Saturday, March 31, 2007

Day Three on Provigil, Honeymoon update

Day Three on the New Dose of Provigil

I feel nervous and a little agitated.  I was nervous and agitated all night.  My insomnia was much worse.  I didn't go to bed until after 11:00 and was up at 5:25 and awake before that.  That wouldn't have been so bad, I suppose, if I had actually slept between those times, but I didn't.  I was awake off and on multiple times looking at the clock.  I had a very restless night.  It was worse than the two previous nights.  I had hot flashes or night sweats, was restless, tossed and turned and thrashed.  I had back pain while lying down and IBS when I got up.  BUT I don't know if it was the Provigil causing all this or whether it was something I ate. Dr. Beeai says I may have a form of Hypoglycemia, she gave it a name but I didn't write it down and now forgot.

So now I want to look up more about that form of hypoglycemia (whatever it was) and also research the adrenals since Blue Rose suggested that might be a problem. 

I worry that my body will get used to Provigil and if I stop it I will be a little blob of useless protoplasm.

I also feel uncomfortably thirsty.  Excessive thirst can be caused by diabetes, but also as a side affect of some of my meds.  But it comes and goes.  I have a theory (right or wrong) that I get very thirsty when I eat a food I'm allergic to so that the body can flush the toxins out.  Or, what it perceives as toxins.  I have lots of theories about my health issues, but so far, few have ended up being useful.  No wait, that's totally not true.  I am feeling much better than I was, just not well.

One reason I think food might be a factor is the extreme variability of symptoms and nothing else in my life varies that much.

Honeymoon update

On an altogether different note, I am trying to make arrangements for our honeymoon, which will be over a year late.  It turns out to be significantly more difficult and time consuming than one might assume.  I've been trying for several weeks to make reservations at the Hotel Park in Ljubljana and still haven't succeeded.  This morning, in frustration, I picked up the phone and called them.  First I had to learn how to make an international phone call, which I don't think I have ever done before.  You put in a code for your country that alerts the system that it's an international call (for US it's 011, if you're in Europe, I think it is 00, but I am not sure).  Then you put in the country code and then the phone number.  Slovenia's country code is 386.  SO after all this (and spending a lot of time on line before that trying to get a reservation, I call, and the guy I need to talk to, Joze (pronounced Yo-zhe) is not there.  The guy who answers doesn't know what to do and no one is there to help him.  Aieee.  I try again to email Joze and the email comes back refused.  So I have wasted all this time and so far gotten nowhere.   At least we did finally get our airline tickets and they are in our possession.  And rental car reservation.


BerryBird said...

Do many people in Slovenia speak English? I went to the website for the hotel you mentioned and it looks like they'd take reservations online. It's too bad nothing is ever as easy as it looks.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The page is in English until you click to make reservations, then it's in Slovene and I couldn't figure it out. :-(

Obviously I tried that first. ;-(

I did, however, get the confirmation for our hotel reservations in Bled. This morning.

bluerose9062 said...

Is it Glucose Intolerance? I used to be hypoglycemic. I also used to suffer from IBS and insomnia. I used to weigh 200 lbs., and have been diagnosed with depression, ADD, and chronic fatigue syndrome. It's been a long, tough road, but I've managed to loose 55 lbs., I sleep 7 hrs. straight on most nights, and my energy levels have improved. I still have my share of problems, but I'm not on any medications [pharmaceutical] any more.

I have clients who suffer from these problems, too. One thing I've learned is that different things work for different people. I can recommend a book that's helped me through the years. Prescription For Natural Healing by Phyllis A Balch, CNC. and James A Balch, MD. Good luck on your journey to better health, and I hope you have a wonderful honeymoon. :]

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The doctor said some kind of hypoiglycemia--maybe. I don't yet know.

I have insomnia, fibromylagia, ADHD etc and have been to many doctors and tried many solutions, so far without success. I appreciate your suggestion, though I will not be able to attempt implement them immediately, unfortunately. I will revisit them as soon as I can!

I would like to be off meds!

Glad you are and are doing better, gives me hope. THANKS! :-D


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