I don't suppose I am the first person to do this, and probably won't be the last, but I just wanted to tell cyberland my (fairly short) story.
Last Sunday morning I sorted my pill organiser for the week as I usually do. No news there. However, Monday and Tuesday mornings I felt so 'drugged' I complained to my husband and daughter that something was terribly wrong. Thankfully, my daughter (and ray of sunshine) made me sit down and check I had been taking my pills correctly and in the right dose.
I cannot say how embarassed I was when we discovered that the small oval white pills I thought were my antidepressants I take in the mornings were actually my small oval white sleeping pills!
Now she has confiscated the sleeping pills and thinks I am a danger to myself. I suppose I am in a way – thankfully I don't drive and fly a desk at work, so no problems there, but there is of course the lesson I have learned: to respect and check my medication.
The whole experience has been unpleasant, not least the fact that I got highly emotional because I had suddenly stopped my antidepressants and now I have started taking them again, I am back to side effects with headaches and digestive problems. Add to that 2 days trying to cope in a job I already hate when I am almost literally a zombie, and it has already been a tough week, without everything that has made me depressed in the first place…………….
Anyway, trying to be upbeat, my family have helped me discover my mistake, I didn't 'lose it' with my boss, and…..well…….thats 2 good things………
Please be careful with your medication – I thought I was too organised to make a mistake