I started back at work Tuesday.
I think you are right about the exhaustion part. I can feel almost normal in the afternoon, but by the end of the day I get tired, moody, dizzy, etc again.
Even a slightly negative news article or conversation on the internet can use up my gas and make my emotions feel like dirty bath water.
I'm trying to stay away from all of that.
Tonight is the second time I am halving the dose of the temporary meds, so I should be off of that in the near future.
A friend of mine told me that acupuncture worked for her for waking up in the night and anxiety. Luckily, my insurance covers most of it, there is practitioner a mile from my home with a good reputation, and she was weekend/evening hours.
Once I step off the drug I will try that out for a while and go back to my herbalists tea blend.
There are more things I could say, but being a public place I will wait.
I've had some interesting and distressing experiences and I've regained some valuable things I lost with the insomnia so I am on the mend.
I don't expect to ever by 100% over his demise, but there are some silver linings coming out of it and my insomnia.
Now, I just need to physically recover.
"Violent opining on a bdsm board has solved surprisingly few geopolitical issues."
- Ms. Regan Black