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    Scampy McScampFace’s Scamp Life

    Confidence is the preference for Scampy McScampface, a habitual voyeur of what is known as—Scamp Life!

    After Scamp has been rudely awakened he gets some exercise (in the country). At around 2pm, upon their return, Scamp and Little Brofur have their treats. Then, with full bellies they have their naps. So far, so good, cause I like to nap around then too. It gives me an enermous sense of well-being, know what I mean?

    However…

    A certain Scamp decides anywhere between 2-3pm onwards that he is feeling more awake; ergo it must dinner time—which unfortunately for him; is 4pm sharp. Thus begins “The Dance of The Scampy McScampface”… only far less sugar plum fairy like, and a bit more hippo 🦛

    Scamp starts off his dance in first position; which is to vigorously wag his tail at me while making engaging huffy noises. Second position involves rubbing himself up against my legs that go hand-in-hand with snorts and borks; ad libbed at his descretion. My job is to be a Tender participant in this elaborate jouer à joue which is the Duke’s ritualist way of conveying “I am awake; therefore I eat” (incidentally he is also a big fan of the pork life 😋)

    It all culminates in a pas de burrées of sorts with him launching himself into my lap, then looking up at me with his Scampy McScampFace full hope, of which I managed to catch a non Blur-ry picture today.

    I’m also pleased to confirm that Scampy McScampFace ate his dinner so he’s far less of a Beetlebum… for the next few hours at least 😆

    #Dogs #MightyPets #DistractMe #Laugh #funny #Fun #LifelimitingIllness #ChasingLife #TheDisabledLife #WhatWeLoveMostAboutLife #scamplife #MightyMusic #Music #Blur #Sleep #SleepDisorders #Insomnia

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    Sleep Aid

    When I can't sleep, I put on my headphones and listen to sleep hypnosis or binaural beats from Utube. It helps by drowning out my headvoice because I'm concentrating on something other than my own thoughts. For some reason, it didn't work last night and I was still up at 4am, but it normally always works. #Sleep

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    How are people doing? Are you finding support in hearing from others? #Sleep #Anxiety #OSA #Depression

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    Post surgery struggles

    I had a #venogram on Thursday to address #nutcrackersyndrome and #MayThurnersSyndrome . Compression was found in both my renal and my iliac. My iliac was stented for the third time. This recovery has been brutal. The pain is horrible. I cannot get in a comfortable position. I’m just frustrated. I woke up at 3am in a full #PanicAttack l am grateful my boyfriend was with me and helped me through it. But I haven’t at a decent night of #Sleep in days. I hate #Painsomnia . I Like to have soft blankets and lots of pillows and stuffed animals around me when I feel like this. How do y’all find comfort?

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    Insomnia,Anxious Thoughts and Sleep

    Well I finally found myself sleep 🛌 last night and woke up, my mind finally was calm and let me sleep until this morning, let’s hope tonight and the rest of this week I continue getting the rest I needed. #insomia #Anxiety #anxious #Sleep #Depression #AnxietyAttack

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    Slept great finally #Sleep #Insomnia #SleepDeprivation

    Took the day off so that I wouldn’t be at the store I usually work at during inventory. So, just sitting home today. Glad I am….I slept 13 dang hours last night. I must have really needed the rest. It is crazy how some nights I can’t sleep a wink and then all of a sudden I sleep 13 hours in one night. But….I guess I shouldn’t complain. I definitely feel a bit better today. #Sarcoidosis #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Insomnia #ChronicDepression #Anxiety

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    Not sleeping well?

    Here’s a way to turn a not-so-fun experience of bad sleep into a fun game in the morning.

    #badsleep #bingo #ChronicPain #Endometriosis #Hypothyroidism #Osteoarthritis #Sleep #Pain #morning #positive #Brightside #creative #problemsolving

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    Struggles with caffeine/aspartame/sugar on your moods?

    I have struggled for years with #diet cola sodas and chocolate. On again, off again. Also with compulsive eating since childhood. The overeating numbs but takes me to depression. The caffeine gives me a lot of pep and numbs anxiety initially, but then takes me to such high levels of anxiety that I feel barely able to stand it. Then I do it all over again day after day because I am addicted to it.

    The sugar and caffeine affect my sleep. I know of many studies indicating that aspartame is very bad for our brains and bodies, as well as having a laxative effect, which also may mean that I'm not absorbing my psychiatric meds as much as I need to, as well as regular nutrition. I drink a lot of it, and I'm really afraid to 100% accept all of this within myself because I don't know how to let go.

    The cravings and loneliness and depression...my mental health struggles started very young, and have gotten worse with age. There was a time for 2 years when I ate 3 meals a day, no chocolate, no sugar, did have diet soda but less than I do now. Rarely had depression then, but after two years of doing OK I started to go downhill over period of weeks and went into an outpatient program to get back on my feet.

    I was also in very difficult perimenopause, and insomnia started then and has continued. It's been a mess, and holding down jobs have always been up and down with the depression and mood swings.

    If you struggle with these, what helps you? How do you deal with intense cravings and loneliness and lack of sleep when even a CPAP machine and you don't work well together, and you've tried therapy and groups and classes etc to help with those aspects of mental health? I always take my meds as prescribed.

    I would more than love to hear your shares. Thank you for listening and any experiences you can share.

    #sugar #Caffeine #aspartame #diet soda #Depression #Anxiety #mood swings #Cravings #Sleep #compulsive eating #Outpatient #Perimenopause #Insomnia

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    Gabapentin for sleep and Restless Leg

    I'm on gabapentin to help me sleep and treat my restless leg due to a side effect from another one of my meds.
    It's treating my restless leg fully, it helped me fall asleep really well for about 2-3 weeks, but it did leave me very groggy in the mornings, almost drunk-like.
    The problem is however that my body is already adjusting really quickly, I started on 100mg, I take 200mg now and I'm going up to 300 mg tomorrow as my doctor is allowing me to self-titrate up to 300mg. I could have gone up to 300mg a week ago but I didn't as the 200 was still working but isn't as well for sleep.
    I was wondering if anyone else has noticed Gabapentin adjusts to their body really quickly. #Gabapentin #Sleep #