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Friday, July 6, 2012

Insomnia, oh ohh...

The past week has been crazy. Recently, I had troubled sleeping. It was not fun.

I arrived home at five in the morning hoping that I will be able to sleep right away, but that isn't happening. Every time I will be able to close my eyes, something weird is happening to my body. I will start having palpitations and then wake up catching my breath.

It was scary.

Last Tuesday, I went to a Doctor for consultation. Hospitals and I really have a love-hate relationship and I was really hesitant at first because, what will I say to the Doctor? Hi Doc, I am LJ and I am having trouble sleeping. The Doctor was nice though, she started asking me what I normally do before I go to sleep and what was happening so I was just honest with her. She ask me to get an ECG and have sample of my blood in order to really check where the problem comes from.

I got the results yesterday and another Doctor told me that a hormone in my thyroid is higher that what is normal for the body. Well, something like that. And from what I understand, if I understand things correctly. Since the thyroid gland excretes greater hormones, the muscles became more active and that is where difficulty in sleeping happens.

Good new is though it is more that what is normal for the body, it is not much. It is greater by .01, he just stated that it may really be stress related. I still need to see a specialist on endocrines, though. Will do it by Monday.

Yes, I believe that this is all stress related because every thing started happening when I got the NTE from my office. Its frustrating because I am really the type who will really disregard all the negative things which is happening around me and just stay positive no matter what, but I am still thankful that what happened really made me realized that I am still vulnerable, that though I really try my best to be strong, I still have to take care of myself, especially my body. :D

Right now, I am trying to remain as positive and as happy as possible. It is working so far. I am also praying that everything turned out well on Monday when I show the test results to the Endocrinologist. :D

Also, I am trying my best to live a life without stress. I always concentrate on thinking about chocolates, ice creams and a lot of other happy things. I know that happy thoughts will not make you fly, unless Tinkerbell's fairy dust help you, but definitely having a stress free life will make things better.


10 comments:

  1. Oh my, I feel for you LJ! I'm also experiencing the same thing for the past week due to work stress :( Pero my case is that when I fall asleep, it takes me forever to really wake up and get my ass moving. Grabe, for some reason life is getting more stressful than ever. WHHYY!? Anyway, I hope your next hospital/doctor appointment will be okay. Hug! :)

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    1. thanks miko. you just don't know how tough it was. life can really get tough and yes, we have to disregard all the negative things, work related or not.

      cheers to a happy and stress free life

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  2. im glad you consulted a doctor LJ=)

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    1. thank you joe for being so persistent about it. you just dont know how it made me feel when i told you about it.

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  3. good luck! let's all be stress-free :)

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  4. Laking pasasalamat ko naman at wala akong problema sa pagtulog. In fact, pati sa station ko nakakatulog na ako wahehehe. Antukin much :)

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    1. good for you elmer, gawain ko din yan dati. :)

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  5. for a while i've been insomniac stress and depression kept me wide awake every night and i ended up being sick hmm its easy to say to let go of the things that burdens you but with the help of people who loves you and faith to god there'll be many ways to break through this

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    1. Hello Mecoy. Very well said. Welcome to this part of the blogosphere..

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