Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Limitations...

I can't eat strawberries, They give me a stomachache and make me throw up. I already had a suspicion about them in the past, but I was eating several foods that did not agree with me and was not sure. I did not eat them regularly enough anyway to make sure. I found out last night when I tried to eat them before I went back to sleep. My reaction came pretty quickly and there was no doubt about it. I never have to eat another strawberry again. I learned my lesson.
 
I wanted to cut back on the caffeine, but I don't see how I can do it since I use it for medicinal purposes. I am not the same person without it and it has the same positive effect on me that my medicines do. I need regular doses of it at set times during the day.
 
The reason I want to cut back on it, is that I would like to sleep better at night and I am sure that the caffeine is keeping me awake. I am trying the melanin tablets again and they did help me somewhat last night. I think if I were to drink less coffee, I would be sound asleep all night. I slept longer this morning and felt better too after I did.
 
I had a big lunch this afternoon because I was so hungry that just eating fruit wasn't going to suffice. I had two plates of food and felt sufficiently full after I did, but was still able to go take Tyke for a walk in the rain. Yes, it is raining today and I am glad that it is. It was very pleasant to walk in after we had all that dry heat and relentless sunshine.
 
I  crouched down this morning to get Tyke's ball out from underneath the shelf system in the kitchen and when I got up, I put all the weight on my sore knee. That was not a smart thing to do, but I totally forgot that I ought not to do that. My knee is quite a bit more painful now and I feel that I have to be extra careful with it. It still hurt when I walked and bent my knee anyway, so now it just is worse.
 
The road to hell is paved with good intentions...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

Z said...

Once you're sure you've adjusted to the lower dose of medication, might you buy some decaffeinated coffee and try drinking that after, say 5 pm? It could be that you can wean yourself off the caffeine that way, at least in the evening.

VioletSky said...

I was also going to suggest the decaf. I used to mix them together so that at least I got half the amount of caffeine (and didn't lose the flavour).
It is a shame about the strawberries. I love them, but also can't eat them raw. Jams and pies are fine, though. I wouldn't eat kiwis either, then.

Cheri Aileen said...

My sleep wake cycle can get mixed up on me with or without coffee. Lately when I am having a hard time falling asleep I start with the first letter of the alphabet and think of as many girl names as I can with the letter A then move on to the next letter. Usually by the time I get to M I am asleep. The odd night I get through all the girls names and have to carry on over to boys names but it does work for me.