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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/3/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not been sleeping well the past few weeks and the longer this goes on the more mentally impaired I become and yesterday was really bad.
 
I put a potato in the microwave last night, thought I had set it for 11 minutes. I sat down watching TV and kept thinking it sure seems like those 11 minutes are taking a long time, but finally the buzzer goes off. As soon as I opened the microwave door I knew the potato didn't look quite right. I picked it up and it was as hard as a rock, had to use the meat tenderizer to crack it open. There was nothing inside, it was hollow, so where did the potato go??? There was skin and hard brown stuff but no potato. I still have no idea what I set the timer on it must have been 21 or 31 minutes instead of 11.
 
So after I fixed another potato at 11 minutes and ate it decided to eat some Rocky Road ice cream. When I'm tired I crave chocolate. After eating about half the carton and really enjoying it, I had a lucid thought. The two nights before I had sat here eating Hershey's Kisses all evening, I like to put them in the roof of my mouth and let them slowly melt, ate a bag in two nights. DUHHHH, you think that may have added to the sleep problem with the caffeine???
 
I'm smart enough to stop drinking anything with caffeine in it after about 5:00 so it doesn't interfere with my sleep but not once while I was enjoying my chocolates did it ever occur to me that I may be adding to the sleep problems with the candy I was eating all evening. Why??? A sane person would have figured that out when I started craving chocolate in the evenings, but not me.
 
Today, if I want chocolate I will finish the ice cream early in the day and stop all caffeine about 4:00 and see if that helps me sleep better tonight cause I was awake at 4:00 am again this morning.
 
Do you ever question your sanity, I do. smilewinkgrin
 
Wanted to share with my family how thick the fog has become.turn
 
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Marlee
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MsBunky
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   Posted 2/3/2010 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm lucky in that I don't experience the Fibro fog...but I do question my sanity! ;-)

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crazykitty
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   Posted 2/3/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, I question my sanity often, somedays I think hubby does too yeah
 
Lack of sleep and fog, not a good combo, and if you add stress to the mix, I can turn
into a mess in a hurry. Chocolate has always been my comfort food. You are right
about the caffeine in it. I never really think about it. I know I can't cut out chocolate
completely, but I'm going to cut down on it.
 
The fog is crazy. I'm wondering too about the inside of the potato, I will have to ask
my hubby. He "knows" everything! turn
 
Hugs, Robin

Marlee2
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   Posted 2/3/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, DH and I question each other's sanity, a lot. I was almost asleep last night, had waited all day for 10:00 so I could go to bed, when I hear some not so nice words being yelled on his side of the bed. The genius that he is has a bad habit of falling asleep sitting up against the headboard watching TV and had a can of Pepsi in his hand and it fell and spilled all over him and the bed. He ran for a towel in the bathroom and cleaned it up the best he could and I guess he must have slept on wet sheets or put a towel down cause he didn't ask me to get up and help him change the bed. I got the quilt washed today but the rest will have to wait til he gets home so he can help me change.
 
I always pierce my potatoes before I put them in the microwave, it only took once of cleaning micro pieces of potato out of a microwave to learn that, so the potato didn't explode and make a mess it just disappeared.
 
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   Posted 2/3/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marlee,
 
Don't feel bad, I wouldn't have thought about the caffiene in the chocolate either.  And it is strange to read your post because I was craving chocolate earlier today.  Maybe it is because it is getting close to Valentines Day.  True chocolate holiday.  That will be my excuse.  lol...  I still have yet to get me some chocolate, hungry for some creamy milk belgium chocolate.  Yum...
 
Enjoy your Rocky Road!!!
 
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AEW0184
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   Posted 2/3/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I can totally relate to the fibro fog. I have one thing that I do every day which is get ready and pick my daughter up from school which is a 40 minute drive to get there and so ofcourse it is something I dread because just getting dressed is such a chore. I gave my 3 year old a bath and dressed him because he had part of his lunch on him and got dressed, jumped in the car and realized I was going to be about 6 minutes late. I have to pick her up at 3. I pulled up at the school and no parents were there and no students outside, I panicked... was I really that late?
I looked at the time and it was 2:06! I was an hour early!
Everyone laughs and used the blonde jokes because I do things like this alot.
April

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   Posted 2/4/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, how big of a potato do you eat?????  My potatoes cook in about six minutes.  As you overcook it, it looses it's moisture.  I will cook my potatoes an extra 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on purpose because I have the soft center but the bottom of the potato is hard and crunchy like a thick potato chip and I love that!
 
As far as sleeping goes, have you tried a rubber hammer yet?  It not only could help you sleep but knock some sense into you!  devil 
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I like my potatoes big and fat Sherrine with lots of butter, sour cream, cheese and a little bacon. I like the crispy bottom of them too, yummmm.
 
Never thought about it dehydrating is why there was nothing in the middle, glad one of us is thinking.
 
I'm at the point where I would welcome being hit over the head with the rubber hammer at 4:00 am when I wake up if would give me some good restorative sleep. As far as knocking some sense into me, I rather doubt it. smilewinkgrin
 
Cutting out the chocolate didn't help so keep eating your chocolate Karen.
 
My rheumy did offer me trazadone (don't know if that is how you spell it) Mon but I passed on it cause I probably wouldn't take it anyway but I might look it up and see what the side effects are if this keeps up.
 
Guess I could try vicodin in the morning a half of one makes me drossy.
 
luv and hugs
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Susanlynn9
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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I sympathize with the fog, Marlee. It's so frustrating! It does lead to funny situations though, like your potato story. smilewinkgrin

I had a really bad insomnia spell that lasted for a couple of months. Nothing seemed to help. I started taking 3 Unisom liquigels every night and I now sleep for 2-4 hours at one time and am able to get back to sleep pretty easily (usually). I feel pretty alert in the mornings, too. Each Unisom liquigel is 50mg of diphenhydramine (common antihistamine). You get the same affect by taking 6 benedryl tablets. I know it's more than the dosage on the bottle, but it works great. I don't use any of the PM pain medications because of the acetaminophen in them. Unisom is pure antihistamine.
Susan

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Susanlynn9
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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, I just thought of something else. Do you use a CPAP machine? Even if you don't have sleep apnea, a CPAP might help you. There are studies being done that are showing that these machines are helping with fibro sleep problems. You can get a machine pretty cheap from cpap.com, but you need a prescription for it. You may want to talk to your doctor about being tested in a sleep center. Hope this helps.
Susan

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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Marlee...listen to me.  Stand in front of the microwave while the potato is cooking and stare at it.  open the door every 15 seconds and stab it.  Do this until the texture is just perfect.  It might take an hour or so, but  I know how much you love standing up for long periods of time.devil   Chocolate does not effect me one way or another at bedtime so chow down.  The endorphins and anti oxidents are necessary for a healthy heart and well being.  Rock on.

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