have slept off and on for the past two days . . two naps on Saturday and one yesterday. Isn’t that weird?
Saturday night when I got in bed, I had a headache. I told myself that if I couldn’t sleep because of the headache, I’d get up and get an aspirin but I fell asleep. Yesterday afternoon, the headache came back. I think it’s sinus – the weather, the heater running too much even though I have two humidifiers going. I was fixing to eat dinner so I grabbed an aspirin and by the time I sat down to eat, the headache was gone . . one aspirin and about 3 minutes.
I know my nurse friends are saying “it’s all in your head” but it’s real. An aspirin is about the strongest thing I ever need and I probably take three aspirins a year. I’m pretty lucky to be as healthy as I am, considering I’m not a spring chicken. I’m really happy that I can sleep from the minute my head hits the pillow til I wake up, ready to get up and face the day.
I know it could all change in an instant, but for now, I’m thankful.