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   Posted 11/6/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Due to procrastination and law school I have only been getting 5 or 6 hours of sleep per night. I'm just kind of in a daze all day just tredding water and getting through. It really hasn't effected my crohns much but Ive just been soooo tired all the time and cant shake it.  I can't tolerate caffeine so Im just on my own with it.  I have dark circles under my eyes and am looking older than 26. Anyways, last night I just said too bad homework, Im going to bed.  I went to bed at 11:30pm and didn't get up till 7:30am. All I can say is wow.  I feel SO much better today.  The haze was gone.  I could pay so much better attention driving.  Im still typing from class bored but getting more sleep isn't going to fix that.  I think I have learned my lesson.  Maybe I need to do more homework on the weekend or stop surfing the internet when I get home or when Im bored reading.  I know I need to get my work done but I also need to put myself first sometimes.  I have 8am classes Mondays and Fridays and I know I cant get to bed before 10 to get 8 hours of sleep.  But, I think it is an ok goal to shoot for 7 1/2 hours of sleep Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays.  I will need to just pick a bedtime and stick to it. 
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
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   Posted 11/6/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Zzzzzzzzzzzz ... you have to get that sleep. I don't want to hear you had a car accident because you were sleepy. My husband did that this past winter--he wasn't hurt, but 15K damage to the work vehicle was ugly. Imagine how much more tired you would be if you had to put up with the hassle of no vehicle or injuries from an accident.

OK, I don't have kids so I just pulled a Mom on you! Seriously...glad you got some rest. Keep trying at it and I bet you will get even more done than when you were sleepless
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   Posted 11/6/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Seriously Fitzy, the sleep factor is grossly underrated in graduate school and I can't tell you how many of my classmates are just grumpy, unpleasant people to be around when they don't sleep.  Sure they may have gotten in a couple extra hours of studying but it'll bite them in the butt in the long run!  I would never want any of them to be my doctor in that state...having a grumpy lawyer would probably be just as bad, LOL.  Take care of yourself and sleep!

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   Posted 11/6/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I love my waterbed.....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...................yes we still have one.

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   Posted 11/6/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Get some sleep, you need it! lol
Glad to hear all is well with your CD tho, stress can push it sometimes.

I know they say 7-8 hrs is best blah blah blah, but oddly I feel great and better on 6 hours flat.
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 30mg, Imuran 75mg, Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat and Restoril 30mg for the sleepless nights (thanks Pred!)

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   Posted 11/6/2007 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you have a plan kinda worked out Fitzky.............you did great on the sleep now you have to learn to have " me time' and homwork time ...........

IT will happen .........I know you can do it

Me I am good on 4 to 6 hrs of sleep.......too mny nightmares about my dad and been waking up,last 4 nights in a row between 12:30 / 1236 PM........Really spooking me out .........

Try your best as alwasy and you will get it done

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   Posted 11/7/2007 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi glad to see you at least have some plan started. Hope the schooling is going good. lol gail

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   Posted 11/7/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, you MUST get that sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to all sorts of things....depression, weight gain, not to mention car accidents and CD flares.
Glad you are feeling better...unfoggy! I'm sure you'll find a way to find a balance.
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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   Posted 11/7/2007 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Crap it is 12:22am. I must sign off now to be in bed by 12:30 and get 7 hours :) :) Thanks for the encouragment!!! Its a hard habit to break.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!

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