I have done this twice now.
I take my psych. meds in the evening - Lithium/Lamictal/Seroquel/Zyprexa. They were in the same little 7-day pill reminders as my morning meds.....but disaster struck when I took the psych meds in the morning:
On the drive to work, I began to feel whoozie, and questioned whether I took my night meds. My husband dropped me off, grabbed a coffee at the shop downstairs, and made my way up the elevators to the company lunch room. It was 6:45 a.m., the room was empty, and I sat by the window looking out at traffic; and that is when terror struck. I realized, yes, I had ingested the meds.
The room suddenly started spinning and my legs felt heavy. I was dumbfounded what to do, but did recognize that I had to somehow make it back home. I made my way to the elevator, pressed the ‘up’ button for my floor above, and the night receptionist was still on duty. Mumbling and definitely slurring my words, I stated that I wasn’t feeling good and needed to go home. She didn’t appear alarmed, so perhaps I didn’t look like an idiot. Then, elevator to the lobby to call a cab, but was so dizzy, I couldn’t see the small numbers on my cell to call for the taxi. Wow, at this point I could barely stand up, and approached the security guard to call. After leaning against the lobby wall for what seemed like forever, the cab finally came. It took every effort to make it inside the car door, and practically passed out on the seat. After giving my address, the cab driver politely says, “just off the night shift?”, I replied “yes, something like that”.
At long last home. I literally dragged myself to the door, fumbling with the keys, and then up the stairs to bed. It took over three hours for these meds to wear off. I consider myself very lucky and often think of the consequences if I had been out in public.
I often wonder, if I passed out in public, I possibly would have been taken to ER. I really don’t even want to think of the steps taken to find out the cause of my problem.
Only these things happen to me!
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