17 May 2011

I'm learning that it is entirely possible to be tired - of being tired!

I don't know if it is life going non-stop for the last 7 or 8 weeks - or if it is the new medication (Gilenya) that I'm on - but my fatigue levels have been pretty bad the last few days.

Didn't know it was possible to do - but the other day I actually fell asleep at the dinner table! Not entirely as bad as it seems - dinner was over, kids were upstairs getting in the bath and Randy was in the living room watching one of his shows. I just didn't have the energy or desire to get up from the table and climb all the stairs to get to my room... so I put my head down & next thing I know - its the next morning. Somehow my husband got me up the flight of stairs & to our room.

There are medications available to help fight the fatigue (I have Provigil) - but I'm learning that if I take it every day - my body seems to build up an intolerance to it & it just doesn't work very well - if at all.

As I yawn here at my office desk - I realize that I've gotta get up & drive home now... I see another early bed time in my future.