I woke up in the night again, but not for long. I still woke up feeling very tired, after disturbing dreams, and a bit anxious, although not as much as the last few days. I thought I would have to scale back my plans for the next week or two and try to be kind to myself while I adapt to the new medication.

I went for a walk for half an hour before therapy, which I thought was important even though the weather was awful. I had therapy and spoke about some difficult stuff, but it felt good to get it off my chest. I was a lot less anxious afterwards. I did some Torah study and worked on my devar Torah for the week.

By the evening, I was worried that my symptoms were increasingly physical and not like anxiety, particularly change in temperature (hot and cold) and light-headedness. I don’t seem to have a temperature, but I don’t feel well and don’t think that it’s a good idea to go to work tomorrow. Even if I’m not infectious and am able to work, I’m not sure I want to be exposing myself to COVID (or anything else on the Tube) in this state. I’ve texted my boss to say that I don’t think I can come in as I honestly don’t feel that I’m in a state to get much work done. Unfortunately, I’ve already had one sick day this month, although I’m technically a freelance contractor, which makes my situation a little easier.

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My shul (synagogue) agreed to my paying reduced fees for a while, which is something of a relief.

8 thoughts on “Lurgy

    1. Thanks! I woke up in the middle of the night again (4.30am) and couldn’t get back to sleep, but otherwise seem to be OK and feel I may have been hasty in calling in sick last night, although it’s probably better to be over-cautious at the moment. Even given how I was feeling last night, I don’t have many COVID symptoms, so I’m pretty sure it’s not that.

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  1. I read somewhere recently that waking up in the middle of the night is actually a normal part of the sleep cycle. I know that I almost always wake up somewhere between 1-3 am. It might just take some getting used to.

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