Tag Archive Fatigue

ByKaren

Just A Snoozin’

I don’t have a clue what’s wrong with me!

As I get older, I’ve found that I am extremely exhausted during most of my waking hours. This is just nuts. No, I didn’t say that I was nuts, at least I don’t think that I did, but this entire situation is just NUTS.

I find myself falling asleep and snoozin’ during the day, often. Which is not good, considering my job. I am a substitute teacher…

Picture this. Classroom. Teacher sitting at a desk, head in hand, eyes shut ever so lightly, while a class full of middle schoolers, (or high, take your pick, it’s your imagination…lol), are pointing, snickering, and definitely not doing what they are supposed to be doing. Not a great scenario. See my dilemma?

I hear great things about B12. I get a B12 shot in the rump. Here I am expecting this sudden spike in energy. An urge of “do something”. An acceleration of neurons… well, you get the picture. Nada. Nothing. No super hero powers. Still the same ol’ me. Talkin’ about a let down. Man, was I disappointed.

Oh, well…

At this rate, I’ll have to have a caffeine drip to make it thru the next school year. I think I can manage over the summer since there is a little less responsibility. It shouldn’t be a problem since my husband has his EMT license, which means that he has an EMT emergency bag, which has IV supplies in it… Seems that all I should have to do is, drain the fluid that is in the bag, feel it with… You get the picture? (Not that I would EVER try this, hmm, ever…)

To make a long story short, I am sleepy and don’t have a clue why. It does affect my everyday life. I make myself get up at school so that the above situation does not happen, although recently, I was facing downward looking at a magazine, and did start snoozin’ for a few seconds and caught myself. Whew, glad I caught myself instead of a student, because I would have never heard the end of it. They are test reviewing right now, so there is a lot of “quiet” time. Hopefully, I will find a relief or maybe the next round of B12 will work. HOPEFULLY.

What tricks to spark energy have you tried? Did it work?