Thursday, October 06, 2005

I'm sick and tired...

Literally. I have been suffering from insomnia for almost 2 months now and let me tell you, getting less than 4 hours of sleep per night sucks and so does Lunesta. Yes, I have tried Ambien too and no, I don't drink any caffeine and I even avoid beverages listed as decafe. I do though sometimes enjoy my favorite herbal tea but that shouldn't be impeding my sleep. On top of that I have a sinus infection, double ear infection as well as Costochondritis. So, I can't breathe, smell, taste, hear or sleep. I am extremely dizzy and every bone, joint and muscle in my body feels like I have the worst case of the flu ever. Only 3 more days of Levaquin and who knows on the Antivert. Amazing all these meds that cause sleepiness, knock me out so that I can't really function, but don't allow me to sleep...AAAHHHHH! OK, another whinge over.

Update on the adoption: CCAI announced that on 10/4, they received 81 child matches which included all families with a March 2005 LID. Congrats to everyone who received their referral. We're still hoping to be on track for a February 2006 referral. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

Update on the nursery: Nothing, nada, zip, zilch...haven't done a thing (see whinge above).


  1. im sorry you are not able to sleep..that is the worst feeling ever! I also have a hard time sleeping and my dr. gave me never worked, i even took 2 one nite and nothing i was wide awake. Now i take 2 Benedryl at night and they work wonders, i couldnt go a night w/o them. THEY ARE GREAT!!

  2. Oh Lisa - you poor thing. I'm really sorry you feel so yucky. I've been wondering where you've been (haven't seen any posts or updates from you for a bit). I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you. :)


  3. Hi Lisa...
    Have you used Sonata? I have ongoing insominia problems and that has worked for me.

    Good Luck!!!

  4. Awwwww.
    Poor you!
    I hope it gets better soon.
    The only idea I have is have a nice warm bath before bed. It can't hurt. Don't if you don't want to though.
    Take care and sending healing, sleepy thoughts your way.

  5. And I thought you weren't posting on your blog because you were off having a good time! I'm sorry you feel so badly. I hope you get a visit from Mr. Sandman very soon!

  6. Oh no, so sorry to hear you're feeling cruddy AND not sleeping. Ugh, that's a lethal one-two punch. I'm a really terrible sleeper also, so I feel your pain. Hope you can find something (anything!) that works. Poor girl. :-( I'll keep my eyes open for anything that might work and I'll ask all of my friends if they know anything also (I swear between all of us we've tried every drug authorized for sale in the U.S.)(and maybe a few that aren't, heh heh).

    Take care of yourself!!! I've been missing your blog posts and comments and was wondering where you were. {{{hugs}}}

  7. I am sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I hope you feel better soon.

  8. Oh hon! I hope you get to feeling better soon! What a mess!

    Clyde had double ear infections and a terrible sinus infection a couple of weeks ago too.

    Your "word verification" is craking me up today though... "srltt"


  9. I was wondering why you haven't posted in a while. I'm so sorry that you're so sick. I hope you feel better soon!

    Oh, and I agree with what Lindsey says about Benadryl. That stuff knocks me out when nothing else can.

  10. srltt, that's the sound that my nose and chest make everytime I attempt to breathe in. Thank you to everyone for the sleep remedy ideas, I'll give them a try. Thanks for all the good wishes too!

    Our Journey to Baby Shanahan

  11. Just wanted to say "hi". I'm a fellow July DTCer and an avid reader of your blog! Hope you feel better soon!! :)

  12. Lisa:

    I am so sorry that you are feeling so poorly. I hope that all of your symptoms pass soon and you will be back up and about.


  13. Oh Lisa! You poor little thing! Take care of yourself! Hang in there... I can't even imagine how miserable you are feeling right now. How about warm milk? Or reading? That usually works for me.

    Hang in there : (


  14. Anonymous12:38 PM

    My name is Chris Brown and i would like to show you my personal experience with Levaquin.

    I am 50 years old. Have been on Levaquin for 21 days now. Started feeling achilles tendon pain 5 days after starting levaquin. Physician and pharmacy NEVER provided information about this side effect, as the prescribing information states they should. I never made the connection that an antibiotic could cause this side effect so I finished the regimen. Six months later, including three months of physical therapy, walking better, though still feel occassional pain. Fault is with physician and pharmacist. Levaquin is an important drug for fighting infections, but should be prescribed second line. There are other proven options to try first. Indiscriminate use by physicians is causing needless side effects and dramtically increasing resistance problems.

    I have experienced some of these side effects-
    Achilles tendon damage, wrist pain

    I hope this information will be useful to others,
    Chris Brown


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