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insomnia and fanfiction

I woke up at 4:30 this morning to feel someone climbing on my bed and walking or crawling around me -- and then I woke up. Can anyone tell me, do over the counter back pain medicines like Doan's Pills cause weird dreams, or is it just not sleeping deeply because of the pain? 'Cause that kinda freaked me out, and an hour later I gave up on sleep and climbed out of bed.

On the brighter side, I've lost almost five pounds since I hurt my back. Most painful diet ever.

So here I am, awake at 5:30 a.m. on my normal day off. Having very rarely been troubled with insomnia (usually I have the opposite problem), I got up to finish work on something much more fun that I've also rarely done recently: a fanfiction.

Specifically, a Dollhouse/Firefly/Doctor Who/Big Bang Theory Crossover.

Seriously.

It's either going to be a work of genius, or a pain medication-fueled train wreck.

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enigmaticblues
Aug. 27th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Insomnia seems to be going around. I was awake at 3 am, although I did manage to get back to sleep.
ozma914
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe it is -- seems like viruses spread around our flists over the internet, so why not other problems?
millysdaughter
Aug. 27th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
My worst diet ever was Wisdom tooth/wisdom tooth/pneumonia.
It **did** work wonders for my waistline, on the other hand.
ozma914
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah -- I remember the wisdom tooth thing, now that you mention it. I was pretty skinny already, at the time, but I recall not being able to eat solid food for some time! Strep throat and mono did a pretty good job on me, too ... it isn't often that I lose my appetite, but when I do it's big time.
millysdaughter
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
I was not ever skinny until that point, but it did a real number on me.
ozma914
Aug. 28th, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
Those are just *not* good ways to lose weight!
millysdaughter
Aug. 27th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, the drugs can do that.
ozma914
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe I need to buy some Excedrin P.M. ...
kevenn
Aug. 27th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Man, I hope the back pain goes away fast!
ozma914
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid that's not going to happen -- it'll take some time to get this fubar fixed up ...
bethnolastname
Aug. 27th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
That's quite a combination! If anyone else was writing it, I would say a train wreck, but when I consider it's you doing the writing, I reconsider and wonder how you are going to pull it off.

Being haunted, huh? USE it! You're a writer!

I do hope the pain passes SOON...like right now.
ozma914
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
I wonder how I pulled it off, myself ... :-)

I did recently write a short story based on one of my dreams ... I need to start keeping a notebook and pen by the bed, so I can jot down the details. As for the pain ... I'm afraid it'll take a little time, in this case.
sp23
Aug. 27th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
Someone crawling up your bed? Sounds like a visitation from Spike.

Something about yourself you want to share with the class, Mark? ;-)

On a more serious note, I really hope your back pain goes away soon. It just sounds horrible!
ozma914
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Spike? Wouldn't it more likely be Invisible!Buffy? That would be my preference!

It's a little better, but it'll take some time to heal up -- I just have to be careful for awhile.
dontpokethebear
Aug. 27th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
Ive had some seriously odd dreams when on Pain meds... From happy acid-trip styles to waking up screaming in fear.
ozma914
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
It's been awhile since I woke up screaming, but I recall it well -- and I did have one of those dreams the other day when I was trying to scream and wake myself up, but couldn't. Not fun.
winsomeone
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
That's no way to lose weight. :-(

Pain meds do seem to screw around with one's head, whether awake or asleep.
ozma914
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Just what I need -- something else to screw around with my head!
agdhani
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
Well, I've just read that Summer is to be cast in for a few eps in Dollhouse this year...which makes me way more excited then I should be perhaps, lol.
I'm hoping they're cast as siblings...or an item, lol...I'd be delighted with either but will be thrilled just to have them working together :D
ozma914
Aug. 28th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
The very first thing I thought when Sarah Conner was canceled was: Joss, scoop Summer up for Dollhouse! :-)
agdhani
Aug. 28th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm glad he has :D
curiouswombat
Aug. 27th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Sorry the back is still giving you so much pain. It could well be the painkillers giving you nightmares, sadly.
ozma914
Aug. 28th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
I think that's probably it -- and that's just over the counter meds. I've never been able to understand why some people take medications when they don't absolutely have to.
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ozma914
Aug. 28th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
I had to work tonight, but I went to bed at around 5 p.m. and slept like a rock until 10 -- so I'm a little caught up, now!
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