Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hypochondria

Okay, so I'm a hypochondriac. But I'm aware of my problem and that's the first step to recovery. Right? I use Google and Wikipedia to self diagnose. My husband hates it when I do that. I can't blame him. It would get on my nerves too if I were him. But I just can't stop myself! You wanna know what my latest self diagnosis is? Probably not, but I'm gonna tell you anyway.
I have always been a night owl and had trouble getting to sleep. Even when I went to bed early, I couldn't fall asleep. I've had bouts of insomnia here and there for the past 10 or 12 years. My mind races at night and I can't slow it down. For the past few years, I thought the mind racing and not being able to fall asleep were because of anxiety from my job. So, I had been taking a prescription to help with anxiety which also made me sleepy. (But even when I took it, I was usually still groggy in the morning). Since I quit my job (more on that later), and I'm not taking it anymore, I'm having problems sleeping again. I just can't fall asleep until about 4 or 5 in the morning, and then sleep until 11am. This has been going on for a couple of weeks. So today I started looking on wikipedia (uh oh!) about sleep cycles. And this is what I found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_sleep_phase_syndrome
So now I'm thinking that maybe I'm not crazy and depressed after all, I just have an abnormal circadian rhythm. This article sounds just like me. Seriously.
With my newfound information - I'm off to do more Internet research.....oh, I guess I should get that housework done.....I guess my Googling will just have to wait till tonight when I can't sleep...

4 comments:

Deanna said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Come on by anytime.

Maybe I shouldn't tell you about www.webmd.com? Most of my friend's are addicted to this website!

Madeline said...

That's interesting. I had that very same problem for quite a few years. Luckily it eventually cured itself.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Any little weird thing that happens to my body, I am running around the house proclaiming my imminent death. It's pretty dramatic.

Alice said...

I self-diagnose using google....I also diagnose others....no worries.Had myself convinced one time that my eye was going to fall out....it looked like it was so why shouldn't that be the right diagnosis.....I'm just sayin'