Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Peace, Love & Hallucinations

It's a good sign you are either at Woodstock (circa 1969) or you are having very adverse reactions to a medication you are taking when....

You sit there looking at the computer and the screen starts waving like a flag does in a gentle breeze (you tip your head to the side thinking "Well this is wierd").

You keep blinking your eyes shut tight trying to focus on an email, which switches back and forth from a soft pale yellow background to white.

The computer screen keeps moving back and forth as if it were going further away from you down a small black tunnel and then it comes back closer again.

Even though you never watched "That 70's Show" very often, you hear Red Foreman's voice saying "That kids on dope" and you actually try to argue with him that you aren't, but when you looked around for him in the office you can't find him anywhere and that makes you so mad.

You decide to go to bed, but when you try to stand up, your legs had been replaced with spaghetti noodles and you stand there wiggling them back and forth, while looking at them and thinking "hhhmmm ... wonder why they are so wobbly and look so funny?"

You fall once trying to walk to your bedroom, and instead of being concerned for your safety, you are concerned that you might be too noisy and wake up your husband who has fallen asleep on the couch, so you literally crawl the rest of the way to bed.

When you get to the bed, you see one of your dogs laying there, and you find it "cute" that her head appears to be 3 times the size of her body.

The next morning you wake up very dizzy, nauseated, and sick to your stomach. Your speech is slurred, you are light-headed and you have tiny pin-point pupils. Your husband takes one look at you and says "You know what...If I didn't know better, I'd think you were drunk". This lasts for almost 2 full days.

The dizziness and "drunk" appearance is the same thing that had happened a week earlier when you took the meds (and you posted about on Facebook), although you had forgotten about that since you didn't have the hallucinations that time.

*Mental note - ALWAYS read the prescription before you get it filled to make sure the doctor gives you the correct amount you have taken before - and what you request to have again - when asking for something to help you sleep at night.*

Less than 5 minutes after taking the sleep meds this past Sunday night, my Woodstock adventure began ... except I wasn't naked and I didn't get anything tattooed, which is the good news.

The best news is that Woodstock is finally over, and the rest of the sleep meds have been flushed.

1 comment:

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

YAY! I'm glad you're feeling better! This post cracked me up. :-)