I am such a dork!

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   Posted 6/25/2009 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't go to sleep at night for the last several days.  Here I am at midnight tonight sipping away at my iced tea and wondering, hmmm, how come I am not tired?  I drink three very large glasses of iced tea a day.  Now it is 2 am and I am finally tired and nauseaus and going to bed.  silly me.

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   Posted 6/25/2009 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Does your iced tea have too much caffeine in it?
My mom recently had to give up drinking black and green tea because of the caffeine.

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   Posted 6/25/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Your not a dork Sue, it's just the fibro mind not working. I call them "DUH" moments or "what was I thinking" moments. I cut off caffeine about 5:00 in the evening so I can get to sleep by 11:00. Switch to decaf tea for evenings.
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   Posted 6/25/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm a tea drinker, too.  I, also, stop drinking tea after 5 PM and am usually asleep between 10-10:30 PM. 

You are not a dork.  Let's face it.  Most people have a cup of coffee after dinner or with a dessert!  We are so used to seeing this but I think we are more sensitive to it because we have more sleep issues with fibro.  I'm glad you figured it out, though!  Sweet dreams!


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   Posted 6/25/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
the herb? melatonin is supposed to help but i would double check with your pharmasist to make sure that is wont interact with any meds you are on. also chamomile tea is supposed to be relaxing. i have one of those 1 1/2 in. memory foam bed toppers and it is a lot more comfortable than just my mattress.i wish you well.

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   Posted 6/25/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Sue, I used to drink a lot of Pepsi and Iced Tea. I now have 1 Pepsi at lunch and I drink only decaf tea, iced or hot. I found I had a lot of twitching all night after a long, hot summer day of Iced Tea. The Pepsi never bothered me w/ twitching, just the regular tea. I only drink decaf or herbal tea now.
You're not silly, just glad you figured it out. Hope you sleep much, much better tonight.
God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 6/26/2009 2:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Melitonin doesn't seem to re-act to any of my meds. But I'm trying to use it in place of Ambien.

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   Posted 6/26/2009 2:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Benedryl can work wonders for sleep on bad nights.


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   Posted 6/26/2009 2:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I was thinking about getting some of that for my son. He's having troubles sleeping with his allergies.
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