Sunday, February 3, 2008

Excedrin...A.K.A.......Ridalin....A.K.A.....crack!

Okay, so last night I had the worst Migraine. I never get these kind of things, and I was really hurting. I wasn't quite sure what to do, and I was just so out of it. My mom and my sister get these things all the time, and I quickly remembered there recipe for relief: Excedrin Migraine (extra strength), diet coke and chocolate. Well, I didn't have the diet coke or the chocolate but I had the Excedrin.
Caffeine usually doesn't have much affect on me. I'm not that sensitive to it. So I really didn't think much about takin' two of those little puppies right before bed. Well let me tell you, it totally worked right away and took away the pain, but all of the sudden as I lay in bed with Wade (who is already snoring) and baby (who is already snoring too) WIDE AWAKE. I layed there for awhile but eventually got up. The rest or the night (morning), I would do stuff and then go lay back down and try to sleep. It wasn't just the fact that I couldn't sleep, it was the fact that I had so much energy I could run a marathon. I haven't felt like this since before I was pregnant. I felt like one of those mom's that take their kids A.D.D. medicine (which is basically like cocaine), and they stay up at night getting a million and one things done.

This is how I spent my night (morning):
I cleaned my house, did laundry, organized the baby room, read a book (an entire one), bought hubby a v-day present and "window" shopped online. It was kinda cool because I figured out a way to help my husband get me just the perfect gift for Valentines Day, and our upcoming Anniversary, and anything else he wants to buy me something for. I set up a registry here and I created a "lifestyle" registry. I added a little button to my bookmark bar that says "add to my registry", and went shopping! Whenever I found something that I really like, I add it to my registry. Anything from high priced jewelry, to cute socks! That way, he can "shop" and buy me something that I truly want, but he can actually pick out something for me instead of giving me cash or a gift card (which is what he has done... oh, every occasion). One website I am loving right now is this one because my sister-in-law got me this adorable coat for Christmas, and now I am hooked. They have adorable shoes and accessories, and I spent a lot of time there last night.

Yeah, it was great getting so much done because I had energy, and everyone else was asleep. However, we missed church this morning. Almost EVERY SINGLE Saturday night something happens to sabotage church the next morning. Wade and I face so much adversity and spiritual warfare. I talked to Arianne last week about being committed NO MATTER WHAT to getting there that morning, because otherwise The lion will come and destroy our plans every time.
Ugh... I just hate this.

Well, around 7AM I was finally getting tired but I decided to try and stay awake until church. I thought I had a better chance of making it if I stayed awake. Well around 7:30 I finally crashed and couldn't fight it any more (yah, kinda pathetic, I only lasted 30 minutes, I guess that is what happens when you come off of DRUGS). I then decided to wake up at 9, and keep my alarm set.. and I would just be tired, but darnit, I would make it. Well.... that alarm went off, and I tried to get out of bed but I felt like I had been drugged. Oh gosh, it felt like someone was pushing my body down, and I was trying to push up. Wow, I haven't felt that tired or out of it since I gave birth! It was sort of like that, being drugged and so tired. So, unfortunately we didn't make it to church. Wade was going to go, but I was just too out of it to take care of Capri this morning, and so he needed to be there.

The stinky thing about missing, is that everyone ALWAYS says, "oh you missed the BEST service", "it was so amazing"..... I always miss those days...boo.

Well, at least my house is clean, and I was able to get up around 11 so I don't think I will have problems getting to sleep tonight. I just have to stay awake through the day now. Next week will be better, I will win this Saturday night victory... I'm determined.

Oh, and lesson learned: DO NOT take Excedrin right before bed....mmmmm k?

* Update...I am now considering taking Excedrin Migraine to keep me awake! Ahh!
* Update #2... Church WAS really awesomely amazing and fantastic...OH COURSE!

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7 comments:

To Think is to Create said...

Oh I know your pain! The worst is when you nurse and the baby is hopped up on it too. It seems like if they're asleep when you take it you miss that side effect somehow.

You can still have your time with God today, go in the room and close the door. :)

Mommy Instincts said...

Yeah, it was a good service. But you can always hear it over the podcast tomorrow! And Arianne is right, you can have your time with God today, when it works for you. He will always be there for you, no matter what time or where it is you are.

<3
Jen

Erin said...

GLad you're feeling better!

Johnny said...

omg Arianne gave me 2 of those when I was out there visiting and I was complaining 2 hours later because I was so jittery and felt like my mind was racing.

She's like..."yea, it does that to you"

I'm like, "geez! ya could warned me!!!"

The Roaming Southerner said...

I did the same thing one time but mine was for cramps. It was almost midnight and I woke up with awful, read it AWFUL, cramps...so I stumbled to the bathroom in a sleepy haze and grabbed the first thing I could find. Excedrin unopened that my mom gave me last time she was in town. I popped two and went back to bed: only to wake up instantly 10 min. later ready to power kick everything. No cramps but sooo tired.
Totally hear you about it being like Ridalin...I was so productive that night. I smell conspiracy.

The Roaming Southerner said...

I did the same thing one time but mine was for cramps. It was almost midnight and I woke up with awful, read it AWFUL, cramps...so I stumbled to the bathroom in a sleepy haze and grabbed the first thing I could find. Excedrin unopened that my mom gave me last time she was in town. I popped two and went back to bed: only to wake up instantly 10 min. later ready to power kick everything. No cramps but sooo tired.
Totally hear you about it being like Ridalin...I was so productive that night. I smell conspiracy.

Mimi's Toes said...

I had always heard that caffene is not good for migrane headaches, but whatever works, go for it. I think that and a toothache are the worse pain.