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.
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