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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sanguine Saturday

Another Saturday rolls around...

After going way too long on way too little sleep (even I have limits!), I asked my new doctor for something to help and he took me off the Pristiq and onto Nortriptyline then gave me some sleeping pills to tide me over. Nortriptyline is a tricyclic AD which is what my mother is on (Dothiepin for her) so I'm very curious about the results of this and vaguely hopeful. Unfortunately this one is one of the ones that takes longer to even begin kicking in, so it's unlikely I'll see results for at least two weeks or more likely, a month.

Success Stories:
No burning.
I've been snacking on healthy food instead of junk.
I've been trying to stay distracted.
I did something extremely difficult that I absolutely did not want to do (but needed to for my own health).
I baked muffins, bread and cake this week. (Not all on the same day!)
Mum's birthday went off brilliantly. She loved her card, her present, the dinner I made and her surprise cake. (And so did everyone else!)
I asked for help with my sleeping.
I let myself have a day off from my walks while I adjusted to the new medication.
I asked permission to photograph Cayle (and got it).
I've spent some time doing creative things this week.

Gratitudes/Happy Things:
Getting sleep.

Challenge and cheer-leading statements (I've really been struggling with these lately.):
It won't last forever. Everything passes eventually, if we let it.
Forever is a really long time. A lot can change in that amount of time.

Don't forget to post up your own version of Sanguine Saturday (any day, any format as long as it's positive-focused!) and shoot me the link! If you're joining us in this challenge, I want to know about it. Finally, of course, don't forget to check out this week's list of Sanguine Saturday versions:
Nobody this week!

Take care of yourselves until next time, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Glad to see you're still blogging! I'm just returning from a bit of a hiatus and it's great to be back. I look forward to following your blog once again. I can relate to the sleep issue - my sleeping schedule has been off for a while now, unfortunately. *sigh* Take care and be well! *hugs*