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Had 3 teeth pulled today. Can't sleep... up working and playing on here a bit. The older I get, the less I can sleep well. I even took a sleeping pill. Narcotic pain meds wire me for sound... ugh... face is swollen but I'm so glad that is over.
anyway... anyone else up? What do you do with your time when you can't sleep?

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When I can't sleep I might read, or knit/crochet. I've been known to get up and start sewing if I have a project in progress. I will take benadryl at times, depending on what time it is and what is on the schedule the next day. Or booze has the same rules. Or depends on day/time I might just start my day.



Sticks48 Level 9 Mar 8, 2019

Talk to us! So sorry that you are hurting.


Lady. Cannabis is legal in Michigan. Fire up one hit of indica & you will sleep well.

Mooolah Level 8 Mar 8, 2019

LOL yes... that is coming today smile002.gif and I can't wait.

It's going to be available in Ohio soon. Unfortunately you have to be on death's door before you can get it. I wonder how long it will be before we will be free to roll up some weeds in a piece of paper and walk down the street smoking them without getting thrown in jail.


Mmmm you are hinting that the "Golden Ages" aren't so golden. When I can't sleep I play computer games. Fortunately I can usually sleep.

Bobby9 Level 8 Mar 8, 2019

Lol I do that too! I will be playing stardew valley all weekend I think...


I come from a family of insomniacs, only one who isn't - I try to embrace wakeful time, get up and do something (draw,read, paint, occasionally clean the kitchen) and usually even reading will make me terribly sleepy again in an hour or less. I wonder if it's attitude? or genetic. Sorry no proof to offer!

It runs in my family too plus being a woman of a certain age smile009.gif

I do like you do. I used to get upset about it. I finally decided to embrace the time and sleep when I'm able. Fighting it is pointless. I read, knit, work, play online... play with the pets ... smile001.gif there's lots to do in the wee hours.


Uhmmm... There's the polite answer...
Then the real story.

already did that... next?? smile007.gif


2...3 oz of cognac and 3...4x 200mg ibuprofen or 1x 800mg ibuprofen if available

Thank you smile001.gif I was advised to stay away from booze for the pain of open wounds. I have oxy's, hydrocodone and tylenol 3... oh and some naproxen prescription strength and I also have ibuprofen and acetaminophen on hand. I should be unconscious LOL I did not take them all... not at one time... smile007.gif

I took half an oxy a bit ago...

thank you though smile001.gif that was kind of you!

@Knitfreak booze is what you take to kill pain fast. You can blend it with hydrocodone, but naproxen might even work better with spirit

@Antidronefreeman yeah... I think booze, pain or no, will help. They warned me because of the burning it will cause, but having been up most of the night, I think a little burning will be just fine. smile002.gif

It’s the Oxy’s keeping you awake. One of my roommates was prescribed that stuff and found out later that one of the side effects is insomnia. When he finally told his doctor to stop prescribing them and look for an alternative he was able to sleep again.

@webbew1 yeah that crap works great for pain but I'm still wired. Nuts... and only taking half at a time. Switching to Tylenol 3 in a bit. Enough of that oxy crap. I don't get why people eat them like pez...

@Knitfreak :.. Not everyone gets the wited effect from them. Seems the majority of people get the warm fuzzies from them
. kinda like wearing a mink coat inside out.. And the reaction to almost any suggestion is "cool".. "Everything is cool"

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