"Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live." Robert F. Kennedy
I take 25mg of Trazadone at night and that is what I have found works best for me to balance sleep and a full work day.
Good luck....remember the winter storm, no power, christmas dilemna....that is all fogging your mind right now..
Thank you all for your helpful responses. I really appreciate the feedback.
Sometimes I seem to linger on the cusp of a flare for a long time, without knowing if it will fade or if I am headed for a violent, lengthy one. I have been like that for a little while now, more pain, difficulty concentrating, blurred vision / memory, not sleeping as well - but I've been worse, so I am not in the grips of a flare just yet.
It was a good point made, that I have been experiencing other stressors lately that may be contributing some. I will give that some thought. Plus, I have been rather unhappy under my current boss which does not help matters. I've been trying to decide if I should leave this company for bigger and brighter things....but risk having memory issues in an unfamiliar environment or if I should stay and do what I can to be happy where it is a little safer (I've been here for almost 7 years). Lots to think about.
Anyway, I will talk to my doctor about some sleep meds and ask about some that you all have said helped. I think it's time that I went on something.
Fibromyalgia since 2006
With the current economy it would be ill-advised to make a career change at this time. I would encourage anyone who has been at their job for as long as you have to stay put unless the situation gets to be untolerable.
Speaking as FIBRO MAN,
A familiar routine and setting are a definite advantage to anyone with FM. Making the change now may not bode well for your success at retaining a new position. They do not know your true capabilities.
I never want to encourage anyone to stay in an unhappy situation, but one needs to make a "business" decision when it comes to their income and the financial stability of their family.
Good luck Kerri! I wish you well!! :)
Yes, you are probably right. My situation is not intolerable and I am not absolutely miserable. My attitude is a great advantage, as I keep trying to see the glass half full.
My department is headed in a direction that makes many of us very uncomfortable. I had a confidential talk with one of our VP's that I am close to and she has been vocal about her disagreement w/ where we are headed, but basically said that we have gone too far to turn around now. She said the best I can do is document everything so that when it does fall apart, I can save myself. I am hoping that the reputation I have built and the friends I have made help me when the inevitable happens.
That said, the company itself is strong. If I can hold on now and continue to find ways to work w/ my fibro related challenges, I should be ok. I just sometimes dream of working under a great mentor again and would love for an exciting opportunity to present itself.
Thanks for the professional advise, Jokat.