Coming Around Again

I have always wanted to have a Carly Simon title in a post.

OK, not really. But it’s apt. Because it’s the last day of January and I am thrilled. January has always been my worst month for night terrors. But I am proud to say I am still holding on to my record of only having ONE full-blown bad one since I started taking crazy meds over a year ago. That is pretty awesome since I used to have at least 3-4 a week in the darkest, dullest month of the year.

It’s still been a rough month, nonetheless. I have been battling S.A.D. something fierce. I haven’t mentioned it, because, frankly, it’s pissed me off and I wasn’t ready to talk about it. But it started pretty much right when we got back from Hawaii, so I called the PsychRN (the non-doc who is a bitch but good with meds). She was a bitch, but gave me more meds. Just a little more, just through March. Just till this time of year passes.

I hate feeling weak and dependent on little white pills.

But I guess it’s better than wanting to crawl into my bed until the daffodils start popping.

And guess what?

I saw my first billboard for the Rockies today.

A sure sign of Spring.

This article has 26 comments

  1. Megan

    Hugs girl. I think we all have a bit of it this time of year.

  2. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Sure! It was fun last year!

  3. Sizzle

    SAD is awful. It can be so debilitating. I feel ya, friend. If a pill helps, take it! You’re too bright of a shining star to be laying in your bed waiting for the daffodils.

  4. zipper

    January sucks.

  5. Anonymous

    I have the same problem. Spring can’t come soon enough!

  6. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Sue always sees the good. 🙂

  7. Tree

    I know that is the reason my parents are now in California and playing in the ocean every day. Even if it is rainy, they are not shoveling snow.

  8. zenrain

    i’m with ya…spring can’t come soon enough for me! today it’s our 60 mph winds that are driving me crazy, i turn into a complete witch when it’s like this!!!

  9. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Marabeth is never a witch!

  10. Sarah O.

    I call Crazy Pills Wonder Drugs. I’ve been taking Lexapro for nearly 10 years and it’s made such a huge improvement in my life (and my family’s). We are so lucky to be the first generation EVER to be able to do something genuinely effective for the blues.

    And good news! We’re getting a couple more minutes of daylight every day!

  11. Nat

    Hugs from a stranger.. 🙂

    Hang in there, I noticed today the days are getting longer 🙂

  12. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Thanks everyone. You are always so supportive.

    MB- I know, I totally think that is why I was so much happier when I moved from Maryland to Florida.

    And Jennifer, early Spring is definitely one of the things I miss about Florida (I went to college there)! 🙂 But here’s the thing, I guess I really should not call it SAD as much as getting used to the change of light (days getting shorter shorter and then bam, longer longer), something people with sleep disorders are especially prone to.

    Because, believe it or not, Denver has more sunny days than San Diego or Miami!

  13. WiredMonkey

    It won’t be long until pitchers and catchers are reporting to training camps in Florida and Arizona. Then, we can live vicariously through them! What do you say? Let’s have my Red Sox and your Rockies play again in October. 🙂

  14. Sue at eLuckypacket

    Yay! for only one night terror episode. And yay for those GORGEOUS flower photos to the right!

  15. lauren

    hope it gets better soon!

  16. carrie

    Spring IS just right around the corner, I promise! 🙂

  17. Mrs. Chicken

    It used to make me feel weak, too. But then I asked myself, if I had high blood pressure, would I feel weak? Does having asthma and taking a pill for it make me weak?

    No, it doesn’t. And you aren’t. IN fact, it takes guts to take those pills. This I know.

  18. MB

    Oh, my friend. I’m so glad you don’t live in Indiana. 🙂 I really do think that the lack of sun around here is one of the reasons for a general grumpiness that doesn’t exist in Denver

  19. talesofmy30s

    I was really thinking I might need to go back on something. Luckily, mood has been better since working again. But I know how hard it is to go back on the psych meds.

  20. jennifer

    Come to Florida girl. Spring is already here. No little white pills needed here. Oh well….at least not for S.A.D!! Maybe for all the northern drivers though.

  21. Nadine

    I’m sorry you have to deal with S.A.D.! I hope spring comes early this year 🙂

  22. blogapotamus

    I totally hear you on the SAD. Sorry you’re suffering! Moving to the UK hasn’t really helped me in on the SAD front as, on the shortest day of the year, the sun sets at like, 3.30 and we pretty much just get rained on ALL THE TIME throughout the winter. (and last year, pretty much all through the summer too.) Summers though? 10.30 and it’s still not dark. Awesome.

  23. Melissa

    Hang in there. I am so OVER winter already. I hope you feel better soon. I am having a hard time posting lately for much of the same reason. Maybe I should look into the little white pills? Sigh…

  24. chloebear

    Sun worshipper that I am, I have started to pick out seeds for our vegetable garden. Looking at all the pictures and imagining what is going to grow where makes me happy!
    Ohhh! the anticipation!

  25. kaisersayzo

    Hello Aimee…Sherri’s little brother Bill here. Very nice little blog you’ve got going here. She mentioned it and when she told me you too supported Obama I had to check it out. Obama actually speaks here in MD at Cole Field house on Tuesday I believe.

    I enjoyed reading through your top reasons list and agree with the general premise. I too fear that the super delegates in the end will screw Obama out of the nomination. I just hope that the party and the delegates come to the realization soon that the only nominee that can beat McCain is Obama. Hillary’s negatives are through the roof and diehard dem voters like myself will never vote for her. Obama’s the only person that can easily win the traditional dem states and some southern and midwest red states.

    That’s enough babbling for now…just wanted to stop by and check out your site (now bookmarked). Tell Brian I said hello and thanks for carrying CO for us Obama supporters.

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