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UP ALL night!

March 19th, 2013 at 08:39 am

Wow. So last night before heading to bed I took the doctor prescribed cough syrup with codeine. It's purpose was to suppress my cough and help me sleep.

Guess what I got 10 hours of and counting? Not sleep that's for sure! Extra harsh hacking and my brain buzzing unable to shut off, but definitely no sleep.

I finally got up a bit after 8 and fed my cat and ate some breakfast. Finally after sitting down at the computer and starting to work on a few things, sleepiness hit. Seriously. it took over 9 hours to start working???

The one upside to being wide awake at 4 in the morning on a Monday was that I had a chance to talk to a friend of mine who's normal awake time is 5 pm - 8 am or so, and has Monday nights off. We usually keep in contact via email. It was really nice catching up over the phone - it's weird how there is a different type of communication that happens over the phone rather than through email. I think that's why I like having a combination - so you have the more lighthearted give and take of a phone conversation, as well as the more thought out/planned out/hear me out of an email.

I think I kept poor Kari awake most of the night too - she's zonked out on my lap right now. Smile

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Wish I could take the medicine back and get a refund - but since it is a controlled substance, I doubt they'd go for that . . not to mention that it's opened. Oh well.

I am glad I'm not going into work today ... that would not go well with the state I'm in at the moment (loopy and on the sleepy verge.) Also am glad I wrote today's lesson plans yesterday, because I'm not sure how much sense they'd make if I tried to make them this morning!

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Tomorrow I think I better check in with my principal about how many sick days I've used this year. I have been sick a lot more than usual this year, and *really* was not wanting to use any more sick days this year - personal days, yes, but not sick days. (We get 7 sick days and 3 personal days.)

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Wow. I don't know how many of you watch the SBTV mobile health channel, but they sure have some freaky videos on there ... pole dancing, other um... dancing (fully clothed! just ... um... interesting) etc. It used to be the health channel was the shortest vids, now most of them are 2 minutes plus. Yawn.

10 Responses to “UP ALL night!”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    Sleeping aids generally have the complete opposite affect on me - they get me kind of wired up. (Most drugs, which is why I will probably never be a drug addict - they just don't jive with me. It's not that I am a martyr - I am just usually better off never taking anything - usually feel worse off when I do). Interestingly, I usually do very well with codeine. Though I maybe have not taken since I was a child. Now you got me wondering if I am codeine immune with age.

    That sucks - definitely do not take any more. Maybe if there is a OTC sleep aid you have used in the past? Nyquil? Tylenol PM? Ever good restults with those?

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks MM. I have usually gotten good results with Nyquil and Tylenol PM - just neither one were helping much with the coughing so that's why I decided to try the doctor prescribed one. I can take a night of sleep interrupted by coughing much better than NO sleep with coughing! (I did just manage to get about 3 hours of sleep just now though.)

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    I was going to say that for some people, that type of med has the opposite effect....it can wire you up instead helping you sleep.....hope you feel better soon!

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Holy crud Laura..that sounds miserable. I hate when my brain's off switch malfunctions and I dont sleep. Not feeling well on top of no sleep equals NO BUENO!! {{{hugs}}}

  5. My English Castle Says:

    If it has pseudoephedrine in it, be careful. I have a reaction to that too, a lot like yours. I hope you feel better!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone! I think I've taken this kind of med before, but never with this kind of reaction. Maybe my body chemistry has changed somewhat?

    My cough (knock on wood) almost seems like it is gone ... at least I haven't had more than one fit since I woke up. Here's hoping! (Maybe the antibiotics are doing the trick!)

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    Yuck! Feel better soon!

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry your cough medicine didn't work. I have had it in the past and it worked like a charm. But a few years ago when I had some teeth pulled, they gave me Vicotin (sp?) and it wired me so much I couldn't sleep. Hope you feel better!

  9. North Texas Mommy Says:

    Hope you feel better! Codeine and Nyquil have that effect one me too! Ick!

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone.

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