For the past year I have been, what I would consider for me, highly medicated. It needs to be said that 2 out of the 4 meds I am taking are actually over-the-counter medications. I take one for <gasp> depression, a prescription nasal spray, an allergy med, and a prescription sleep aid. Of the 4, I would say, maybe 2 are doing their job. I have been feeling pretty good for the most part, except for the fact that I am SO GROGGY most of the time. This is no good for me. No housework was getting done, I was taking naps like 2 times a day, not because I had the time for them, but because I couldn't keep my eyes open! I mean, I could literally fall asleep sitting up. If you know me, you know this is NOT normal.
I kept complaining to the Dr. that it was the over-the-counter allergy med that was dragging me down. He swore up and down that this wasn't the case. Well, 3 days ago I ran out of said allergy med and never got out to buy a refill. I decided to take a leftover bottle of my sons that we weren't using anymore. I have felt no grogginess whatsoever in these 3 days. I am ecstatic! I woke up at 8:30 this morning, and haven't stopped since. I haven't even felt like taking a nap. This is a BIG deal. The kids keep asking, as much as I hate to admit it, "Mommy, aren't you going back to bed?" My kids even noticed how absent I have been (sad face).
The good news is that I am on the upswing. It's not to say that I will never again take a nap, but I don't feel like I need one right now, and that is all that matters. I am doing laundry, catching up on what I left lay for so long. The bathrooms need cleaned, but there is always tomorrow. I think that goes to show me that I am the person who knows my body the best, and when I tell the Dr. I am sinking in quicksand, he needs to take me at my word dammit