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Binki
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   Posted 2/9/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I started getting the overall feeling of not feeling very well (body aches/want to close my eyes).  I just had my morning break, then ate my lunch(at my desk of course), I just can't shake it.  I'll take my usual 2nd break in another hour. 
 
I've got 2 customers waiting for call backs, don't have the info they really want.  It's getting harder to concentrate. AAAHhhhh!
 
Lori  
 
Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis
 
 


Sherrine
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   Posted 2/9/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Lori, be sure not to have a lot of carbs or sugar with breakfast or lunch.  That raises your blood sugar and will make you sleepy.  You do need some for energy but not much.  Low carb soup, salads, fruit, leftover meat from dinner, etc. are good choices. 
 
During lunch break, try to walk around a bit and even get up and walk periodically throughout the day if your job allows.  Have a copy of the stretching exercises because these can be done sitting down and no one will realize what you are doing and that gets the blood flowing, too. 
 
Lastly, I have a cup of hot tea...maybe two...and the caffeine in that helps wake me up.  It's not strong caffeine like coffee.  I can't drink coffee because of all the caffeine.  I don't have it after 5 PM or it will keep me from falling asleep at night.  Hope this helps.
 
Sherrine 


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vestabula
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   Posted 2/9/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   

BINKI...WAKE UP...YOUR HAIR IS ON FIRE...HUGH LAURIE IS IN THE BUILDING AND WANTING TO TAKE YOU TO LUNCH...BILLY MAYS HERE WITH AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE...BUY ONE STICK OF MAGIC MEND IT AND GET ONE FREE...THE QUEEN IS ON HER WAY TO 'KNIGHT YOU' SO PUT ON SOME LIPSTICK...THEY ARE GIVING AWAY FREE CRISPY CREMES IN THE HALLWAY...

WAKE UP, BINKI!

Serioulsy, so sorry you are having rough day.  Take a nice hot bath when you get home and I hope you feel better tomorrow.  I know that 'achy feeling' can really knock the wind out of you.  And The Fog?  The worst.

Huggies,

donna


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Binki
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   Posted 2/9/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine, thanx for the advice....Strange though, I had oat/flax oatmeal with some rasins for breakfast, one cup of joe and for lunch, chinese chx salad and a orange and I sucked down at least 5 glasses of water thus far. pee-pee city. Your right about the stretches though. I get side tracked on doing while I'm here at work.

Donna, thanx for the laugh....yeah, a hot bath sounds good to get rid of this cold/wet weather out of my joints. I can't believe this time last week it was 86 degrees here.

Hugs ladies,
Lori  
 
Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis
 
 


Sherrine
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   Posted 2/9/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Lori, oatmeal is high in carbohydrates.  If you have instant oatmeal there are 31 carbs in one packet.  It's high glycemic, too.  Here is a link about it.  I'm not sure if you had instant oatmeal, though.  Regular oatmeal is only 6 carbs but that is without any sweetener, etc...just plain oatmeal.
 
 
I know oranges and raisins raise my blood sugar but I'm also diabetic.  I stick more with watermelon, strawberries, etc.
 
Sherrine
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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/9/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Lori,

I might be a little late but.....WAKE UP!!!!!!!!  TIME FOR WAKIE WAKIES!!! LET'S GET READY TO RUMMMMMMMMBLE!!!!  RISE AND SHINE!!!! ALLLI OOOOOP!!!!

Seriously, another good thing to do is shake your hands... I know it sounds crazy but it helps to get the blood flowing.  If it won't mess up your make up splash a little cold water on your face.  Walk in place if your stuck at your desk... as long as no one sees you and thinks your totally out of your mind, that gets the blood flowing, too.

I hope you get some rest tonight, Donna suggested a nice warm bath and that would be a good idea. 

Remember to eat a high protein breakfast tomorrow morning.

Sure do hope your day gets better smilewinkgrin

Take care,


Patti
 
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anxietyridden
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   Posted 2/9/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh I get that problem ALL the time. There have been times I've literally closed my eyes and nodded off at my desk. Especially if you work in front of at computer, it seems to strain the eyes even more. One thing I found helpful, and I don't know if this is feasible for you, is to set a reminder for yourself somewhere to get up each hour and just walk around/stretch for a minute. It gets the blood flowing and peps you up a little bit. What I did was used Outlook, our email program, which had reminders you could set to pop up on your computer. Another idea is maybe to set a vibrating alarm on your phone or something. I was going to suggest cold water but saw that you'd already tried that! I second what Sherrine said as far as no heavy carbs at lunch too b/c it requires more energy to digest. Good luck!
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