May 6th, 2008


drugz0rz & sunburn

It was absolutely glorious today! Around 25 degrees, very sunny. I've discovered that on days like this, my face gets slightly sunburnt just walking to the bus stop (~7 minutes in direct sunlight), despite wearing a wide-brimmed sunhat with SPF 40. Various of my prescribed meds completely screw with the natural protection I have due to ethnicity. I had to buy suncream so I could cycle without getting sunburnt. It's the Green People no scent SPF 22 suncream. Amazingly, I am not allergic to any of the ingredients! It's not vegan due to the presence of beeswax, but I honestly don't care about that. I'd rather have a natural source of wax than petrochemicals.

While it is causing me to go red and blistery in UV, trazodone is still refusing to help me sleep. So I'm not falling asleep until 4 or 5 am, then having to get up at 10 or 11 am for work. 5 or 6 hours sleep a night for 16 consecutive nights is Not Enough. I've been sitting here falling asleep over the computer since 9.30 pm or so, but if I go to bed, I won't be able to sleep for hours. I really need to make an appointment to see my doctor, but I'm not sure when considering I am incapable of waking up at 8.30 am if I can't get to sleep before 5 am.

Also I have my period starting so am feeling fat and bloaty and achey. Bah. At least I have delicious prescription controlled drugs again.