I go to bed and sleep does not come. Last week it was 4 am one night. Well past 2 am on most nights. And I'm totally off caffeine.
Last night, I was feeling sleepy. It was just a wee past midnight and I was thinking "Tonight's the night. I'm drowsy, I will sleep!" And then I hear a moaning from the bathroom. Needless to say, someone needed loads of parental help involving massive amounts of cleaning spray, comfort and doing laundry. Wes took care of most of the "eeeeewwwww" parts, but I was up for the drama.
Then I remembered my meds. Forgot to take them earlier, so I took them. Instantly my heart started racing as if I'd had a cup of coffee. Bam, bam, BAM! All drowsiness was GONE and I lay in bed for a long time waiting to fall asleep.
4:48am. More moans coming from sick kid in the bathroom. Wes is asleep. I wake up. More cleaning spray, more paper towels, more fetching clean undies, more laundry.
And then there's just me: Unable to get back to sleep. Watching the clock tick towards 6am. So here I am, not-so-bright and oh, so early!
I am going to call my doctor and talk about getting off my medication, or switching to another one. Something. Because this insomnia is interrupting my LIFE. And yes, I'm writing this so that someone doing a google search about their own symptoms will have my story, too. Cymbalta, I just learned, causes insomnia in 16% of users. Apparently I'm one of them.