Thursday, October 17, 2013
Stress - of late, a stressful week. My doctor's had me lower the dosage of one of my meds, Neurontin, and lowering it is giving me baaaad insomnia. I'm prone to sleep problems anyway, you see. The weather's been all over the place too, from rainy to very sunny the next day - and big weather changes mess me up a bit too. We also took the cat to the vet earlier in the week; that was somewhat stressful, making sure he was ok going and all, and then we find out that the poor guy has lost weight, probably because there's been a flea issue here since this summer that was caused by a neighbor's dog - grr. Playoffs have been tense, and there was also the issue with the government shutdown.
I noticed while writing this that one at least of the issues I have is I stress the most about stuff I can't control: neighbor's dog, the government (I mean we can vote for them but we can't stop those idiots from shutting down when they want, it seems), medication side effects (lol and sometimes side effects based on dosage!), the weather...
But then, I aready knew I did that. My worst problem here is I get really irritated when someone says to me "well, so just realize there's some things out of your control." That doesn't work at all for me. So, I don't know what to do - which adds to my stress level as well. And then, my memory's horrible after years of health issues, so remembering to even do this is difficult, and that really gets to me!