Sorry but yes this is another health post, my health to be exact. Had an interesting occurrence last weekend and if it wasn’t so scary it would be funny. Im actually trying to keep looking at the funny side as it makes me feel a little better about it. One of the meds I was given for fibromyalgia and anxiety was Ambien. This is because the fibro tends to keep you awake at night. Without it I just dont sleep, waking up every hour and staying awake starring at the ceiling. We still have a popcorn ceiling in the bedroom so I can stare and try to fin different shapes like clouds but I digress. Now I’m sure many of you have heard about the memory issues with Ambien, doing things and not remembering them the next day.
Well they are true 🙂
Just this morning when I woke up and opened my iPad I found that last night I was doing a little web surfing and I have no recollection of it as I hit the back button to see the sites I was on. Don’t worry it wasn’t porn or shopping on Amazon, I was actually looking for natural remedies for fibro which I was thinking of doing yesterday. Bad thing is I don’t remember what I was reading and thanks to google’s auto spell check cause I sure wasn’t typing to well.
You are probably saying whats so scary about that. Well that wasn’t the scary one.
Last Sunday the family and I went to go see and early showing of Despicable Me 2. Well the funny part is Monday afternoon I realized I don’t remember any of the movie, not a single second of it. I talked to the wife and she said yes I was acting strange and had no reaction to the movie at all, except complaining that I was seeing 2 of everything. I remember going there and sitting down, vaguely remembering on trailer… then nothing. Don’t remember leaving the theater but do remember a bit after. Purchasing a new iPod case for my daughter and going to radio shack looking for an extension for my paypal reader. I remember the drive home a bit as well and that was the scary part.
The only thing I could think of was I accidentally took an Ambien instead of my morning Exxefor pill (I counting them and was off). So those that are taking or about to take this wonder sleeping pill, cause yes it does work to put you to sleep, take the warnings seriously! Do not take it to relax and plan on doing ANYTHING. Take right before bed then go straight to bed. Do not pass go, do not go to the beach and dont paste messages on Facebook.
Another moral to this story is to organize your meds, use one of those weekly medication organizers if you must to be sure you are taking the right ones when you are supposed to. A friend also suggested to color your medication containers, I highlighted the Ambien container bright yellow so it stands out from the others.
I heard the movie was very funny 🙁
Have you every had some interesting medication experiences? Please share so I dont feel like the only stupid one 🙂