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  • Kiwi AngelKiwi Angel Sydney, NSWMember Posts: 1,952
    @Sarnicad snap with the having to be nice to people. 
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    I'm having a different sleep problem at the moment. I cannot fall asleep. The last few nights I've been wide awake after 2am. I'm in pain, tortured with long, fiery and intense hot flushes all night, and my brain won't shut up. The combination is giving me wicked insomnia. It started ramping up about a month ago. I'm finding it debilitating. Because of course once I'm asleep I'm not there for long due to the hot flushes. So my sleep is short and crap. My days are long and crap. This is not a good equation for an adequately functioning life and good mental health. It's a big problem.
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,002
    Thank you to whoever said restavit was the same as the calmative agent in Mersyndol. I knew Mersyndol helped me sleep but didn’t want to keep taking it just for that purpose. I bought restavit and it has reset my body clock after only one night. The hot flushes keep waking me up four times a night but I fall straight back to sleep once they end. I haven’t taken another one since the first tablet three nights ago. We will see how tonight goes. Now to just work out how to stop the hot flushes.
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,002
    Sigh. I spoke too soon. However, having a job interview today is certainly messing my head up so I tend to think the restavit is still a goer.

  • SarnicadSarnicad MelbourneMember Posts: 318
    @Blossom1961 more likely the stress over the job interview hopefully tonight will be better
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    We have taken the French exchange student away to Raymond Island (koalas galore!) and last night at 3.05am I was woken by the most hideous, prolonged gutteral grunting. Mating?! Or maybe just complaining... No, not my husband, or anyone in the house!
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,002
    My hubby says maybe it depends on the grunt! 😂 Then he says maybe he is mistaking that for the human species.
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,979
    Koalas’ mating rituals are exceedingly noisy - quite scary in the middle of the night. Possibly even if you are a female koala.
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,960
    The females tend to scream!  
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    edited July 2019
    @Afraser It was very loud! I did worry that our French guest would be scared if she'd also been woken, but she's downstairs and didn't hear it.

    @Sister Speak for yourself!  ;)

    Here's one I spotted today, a couple of blocks away.

  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,002
    This is for all you howlers
  • JJ70JJ70 FremantleMember Posts: 983
    Any improvement on your sleep in the last couple of weeks @kmakm? Hoping so.... I have been sleeping unusually well (touch wood). 
    @Kiwi Angel how is life off the big T?
  • Kiwi AngelKiwi Angel Sydney, NSWMember Posts: 1,952
    @JJ70. Not noticing much difference at the moment really. Has been 2 weeks so far and my onc said it takes about a month to get out of your system. Still need pills to sleep which I try to avoid on the weekend but had some massive old school hot flushes on Friday with the prickling skin and nausea. The joint pain in my ankles seems to have improved abit. I am keeping a little diary as well. 

    Hope u r all well. Haven’t been on here that much. Work is shit and by the time the weekend rolls around I’m just exhausted!!
  • Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 2,409
    Been so worried about dad in palliative that yes my mind races and I cannot sleep. 
    Last night I finally had a long glorious sleep only to be woken by hubby yelling dads fallen over in his bedroom. While he was down there on the carpet beside his bed he shit on the floor. "Good morning" not.
  • JJ70JJ70 FremantleMember Posts: 983
    @Kiwi Angel same same - in terms of work/sleep = exhaustion and not getting on the forum much anymore. I think about it a lot and then forget to get on here - bloody memory!
    Yes, it takes a bit of time. I started feeling the benefits after about two weeks, so hopefully you will as well. I ended up being off it for 6 weeks in total and I am glad I took an extra couple of weeks. It has made me stay on it with more determination now and the knowledge that I will take a break from it again when I need to. I am aiming for another 6 months before a break - say over  most of summer. I felt a bit like this in the end....wishing it for you too. xx

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