punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

No coffee for a week

I have gone over a week with no coffee. This is not a bad thing, because I have been trying to cut down on the caffeine and calories (with cream and sugar) that my normal cup of java has. Caffeine doesn't work as well if you take it all the time, and after cramming caffeine down my gullet during Red Hat Hell Week, I wanted to pull back. I am happy to say it hasn't been too hard. I haven't been cranky or dead to the world.

Today is one of those days when I can get nothing done, though, and the thought of drinking coffee has crossed my mind. I have been having HORRIBLE sleeping problems for weeks now. Most of it seems to be stomach related. I am not sure what the problem is, but I wake up and my heart is beating like crazy, like I just ran forty flights of stairs. And I have incredible gas. I don't recall having a nightmare or anything else that might cause this, but I can't get back to sleep because it feels like I am having a heart attack and I can't breathe. The only sure for this is to walk around for a few hours, burp a lot, and then I feel better, and go back to sleep. My sleep pattern has been go to bed at 11, wake up around 1, walk around or browse the web until 3 or 4, then wake up for work at around 6. Yeah, about 3 hours of sleep a night some nights. No over-the-counter medicine can seem to to cure this, either. Pepto, Pepcid AC, Gas-X... nothing. I guess I should go to the doctor, but I am so sick of going to the doctor. He's a nice guy and all, but even with small co-pays, it's like $15 a visit, then maybe $15 for meds. But thankfully, the last two nights, I actually slept through the night. And been more tired when I got up! How unfair is that?

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