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    meli22 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Insomniac’s Log   
    DAY 3
    Sleep - pill - 10:30 - 7:30 (up at 3:30 but fell back asleep within minutes)
    B - coconut-cauliflower soup; coffee (half-caf)
    L - zucchini noodles + salsa, sautéed mushrooms, sausage
    S - grapes
    D - salad (kale, radicchio, lobok, olive oil + acv, herring, olives, 1/4 avocado)

    Feeling well-rested, not as foggy or hungry as usual. 
    Might have apple slices and almond butter later if I’m feeling hungry 
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    meli22 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Insomniac’s Log   
    DAY 1
    Sleep - no pill, up at 1:45 & 5:30
    B - coffee; chicken-veg soup 
    S - 1 T sunflower seeds
    L - sardines w/ 1/2 T olive oil, capers, olives, celery, cucumber + sauerkraut
    D - zucchini noodles w/ salsa, sautéed mushrooms, shrimp + olives; grapes
    (It’s still early in the evening so if I get hungry later, I’ll have a hardboiled egg)
    Feeling good today - energy level consistent. Had a decent sleep (for me) and got an early start feeling relatively well-rested. 
    One of the side effects of my sleeping pills are a dramatically increased appetite/weight gain. But the anti-depressants I’m taking have the opposite effect. Predictably, my appetite feels totally out of whack. I’m trying to use the sleeping pills very sparingly and am hoping to taper off the anti-depressants within the next 12 months. Right now, though, I need them. I’m also taking vitamin D and cod liver oil every day. 
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    meli22 reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Insomniac’s Log   
    @meli22 I use a FitBit to track my sleep, helpful to know how many hours I slept or didn't, but also helps to see that I did in fact sleep when I feel that I didn't. 
    I also used to drink a lot of coffee.  I gave it up one year for Lent and haven't drank it since.  Discovered that it doesn't agree with me.  It is possible.... 
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    meli22 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Insomniac’s Log   
    @ShadowInTheKitchen Oh wow, this is SO encouraging - thank you so much for sharing. This gives me hope! 
    I’m hoping to make the switch to decaf gradually as I get really strong withdrawal symptoms even on such a small amount. Fingers crossed!
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    meli22 reacted to MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    Interestingly, I haven't had a headache since Day 9.  And most of my flare-ups in pain appear to be related to extra consumption of nightshades (a few meals in a row with tomatoes and/or peppers) as well as poor sleep.  I wonder if the poor sleep is related to nightshade consumption.  So now I have a solid hypothesis to test out.  
    It was good to read back over my journal.  I'm amazed by how much better I feel now than I did just a month ago.  And how much my anxiety/confidence/motivation has improved.