Stuffed Up

It’s either very bad allergies or the beginnings of a head cold. The past two mornings I’ve had to pop a Sudafed on waking up, I was so congested and gagging on mucus. I love Sudafed, the 12 hour pill, the four hour ones for some reason do nothing even if I take more than one at a time. Lucky for me it’s been determined to be safe during pregnancy.

The dilemma, though, is this: Sudafed, really all decongestants, gives me terrible sleep. I toss and turn and even when I do fall asleep I have these maddening dreams where I’m trying to solve some kind of problem but am stuck in a loop doing the same thing over and over and over again and when I wake up I feel very poorly rested. I went through about a year of insomnia in high school before I finally quit taking my allergy med with decongestant (Tavist-D) before bedtime.  So I don’t take Sudafed at night.

Of course, when I can’t breathe, it’s also very hard to sleep. After tossing and turning and poking my snoring husband half a hundred times, I finally gave up at about 4:30 this morning and got up to make myself a mug of hot herbal tea. I’m still not tired, I’m still very stuffed up. I just took a sudafed and am debating about whether it is even worth it to go lay down. I know I’m going to be very tired later today though. And Isabella is going to wake up in an hour or so. This is going to be a long day. If you have a moment, please say a prayer for me.

2 Responses to Stuffed Up

  1. pat scott October 12, 2007 at 8:22 am #

    unfortunately at this age, they can’t connect “discomfort in the rain” “don’t want to do this”  and walk means walk in the cold rain!

    Sounds like the distraction helped. Bright socks? does she wear matching ones? or mismatched like her aunt and mother used to do? <grin>

  2. Melanie Bettinelli October 12, 2007 at 9:17 am #

    Very bright socks today: letters and numbers in primary colors. She’s pretty obsessed with socks and shoes in general, though. She’s fascinated even if they’re plain white.

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