Jun 28, 2010 - 10:41 am
Is it normal to have difficulty eating and sleeping after a death?
In the last few months of Don's life I dropped 22 pounds. That's what happens to me when I'm upset; I can look at a lot of food and not eat it. I'm forcing myself to eat something so I haven't lost any more weight lately. It fluctuates by a pound up and down.
However, sleeping is something I put off until I can't put it off any longer. I do a lot of work very late at night, dead tired. Have tried various things that have been recommended like warm baths, etc. Don't want to try meds because I can get hooked on aspirin so I avoid anything stronger. ON good nights I get five or five and a half hours' sleep. Other nights, not that much.
I'm hoping that "it came, it'll go" as my mom used to say about a lot of things. It's only been nine weeks. I suppose it will take a lot of time to get things back to some kind of normal.