Tuesday, April 6, 2010

March Was Madness

March is OVER. Thank God.

The last time I was here, I mentioned that I was having a hard time with some generic Trazodone. That was a gross understatement. After a week of misery with nightmares, I decided to get off the meds. THEN the misery really began. My anxiety level went sky-high. All I did was work, sleep, work, sleep, read, work, watch TV, sleep.

I still take a lot of naps, because I wake up about 7 or 8 times during the night (have you met my friend, Fibromyalgia?). I'm not even thinking about going back on the trazodone. I can't be in a drug haze when I may need to function at work at 9am

In the middle of my nervous breakdown, poor Tigger got really sick. I had bought a different cat food....not a different BRAND, just a different FLAVOR. It brought on a week of....too upsetting to describe. Let's just say there was a whole lot of floor-washing, carpet-cleaning and cat-bathing up here in the treehouse.

We put our pathetic baby on a 24 hour fast, and then back on his usual FLAVOR of food. It took another week to get his stomach straightened out, but it's better now. The whole episode really aged him, though. He doesn't seem to have the strength to jump on the bed anymore. Tom had to pick him up last night, to put him in between us, for his nightly snuggles while we read.

On top of the stress under my own roof, the ground-floor apartment in my sister's Massachusett's house flooded. My nephew lost almost all of his posessions and the insurance company isn't covering it. My aunt (who has been seriously ill since December) is still having complications from her treatment. My Mom's other sister, who is famously obnoxious and bossy, added another layer of her stress onto my Mom.

I haven't been commenting much on blogs or facebook, but I have been keeping up with all my favorites.

So far, April seems to be bringing back my Sunshine. It has been warm enough to sit by the condo pool. Easter Sunday we went to brunch at a nice little local restaurant. I feel like my batteries have been recharged.


Monnik said...

oh man. I'm sorry you've been having trouble sleeping and with the meds.

why won't insurance cover your nephew's stuff?

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I was JUST thinking about you two days ago and wondering how things were. No wonder you've been offline--holy cow you've been struggling. I'm so sorry. Here's to brighter days ahead! Good nights of sleeping and poolside relaxing.

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Damn girlie, you've had it rough. Hang in there - and that's hard when it seems like everything around you is falling apart.

FYI - there was a big article recently in the NY Times about some generics being BAD. Most are fine - but not all. Did you change pharmacies after this?

hang tight...

Jen on the Edge said...

Here's hoping that April will be better for you than March!

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velocibadgergirl said...

Oh, man...that's way too much for one month! I hope April is far more kind!

Cat said...

I was happy this morning when my blog showed a new post from LMSS, but I am sad that you have been having so much trouble lately. Hopefully this month will bring more happiness.

Fannie said...

When it rains....And I hear you on the multiple nighttime sleep disturbances – psychosis inducing!

robertga99 said...

You've sure had a rough spell. Here's hoping you get plenty of soul sunshine this month!

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

Lordie sakes alive, I was worried when you were gone but figured it was retail madness.

Thinking of you!

Karl said...

One of my closest friends suffers from Fibro. Ugh. I take Trazodone myself, and you need to make sure that you have a good 8 hours of sleep before you take it. Which requires a little planning on your med timetable.

I'd be freaking out without it. Helps me get my sleep. I just started taking prazosin (sp?) for my nightmares, too.

Cat said...

I can (sorta) relate.

{hug} and {BIG HUG} because I'm not sure what else to offer :)

Bee said...

SO good to see you back LMSS! We've missed you at your own blog and ours! Glad you are feeling better! As you know I TOTALLY understand about your friend Fibro - he SUCKS! But we play the cards we've dealt! Keep smiling in the sunshine and getting those batteries recharged!

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ed said...

march is over!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Having been through a sick animal situation I realize how thoroughly draining it is.

I hope you're body gets adjusted soon to no Trazodone. It sounds really rough.

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