This month was very insane. Still pretty sleep deprived I was taking antihistamines daily because that was the only thing that helped me sleep even though it would always give me this kind of restless feeling in my groin, like I really had to pee but I couldn’t. It’s hard to describe but I eventually stopped taking them. After that I had a really insane bout of insomnia. I found this blog post about someone who went through anti-histamine withdrawal, I’m not sure if this was the same thing I experienced but it felt similar.
I wasn’t able to sleep all night and the only time that I could seem to get any sleep was around 5 or 6 AM until around noon but my homework from school was mounting. There was a ton of homework assigned every day and I was really struggling to keep up with the workload. Eventually after my third or fourth straight night of no sleep I had to call out of school for a couple days. I tried to keep up outside of class but I was so stressed out it felt like my mind had hit a mental block with the material. I couldn’t retain any of the material and I was really miserable. I had no real idea how I was going to make it through withdrawal and be able to keep up with school and eventually working everyday as an electrician. Out in the elements, getting covered in irritants all day and I think we can all agree that working with electricity and power tools while sleep deprived is not an ideal combination. I decided the best thing I could do for myself and my classmates was to quit school and focus on getting better.