I have been a mix of not quite exhausted but very tired this last week, with a mixture of no particular reason and plenty of good reason.
Earlier this week my heart ran a marathon without me, leaving me at first puzzled, then panicked, resulting in an 8 hour stay in the emergency ward and the trauma of an attempted catheterisation. Fortunately we all concluded that the likely reason for this was the amitriptyline, and I haven’t experienced tachycardia like that since.
It’s phenomenal just how much that utterly wipes you out. I went straight back into work the next day, so I didn’t take the time to rest and recover. Work has been quiet the last couple of months (which has been amazing), however we’ve just started picking up in the last week. There was a seminar that has produced even more leads, so now we’re well and truly under the pump. Things really kick off when it gets to spring. Which is good, but also not so good. I stay busy and I don’t get bored, but I expend a lot more energy during work hours and so need to rest more in the evenings and weekends.
Which is exactly what I’ve been doing. I’ve been doing as little as humanly possible after work and feeding the menagerie, which basically involves lying on the couch and being sat on by a cat until I fall asleep. I have to say, it does feel like the amitriptyline is helping – I’m able to get to sleep a lot quicker, and it feels less interrupted. I still wake up to shuffle when I’m having a flare up and I’m uncomfortable, but I wake up less during the night overall.
It’s important to listen to your body and do what it’s telling you to do. Right now it’s saying ‘rest, rest, relax’, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do for as long as that’s what my body is saying.