I am on some antidepressants (I'm recovering from a stressful year). They have helped me sleep in the past and I asked my doctor about increasing my dose. My doctor suggested a new medicine that would be a better sleep aid. I started the new medicine on Friday. Sunday night I noticed some redness after my shower that I brushed off as redness from hot water. Later I scratched my arm and noticed a rash there as well. Then I looked at my stomach and other areas. There was a red rash almost continuous in some places, which meant this wasn't poison ivy. The only thing it could be was the new meds. AHHH.
I called my doctor and she agreed, and she put a note in my file about the reaction. I've never had a reaction to anything before! Not a new experience I was looking for but I learned to stay calm, figure it out, and call the doctor. So my new meds? benedryl before bed, to help with sleep and this reaction.
Also I'm a really good nap taker :) Today I worked 9hrs and then had a major headache so I drank water and took a nap when I finally got home. I feel a lot better but I'm sure it'll be hard to go to sleep tonight. This week I'll specifically work on not taking naps and getting a good sleep/nighttime routine.
Luckily my "weekend" starts tomorrow. As a barista, I work Friday through Tuesday, then have two days off! I love how much I can get done during the week when everyone is at work. New shoes, gardening, office work (my aunts on vacation), and some banking are on the list for the weekend.