I thought it was the dish that ran away with the spoons?

Well, in the nursery rhyme it is but for me it's POTS!

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And this for an explanation of SPOONS

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Paying for Yesterday with symptoms today...

I haven't done any BP or standing tests today because I'm not feeling up to it. I did too much upright stuff yesterday and am paying for it today with chest pain, exhaustedness and a body that aches all over.

I really NEED to do something about Saturday nights. I stay at my boyfriends every Saturday night but I CAN'T SLEEP. It's a combination of factors- I'm so used to sleeping alone (and am a light sleeper anyway and it's always taken me longer than average to fall asleep) that I can't get used to him being there, so every time he moves, it actually makes me jump, which makes my heart race, so then I feel like I'm constantly not relaxed. Also, we tend to share some wine and I don't think this helps because I seem to get resting tachycardia and bad circulation more often than not, so now I'm thinking I'll stop drinking the wine and see if I sleep better. Only not this weekend as we are having guests round for a meal so I'm going to drink a little bit, I think by the time they leave and we go to bed the effects should have worn off- I tend to be okay drinking a little if I'm going to be going to bed a few hours later.

It is however starting to stress me (and potsies know how that's not good!) that I sleep so poorly, if at all, every Saturday because it is taking a huge toll on me during the week. This last particular Saturday I barely slept at all because my tachycardia and circulation were so bad, and I've been exhausted and in a low mood ever since. I also have a lot of social events coming up that I WANT to do- going out for a friend's birthday, going out for the last time with Margit before her surgery, and these are both on Friday nights... I really cannot go out late two Friday nights in a row AND have a sleepless Saturday night- I already feel DREADFUL!

I might even go to the Dr and ask for a sleeping tablet I can just take at the weekend. I believe missing hours and hours of sleep every weekend is adding to the worsening of my symptoms and mood. I need to find a way to get my sleep and still be able to see my boyfriend!!

Anyways, enough of that- I'll talk about what I did yesterday. In the morning it was beautiful and sunny so I went with my parents to visit a local old castle and took pictures. I had to climb a lot of stairs to get to the top, which I think has added to my achyness today. I rested most of the afternoon and then in the evening went to a friends house for a pancake party. That involved a lot of standing up in the kitchen, chatting. I don't feel bad when I stand, which is why it took me SO long to look into POTS when it was suggested to me by a friend I might have it. I just end up feeling bad/suffering for it afterwards, so used to wonder why I'd always seem to get/be so much more tired after things than friends and family.

The party was good fun anyway. I know this is a pretty boring, soulless update but I'm too tired to go into details so I'll just leave it at that now.

1 comment:

  1. hi i found a recipe for pancakes using 'buckwheat flour' you use a normal batter recipe. the recipe in the mag was 125g plain flour, pinch of salt, 2 teaspoons caster sugar(optional, 2 medium eggs, 300ml semi-skimmed or full-fat milk, 1-2 teaspoons sunflower oil (for cooking)and just sub buckwheat instead and add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon for extra flavour. to make the pancakes lighter use 150ml each of milk and water.

    i found this in woman's weekly dated 16th february 2010 issue.